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Deceased Woman Found in Thompson Investigated as Homicide

THOMPSON - Thompson RCMP located a deceased female yesterday near Nelson Road. Her death is being investigated as a homicide and officers are on scene. The area will be secured for an extended period of time as the investigation continues. There is no additional information available about the victim at this time. An autopsy is…

$1.9 Million Pilot Project for At-Risk Families

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has announced $1.9 million towards a new pilot project that will provide mental health and addictions services to families who are at risk of child apprehension. The three year project partners the Manitoba government with the Metis Child and Family Services (CFS) Authority. A team, including a caseworker, a family…

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Deceased Woman Found in Thompson Investigated as Homicide

THOMPSON - Thompson RCMP located a deceased female yesterday near Nelson Road. Her death is being investigated as a homicide and officers are on scene. The area will be secured for an extended period of time as the investigation continues. There is no additional information available about the victim at this time. An autopsy is…

$1.9 Million Pilot Project for At-Risk Families

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has announced $1.9 million towards a new pilot project that will provide mental health and addictions services to families who are at risk of child apprehension. The three year project partners the Manitoba government with the Metis Child and Family Services (CFS) Authority. A team, including a caseworker, a family…

Two Perish In Norway House Fire

NORWAY HOUSE - A house fire in Norway House yesterday took the life of two people, one of them a child. When RCMP responded to the fire at about 2:30 am, the house was already completely engulfed in flames. Several people had managed to get out but a five year-old child and a 45 year-old…

Hydro Help Coming After Province Declares State of Emergency

WINNIPEG - Sunday the Manitoba government declared a provincial state of emergency for Manitoba Hydro to help deal with the aftermath of the major winter storm, said Premier Brian Pallister. “It is clear the tremendous effort to restore power and other activities will be ongoing for some time,” said Pallister. “The state of emergency will…

Multiple Charges for Man Who Failed to Slow Down for RCMP

FLIN FLON - a 55 year-old man from Schist Lake faces 10 charges after driving recklessly past RCMP who were stopped on the side of the road. RCMP were stopped on Highway 10, south of Flin Flon with their emergency lights on conducting and investigation, when a pickup truck blew past them, failing to slow…

$3 Million Pledged to Youth Mental Health and Addictions Programs.

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Government has pledged just under $3 million to improve youth mental health and addictions programs. The announcement was made today at the NorWest Co-op Community Health Centre by Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen, and Families Minister Heather Stefanson. The ministers announced enhanced…

63-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed

WINNIPEG - Saturday a 63-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV and pronounced dead at the site of the accident. RCMP reported that around 8:10PM officers from the Steinbach responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision that happened at the intersection of Highway 12 and Road 52 North, in the RM of Tache. According…

$800,000 in Contraband Seized at Stony Mountain Institution

STONY MOUNTAIN - Staff have seized $800,000 in contraband items in the maximum security unit of Stony Mountain Institution. Two packages containing the contraband items were seized in the exercise yard. The items included cell phones, tools, tobacco and THC concentrates. The police have been notified and the Institution is investigating. The Correctional Service of…

Minimum Wage Increase Kicks in Tomorrow

MANITOBA - Minimum wage is set to increase tomorrow, October 1 to $11.65. The increase is a 30 cent boost from its previous $11.35 and is based on Manitoba's 2018 inflation rate of 2.5 per cent. “We continue to provide predictable and sustainable increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage, which achieves the right balance benefitting both…

Man With Two Small Children Assaulted and Terrorized by Armed Suspects

GYPSUMVILLE - A man in a vehicle with two young children was chased through the community of Fairford and threatened with a firearm before the suspects fled in their vehicle. The 21 year-old victim was driving his vehicle at about 5:15 A.M. on September 22 when another vehicle with the two suspects began to chase…

Dogs Kill Child in God's Lake

GOD'S LAKE - A two year-old child was killed by dogs yesterday in God's Lake. RCMP responded to a call that the child hd been attacked by dogs in the community. When they arrived they found the child a short distance from his home with life-threatening injuries. It is believed that the child wandered away…

Two-Year-Old Child Dies in Car-Pedestrian Accident

SHAMATTAWA - A two year-old child has died after being struck by a vehicle near his home in Shamattawa. The driver was driving her vehicle around the rear of the home on Jackfish Road at about 4:00 P.M., when the boy suddenly appeared and she could not stop in time to avoid hitting him. The…

15 Year-Old Brings Pellet Gun to Steinbach School

STEINBACH - Steinbach Regional Secondary School was locked down yesterday after reports that a student had brought a pellet gun to school and threatened a classmate. Police immediately arrived and searched the building thoroughly before determining that the suspect had left the area. Officers followed up on several tips and located the suspect at approximately…

RCMP Urging Public Not to Pursue Suspects

HEADINGLY - Over the last couple of weeks, the Headingley RCMP have responded to multiple reports of thefts where the owners of the property were actively pursuing the suspects in an attempt to get their property back. This has resulted in the owners chasing the suspects in vehicles down various gravel roads and, in one…

MPI Advise Caution Around Farm Machinery

MANITOBA - MPI is warning motorists to drive carefully around large, agriculture machinery now that harvest is underway. On average, there are nearly 40 collisions yearly in Manitoba involving agricultural equipment and passenger vehicles, according to Manitoba Public Insurance data. Farm equipment is large, may take up more than one lane, and is slow moving…

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