RCMP busy during Road Safety Week

By Sgt. Bert Paquet

Media Relations Officer

During the National Road Safety Week enforcement campaign, which ran May 12-18, Manitoba RCMP officers were at check stops throughout the province, focusing on high-risk driving behaviours. More than 100 check stops were conducted during the week, with 7,818 vehicles being checked. RCMP officers issued the following:20 impaired driving charges (including five impaired by drugs); 13 alcohol-related administrative suspensions and one drug-related administrative suspension; 35 charges for failing to wear seatbelts;  668 charges for speeding28 charges for using a handheld electronic device while driving; 345 other traffic-related charges; and eight prohibited/suspended drivers. One fatality occurred during Road Safety Week this year; last year there were four fatalities.

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Concert to showcase local talent

Submitted Article

On Tuesday, June 9, Knox Presbyterian Church will be ringing with the sweet singing voices of the NACI Chorale. The choir is once again presenting its annual “Songs and Sweets” concert, an opportunity to showcase the work of this 42 voice ensemble composed of local students from Grades 9-12. 

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Rivers Splash Park illustration unveiled

By Barb Plewes

A group of residents has seen the need for summer fun for our youth and therefore have formed a committee to work with Atlantis Pools and Spas of Brandon. The group is headed by Barb Plewes (president), Jen Brown (vice-president), Leanne Miskulin (secretary) and Betty MacDonald (treasurer).

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Gladstone Chamber honours their finest

By Ken Waddell

The Neepawa Banner

The Gladstone and District Chamber of Commerce continued a tradition of honouring their finest on May 20 at their annual general meeting. The meeting and banquet featured a Citizen of the Year Award, a Community Builder Award and a special presentation to past members who have retired from business.

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Neepawa Fair ready to go

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By Neepawa Banner Staff

The fun and excitement of the Neepawa and District Chamber of Commerce Fair is ready to take over the Ag Fairgrounds.  

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