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.
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.
A 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.
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.”
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).