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National Single-Use Plastics Ban Needs to Include Study on Economic Impacts

WINNIPEG - The federal government must conduct a thorough economic impact assessment before taking steps to implement a national single-use plastics ban, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The move towards a full ban, announced earlier today, could hurt small businesses if it is put into action without taking them into consideration. “Small…

Upstart Yank Snares PCW Golden Ticket

WINNIPEG - Every year Premiere Championship Wrestling puts The Golden Ticket up for grabs, a passport to a title challenge the winner can cash in anytime they wish. This year in celebration of Pride Week, the prize was going to be awarded to the victor of the Pride Rumble at ‘Any Way You Like It’…

Armed and Dangerous Man Wanted by RCMP

EASTERVILLE - RCMP are warning the public about 35-year-old, Arnold Edward Bourassa, of Easterville, who may be in possession of a shotgun and is considered armed and dangerous. Arnold Bourassa is currently wanted on two warrants for multiple offences including recent charges of Pointing a Firearm, Careless use of a Firearm, Using a Firearm in…

19 Year-Old Poplar River Man Charged with Manslaughter

POPLAR RIVER - A 19 year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a 24-year-old man died as a result of injuries he received from an assault. The victim was taken to hospital on May 31 with life=threatening injuries and pronounced deceased. RCMP have arrested 19-year-old Brendon Valiquette, of Poplar River, and charged him with…

Ukraine High School Students to Study Manitoba Curriculum

WINNIPEG - Students at Novopecherska School in Kyiv, Ukraine will now have an opportunity to earn a Manitoba high school diploma. “Manitoba is proud of its strong ties to Ukraine and excited for this new partnership that will allow students in Kyiv to study the Manitoba curriculum,” said Goertzen. “We hope international high school students…

Five Youths Between 12 and 15 Charged with Arson

PAUINGASSI - On May 28, 2019, at approximately 4:00 pm, Little Grand Rapids RCMP responded to a fire near the community of Pauingassi. The fire appeared to have originated near the school within the community. Little Grand Rapids RCMP, working in close collaboration with Manitoba Sustainable Development, determined the fire to be deliberately set and…

Gang of Youths, Attacks and Seriously Injures 3 Thompson Men

THOMPSON - A group of youths, armed with knives, is believed to be responsible for attacking and seriously injuring at least three different victims overnight on May 30. The first attack occurred at approximately 2:45 am when Thompson RCMP officers located a 24-year-old male suffering from a stab wound on Mystery Lake Road. It is…

Police Officer Stabbed, One Suspect Shot

WINNIPEG - A 21-year-old was shot and in hospital and a Manitoba First Nations police officer was seriously injured last night at a gaming centre. Wednesday night at approximately 10:45 pm, an officer with the Manitoba First Nations Police Service responded to a disturbance in Waywayseecappo First Nation. An altercation happened while the officer was…

Province Investing Nearly $28 Million in Health Care

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has committed almost $28 million for more than 100 new projects and ongoing work in health care across the Province. Each year, the regional health authorities, CancerCare Manitoba, Shared Health and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba submit requests for safety and security projects at sites across the province. Timely equipment…

Church Vandalized in St Francois-Xavier

HEADINGLY - A Roman Catholic Church in the RM of St. Francois-Xavier was vandalized on Sunday. Sometime during the night statues were smashed and a fire extinguisher was used inside the church. A vehicle was seen in the church parking lot around 1:00 AM. If you saw anything or have information on this incident, please…

Our Compliments Chicken Strips Recalled

OTTAWA — Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Chicken Strips from the marketplace to avoid possible Salmonella illnesses. The Public Health Agency of Canada says it’s investigating an outbreak of human illness and has identified this product as a source of illness. The affected product was sold nationally until May 1, 2019 in 907…

Manitobans Say Its “Unacceptable” to Drive After Consuming Marijuana

WINNIPEG - Eight in 10 Manitobans say it’s unacceptable to drive after consuming marijuana, according to a recent Manitoba Public Insurance survey of 1,500 Manitobans. Drugged driving is a concern of many Manitobans and as part of MPI’s ongoing commitment to road safety and educating drivers about the dangers of drug-impaired driving, the Corporation recently…

Death of Macgregor Man Ruled as Homicide

MACGREGOR - The death of a 51-year-old man on May 20, outside the town of Macgregor has determined to be a homicide. Portage RCMP are investigating and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Armed And Dangerous Murder Suspect on the Loose

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - 19 year-old Laurent Beaulieu is wanted for Second-Degree murder. He is wanted for shooting a 22 year-old year-old man from Langruth, Manitoba on May 20 at a home on 1st Street NW in Portage La Prairie. Beaulieu may be in Portage La Prairie or the surrounding area and is considered armed…

Erlo, the Police Dog Locates Three Suspects

MANITOBA - Erlo, the Police Services Dog based out of the RCMP East St. Paul detachment, successfully located three suspects this week in two separate incidents. On Monday, May 13, Erlo and his Handler, Constable Matthew Estrada were called in to assist a suspect who had taken off on foot after assaulting someone in St.…

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