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Winnipeg Cabbie Accused of Extortion, Careless Driving

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says a taxi cab driver is facing numerous charges, including extortion and dangerous driving, after a young woman was seen being dragged by a vehicle as it drove off. Police say they responded to a home in the St. John's neighbourhood at around 10 Wednesday morning after a 23-year-old…

Manitoba Crash Kills 1, Injures 8

WINNIPEG - RCMP say an 85-year-old is dead, six young children injured, and a woman facing charges after a three-vehicle crash in southeastern Manitoba. Mounties say they responded to a report of a collision near the corner of Hwy. 303 (known as Ridge Rd.) and Road 31E, southwest of Steinbach. Investigators determined that a car…

3 Manitobans Die After Boat Tips

WINNIPEG - RCMP say three people were found dead and a young woman located alive after a boat capsized on a remote lake along the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. Mounties in Thompson say someone contacted them on Tuesday after discovering a capsized boat in the water off Porcupine Island in Reindeer Lake. Officers were told the boat…

2 Arrested After Winnipeg Robberies

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says they’ve nabbed two men after two west Winnipeg break-ins that occurred in the span of less than two weeks. Officers say they responded to a report of a break-in at a home on Acheson Dr., in the Heritage Park neighbourhood, this past week. They were told a number…

Winnipeg Sex Crimes Suspect Found Dead

WINNIPEG - A Man accused of sex crimes has been found dead by Winnipeg Police. Foul play is not suspected. 57 year old Robert Donald Joseph Dawson, a former hockey coach, was facing a number of charges after teen players from the mid-90s in the Assiniboine Park Hockey Association came forward to say they were…

Surgeries Backlog Increases In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Doctors Manitoba says the backlog of surgeries and other medical procedures in the province is getting worse. The organization says the backlog has grown from 110,000 to 130,000 in just four months. President Dr. Kristjan Thompson says they still want the governing Conservatives to establish a task force to deal with the problem.…

Manitoba Nurses Ratify New Deal

WINNIPEG - Manitoba nurses have ratified a new deal after going more than four years without a contract. Their union says the seven year agreement which expires in 2024 includes about 10 per cent more pay. It also protects members from very long hours and standby. President Darlene Jackson says this is huge, especially for…

2 Deaths, 107 Cases In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting two new deaths today from COVID-19. There are 107 new cases of the virus today, 68 of them not fully vaccinated. 962 cases are active, 59,712 people have recovered, for a total of 61,900 cases so far. 93 people are in hospital, including 17 in intensive care. The five…

Winnipeg Seeks to Re-Ban Residential Grow Ops

WINNIPEG - Winnipeggers frustrated by smells coming from cannabis producers in their neighbourhood are seeing a win as Winnipeg City Hall addresses the challenge of medical weed in residential areas. Winnipeg’s Property and Development Committee has voted in favour of a proposal for a new zoning and licensing framework that would only allow large cannabis…

Elections Canada on Winnipeg Miscount Cause

WINNIPEG - Elections Canada is revealing what went wrong during Marty Morantz’s election win after a review of the counting error that led to a 436-ballot discrepancy. An initial total had the Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley incumbent winning over Liberal candidate Doug Eyolfson by only 24 votes, which would have automatically triggered a recount, overseen by a…

Manitoba Heating Costs to Climb This Winter

WINNIPEG - Thousands of Manitobans could end up paying a lot more to heat their home this winter as the price of furnace oil, natural gas, and other fuel continues to climb. Industry experts are warning that household heating bills could climb to as high as 54 per cent more than they were last winter.…

Winnipeg Carjackings Under Investigation

WINNIPEG - The Major Crimes Unit is investigating two carjackings in Winnipeg early Tuesday morning. At about 6:15 a.m., a man parked in the 400 block of Hartford Avenue was approached by a male suspect who confronted him with a weapon. The carjacker fled in the stolen vehicle. Then around 45 minutes later, a woman…

Shooting In Winnipeg's North End

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday night that sent a man in his 30s to hospital in unstable condition. He's now stable. It happened about 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Pritchard Avenue. The Major Crimes Unit is looking for the shooter. Cops do not think it was random.

Winnipeg's Jets Drop Season Opener

WINNIPEG - Despite outshooting and outplaying their opponents for the first half of the game, the Winnipeg Jets fell to the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 last night at the Honda Center. Ducks goaltender John Gibson was outstanding stopping 33 of 34 shots; Connor Hellebuyck was shaky between the pipes for the Jets stopping only 18 of…

Winnipeg's Lotto 6/49 Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto 6/49 winning numbers from Wednesday, October 12th. Good luck! The $6 million jackpot was not won so Saturday's draw will rise to $7 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail.

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