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2 Dead, Trucker Charged

WINNIPEG - Two people are dead after a terrible crash on Highway two just east of Fannystelle yesterday. Carman RCMP say seven vehicles were stopped at a construction zone when a truck slammed into them from behind. A seven year old Winnipeg girl and 61 year old man from the RM of St. Andrews were…

Rivers Dam In Danger

WINNIPEG - All the rain this week in southwestern Manitoba has the province worried about the Rivers Dam. People and livestock on 30 to 40 properties near the Little Saskatchewan River are being asked to evacuate. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler toured the area including the dam just the other day. He says this decision comes…

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2 Dead, Trucker Charged

WINNIPEG - Two people are dead after a terrible crash on Highway two just east of Fannystelle yesterday. Carman RCMP say seven vehicles were stopped at a construction zone when a truck slammed into them from behind. A seven year old Winnipeg girl and 61 year old man from the RM of St. Andrews were…

Rivers Dam In Danger

WINNIPEG - All the rain this week in southwestern Manitoba has the province worried about the Rivers Dam. People and livestock on 30 to 40 properties near the Little Saskatchewan River are being asked to evacuate. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler toured the area including the dam just the other day. He says this decision comes…

At Least $2.9B Deficit

WINNIPEG - The province has released an economic and fiscal update in the wake of coronavirus. Premier Brian Pallister says the expected deficit for 2020-21 will be in the range of $2.9 billion, with a downside risk of a deficit of up to $5 billion. It all depends how the economy recovers. “The COVID-19 pandemic…

Flood Warning

WINNIPEG - The province has issued a flood warning and high water advisory for the southwest, western and central regions of Manitoba. A weather system passing through Manitoba watersheds has brought significant precipitation in the past 24 hours. The Assiniboine River watershed, including areas near Brandon and Minnedosa, has recorded close to 155 millimetres of…

HUMAN REMAINS IN PORTAGE

WINNIPEG - RCMP responded to a report of human remains in Portage La Prairie last night. They were found near Baker Avenue in Portage. The discovery is now under investigation.

GIMLI VIKING GRADUATES

WINNIPEG - There have been so many creative ways that local 2020 graduates have celebrated, despite CoVid-19. But one of the best is up in Gimli where the town's Viking statue is donning a big blue grad hat, complete with yellow tassle. It's courtesy of Hoplock Metal Works in Arnes. Justin Hoplock wrote on Facebook,…

CO-WORKERS SPLIT $1 MILLION

WINNIPEG - Brandon co-workers who started playing the lottery together about nine months ago are now splitting a big jackpot. David Morley and Jean Riviere won $1 million in the April 18th Lotto 6/49 draw. “I called Jean right away and he yelled 'woohoo'! We were both really happy – it’s unbelievable; just for a…

SELKIRK ARRESTS & SEIZURE

WINNIPEG - A traffic stop by Selkirk RCMP has led to three people being arrested and a significant seizure. The stop happened Friday on Sophia Street in Selkirk. The license plates on the vehicle were stolen and a number of illegal items were found inside, including Meth, firearms, knives and break-in instruments. 29 year old…

SERIOUS INCIDENTS AT STONY

WINNIPEG - Five inmates at Stony Mountain Institution face attempted murder and aggravated assault charges after two separate stabbings. Both happened Sunday afternoon. The victims are prisoners as well. One is 24 years old, the other is 45. They were rushed to hospital with significant injuries. Manitoba RCMP continue to investigate.

PAYMENT DETAILS FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS

WINNIPEG - The provincial government has announced more details of the recently announced payment to frontline workers. After consulting with stakeholders, Premier Brian Pallister has spelled out how the $120 million Manitoba Risk Recognition Program will be distributed. He figures the average worker will get about $1,000 but it's hard to say for sure. “I…

WILDFIRE BURNS NEAR HECLA

WINNIPEG - Dozens of people have been evacuated near Beaver Creek Provincial Park because of a wildfire. A handful of cottages have been damaged and sprinklers are protecting others. The Beaver Creek Bible Camp is also in immediate danger. No one has been hurt. The Manitoba Wildfire Service, with the help of area fire departments,…

MGEU ACCEPTS UNPAID DAYS OFF

WINNIPEG - Manitoba government workers have said yes to five unpaid days off this fiscal year. In exchange, the province has promised no layoffs during the same period of time and an arbitration panel will be appointed in their contract dispute. There hasn't been a contract since last March. The days off with no pay…

RCMP DRONE CAPTURES ESCAPEES

WINNIPEG - Six young offenders are back in custody after escaping from a detention facility. They escaped Friday night from Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage La Prairie. One young man was apprehended before getting outside the fence. The other five climbed under the fence but with the help of an aerial drone and RCMP K9…

DAY 1 OF PHASE 2

WINNIPEG - CoVid-19 restrictions ease again today, as phase two of the plan to re-open Manitoba begins. Starting today, you can dine indoors at a restaurant or have a drink at a bar. You can also go for a workout at your gym or get a tattoo. Below is a partial list of what's allowed…

COVID-19 FINES FOR RESTAURANTS

WINNIPEG - As dining rooms prepare to re-open at half capacity on Monday, four restaurants have been fined for CoVid-19 violations. Three are in Winnipeg - Ramallah Cafe After Hours, Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Lounge and Pony Corral on Pembina Highway. Swan's River's Westwood Inn was also fined. All of them have been ordered to…

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