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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF GRANDVIEW & GILBERT
Vol 115, No. 26
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
By Erin Knight
The Gilbert Plains Cooperative Ltd. Annual General Meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on June 22. It was approved that Office Manager, Lisa White, present the minutes of the last AGM, which was held on June 25, 2014. She detailed financial information regarding 2014’s year-end, as well as changes made to the board in the previous year. The motion was made to accept these minutes.
The agenda of the 68th AGM commenced beginning with the President’s Report, including the distribution of savings, by Wayne Dutchyshen. “2014 saw some challenges for the Co-op,” said Dutchyshen. “Poor weather conditions where rain prevailed in springtime resulted in numerous acres being unseeded, which resulted in decreased sales for both our departments.” The Co-op reported that total sales in the Agro Center were down approximately $2.5 million with the biggest losses stemming from low chemical sales. However, he noted that sales in the Agro Center were up 9.6% from the previous year. He went on to report an increase in tire sales from the Co-op service station, in conjunction with the Manitoba Public Insurance-granted Winter Tire Program. Dutchyshen noted that a large portion of the Co-op’s savings went towards membership
On June 16, 2015, the Grandview Seniors Are Cool Program had their windup at Clear Lake, MB. Pictured is Kellie from Riding Mountain National Park providing information to the group before the guided marsh walk.
RCMP officer charged with theft
On June 25, 2015, RCMP Brandon Major Crimes Unit charged Jason Prettie, a corporal stationed at the Dauphin RCMP Detachment, with Theft Under $5000 (x2), Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence (x2) and Obstruct Justice (x2).
Dauphin RCMP received a report on March 30, 2015, that Cpl. Prettie was in possession of two weapons that had been in RCMP custody in 2009 in Minnedosa, where Cpl. Prettie was stationed at the time. As soon as RCMP became aware of the allegations, Cpl. Prettie was restricted from RCMP buildings and functions, and an investigation was launched.
During the course of the investigation, RCMP investigators located a rifle and a shotgun that did not belong to Cpl. Prettie in a private residence connected to him.
Cpl. Prettie is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the judicial proceedings. He makes his first court appearance in Dauphin Provincial Court on June 30, 2015.
The RCMP takes all matters of employee misconduct seriously, and RCMP officers who are charged with criminal offences are subject to the same criminal law process as all Canadian citizens.
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