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Man Killed Near Virden After Clothing Gets Caught in Grain Auger

Man Killed Near Virden After Clothing Gets Caught in Grain Auger

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A 63-year-old Prairie View man was killed Monday when his clothing got caught in a grain auger.

Manitoba RCMP were called to the farm site about 15 kilometres northwest of Virden just before 9:30 p.m.

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RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

RCMP in Virden Seize Cocaine, Meth and Marijuana During Traffic Stop

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Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop in Virden, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 31-year-old Virden man has been charged after RCMP in the community pulled him over on Wednesday.

Police searched the man’s pickup truck, where they located more than 75 grams of methamphetamine, 77 grams of cocaine, 27 grams of marijuana, 12 grams of “shatter” and a small quantity of Canadian currency.

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Two Charged After Drugs, Weapons Seized from Virden Home

Two Charged After Drugs, Weapons Seized from Virden Home

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Two people from Virden have been charged after a drugs and weapons bust in the community. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from Virden, Manitoba are in custody after a drugs and weapons bust in the community.

RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on February 3, where they located cocaine, crack cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, a knife, an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones with SIM cards.

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Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

Virden Comes Together to Help Stranded Motorists Caught in Storm

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Highway 1 from the Saskatchewan border to Headingley, Manitoba was closed Tuesday overnight into Wednesday, stranded motorists near Virden. (CHRISD.CA)

Motorists who had been stranded on Highway 1 near Virden since Tuesday were looked after by emergency personnel over the last 24 hours.

RCMP say more than 200 drivers were stranded, including a long line of semis stretching several kilometres.

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Two Homes Destroyed by Explosion in Virden

Two Homes Destroyed by Explosion in Virden

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Firefighters work to contain a blaze in Virden, Manitoba on Friday, August 7, 2015. (HEATHER REIMER / CJ RADIO)
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A man is wheeled away on a stretcher from a fire in Virden on Friday morning. (HEATHER REIMER / CJ RADIO)

Firefighters are on the scene of a massive fire in Virden, Manitoba that has reportedly destroyed two homes.

Witnesses told CJ Radio they heard an explosion shortly after 9 a.m. on Friday and saw several firetrucks headed toward Thompson Place.

RCMP say a homeowner was pulled unconscious from the fire before he was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A firefighter was also taken for treatment, but there was no immediate word on the extent of his injuries.

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Ottawa, Province Funding New Wastewater Plant in Virden

Ottawa, Province Funding New Wastewater Plant in Virden

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Virden, Manitoba (MANITOBAOIL.CA)

The second phase of a wastewater treatment plant in Virden, Manitoba is going ahead after an $8 million funding commitment.

The new plant will improve the level of wastewater effluent prior to being discharged into Gopher Creek. The province says it will protect and enhance the local community, as well as those located downstream. It will also allow Virden to meet provincial wastewater treatment standards and the federal wastewater systems effluent regulations.

“Our region clearly has strong potential for both economic growth and population growth,” said Virden Mayor Jeff McConnell. “This growth requires robust community infrastructure to service the residents and businesses.”

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