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2 OVERNIGHT FIRES

WINNIPEG - No one was hurt in two early morning blazes. The first, at around 2:30, was a garage in the 200 block of Watt Street. Then, about half an hour later, crews were called to a house fire in the first block of Vale Place. It was caused by a smoker disposing of a…

PROVINCE PITCHES UNPAID DAYS

WINNIPEG - The province has put a plan on the table to help it chop almost $10 million during the very costly CoVid-19 pandemic. Government workers have received a memo proposing that more than 6,200 of them take five unpaid days off this year. Union officials say that the idea will be discussed with members.…

RCMP CHARGE NORTHERN TRAVELERS

WINNIPEG - RCMP have charged and fined eight people for non-essential travel in Northern Manitoba on the long weekend. The seven Winnipeggers and one individual from Dauphin have each been fined $486. All of them say they were visiting family and friends in the Thompson area. Because of CoVid-19, no travel is allowed into the…

WILDFIRES NEAR DAUPHIN

WINNIPEG - About 100 people were evacuated from north of Dauphin on the weekend because of wildfires. The province says most of the residents should be back home today after self-evacuating Sunday night. The Canadian Red Cross says the members of Pine Creek First Nation stayed in hotels in Dauphin. Provincial burn permits have been…

ARREST IN INTERLAKE DEATH

WINNIPEG - RCMP have charged a 24 year old man with manslaughter after another man was fatally injured Friday night in the RM of West Interlake. Zachary Desjarlais of Volgar, Manitoba will appear in court Tuesday. The victim is a 35 year old man also from Vogar. The investigation continues.

LOTTO 6/49 WINNING NUMBERS-MAY 16

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto 6/49 winning numbers from Saturday, May 16th. Good luck! In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the official information of WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photo: WCLC

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LATEST MURDER

WINNIPEG - City police have made an arrest after the latest homicide. 45 year old Brandon Carl Starnyski faces a second degree murder charge following a deadly dispute earlier this weekend that cops are calling domestic in nature. 46 year old Marie Morin was taken by ambulance in critical condition yesterday around noon from a…

LOTTO MAX WINNING NUMBERS-MAY 15

WINNIPEG - Here are the Lotto Max winning numbers from Friday, May 15th. Good luck! In the event of any discrepancy between this information and the official information of WCLC, the latter shall prevail. Photo: WCLC

PALLISTER’S LETTER TO SENIORS

WINNIPEG - When Manitoba seniors get their $200 CoVid-19 cheque from the province, there’ll be a letter with it from the Premier. Brain Pallister says he wants to thank seniors. But critics wonder if he’s playing politics. Pallister says he’s not trying to buy votes and never has. The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says the letter…

MORE BROADBAND COMING

WINNIPEG - The province wants to jump-start broadband availability in rural and northern communities. The plan, announced by Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton, is to use a fibre-optic network that has already been built through Manitoba Hydro. It was created to communicate with hydro-electric facilities and transmit data. “The CoVid-19 pandemic has underscored the importance…

THANKS BUT NO THANKS

WINNIPEG - The head of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg doesn't think his members should receive a special payment for frontline workers. Alex Forrest has written an open letter to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister saying the gesture is appreciated but not necessary. Forrest says firefighters and paramedics are simply doing the dangerous work they signed…

LATEST FROM BRANDON COPS

WINNIPEG - Here’s the latest from Brandon police... On Thursday morning, an employee of CP Rail observed a vehicle with a smashed window driving in the area of Canadian Pacific property near 9th St North. The witness thought the driver was impaired. The vehicle was not located after the area was patrolled. The vehicle was…

JONAH HILL WINS!

WINNIPEG - Jonah Hill has beat out Samuel L. Jackson for the most swear words in movies. Buzz Bingo, a team of scientists, produced an analysis called Profanity On Film which was able to figure out that Hill uses bad language 376 times on film, compared to just 301 for Jackson so it’s not even…

TONY ROMA'S & SEGOVIA CLOSE

WINNIPEG - One of the three Tony Roma's locations in the city has closed. While two remain open, the restaurant on Nairn Avenue closed this week after failing to work out an agreement with the landlord. Segovia in Osborne Village has also packed it in. Many observers believe this is just the beginning when it…

PROVINCE UPS ENFORCEMENT

WINNIPEG - With the first long weekend of the summer almost here, more provincial officials will be out enforcing the public health orders relating to CoVid-19. Premier Brian Pallister says over 3,000 provincial and municipal personnel can be deployed, including safety and health officers and liquor, gaming and cannabis inspectors. He also announced Operation Safe…

BOWMAN CLARIFIES ENFORCEMENT

WINNIPEG - Mayor Brian Bowman has found it necessary to clarify exactly who's policing CoVid-19 violations. He says city bylaw officers are only able to enforce coronavirus measures at Winnipeg's parks, provincial inspectors are responsible for everything else. Bowman says the city got social distancing calls after a weekend protest at the legislature but he…

FRONTLINE PAYMENT

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister has announced a special payment for frontline workers in Manitoba. An advisory group will determine who's eligible and how much each person will get. But Pallister suggested the payment would likely be around $1,000. The province will contribute $30 million while Ottawa will kick in $90 million. More details including…

HONK IF YOU'RE ANGRY

WINNIPEG - Communities Not Cuts Manitoba will hold another Honk-a-thon today. It's set for noon at the Legislature. People angry about provincial CoVid-19 cuts will be lined up in their cars honking their horns. This follows up to 700 temporary layoffs at Manitoba Hydro and funding cuts to colleges and universities that could result in…

HYDRO LAYOFFS

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Hydro has announced layoffs due to CoVid-19. Up to 700 employees will be temporarily laid off for four months starting this week. This move will save $11 million. Union officials obviously aren't happy about it and the NDP is accusing the Pallister government of using coronavirus to justify the job cuts. But…

SNOWBIRDS FLYOVER

WINNIPEG - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will fly over the city this morning. It's part of their Operation Inspiration tour of the country. After the Winnipeg flyover, the jets will head west along the TransCanada Highway, flying past Portage La Prairie and then into Brandon.

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