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STARS Absorbs Lifeflight

WINNIPEG - Lifeflight air ambulance is being absorbed by STARS. The province says the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service will take over adult air ambulance services as soon as December. The Manitoba Nurses' Union and Doctors Manitoba say the move worries them. They're concerned for people in rural and northern parts of the province.

MPI Fraud Triples

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Public Insurance says 33 people have been charged with auto insurance fraud so far this year. They're accused of 88 offences. That compares to 10 people and 30 charges to the end of July last year. MPI says it's been working harder at reviewing suspicious cases and it's also more likely to…

3 Dead After Train/Van Crash

WINNIPEG - Three people are dead after a van and train collided yesterday near Strathclair, Manitoba. RCMP say it happened about a kilometre east of the community on Road 126 West. The 27 year old driver of the van from Dauphin was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The three passengers in the van, a…

Restaurant Exposures?

WINNIPEG - There may have been COVID-19 exposures at two restaurants near Riding Mountain National Park. Provincial health officials say one was at the Canoe Taphouse in Wasagaming on August 21st, 22nd and 23rd, The other was at the Buffalo Bar & Ten in Onanole on August 21st and 22nd. If you were there on…

Mandatory Masks Wanted

WINNIPEG - Most Manitobans support mandatory face masks. A new online poll says 61 percent would agree with a provincial order requiring masks be worn in all indoor public places. Probe Research says only nine percent strongly oppose the idea. Probe talked to 1,049 adults between August 19th and 29th.

Wanted By RCMP

WINNIPEG - Wabowden RCMP are looking for 41 year old Darcy Mallett. He's wanted on warrants for assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon and breach of recognizance. The Mounties say he's violent and shouldn't be approached. If you have information to help RCMP, please call 204-689-2152.

Manitoba's Education Plan

WINNIPEG - Education minister Kelvin Goertzen says the province has prepared a number of informational materials for students, parents and teachers as they prepare for a safe and informed return to the classroom. “We have developed a Restoring Safe Schools information package to help address the most frequently asked questions and areas of concerns, and…

Big Seizure @ Stony

WINNIPEG - Staff at Stony Mountain Institution have seized $420,000 in contraband items. The Correctional Service of Canada says a package was found Monday on the perimeter of the prison's minimum security unit. The contraband included cell phones and chargers, pre-paid SIM cards, steroids, tobacco, cannabis, hashish and rolling papers.

Historic Residential Schools

WINNIPEG The federal government has put residential schools on the official list of National Historic Events. Two of the schools, including one here in Manitoba, have been designated National Historic Sites. The Long Plain First Nation near Portage la Prairie uses the old school for offices right now but the band hopes to open a…

Serious Crashes Increase

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Public Insurance says this year could be the worst ever for serious injuries. 2020 is on track to break the record for serious and catastrophic injury claims. MPI says these claims have doubled so far this year to 18, nine of them last month alone. There were 23 in all of last…

RCMP Lay Sex Charges

WINNIPEG - Dozens of sex charges have been laid after an RCMP investigation in northern Manitoba. A 52 year old Lynn Lake man faces 67 charges including sexual assault and sexual interference for incidents dating back to 2017. The Mounties say they found 11 boys under the age of 16 who say they were sexually…

New COVID-19 Order

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's chief public health officer is bringing in a new COVID-19 order. Dr. Brent Roussin says starting today, you'll need to self-isolate for 14 days if you test positive for coronavirus or have been exposed to it by a close contact. People needing to self-isolate will be informed by a public health official.…

HazMat Bank Robber

WINNIPEG - RCMP are looking for this person after he walked into the bank in Landmark and robbed it. It happened about 10 o'clock yesterday morning. He had a note on a whiteboard that demanded cash. Two minutes later, he was on his way back out of the bank again with an undisclosed amount of…

Pot Court Case

WINNIPEG - A local man is challenging the province's ban on growing your own pot. Federal laws allow Canadians to grow some plants at home but it's not allowed here in Manitoba. Jessie Lavoie has filed a constitutional challenge and hopes to be in court as soon as next month. He says it's not fair…

Pallister Ups Wage Subsidy

WINNIPEG - The province is enhancing its back to work program to support more businesses in bringing back their employees. “The Back to Work Manitoba Initiative is a key component as we continue to reopen our communities and safely restart our recovery,” said Premier Brian Pallister. “Nearly 40,000 Manitobans are looking to get back to…

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