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Peter Loewen of Country Cycle and ski discusses the particulars of winter cycling gear Jan. 14, 2017. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Winter cycling 101 in Morden

Fat bikes and safety tips were at the top of conversation Jan. 14 as the City of Morden and Peter Loewen of Country Cycle and Ski made their latest pitch for winter cycling in the Pembina Valley.

Residents have been taking advantage of the cold conditions to travel on the Boyne River, leaving tracks across the fresh snow. But the local fire department says it is currently unsafe to do so. (EMILY DISTEFANO/VALLEY LEADER)

Stay off the ice!

The Carman-Dufferin Fire Department is asking people to stay off the Boyne River until further notice.

Morden sexual assault, attempted break and enter

The victim reported that she had gone to sleep with her boyfriend and awoke to male acquaintance who was touching her in a sexual manner. The suspect was confronted by the boyfriend and fled the residence upon police arrival. A 49-year-old resident of Winkler has been charged with sexual assault and breaching the conditions of his undertaking.

Blowing snow has created treacherous road conditions, leading to at least eight accidents responded to by the RCMP Dec. 19-23, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Icy roads lead to rash of traffic accidents

RCMP reported a sharp increase in traffic accidents this week as the region hit a lull between an Alberta Clipper that dropped several centimetres of snow overnight Dec. 20 and the multi-day Colorado Low expected to drop at least 15 centimetres through the holiday weekend.