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Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:32

CASA Has Safety Tips For Spring Seeding

As farmers begin their spring seeding, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association says motorists should be careful about large farm machinery travelling on the roads.
 
Glen Blahey, agricultural safety and health specialist with the CASA, says there are some things motorists need to understand and recognize when the machines are out on the roads.
 
"It's a large piece of equipment. Typically it's moving slower then what they typically travel at, and the motorists may be dazzled by the size of the equipment and not recognize the warning lights or the signal lights indicating the direction of turn of that equipment. Patience on the part of motorists is really important. When you compare the size of your automobile to the size of the equipment and the weight of the equipment, the automobile is going to loose in that collision."
 
Blahey says it's also important for farmers to have all the necessary protective equipment for handling chemicals, and for farmers to have effective strategies for managing stress during the planting season, such as frequent rest and hydration.
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Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:27
Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Reports are saying that a westbound semi hit the Portage overpass on the Trans Canada highway this evening.

Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

Friday, 17 November 2017 16:06
Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

A 73 year old man from St. Claude, which is south of Portage, rolled his truck this morning.

"Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" helping those in need

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:52

Those in need of warm clothing can find what they need at the “Help Yourself to Stay Warm and Well" event.

Pallister injured while on vacation

Friday, 17 November 2017 11:01
Pallister injured while on vacation

The Premier was hospitalised overnight in New Mexico after suffering a broken arm and other cuts and bruises.