At left, Jim Stinson, the Canadian distributer for Sand Masters gives a demonstration of the Sand Masters 20 to officials in the rural Municipality of Springfield,Mb. who gathered in the public works yard in Oakbank, Mb. Monday. This Sand Master machine costs $16,000 and attaches to any front loader bucket and with the assistance of two people it can make 4000 exact same size sand bags in 8 hours. The Rural Municipality of St. Clements was the first customer of this equipment in Canada. Twenty bags are attached into the unit and a scoop of sand is picked up filling the bags and the draw strings close the bags. For Flood forecast story (WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Winnipeg Free Press March 25 2013