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Lotto Max Winning Numbers

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Friday, June 26th. The $15 million jackpot wasn't won but good luck checking your tickets and remember to play Lotto Max again before next Tuesday night's draw when the big prize will grow to $20 million. In the event of any discrepancy between this information…

Ban On Commercial Evictions

WINNIPEG - At the urging of business leaders, the province has announced a temporary ban on commercial evictions. It's an attempt to get more landlords to sign up for the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program. “We know this has been a tough time for many businesses and it should not be made worse through…

Drug Network Busted

WINNIPEG - The Guns and Gangs Unit has busted up an inter-provincial illicit drug network. The network brought large amounts of cocaine into Winnipeg from Vancouver through Calgary and Regina. As the scope of the investigation expanded, Winnipeg Police enlisted the assistance of police in those other cities as well as Surrey RCMP. The month…

Business Losing Sleep

WINNIPEG - Covid-19 has been tough on everyone and some would say even tougher on business. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has surveyed its members, asking them if they're losing sleep worrying about their current situation. People losing the most sleep right now are in the hospitality business, followed by arts and recreation and…

Special Weather Statement

WINNIPEG - A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for Winnipeg and most of southern Manitoba. A series of disturbances, tracking across the central prairies, will usher in a hot air mass. The hot air will begin to work its way into the region today and settle over the area throughout the…

ANTI-HOMELESS TESTING WILL END

WINNIPEG - The city has been testing noise deterrents to keep homeless people from living under bridges. However, the beeping devices will now be removed from four locations and the pilot project will be discontinued. Critics of the idea and advocates for the homeless call this treatment inhumane, unethical and discriminatory.

HUMAN REMAINS IN PORTAGE

WINNIPEG - RCMP responded to a report of human remains in Portage La Prairie last night. They were found near Baker Avenue in Portage. The discovery is now under investigation.

MANITOBA BIZ AHEAD OF AVERAGE

WINNIPEG - Small businesses is Manitoba are ahead of the national average, as we head into the fourth month of CoVid-19. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business surveyed members across the country and found that 53 per cent are now fully open, 32 per cent have all their staff working and 19 per cent are…

LOTTO 6/49 WINNING NUMBERS

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto 6/49 winning numbers from Wednesday, June 24th. Good luck checking your tickets! In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photos: WCLC

2 APARTMENT FIRES

WINNIPEG - Firefighters were called to two different apartment buildings last night. The first call came in around seven o'clock to the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue where clothes in a dryer caught on fire. Before that situation was wrapped up, crews headed for the 200 block of Goulet Street. The fire there was caused…

MURDER ARREST

WINNIPEG - Police have made an arrest in the killing of Robert James Forbister. 34 year old Brian Jamie Cromarty has been charged with second degree murder. Forbister was stabbed to death last Friday near Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street. This is the city's 19th murder of the year.

GIMLI VIKING GRADUATES

WINNIPEG - There have been so many creative ways that local 2020 graduates have celebrated, despite CoVid-19. But one of the best is up in Gimli where the town's Viking statue is donning a big blue grad hat, complete with yellow tassle. It's courtesy of Hoplock Metal Works in Arnes. Justin Hoplock wrote on Facebook,…

MORE BACKYARD FIREWORKS

WINNIPEG - Next Wednesday is Canada Day but all the big celebrations have been cancelled due to CoVid-19 including their fireworks displays. Fireworks retailers tell Manitoba Post that their sales are spiking as people plan to have their own backyard displays to celebrate the country's birthday. One survey says 40 per cent of people plan…

$2K TO GO BACK TO WORK

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister is prepared to pay qualified people to go back to work. Direct payments of $500 per week to a maximum of $2,000 over six weeks are possible. “The Manitoba Job Restart program could help bring tens of thousands of Manitobans back to work safely and help our economy recover,” said…

$1,123 SPEEDING TICKET!

WINNIPEG - Police handed out a very big ticket on the weekend. A driver, with just a learner's permit, was caught going 162 kilometres an hour in an 80 zone on Chief Peguis Trail on Sunday. The guy may be new at driving but he's already got a $1,223 fine to pay for going way…

SCHOOLS REOPEN IN SEPTEMBER

WINNIPEG - School divisions have been advised that schools will reopen for students on September 8th after Labour Day, the traditional start time for students. Education minister Kelvin Goertzen made that announcement on Twitter, not at a news conference and he's taking some heat for that, mostly from reporters. Teachers will return on September 2nd.…

VISITATION SHELTERS COMING

WINNIPEG - The province has announced a plan to build all-season shelters at personal care homes so residents can safely visit with loved ones. Health minister Cameron Friesen says his government will ask for feedback on conceptual designs in the near future. “Despite advances in technology that have allowed for virtual visits, this pandemic has…

PHASE 3 UNDERWAY

WINNIPEG - CoVid-19 restrictions have loosened a bit more. Phase Three of the re-opening of Manitoba kicked in yesterday. Among the changes, there's now a limit of 50 on indoor crowds and outdoor gatherings up to 100 are allowed. People coming into the province no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks, unless they come…

MURDER @ PORTAGE & SHERBROOK

WINNIPEG - Last week's stabbing is this week's murder as the victim has died from his injuries. Police believe 33 year Robert James Forbister was assaulted early Friday morning about four o'clock near Portage Avenue and Sherbrook Street. Investigators would like to hear from you if you saw anything. They're also asking people in the…

ELIE TORNADO ANNIVERSARY

WINNIPEG - On this date in 2007 in Elie, Manitoba, it was a very warm and humid early evening that became a 49 minute ride through an atmospheric rage that would terrorize people in the area. Fortunately, no one was killed. An extremely strong tornado, later categorized as an F5, rolled through from 6:25 to…

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