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Friday, 06 October 2017 16:49

Snake researcher disgusted after finding dozens of garter snakes butchered and beaten

Snake researcher disgusted after finding dozens of garter snakes butchered and beaten Neil Balchan / Facebook

A Manitoba snake researcher says he is disgusted after finding dozens of garter snakes butchered and beaten near one of their wintering dens in the Interlake region.

 

Neil Balchan says some of the snakes had their heads cut off while others were beaten to death with rocks or stepped on.

The University of Manitoba student, who is doing honours research into snakes, says he came across the scene yesterday while visiting his field site north of Inwood.

He says the garter is a harmless, small snake species that typically grows to less than a metre long.

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Two Vehicle Fatal Collision

Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:55
Two Vehicle Fatal Collision

Yesterday, at approximately 10:50 in the morning, Blue Hills RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Road 117 West, between the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 1A in the RM of Whitehead, near Kemnay.

Manitoba Liberals To Elect New Leader Today

Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:13
Manitoba Liberals To Elect New Leader Today
The Manitoba Liberal party is in the process of choosing a new leader for the party.

Theatre Amisk's Performance Of The Comedy Of Tenors Is Coming Up Soon

Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:01
Theatre Amisk's Performance Of The Comedy Of Tenors Is Coming Up Soon

This year’s Theatre Amisk production is the Comedy of Tenors.

Record breaking heat in the Parkland

Friday, 20 October 2017 18:09
Record breaking heat in the Parkland


Warm weather records were broken in many Parkland communities today, including Dauphin.