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Winnipeg Police Respond to 5 Gun Calls in Just 24 Hours

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg responded to 5 separate calls involving guns in the city over a 24-hour period between August 14th and 15th. Here are the five incidents police are investigating: 1. On August 14th at 1:15 a.m., 2 women robbed a grocery store in the West Alexander neighbourhood. One of the women pulled…

Stakes Weekend at the Downs

As Langara prepares to win Friday night’s $25,000 Phil Kives Stakes, race fans in Winnipeg prepare for a four-stakes weekend that also includes the broadcast of the Breeder’s Stakes from Woodbine on Saturday afternoon. It all starts Friday with the Phil Kives Stakes for three-year-olds-and- upwards over one mile and the Don Schnell-trained Langara, the…

Record Month for Opioid Overdose Calls in Calgary

CALGARY — The Calgary Fire Department says there were a record number of opioid overdose calls in July. It says the 144 calls marked a 20 per cent increase over the same month last year and a 450 per cent increase over July 2016. January and March of this year had set records, with 134…

Trudeau to Create a National Holiday to Mark Legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools

SAINT−EUSTACHE, Que. — The federal government will move forward to create a statutory holiday dedicated to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. The holiday will be aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools and reflecting on a path toward reconciliation, he said in Saint−Eustache, Que. "Over the past decades, generations,…

Team Manitoba Captures Five Golds at North American Regatta

WINNIPEG - Members of the Winnipeg Rowing Club return with five 1st Place finishes at the 136th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines. The winners were: Senior Women’s Single – Michelle Truax Senior Women’s Pair – Rianne Boekhorst & Michelle Truax Championship Women’s Pair – Rianne Boekhorst & Michelle Truax U19 Double – Abby…

Winnipeg Parking Authority Employee Assaulted

WINNIPEG - Police arrested and charged a 30-year-old man after he assaulted a Winnipeg Parking Authority employee. On August 12, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of an assault of a Winnipeg Parking Authority employee. Police said around 3:30 PM on August 12th, a parking authority mobile officer had been walking in the…

Traffic Stop in Portage Leads to Drugs, Weapons & Recovery of Several Stolen Items

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - A large amount of drugs and weapons were found in a vehicle that RCMP in Portage la Prairie stoped Thursday afternoon, but that lead to even more. Thursday around 12:20 AM, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 8th Street NW in the city. The traffic stop led to a search of…

Lavallee & Sinclair Added to Winnipeg Most Wanted List

WINNIPEG - Law enforcement agencies in Manitoba provide pictures and details of individuals that are wanted by police in their communities. The Manitoba Post brings you those details and photos of wanted people in our province on a weekly basis. Please share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Joseph Lavallee Joseph Lavallee was…

Driver Clocked at 182 KM/H Had Two Children in Vehicle

WINNIPEG - A 33-year-old driver clocked doing 182 km/h not only put himself in danger, but two young children. Mounties said the 33-year-old had his infant child in a proper car seat but his 2-year-old was only in a booster. The driver was charged with “Sec 186(9) - Drive a motor vehicle when a child…

Yes Campaign Launches GoFundMe Page

WINNIPEG - The Portage and Main battle between Yes and No is about to heat up. A Coalition to open Portage and Main officially launched a GoFundMe campaign Wednesday, with a goal of $100,000, at time of writing it was just over $3,000. The Coalition says this is an initial fundraising target. The money which…

Winnipeg Man Who Left Mother to Die has Sentence Appealed by Crown

WINNIPEG — Crown prosecutors are appealing the sentence of a man who left his 89−year−old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died. Ronald Siwicki, 66, was sentenced in July to three months in jail for criminal negligence causing the death of his mother Elizabeth. One month was deducted as…

Woman Loses Finger on Waterslide at West Edmonton Mall

SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan woman says she lost a finger after her ring got caught on a waterslide at one of the largest malls in North America. Claire Clark was celebrating her granddaughter’s third birthday at West Edmonton Mall’s water park on Aug. 5 when Clark decided to take a ride on a slide called…

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Dead at 76

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The incredibly talented Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Aretha, who was appropriately crowned the Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit. The reported cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,…

Two Men Found With Contraband Cigarettes Could Pay a Tax Penalty of $418,096.50

WINNIPEG - Provincial Tax Investigators working with several other agencies across Canada seized 470,500 contraband cigarettes and 2,000 cigars. August 5th around 6:30 PM RCMP conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles travelling on PR 207. The officers searched of the vehicles and the tobacco products were seized because the cigarettes were not marked for…

Crime Spree Ends With Arrests of Johnson & Struve

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a man and woman who have been on a crime spree that started on April 6th of this year. Police said they learned of the first crime on April 6, 2018, at around 6:00 PM. A 60-year-old woman reported that she was driving near St. Mary's Road and Morier Avenue…

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