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Savannah Deschênes, the wife of late New Brunswick Cst. Frank Deschênes, poses for a photo with RCMP members, after meeting the colt named after her husband on Sept. 9, 2018.
Savannah Deschênes, the wife of late New Brunswick Cst. Frank Deschênes, poses for a photo with RCMP members, after meeting the colt named after her husband on Sept. 9, 2018. Jessie Anton/980 CJME

Fallen RCMP officer has Musical Ride colt named in his honour

By 980 CJME
September 10, 2018 - 6:34am

The RCMP honoured its fallen members with a national parade and memorial service Sunday in Regina.

Among them was New Brunswick Cst. Frank Deschênes, who was hit and killed by a vehicle last September while helping change a flat tire on the side of the highway near Memramcook, N.B.

Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday.
Tim Barnhart, of the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, and Peter Cardinal, of the Cousins Group of Companies, greet one another at the conference Thursday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Conference aims to help First Nations explore medical marijuana production

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Members of many First Nations attended a conference in North Battleford Thursday to find out more about the benefits of getting involved in niche markets such as medical marijuana production and how it could create more economic opportunites for Indigenous people

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