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Winnipeg's Homeless Veterans Get Homes

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg has donated land to Homes for Heroes so temporary housing can be built for homeless veterans. The Winnipeg Kinsmen Veterans' Village will consist of 20 tiny homes on an acre of land. It's estimated there are about 160 homeless veterans living on the streets of Winnipeg. Homes for Heroes…

Winnipeg Police Investigate Possible Animal Cruelty

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating a possible case of animal cruelty in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue in Winnipeg. Officers entered a home with only a freezer inside where they found the remains of eight dogs in garbage bags. The home has been empty for six years but it's believed multiple people have been…

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Winnipeg's Homeless Veterans Get Homes

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg has donated land to Homes for Heroes so temporary housing can be built for homeless veterans. The Winnipeg Kinsmen Veterans' Village will consist of 20 tiny homes on an acre of land. It's estimated there are about 160 homeless veterans living on the streets of Winnipeg. Homes for Heroes…

Winnipeg Police Investigate Possible Animal Cruelty

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating a possible case of animal cruelty in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue in Winnipeg. Officers entered a home with only a freezer inside where they found the remains of eight dogs in garbage bags. The home has been empty for six years but it's believed multiple people have been…

Wanted In Winnipeg For Murder

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for 53 year old Neigel Ryan Noel who is wanted for second degree murder. On May 4th, 39 year old Scott Matthew Catcheway was found dead after a serious assault in the 400 block of Young Street. The Homicide Unit believes Noel has fled to Ontario, possibly the Thunder Bay…

Winnipeg Biker Caught Speeding 48 Times

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a 23 year old man on a number of charges after a motorcycle was photographed by safety cameras speeding through Winnipeg intersections dozens of times. It started over a year ago and happened 48 times between May 3rd and September 11th of 2021. On average, the biker was caught going…

Winnipeg Police Arrest Murder Suspect

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested their suspect in a recent Winnipeg murder. 31 year old Christopher Curtis Bone faces a second degree murder charge in the killing of 39 year old Ryan Mitchell Spence. Spence was shot in a bar in the 300 block of Smith Street just after midnight on May 1st. Bone is…

Winnipeg Cyclist Hurt In Hit & Run With Garbage Truck

WINNIPEG - A cyclist is in hospital in critical condition after a collision with a vehicle in Winnipeg early Wednesday morning. The man in his 30s was struck at the intersection of Erin Street and Sargent Avenue at about 5 a.m. An initial investigation has determined the the vehcile was a garbage truck which drove…

Weekend Train Derailment In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A weekend train derailment in Winnipeg is under investigation. Canadian Pacific Railway says rail cars carrying intermodal containers jumped the tracks in its marshalling yards on Saturday morning. No one was hurt, and no dangerous goods were involved, so public safety was not an issue. Canadian Pacific Railway did not say what caused…

Giveaway Weekend In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - It's Giveaway Weekend once again in Winnipeg, a chance to get rid of reusable items you no longer need. If you are out looking, please only take things at the curb that are marked as free, refrain from walking or driving onto private property, obey all traffic laws, and check everything for signs…

Arrest Made For Cat Abuse In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Police have charged a man after the Winnipeg Humane Society contacted them about a case of cat abuse. The 32 year old is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal on April 29th. The cat suffered severe injuries to its face and one of it's limbs which had to be amputated. The…

Special Weather Statement For Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The following Special Weather Statement has been issued for most of southern Manitoba including Winnipeg: More wet weather on the way for southern Manitoba today A low pressure system tracking northward out of the Dakotas will bring widespread rainfall amounts of 20 to 30 mm to areas of southern Manitoba that are currently…

Man Found On Winnipeg Bridge Dies

WINNIPEG - A man found on Friday night by Winnipeg Police has died from his injuries. The death of 31 year old Richard Dominic Anthony Contois is now being investigated as a homicide. He was discovered near a sidewalk on the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge on Salter Street at about 10:30 p.m. After being given emergency…

Mosquito Fight Underway In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The second wettest April in Manitoba history could translate into a significant mosquito problem this summer. However, the City of Winnipeg is planning an extensive control program for the bloodsuckers at a cost of $10 million. Helicopters and ground crews have begun larviciding but their efforts are about two weeks behind schedule because…

Guilty Of Winnipeg Manslaughter

WINNIPEG - A jury has found a Winnipeg man guilty of manslaughter in the presumed death of a husband and father. After the verdict, Kyle Pietz's bail was revoked and he was taken back into custody. Pietz worked in the same building as Eduardo Balaquit and Crown prosecutors argued Pietz killed Balaquit in an act…

More Sewage Into Winnipeg River

WINNIPEG - The city's wastewater treatment problems continue. 1.6 million litres of partially treated sewage was released into the Red River last month. The previously undisclosed discharge between April 21st and 25th is nearly 20 times the amount of diluted sewage put into the Assiniboine River in all of March. Chris Carroll, Winnipeg's wastewater manager,…

Winnipeg's Race For Mayor Underway

WINNIPEG - Registration just opened yesterday and there are already three candidates for mayor of Winnipeg. Jenny Motkaluk, Don Woodstock and Chris Clacio have registered their campaigns with the city clerk's office. Motkaluk finished second to mayor Brian Bowman in 2018, while Woodstock was fourth. Bowman is not seeking re-election.

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