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Missing Selkirk Woman Last Seen in Winnipeg

SELKIRK - RCMP in Selkirk are asking for the public's help locating a missing 47-year-old Marylee Watt who was in Selkirk on September 8th. Police say the last time she was seen was the 8th September and she last spoke to someone on September 11th. At that time, it was believed she was in the…

Nova Scotia to Allow 'X' on Birth Certificates

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians who don’t exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing ’X’ on their birth certificates under changes proposed by the province. Proposed amendments to the Vital Statistics Act would also make the display of the sex field optional on birth certificates, while the $24.95 fee to change…

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Missing Selkirk Woman Last Seen in Winnipeg

SELKIRK - RCMP in Selkirk are asking for the public's help locating a missing 47-year-old Marylee Watt who was in Selkirk on September 8th. Police say the last time she was seen was the 8th September and she last spoke to someone on September 11th. At that time, it was believed she was in the…

Nova Scotia to Allow 'X' on Birth Certificates

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians who don’t exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing ’X’ on their birth certificates under changes proposed by the province. Proposed amendments to the Vital Statistics Act would also make the display of the sex field optional on birth certificates, while the $24.95 fee to change…

Report Suggests Province Should Stop Program That Seizes Babies in Hospitals From Flagged Mothers

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is being urged to reduce the number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting parents who struggle with poverty, addiction or housing issues. A committee appointed by the province last year says the government should stop the birth−alert system, which leads to newborns being seized in hospitals…

Bison Players of the Week

The Boston Pizza Bison Sports Athletes of the Week are a pair of second-years - Arjay Shelley from football and Marissa Naylor from women's golf. After his team's first win of the 2018 season, Bison football head coach Brian Dobie talked about making winning plays through adversity. Against the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday, two…

Red River College Appoints New Board Members

Two new members, Susan Robinson and Stu Charles have been appointed to the Red River College board of governors. Susan is currently vice-president of operations for the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, where she provides leadership and direction for the operations team as well as the day-to-day management of the foundation’s home lottery programs and the…

Government Plans for Postal Disruption

The government is planning to mail out cheques early to avoid possible delays by a postal service disruption on September 26. If you are currently receiving payments through direct deposit they will not be affected. You are strongly recommended to sign up for direct deposit if you have not already done so. In addition, due…

Second Suspect Arrested in Kidnapping & Assault of a 32-Year-Old Man

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police arrested the second man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and assault of a 32-year-old man back in June of this year. Police were told by the victim that he had been abducted at gunpoint by several people and viciously assaulted overnight. At the time of the call, the victim was…

RCMP Charge a Man Who Exposed Himself to Group of School Kids

STEINBACH - RCMP arrested a 27-year-old man who exposed himself to a group of children in Mitchell. Police said on September 13 they received a report of a man exposing himself to a group of children in the community of Mitchell. Mounties went to the area to ensure the children were safe, and made patrols…

Pottinger & Canabie on Winnipeg Most Wanted List

WINNIPEG - Law enforcement agencies in Manitoba provide pictures and details of individuals that are wanted by police in their communities. Miranda Canabie - Manslaughter Miranda Canabie was sentenced to 3 years in prison when she was convicted of Manslaughter. On May 16th, 2018 Canabie began Day Parole, but one month later she breached one…

Two Women, 16 & 28, Charged for Multiple Liquor Marts Thefts in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Two more arrests were made in connection with several Liquor Mart thefts and robberies in Winnipeg. Police said between July 17th and September 18, 2018, a woman visited various Liquor Mart locations around the city. She would often enter the store, select several liquor bottles and leave without making any attempt to pay.…

The Fall Weather Prediction For The Prairies

Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months, The Weather Network forecasts. The network is predicting that winter won’t come early this year and that Canadians will get to experience an overall mild fall from now until the end of November. "Our forecast…

Constable 'Scarecrow' Debuts in B.C.

COQUITLAM, B.C. — The RCMP is borrowing an idea from the United Kingdom by using a cut−out of a police officer to try and slow down traffic in Coquitlam, B.C. The Mounties have dubbed the life−sized figure "Constable Scarecrow," which will be used on roads in the community in a pilot project for the next…

Derailed Train Leaking Fuel

WINNIPEG — A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives. The province says spill recovery equipment is being used to clean up the fuel at the site west of…

Liberal Leader Wants True North Square Tax Break for "luxury housing" Revoked

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says that provincial tax breaks totalling $10M for True North Square should be scrapped. A Liberal Party statement says if the City is going to waive the Tax Incremental Financing requirement that 10% of the units be set at affordable market rents, "Pallister's public funding of luxury living…

Manitoba Ombudsman Investigating Release of 2017 Soil Testing

WINNIPEG - An investigation has been launched into the recent questions surrounding the Pallister Government's release of the 2017 soil testing in St. Boniface. Acting Manitoba Ombudsman, Marc Cormier, announced that his office will investigate whether the decision-making process related to the release of information about 2017 soil testing in St. Boniface was consistent with…

22-Year-Old Attempts an Armed Robbery in Broad Daylight

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police arrested and charged a 22-year-old man after he tried robbing a convenience store with a knife. Police said Monday around 5:00 PM, a lone male entered a store in the 100 block of Hargrave and demanded access to an attached building. When denied access, the suspect pulled a knife and attempted…

Manitoba RCMP Launch Moose Hide Campaign

The RCMP in Manitoba are partnering with the Moose Hide Campaign and are trying to raise awareness to help reduce violence towards women and children. They have launched a campaign from September 17 to October 17, 2018 and will be holding community based events across the province. “Domestic violence and gender-based violence should be a…

Manitoba and Indiana Partner on Agriculture

Indiana Lt.-Gov. Suzanne Crouch, accompanied to Manitoba by a 20-member delegation including representatives from Indiana companies, agricultural organizations, universities and state officials met with Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler and Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the shared interest of both jurisdictions in…

25-Year-Old Woman Arrested for 20 Plus Thefts and Robberies in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman responsible for several thefts at Liquor Marts and other retail businesses. Police said between June 15th and August 27th the woman went to various Liquor Mart locations around the city of Winnipeg. She would enter the store, select several liquor bottles and exit the…

Typhoon Causes Canadian Filipino Community Concern

Members of Canada’s Filipino community say they’re concerned about family in the Phillipines in the aftermath of a fierce typhoon that hit the country over the weekend. Typhoon Mangkhut has killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China, where it weakened to a tropical storm on Monday. Luzviminda Mazzone, president of the Federation…

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