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RCMP STEP Program Starts December 1

WINNIPEG - Tomorrow marks the start of the annual RCMP Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The program focuses on the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers and runs through January 1. Last year, over 11,700+ vehicles were checked during 262 checkstops that resulted in 105 people charged with Criminal Code Impaired Driving offences and 30…

McCreary House Fire Claims Life of 5 Year-Old Child

McCREARY - A five year-old chid has died as a result of a fatal house fire that took place in McCreary on November 28 at about 1:40 A.M. With assistance from community members from the Citizens on Patrol Program, and a 28-year-old female occupant of the residence, a 3-year-old child was rescued from the house…

Calgary Man Faces Charges in 1 Million Contraband Cigarettes Seizure

WINNIPEG - Over one million contraband cigarettes were seized, along with 42 pounds of illegal cannabis, after a joint investigation led to a semi-truck being stopped and searched in Manitoba. The amount of revenue that would have been lost in tax revenue amounted to $318,000. A 34-year-old Calgary resident now faces a variety of charges…

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Death in Flin Flon

FLIN FLON - RCMP are investigating a suspicious death that took place in a wooded area on Princess Boulevard in Flin Flon. The victim was found deceased at about 10:25 A.M. on November 27. Flin Flon RCMP along with The Pas Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate.

Province Commits $1.9 Million to Fight Crime

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government will invest $1.9 million annually to support the expansion of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) crime reduction and enforcement teams throughout the province including related policing investments with the goal of improving public safety for rural Manitobans, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Our government is taking action in response…

Shop Safe on Cyber Monday

WINNIPEG - With the upcoming holiday season, including Cyber Monday on December 2, consumers are being urged to shop safely online. Before entering any financial information online, consumers should ensure they are using a secure site. A secure site usually has an icon of a lock in the locked position at the bottom of the…

Tractor Drivers Dies After Collision with Pick-Up Truck

ARBORG - A 59 year-old man has died as a result of a collision between a pick-up truck and a tractor. The accident occurred at about 6:15 P.M on November 23 on Road 130 North, about 6 kilometers east of Arborg. The investigation has determined that a pickup truck, being driven by a 50-year-old male,…

RCMP Investigating Homicide in Berens River First Nation

BERENS RIVER FIRST NATION - A 38 year-old man from Bloodvein First Nation has died after he was assaulted at a home in Berens River First Nation. Police responded to the assault on November 16 at about 4:20 A.M. and he was taken to hospital, however he died as a result of his injuries on…

65 New Ambulances Arrive in Manitoba

WINNIPEG - 65 new replacement ambulances have been purchased to help modernize the province's fleet, ensure paramedic safety and improve patient comfort. The ambulances represent about one third of the province's fleet and cost $10 million. New ambulances feature enhanced lighting, additional working space for paramedics to have better movement and access to patients and…

$2.1 Million for Thompson Youth Outreach

The Manitoba government is investing more than $2.1 million over three years to expand StreetReach programming in Thompson and enhance the community mobilization hub. StreetReach is part of Tracia’s Trust, the Manitoba government’s strategy to prevent sexual exploitation of children and youth. The StreetReach program currently includes a Winnipeg team with representatives from child welfare,…

Man Arrested After Threatening RCMP Via Social Media

FISHER BRANCH - A 30 year-old man from Fisher Branch faces numerous charges after he threatened police on his social media account. RCMP began investigating the suspect and caught up with him the next day when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle. When officers searched his vehicle, they found two swords, ammunition…

Residents Follow Suspects to Ensure Capture

WINNIPEG - Thursday morning around 10:30 am, Headingley RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a home in the RM of St. Francois Xavier. The homeowners, who were out of the country, were alerted by their security system that their home was being broken into and called Police. Relatives…

No Seatbelt in Single Vehicle Fatality

At approximately 2:30 pm, on November 13, 2019, Whitemouth RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision on the old Highway 15, located approximately three kilometers west of Elma. The investigation has determined that a vehicle, being driven by a 55-year-old male from the RM of Whitemouth, was heading eastbound when it lost control and…

Needle Found in Halloween Candy

MORDEN - A Morden parent discovered a needle in their child's Halloween Candy and Morden Police are asking parents to check over their kids Halloween candy and report any suspicious items. The one inch needle was found inside a sealed licorice candy. Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to call the Morden…

Stolen Car Crashes into Gas Line

TYNDALL - RCMP are investigating an accident that ruptured a gas line at a natural gas distribution centre. RCMP responded to the call at about 9:30 P.M. when they received a report of a vehicle that had struck a metallic shed housing a natural gas distribution centre in the town of Tyndall and that natural…

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