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Carman Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

Carman Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

RCMP Crest LogoAlcohol is considered a factor in a snowmobile crash that injured one man in the RM of Stanley on Friday.

RCMP say the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. near an area roughly five kilometres west of Highway 3.

A 23-year-old Carman man operating the snowmobile was arrested for impaired driving. His 25-year-old passenger, also from Carman, was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver will appear in court at a later date.

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Teen Lying in Roadway Killed Near Altona

RCMP Crest LogoA 17-year-old boy from the RM of Rhineland was killed early Sunday morning after being struck by a vehicle while lying on Highway 30 just south of Altona.

RCMP say at about 4 a.m. a 2000 Olsmobile Alero travelling southbound struck the man, who has yet to be identified.

The 33-year-old Altona man driving the vehicle wasn’t injured.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

Updated on Monday, July 15

New Provincial Program Preparing Students for Green Jobs

The Manitoba government introduced a new program Monday that will give students the skills to work at green jobs.

The Sustainable Energy Program includes eight courses on sustainable/green energy and is available to all students in the Red River Technical Vocational Area, which includes the Border Land, Garden Valley, Red River Valley and Western school divisions as well as the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine.

The program was rolled out at W.C. Miller Collegiate in Altona.

The program is a first for the province and will receive $30,000 towards development through the Technical Vocational Initiative, and $50,000 in new funding to purchase equipment for the current school year.

— Staff

Plane Overshoots Runway at Altona Airport

A small plane overshot the runway of the Altona Airport on Monday, August 20, 2012. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A small plane overshot the runway at the Altona Airport on Monday night, sending two people to hospital.

RCMP say it happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. when the Piper aircraft travelling westbound attempted to land on a grass landing strip. The plane continued travelling west after touching down and came to an abrupt stop in a drainage ditch on the far west end of the runway.

The pilot, a 70-year-old Altona man, and a 65-year-old male passenger from Altona, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol is not considered a factor.

RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

— Staff

Gas Leak Near Altona Forces Highway Closure

Part of Highway 30 was closed just north of Altona Tuesday after a chemical gas leak.

RCMP say the leak occurred at a business along the highway at about 5:45 p.m. in the RM of Rhineland.

The highway was closed less than an hour so emergency personnel could stop the leak. Police say although the gas was considered toxic, no one was injured or put at risk.

Altona Unveils Community’s New Brand, Logo

The Town of Altona revitalized its image Wednesday, launching a new community brand.

Residents and visitors gathered at the Rhineland Pioneer Centre for the announcement, which included the unveiling of a new wordmark and tagline.

“Our objectives for developing a new brand for Altona are to add to the pride and enthusiasm area residents have in our community, to help grow our business sector and attract new investment, and further develop tourism,” Mayor Mel Klassen said in a release.

The town’s new wordmark and tagline took more than a year to create and was focus-tested with area residents.

“We’re very excited about it,” Klassen added.

The yellow-gold and red colours depict a prairie sunrise and sunset — which is fitting for the little community about one hour south of Winnipeg.