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Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:09

'Silver Alert' Legislation in the Works

A Brandon East MLA is looking to establish a bill that would assist the police in locating wandering adults with cognitive impairments.


Bill 214 was introduced by Len Isleifson earlier this month, and was debated at a second reading on Tuesday.

According to Isleifson, the idea behind the bill, came from his experience in health care.

"Bill 214 deals a lot with my past in health care where I worked for Prairie Mountain Health. I was responsible for emergency services, and we had a code yellow internally, for patients who went missing. So, I thought it was logical to assist our aging population, when we have adults with cognitive impairments who go missing, we need a tool for the police to use to find them sooner."

Isleifson added that, the 'Silver Alert' legislation would be the first of its kind in Canada.

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Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Saturday, 19 August 2017 18:02
Fatal collision on Trans-Canada Highway

Around  1:15 this afternoon the RCMP in Portage responded to a serious 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 16.

Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:24
Family Fun Day Hosted By Children's Make A Wish Foundation Taking Place This weekend

Today is the Children’s Wish Foundation’s Annual Family Fun Day.

McCreary Fair Begins Today

Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:07
McCreary Fair Begins Today

Starting at five this afternoon the McCreary Fair and Pony and Chariot and Chuckwagon Races begin.

Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend

Friday, 18 August 2017 14:54
Officials Warn of Wild Fire Risk This Weekend


With a hot weekend on the way, the Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner is reminding people there is a higher danger that a wild fire can start.