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Friesen Drillers owner dies in motorcycle crash

12:36 PM

A well-known Steinbach businessman died in a motorcycle accident on Monday.

John Friesen, the owner of Friesen Drillers, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed near Maple Creek, Sask., say RCMP. The 63-year-old was travelling westbound on Highway 1 when the ......

  • A tree over troubled waters

    There is a lot of activity these days at the E.A. Friesen Park in Steinbach. Along with construction crews working hard on the new splash park, city crews took time to clear out dead trees. Despite all the activity and noise outside, the inside of the library continues to have a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
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    There is a lot of activity these days at the E.A. Friesen Park in Steinbach. Along with construction crews working hard on the new splash park, city crews took time to clear out dead trees. Despite all the activity and noise outside, the inside of the library continues to have a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Crashing into Monday

    One man was taken to hospital following a two vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 52 West at Industrial Road in Steinbach. Emergency crews were called shortly after 10 a.m. when a car drove off the Petro Canada parking lot and crossed into a westbound truck, said RCMP. The female driver of the truck was checked at the scene by paramedics and released. Police are continuing to investigate.
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    One man was taken to hospital following a two vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 52 West at Industrial Road in Steinbach. Emergency crews were called shortly after 10 a.m. when a car drove off the Petro Canada parking lot and crossed into a westbound truck, said RCMP. The female driver of the truck was checked at the scene by paramedics and released. Police are continuing to investigate.

  • Funding for fun

    Ren De Moissac, chief operations officer and Marcella Lemoine, CSR at BSI Insurance present a cheque to Melissa Beaulieu, Danielle Robert, Melisa Routhier and Stéphanie Bissonette-Robin of Parc Belle Rivière Playground Committee. BSI has donated $3,000 for the purchase and construction of equipment for the new playground in Ste Agathe in the south east corner of Belle Rivière Estates. Currently $35,000 has been raised towards the $65,000 goal.
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    Ren De Moissac, chief operations officer and Marcella Lemoine, CSR at BSI Insurance present a cheque to Melissa Beaulieu, Danielle Robert, Melisa Routhier and Stéphanie Bissonette-Robin of Parc Belle Rivière Playground Committee. BSI has donated $3,000 for the purchase and construction of equipment for the new playground in Ste Agathe in the south east corner of Belle Rivière Estates. Currently $35,000 has been raised towards the $65,000 goal.

  • Liberals paint Anola red

    Anola's most well-known Liberals united once again in Howden on Monday for the Provencher Liberal nomination meeting. Manitoba provincial party leader Rana Bokhari, who was born and raised in Anola, was one of the three official nominators to speak in support of Hayward, who now lives in the community.
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    Anola's most well-known Liberals united once again in Howden on Monday for the Provencher Liberal nomination meeting. Manitoba provincial party leader Rana Bokhari, who was born and raised in Anola, was one of the three official nominators to speak in support of Hayward, who now lives in the community.

  • Colourful return

    Dancers at the Gardenton Ukrainian Festival entertain crowds under sunny skies on Saturday afternoon in Gardenton. The festival, which returned after a one year hiatus, was once again a showcase of talented performers who helped celebrate Ukrainian culture.
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    Dancers at the Gardenton Ukrainian Festival entertain crowds under sunny skies on Saturday afternoon in Gardenton. The festival, which returned after a one year hiatus, was once again a showcase of talented performers who helped celebrate Ukrainian culture.

  • Double trouble

    RCMP and RM of Tache firefighters survey the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Provincial Road 206, just south the Trans-Canada Highway on Friday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 10 p.m where two pick-up trucks, travelling in opposite directions, collided. Several RCMP members from area detachments were partnering to target drunk drivers on Friday night. St Pierre RCMP Cpl. Paul Manaigre told The Carillon at the scene that early investigation indicates both drivers were driving while impaired. One driver was taken to hospital for observation. The other driver and three passengers were treated on the scene and released. Manaigre said RCMP would continue to target drunk drivers throughout the weekend.
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    RCMP and RM of Tache firefighters survey the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Provincial Road 206, just south the Trans-Canada Highway on Friday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 10 p.m where two pick-up trucks, travelling in opposite directions, collided. Several RCMP members from area detachments were partnering to target drunk drivers on Friday night. St Pierre RCMP Cpl. Paul Manaigre told The Carillon at the scene that early investigation indicates both drivers were driving while impaired. One driver was taken to hospital for observation. The other driver and three passengers were treated on the scene and released. Manaigre said RCMP would continue to target drunk drivers throughout the weekend.

  • Warning signs

    B'Elanna Piasta and her dad, Barry, of Dog Adoption MB have teamed up with paramedic Katie Powell, President of Save a Dog Network Canada, to promote the installation of signs that will encourage motorists to avoid leaving dogs in their vehicle. Pick up the paper issue of The Carillon this week for more on this story.
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    B'Elanna Piasta and her dad, Barry, of Dog Adoption MB have teamed up with paramedic Katie Powell, President of Save a Dog Network Canada, to promote the installation of signs that will encourage motorists to avoid leaving dogs in their vehicle. Pick up the paper issue of The Carillon this week for more on this story.

  • When life hands you lemons

    Chloe Wolf of Steinbach is joined by her cousin Rayna Krahn of Winkler to raise money for people in southern Sudan who are in need of clean drinking water. Money raised through the lemonade and cookie stand will be matched by Chloe's parents and will be used to help provide knowledge, skills and tools that will help citizens of the region filter their water for many years. In the first hour of business, the girls had already collected $46.
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    Chloe Wolf of Steinbach is joined by her cousin Rayna Krahn of Winkler to raise money for people in southern Sudan who are in need of clean drinking water. Money raised through the lemonade and cookie stand will be matched by Chloe's parents and will be used to help provide knowledge, skills and tools that will help citizens of the region filter their water for many years. In the first hour of business, the girls had already collected $46.

  • Out of Harms way

    Steinbach's Brendan Harms goes through a drill at the Winnipeg Jets 2014 Development Camp running all week at MTS Iceplex, Harms, a 19-year-old forward, just completed his first year of NCAA Division I hockey at Bemidji State. Invited to camp as a free agent, Harms is one of 20 forwards and 38 prospects in all participating in the camp.
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    Steinbach's Brendan Harms goes through a drill at the Winnipeg Jets 2014 Development Camp running all week at MTS Iceplex, Harms, a 19-year-old forward, just completed his first year of NCAA Division I hockey at Bemidji State. Invited to camp as a free agent, Harms is one of 20 forwards and 38 prospects in all participating in the camp.

  • Cock of the walk

    A peacock struts its stuff  along Provincial Road 308 about five miles north of Sprague on Sunday.
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    A peacock struts its stuff along Provincial Road 308 about five miles north of Sprague on Sunday.

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