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Thompson RCMP Looking for Missing Teen

On November 8, 2018, at 11:00 pm, Thompson RCMP received a report of a missing 16-year-old female. Anika Thomas was last seen at RD Parker Collegiate in the City of Thompson at 4:15 pm on November 8, 2018. Thomas is described as 6’0”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen…

Drug Traffickers Arrested in St James

Another drug trafficking investigation conducted by the Winnipeg police has led to a home in St James. Police executed a search warrant on Strauss Drive and seized a number of items from the home including $10,000 worth of cocaine (5 oz), $2,670 in cash, a loaded sawed-off 12 gauge tactical shotgun, a loaded .32 calibre…

Police Catch Drug Dealers in Daniel McIntyre Neighbourhood

Police have been investigating possible drug trafficking in the Daniel McIntyre neighbourhood and on November 15 they executed a search warrant at a home on Alverstone Street. They discovered cocaine valued at $1,600, $2,400 in cash, a loaded, sawed-off .22 calibre rifle with ammunition, a canister of bear spray, and white powder believed to be…

Growing Number of Americans Seeking Refugee Protection in Canada

OTTAWA — As Canada grapples with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans. In 2017, people whose country of origin was identified as the United States made up the third largest cohort of asylum seekers. A total of 2,550 asylum claims were…

Two Employers Fined After Employees Lose Fingers

Two Employers were prosecuted for violations under the Workplace Safety and Health Act and handed out fines totalling more than $110,000. On April 12, 2016, a worker with Winkler-based Prinsco Canada Inc. was instructed to install rubber trim on the sharp edges of a resin mixer. While performing the work, the mixer remained in operation…

No Spike in Cannabis-Impaired Driving So Far

VANCOUVER — Canadian police have not seen a spike in cannabis−impaired driving one month since legalization, but there needs to be more awareness of laws around storing marijuana in vehicles and passengers smoking weed, law enforcement officials say. The Canadian Press canvassed police forces and provincial and territorial Crowns across the country and while some…

Violent Gunman Robs Victim for His Cellphone

On November 14, a violent man robbed a 43-year-old victim at gunpoint. At 2:20 pm. police responded to a call of a violent man in possession of a gun at a business on Ellice Avenue. When they arrived the victim informed them that he was robbed of his cellphone at gunpoint. The suspect was found…

Police Officer Suffers Broken Hand in Struggle

A police officer suffered a broken hand while trying to arrest an uncooperative suspect. Yesterday (November 14) at 10:20pm police saw a stolen vehicle at Provencher and Tache and with the assistance of Air1 they tracked the car as it travelled a significant distance. It eventually came to a stop in a back lane on…

Noontime Armed Robbery Suspect Faces Multiple Gun Charges

In spite of an uncooperative victim, police manage to nab a suspect who robbed someone at gunpoint in broad daylight. On November 14 at 12:40 p.m., police responded to the report of a person who had been robbed at gunpoint at Beverley Street and Sargent Avenue. Officers found the suspect in the area and placed…

Winnipeg Indigenous Films Screen in Hollywood at LA Skins Fest

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST peaks this weekend in Hollywood and Indigenous films from Winnipeg are in the mix for honours. The Festival, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, "offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists." and is backed by high-end sponsors from the studios and…

RCMP Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine, Cash and Weapons

On November 12, Thompson RCMP along with specialized units, executed two search warrants at two residences in Thompson, Manitoba. Thompson RCMP, Manitoba North District Specialized Units, and the Emergency Response Team searched a residence located on Caribou Road in Thompson and seized approximately 947 grams of cocaine, an SKS high powered rifle, ammunition, cross bow…

Canada Post Strike Having Huge Impact on Retailers

OTTAWA — Online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government Wednesday to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The plea, contained in a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

Premier Conquers Trail That Broke His Arm

WINNIPEG — A year after he was seriously injured on a wilderness hike in New Mexico, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has apparently conquered the same trail. Pallister’s press secretary says the premier and his wife, Esther, completed the Rain Creek−Mogollon Trail on Tuesday and also thanked first responders and hospital staff who helped him last…

RCMP Investigate Diesel Spill at Keeyask Generating Station

Gillam RCMP are investigating a diesel spill that happened on November 8 at the Manitoba Hydro Keeyask Generating Station. They were advised that it was intentionally released into the ground are are asking for public assistance identifying who is responsible. The RCMP are asking anyone with information to call the Gillam RCMP at 204-652-2200, or…

Phone Scammers Are at it Again

A scammer is targeting local phone numbers and Winnipeg police are advising the public to be careful. A scammer will call a victim purporting to be a retail business and advising that the victim’s credit card had been fraudulently used. They are then connected with an individual who pretends to be an investigator and attempted…

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