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St. Andrews Lock and Dam to Close for the Season

Lockport Fishing
A fisherman casts his line in Lockport, Manitoba in this file photo. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

The St. Andrews Lock and Dam north of Winnipeg will close for the season at midnight on October 18.

Navigation through the lock will cease to all marine vessels and will reopen in the spring.

Staff will begin raising the dam’s control curtains water levels in the Red and Assiniboine rivers, in the vicinity of Winnipeg and north to Lockport, will be lowered gradually over the next two to three weeks.

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Man Killed in Crash on Highway 8

RCMP Crest LogoA 66-year-old man was killed Friday after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 8 and Donald Road.

Selkirk RCMP say the crash in the RM of St. Andrews happened just before noon.

A 43-year-old man travelling in a southbound vehicle hauling a snowmobile was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The name of the deceased isn’t being released.

— Staff

RCMP Bust Grow-Op in RM of St. Andrews

St. Andrews Marijuana Bust
RCMP seized 700 marijuana plants during a grow-op bust in the RM of St. Andrews on Thursday, August 15, 2013. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP seized 700 marijuana plants from two properties in the RM of St. Andrews on Thursday.

The investigation into the grow-op began in July, and included one residence and an outdoor area on Hall Road near Petersfield, Manitoba.

Police also seized a tractor, quad, truck and firearm during their raid.

A 43-year-old Petersfield man was arrested on Highway 9 in between Clandeboye and Petersfield and will face charges drug-related charges along with careless storage of a firearm. He remains in custody.

Police continue to investigate.

— Staff

West St. Paul Man Killed in Rollover Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 40-year-old West St. Paul man was killed early Friday after a single-vehicle rollover in the RM of St. Andrews.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 1:30 a.m. to find the man’s pickup truck on its side on Highway 8 near Miller Road. The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, succumbed to his injuries.

RCMP say it appears the driver lost control and rolled. Alcohol isn’t considered a factor in the crash.

The man’s name isn’t being released.

— Staff

RM of St. Andrews Launches Mobile App

RM of St. Andrews AppThe RM of St. Andrews has launched its own smartphone application to better communicate with its residents.

With the threat of high water levels in the coming weeks, the RM’s app provides any emergency notices that may == be issued, as well as local news, events, maps and a business directory.

“With the launch of our own iPhone app we can access our residents at anytime and from any location immediately on their smart phones,” RM of St Andrews Reeve Don Forfar. “The way we communicate has changed and we can no longer expect people to start their computers every time to access timely information.”

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Portions of St. Andrews Lock and Dam to Be Removed

By Sarah Klein

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If your long weekend plans include hanging around the St. Andrews Lock and Dam at Lockport, officials are warning you to be careful.

Portions of the dam will be removed due to high water levels and recent heavy precipitation. This is necessary to maintain normal summer water levels in the area.

Waters below the lock and dam, where the flow is sill very powerful, can become extremely dangerous without warning. Boaters are warned to stay away from this area at this time.

Those wanting to fish will be unable to, as gates leading to the shore will be closed. Once water levels recede, the public access gates will reopen.

Caution is advised when navigating in the area of the dam, and the Red River in the vicinity of Lister Rapids, due to fluctuating water levels and debris.

Plane Crashes Near Selkirk, Pilot Walks Away

A small single-engine plane crashed near Highway 4 in the RM of St. Andrews late Tuesday afternoon. RCMP say the Cessna 180 may have suffered from mechanical failure at about 3:25 p.m.

The plane had taken off from an airstrip on Breezy Point Road and was carrying only the pilot — who was able to walk away after being cleared by paramedics.

The Transportation Safety Board is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

Traffic in the area along Highway 4 between Highway 9 and the bridge near the Red River is back to normal.

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Crash Kills 22-Year-Old Winnipeg Woman

There’s been another fatal collision on Manitoba roads within hours of the first one. This time, it has claimed the life of a 22-year-old Winnipeg woman.

The crash happened at 11 p.m. Thursday on Highway 8, south of Highway 27 in the RM of St. Andrews.

The woman was a passenger in a Toyota 4Runner that was travelling southbound on Highway 8, when it proceeded to pass another vehicle. Upon pulling back into the right-hand lane, the SUV lost control and fishtailed, causing it to roll several times.

The driver and a second passenger in the SUV were taken to hospital with unknown injuries. It appears that all occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time.

RCMP say the road was partly snow covered and very slippery.

UPDATE: December 26 — Friends have identified the victim to ChrisD.ca as Kendra Latzkitsch (below).

Image credit: Global TV (crash scene)