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Are You Taking Care of Your Brain?

WINNIPEG - With the help of brain research, there is hope that one day there will be a cure for dementia and other brain diseases and disorders. That’s why brain research is celebrated during Brain Awareness Week, which takes place this year from March 11 to 17. At the Alzheimer Society, we promote brain health…

Premier Says Tax Cut will Come Even If Opposition Delays Bill

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his long−promised cut to the provincial sales tax will take effect July 1, even if the opposition delays the legislation that enacts it. Opposition parties in the Manitoba legislature are allowed to choose up to five bills each spring and hold them back until the fall. Pallister said…

Nine Charged in Drug Trafficking Ring

WINNIPEG - Nine Swan River and Mafeking residents have been charged after RCMP executed search warrants as part of Project Disentangle. The searches resulted in the seizure of cocaine, illegal cannabis, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia. RCMP arrested and charged the following individuals: · 33-year-old, Jennifer Chartrand of Swan River is charged with Possession for…

Two Men Charged in MPI Frauds

WINNIPEG - March is Fraud Awareness Month and two Manitoba men are acutely aware of that as they face a total of six charges for allegedly committing separate frauds against Manitoba Public Insurance. Names of the individuals are not being made public as they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the courts. Details of…

Cessna Plane Crashes Short of Runway

LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS - A Cessna Grand Caravan crashed on Family Lake, three kilometres south of the Little Grand rapids airport on March 4. All seven people on board were transported to Little Grand rapids nursing station where some were treated for minor injuries. The cause of the accident is still being investigated by the…

Afternoon Home Invasion Leaves Pet Dog Dead

THOMPSON - A brazen afternoon home-invasion left a family pet dead after three suspects forced their way into the home of a family with a child. The three suspects knocked on the door of the home on Ash Street and asked to be let in. When the homeowners denied, they forced their way in. The…

Drones: A Bird's Eye View of Legal Regulations

If you've ever been relaxing at the cottage enjoying the peace, quiet and privacy that your rustic refuge offers only to be spied upon by a noisy, whirring device known as a drone, you may be comforted by Canada's March, 2017, regulations for recreational drones. Real estate agents, developers, professional photographers and videographers have had…

55 Year-Old Woman Victim of Frightening Home Invasion

DAUPHIN - A 55 year-old woman was the victim of a frightening home invasion in the afternoon of March 2. The woman was unlocking the door to her apartment at about 2:30 in the afternoon when another woman came up behind her and shoved her into her home. The suspect grabbed a knife from the…

RCMP Seize Weapons and Drugs from 20 Year-Old Portage La Prairie Man

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE - RCMP found weapons and drugs when they went to a local business to arrest 20 year-old Mateo Roulette on outstanding warrants. At 1:40 am. on March 5, RCMP went to a local Portage La Prairie business to arrest Roulette on outstanding warrants for assault, theft under $5,000 and failure to comply…

Third Quarter Report for Province Under Budget

The results from the third quarter report for the 2018-29 fiscal year is forecast to come in $51 million under budget. A summary deficit of of $470 million for 2018-19 is projected, showing an improvement of $225 million over the year-end deficit of $695 million. Total summary expenditures are projected at $17.164 billion, which is…

35 Year Old Man Dies in Snowmobile Collision

RIDING MOUNTAIN - A 35 year-old man died while snowmobiling near Assessippi Ski Hill on March 2. The victim was snowmobiling on a groomed snowmobile trail northwest of Assessippi Ski Hill at about 11:00 pm. when he missed a turn and collided with thick brush. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing…

Levasseur Wanted by RCMP

NEEPAWA - Police in Neepawa are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted on several charges. RCMP say Greg Levasseur, 28-years-old, is wanted for Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Failing to Comply with Probation and Theft. Police believe Levasseur may be in the Neepawa or Portage La Prairie area. If you have information on…

Falling Off The Cliff: The High Personal Cost of Public Service

There is an election later this year and, inevitably, a number of current members of Parliament will not return, most involuntarily and some through choice. Regardless how the separation occurs, there is a serious transition from public to private life facing each of those who will not return, but especially the one-term members who cannot…

Record Number of International Students in Manitoba

WINNIPEG - More than 18,000 students from 100 different countries are enrolled on schools and post-secondary institutions across the province. This number is up by 17% from last year. The province says that International students contribute more than $400 million to Manitoba's gross domestic product and support over 4,250 jobs throughout the province. As well,…

Red River at High Risk to Flood

Manitoba has released its flood risk forecasting for the spring and the news is not good. Red River Valley is at a high risk to flood with both the Red River Floodway and thePortage Diversion expected to be pressed into service. March is still a crucial month in terms of snowmelt and conditions so information…

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