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Millions Of Illegal Cigarettes Seized

WINNIPEG - A plan to smuggle over three million illegal cigarettes into Manitoba has been thwarted. The province says its the biggest seizure ever by its Special Investigations Unit. The bust was made with the help of Winnipeg Police, Quebec Provincial Police and Ontario Provincial Police. The government says the confiscated smokes represent the potential…

Suspects Identified From East St. Paul Party

WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP say they have identified dozens of suspects from Saturday night’s house party in East St. Paul where officers were swarmed, spat on and subjected to racial slurs. Two police cruisers were damaged, a teen girl was almost sexually assaulted and Mounties had fireworks launched at them. Arrests were made that night…

Manitoba NDP Promises To Freeze Power Rates

WINNIPEG - The Opposition NDP in Manitoba is promising to freeze power rates if they win next year's provincial election. However, party leader Wab Kinew says people will have to wait until closer to the vote for more details. The Progressive Conservative government is in the process of passing a bill on the cost of…

Manitoba Getting New Specialty Plate

WINNIPEG - Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen says he has asked Manitoba Public Insurance to have a new specialty licence plate ready for sale by next summer to raise money for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Opposition New Democrats recently put forward a private member's bill to create a licence plate,…

Stefanson Downplays Churchill Talks

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson is downplaying a request by her Alberta counterpart to meet in Churchill to talk about shipping oil and farm products through the Hudson Bay port. Stefanson says the invitation is not a top priority, saying her government is dealing with more pressing matters, such as affordability, improving the health…

Manitoba Man Charged After Fatal Stabbing

WINNIPEG - A man has been charged with second degree murder after a fatal stabbing at a home in Powerview-Pine Falls. RCMP say they were called to the scene early Saturday morning where they found a dead 38 year old man. 19 year old Sebastian Johnston was arrested at the house.

Guns & Ammo Seized In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - RCMP have seized over 80 firearms in southeastern Manitoba. Officers also seized a large amount of ammunition when they executed a search warrant at a home in the RM of Reynolds. A 48 year old man and 37 year old woman have been arrested. The Mounties say the two have been released but…

Online Backlog Dashboard

WINNIPEG - Manitobans on lengthy wait lists for surgical and diagnostic procedures can now keep track of the province's efforts to eliminate the COVID-19 backlog. The government has launched an online dashboard that compares current wait times against pre-pandemic levels. Right now, there are about 11,000 backlogged cases in total in seven of the nine…

Manitoba's New LG Sworn In

WINNIPEG - Premier Heather Stefanson says the province's new lieutenant-governor has a history of advancing important causes like missing and murdered Indigenous women. Anita Neville was sworn in as Manitoba's 26th LG during a ceremony on Monday at the legislature which included an opera singer, an Indigenous prayer and a choir. 80 year old Neville…

Roaming Polar Bear Returned Home

WINNIPEG - A polar bear that was roaming around well south of Hudson Bay has been captured after spending several days around Shamattawa First Nation. The community kept the school closed as a precaution while the bear was in the area. Shamattawa is about 350 kilometres south of Churchill, where these bears are usually spotted.…

Manitoba Impaired Driving Trial Underway

WINNIPEG - A two week trial is underway in Dauphin where a man was involved in a crash that killed two young girls. Jack Winters was charged with impaired driving causing death and other offences after the collision in 2019. At the time, RCMP said a pickup went through a rural intersection and struck another…

New Manitoba Metis Centre

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand says the site of the planned Metis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg is the corner where all roads westward began. The federal and Manitoba governments announced over the weekend they will contribute more than $33 million to build the centre at Portage and Main. The federation and…

NDP Promises Fully Costed Platform

WINNIPEG - Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew says his party will show the full cost of its platform during next October's election campaign. He also promises to outline a path to balancing the budget. Kinew made the comments at the end of the New Democrats’ annual convention in Winnipeg on the weekend. As well, he…

Man Charged After Unwanted Massage

WINNIPEG - RCMP say a man who was providing massage services out of a basement in Blumenort is accused of touching a client in an unwanted sexual way during a massage. Mounties say the patient believed the man was a registered massage therapist but in fact he’s not. Investigators believe there could be more victims.…

Manitoba NDP Meets

WINNIPEG - Manitoba New Democrats will meet in Winnipeg this weekend to debate policy as the party gets ready for next year’s provincial election. There are proposals to ban private long-term care homes and replacement workers during labour disputes. There are also calls to expand child care, protect gender expression under the human rights code…

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