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Parent presses for school bus seatbelts

01/20/2019 10:45 AM

A Ste Genevieve woman concerned about her daughter’s safety has launched an advocacy campaign to bring seatbelts to school buses in Manitoba.

Petra McGowan is asking others who share her concerns to join Manitoba Parents for Mandatory Seatbelts, a Facebook group she launched earlier this month. As of Wednesday, it had attracted 228 members.

“When she first stepped on the bus, I ......

Horseback rider enjoys remarkable recovery

Seven months after suffering a severe brain injury in a horseback riding accident near St Malo, a remarkable recovery is allowing Rebecca Fentum-Jones to look forward to a spring horseback ride.

When Rebecca Fentum-Jones awoke from a two-week coma on Canada Day last year, her mother couldn’t help but see the evening’s fireworks as a city-wide celebration of her daughter’s resilience.

Fentum-Jones, 22, suffered a severe brain injury on June 17, 2018 ...

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Seven months after suffering a severe brain injury in a horseback riding accident near St Malo, a remarkable recovery is allowing Rebecca Fentum-Jones to look forward to a spring horseback ride.


  • Transmission line groundwork begins

    01/18/2019 9:00 AM

    Manitoba Hydro is alerting local landowners and municipalities to pre-construction activity planned over the next six weeks as it awaits final approval of its new transmission line to Minnesota.

    Geotechnical drilling began Monday and will wrap up in late February, Maggie ...

  • Theft of firearms investigated

    01/17/2019 10:00 AM

    Police are seeking tips from the public after a number of handguns were stolen from a residence in the RM of Springfield.

    RCMP said in a release on Thursday that at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 14, Oakbank RCMP responded to ...

  • This week in The Carillon

    01/16/2019 8:35 PM

    Find these stories and more in the Jan. 17 issue of The Carillon.

    Crisis communications

    I talk with Hanover School Division superintendent Randy Dueck about the division's response to Tuesday's bomb threat at Clearspring Middle School.

    Remarkable recovery

    Reporter Jordan Ross talks with Rebecca ...

  • Winter Festival arrives in Vita

    01/16/2019 9:00 AM

    Two days of fast-paced fun arrive in the Southeast this weekend, as the Vita and Area Winter Festival sleds into town.

    Pancake breakfasts will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Vita fire hall on Saturday, and from ...

  • RCMP are investigating a bomb threat received at Clearspring Middle School on Tuesday morning.

    Bomb threat evacuates Clearspring Middle School

    01/15/2019 9:15 AM
  • Niverville resident Lindsay Unrau (at right) has been working with Kenzie McGarry and others as she hopes to get a Citizens on Patrol Program up and running that would patrol the streets of Niverville.

    COPP program hopes to patrol in Niverville

    01/14/2019 10:00 AM
  • A Maze in Corn owner Clint Masse stands on a zip line tower overlooking his new snow maze, which is vying for the world record. A crew of nine worked nearly seven days a week for a month to construct it.

    Snow maze creator sets sights on world record

    01/12/2019 10:00 AM
  • The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce announced this week that interim executive director Michelle Bezditny will be staying on permanently as the head of the organization.

    Bezditny set to lead Steinbach chamber

    01/11/2019 8:30 AM
  • Mystery councillor pushes bylaw change

    01/10/2019 9:00 AM

    La Broquerie council moved Wednesday to adjust their net pay as a result of a federal tax code change, but not before creating a little intrigue.

    Presented with a revised indemnity bylaw, councillors flagged a new line stating “any unapproved absences ...

  • This week in The Carillon

    01/9/2019 8:21 PM

    Find these stories and more in the Jan. 10 issue of The Carillon.

    Heading to the bright lights

    Reporter Jordan Ross discovers how the response to upgrades at the Emerson border crossing isn't exactly glowing.

    Standing up for safety

    Reporter Dave Baxter talks with ...

  • Traffic analysis yields council discussion

    01/9/2019 9:15 AM

    Want a bypass built around Steinbach? Maybe you've already found one.

    A huge increase in traffic on Old Tom Road was one of the highlights of the city's annual traffic analysis report, discussed at a city council ...

  • Steinbach firefighters clean up after responding to a fire call on Ellice Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

    Dryer fire prompts important reminder

    01/8/2019 3:45 PM


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