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Two Charged in Marijuana Grow-Op Raid in RM of Rockwood

Two Charged in Marijuana Grow-Op Raid in RM of Rockwood

Rockwood Grow-Op
Marijuana seized by RCMP in the RM of Rockwood, Manitoba on Saturday, June 2, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Five people were taken into custody last Saturday when RCMP raided a marijuana grow-op in the RM of Rockwood.

Officers descended on the home, located just east of Balmoral, Manitoba, where they seized 76 plants, drug paraphernalia, and cash.

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‘Biking to the Viking’ Eyes $500K Fundraising Goal

‘Biking to the Viking’ Eyes $500K Fundraising Goal

Cyclists ride in the 23rd annual Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour on Saturday, August 25, 2012. (HANDOUT)
Cyclists ride in the 23rd annual Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour on Saturday, August 25, 2012. (HANDOUT)

This year’s 170-kilometre bike ride to end multiple sclerosis is hoping to raise $500,000 in donations for the MS Society of Canada.

The annual Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour will bring out 600 cyclists, who will pedal from Stonewall to Gimli and back over the span of two days on August 22-23.

Last year’s ride was cut short due to inclement weather and high winds, putting an end to the second day of the tour.

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Weather Cancels Second Day of ‘Biking to the Viking’

MS Society of CanadaHigh winds and thunderstorms have cancelled the second day of the 25th anniversary Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour.

Riders were to leave from Gimli today and head back to Stonewall, where they departed from on Saturday as part of the fundraising event.

“The safety of our cyclists are our top priority,” said Donna Boyd, MS Society president. “After consulting with route marshalls, our expert cyclists with our bike shops, and finally the RCMP, we have determined that the road is not safe for cyclists and that we cannot ensure their safety given the weather conditions.”

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‘Biking to the Viking’ MS Tour Marking 25 Years

MS Society of CanadaAround 700 cyclists will make a 170 km trek across Manitoba this weekend for the 25th anniversary of the Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour.

Supporting the cause in ending multiple sclerosis, the ride will depart Saturday from the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex in Stonewall. From there, riders will head to Gimli after strolling through Balmoral, Teulon, Donnottar, and Sandy Hook.

They will stay overnight in Gimli before cycling back to Stonewall on Sunday morning to cross the finish line between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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MTS Launches Fibre-Optic Network in Stonewall

MTSPeople living in Stonewall now have access to a fibre-optic network for TV and Internet service.

MTS on Friday launched the FiON Network in the community, part of the company’s plan to deploy modernized communication services in 20 Manitoba regions.

“The residents of Stonewall appreciate the investment MTS has made in our community,” said Deputy Mayor Pat Corbin. “The launch of this impressive technology in Stonewall is good for both businesses and folks at home.”

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Teen Arrested Following Thefts in Stonewall Area

RCMP Crest LogoA rash of break-ins and thefts in Stonewall have come to an end after a 17-year-old boy from the RM of St. Andrews was arrested on Tuesday.

Between September 15-16, RCMP say the teen is alleged to have broken into several garages, cars, and stolen four vehicles. Cash and electronics were also reportedly stolen.

On Tuesday, the suspect struck again in Stony Mountain while rummaging through a garage, but was caught by an alert citizen and detained until police arrived.

The teen has been released on a promise to appear in Stonewall court on December 16.

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Stonewall Woman Dies Following Rollover Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA single-vehicle crash in the RM of Rockwood has claimed the life of a 20-year-old Stonewall woman.

The crash happened Wednesday evening at the intersection of Road 4E and 79N when the vehicle lost control on a gravel road and rolled. RCMP say the vehicle was travelling northbound on Road 4E at the time.

The driver was found with serious injuries and transported to hospital in Winnipeg. She succumbed to her injuries early Thursday morning.

Alcohol is not considered a factor in the collision. The woman’s name isn’t being released.

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MS Bike Tour Gearing Up for Stonewall-Gimli Trek

MS Society of CanadaMore than 700 cyclists will take to Manitoba’s roads this weekend for the 24th annual Biking to the Viking MS Bike Tour.

Part of the MS Society of Canada’s national MS Bike program, the event on Saturday and Sunday (August 24-25) is one of the largest cycling series in North America.

The ride will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Sports Complex in Stonewall. Participants will then gear up for a 160 km round-trip trek down the province’s highways to Gimli, where they will spend the night. The series picks back up on Sunday with a return trip to Stonewall.

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