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More Than Just News!

August 2012

Tall Grass Prairie More than Just Tall Grass Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie Preserve will be hosting its annual Prairie Day event on Saturday, August 11 at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail, located three kilometres east of Tolstoi on Hwy 209. Special presentations will highlight orchids of the tall grass prairie, rare plant surveys and the Conservation Data Centre, butterflies and other prairie insects as well as various creative uses for native plants. Volunteers from Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will be present along with a couple of their animal ambassadors. Join an entomologist on a bug hunt to see the smaller creatures that make their home in this special prairie ecosystem. Take in a guided walk and learn about the diversity of wildflowers or enjoy fresh bannock baked over an open fire. Children will be treated to face painting, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities. Admission for the day is $5 per adult and free for children. Activities will begin at 10 am and to 4 pm. There is an on-site canteen, which will be open from 10:30 am until 3:30 pm. A barbecue lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Only cash can be accepted at this event. Picnic tables and rustic washrooms are also available on-site. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sunscreen and insect repellent and trail conditions may be wet so rubber boots or a change of footwear is suggested. All Prairie Day activities will take place rain or shine. For more information on this event, contact Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Capturing beetles, bugs and butterflies, everyone gets into the action during Prairie Preserve staff at 425-3229 or Day at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve.

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Manslaughter Charges Laid in Tache Death A manslaughter charge has been laid against a Springfield man after a man died following a weekend assault outside his home in the RM of Tache. Mounties were called to the residence located near Monominto Road in the RM of Tache on July 7 at around 11:45 pm. The victim, 58year-old Lothar Krieg, was transported to the Ste. Anne Hospital and then transferred to Winnipeg. Krieg died of his injuries three days later, RCMP confirmed. RCMP had charged 20year-old Dillyn Carl Nodwell Friesen from Anola with aggravated assault but the charge is now upgraded to manslaughter. Friends and co-workers remember Krieg as a kind, smiling man with a gentle heart. He very much enjoyed

R2, the red-tailed hawk ambassador from the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre, attended Prairie Day last year; other animal ambassadors will be visiting the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve on Saturday, August 11.

Hit and Run Driver Sought Steinbach RCMP received a report of a hit and run collision that occurred on July 14 at 2 am at the intersection of Road 34N and

possibly Carriere Drive in the RM of La Broquerie. While driving westbound on Road 34N, a vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound who failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver of the vehicle traveling on Road 34N suffered minor injuries. No license plate number was obtained from the suspect vehicle; however, it should have significant damage to the passenger

side front bumper. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and driver that fled the scene. If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP at 326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS) or or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Maintain Your Home’s Value Maintenance is almost like an insurance policy in some ways. When you invest in a large endeavour, such as a home, you purchase insurance to protect the value of your home in case something happens. It is also crucial to maintain and even upgrade your property. If you want to keep the value of your home and even increase the value, it is absolutely critical to invest in a plan to maintain it. You must repair and take care of your place. If your home’s exterior has any painted elements you will have to periodically re-paint. Damaged parts from weather also need to be fixed. For example, if you have wood trim that is splintering you may need to replace the damaged part. Vinyl stripping or other items may also be damaged from wear and tear or weather. Repair or replace. If you are looking to put your home on the market, it is a great idea to tweak all those maintenance items and take it up a notch. Clean the windows, weed the flowerbeds, do all the trim when you cut the grass. Regular maintenance can make a huge difference in the value, or perceived value, of your house. When a buyer is looking at a property and it clearly shows that it lacks regular upkeep and maintenance, they tend to wonder what else is wrong with the place. If what they “see” isn’t maintained then they question whether the unseen is in good shape. You cannot expect a property that is poorly or never maintained, to have the same Fair Market Value as one that has been properly maintained and cared for. If you want to have the best return on your investment then you need to put some work into it. It is summer now and this happens to be a fantastic time to accomplish a large number of things on the maintenance schedule, whether you actually have a formal maintenance schedule or you make it up as you go along. Commit to doing at least one thing to improve your property this season. You and your long-term investment will be glad you did. Until next time, have a great day.

Victim Lother Krieg will be remembered as the smiling man with the gentle heart.

building, cooking, billiards and anything to do with the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. Krieg leaves behind his wife Barbara and two daughters, Elizabeth and Krista.

Dawson Trail Dispatch August 2012  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

Dawson Trail Dispatch August 2012  

Southeast Manitoba news and features