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Two Men Injured in Northern Manitoba Snowmobile Crash

Two Men Injured in Northern Manitoba Snowmobile Crash

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo men were flown from Norway House to Winnipeg on Sunday after striking a large snowbank on their snowmobile.

The pair was travelling across a field near Harts Drive in the northern community when the accident happened at around 7:55 a.m.

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Swan River Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash

Swan River Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash

RCMP Logo VehicleSpeed and alcohol are considered factors in a fatal snowmobile crash early Saturday near Swan River.

A 43-year-old man from the community was snowmobiling at around 2:25 a.m. when RCMP say he lost control and collided with a tree after veering off the trail.

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Manitoba Snowmobiler Killed After Landing on Frozen River

Manitoba Snowmobiler Killed After Landing on Frozen River

RCMP Logo VehicleA snowmobile crash Sunday evening has claimed the life of a 29-year-old man from Oakview, Manitoba.

The rider was travelling northbound on a trail system along the Little Saskatchewan River when RCMP say it appears he drove over the edge of a ravine bank, dropping approximately 65 feet and landing on the frozen river below.

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Trio of Snowmobiles Stolen from Gimli Sport Shop

Trio of Snowmobiles Stolen from Gimli Sport Shop

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One of three suspects caught on surveillance video during a snowmobile theft in Gimli on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)
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RCMP in Gimli are looking for three suspects seen stealing multiple snowmobiles on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP are investigating the theft of three Polaris snowmobiles from a Gimli business on Wednesday.

Police were notified at around 1:35 a.m. that a theft was in progress.

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Winnipeg Man Injured in B.C. Avalanche

Winnipeg Man Injured in B.C. Avalanche

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A 40-year-old Winnipeg man was injured over the weekend and another killed when they were caught up in an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

The two men were snowmobiling at the time with two others when the avalanche struck the four riders in the Quartz Creek area west of the community. Two other men were uninjured.

Golden and District Search and Rescue flew into the area by helicopter after police were notified just after 12 p.m. MT that an emergency GPS beacon had been activated.

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Snowmobilers Cautioned to Watch for Low-Hanging Hydro Wires

Snowmobilers Cautioned to Watch for Low-Hanging Hydro Wires

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Snowmobilers are being warned to watch out for low-hanging power lines as many are coated with ice and are sagging, creating a safety risk to riders. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

With the fresh snow on the ground across southern Manitoba, snowmobilers are being warned to watch for low-hanging power lines.

Joe Thievin with Manitoba Hydro says ice-loading is causing some lines to sag, creating a risk for snowmobilers.

Snowmobilers who spot ice-laden lines or electrical equipment should report it the public utility by calling 1-888-MBHYDRO (1-888-624-9376).

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