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Another High Risk Sex Offender to Make Winnipeg Home

WINNIPEG - Police are advising people that Christopher Assiniboine, 37, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both children and adults will be living in Winnipeg. Assiniboine was released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba on March 31, 2020, after a 90 day suspension for breaching his…

High Risk Sex Offender in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against male children, more specifically, teenage boys is returning to the City. Gordon Peter Marcotte, 57 years of age, was released from Headingley Correctional Centre, on Monday after serving a sentence for sexual…

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Another High Risk Sex Offender to Make Winnipeg Home

WINNIPEG - Police are advising people that Christopher Assiniboine, 37, a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual/violent manner against all females, both children and adults will be living in Winnipeg. Assiniboine was released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary, Manitoba on March 31, 2020, after a 90 day suspension for breaching his…

High Risk Sex Offender in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender considered high risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against male children, more specifically, teenage boys is returning to the City. Gordon Peter Marcotte, 57 years of age, was released from Headingley Correctional Centre, on Monday after serving a sentence for sexual…

School's Out in Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Premier Pallister and Minister Goertzen told residents throughout Manitoba that the Province is suspending classroom learning for kindergarten to Grade 12 students indefinitely for this school year to help ‘flatten the curve’ and reduce the impact of COVID-19 throughout the province. Read more about the closures and what it means for students by…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Animals to Connect Online

WINNIPEG - You can still connect with the Assiniboine Park Zoo and other Park attractions while they are closed to help reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19. The Park is turning to social media to connect with visitors, members, supporters and the community while the Assiniboine Park Zoo and other Park attractions are…

Manitoba CoVid-19 Cases Growing

There are three new presumptive cases of CoVid-19 in Manitoba, bringing the total to seven now. The new cases involve two people in their 70's and one in their 50's. Five of the seven cases in the province are related to travel, while the other two are still under investigation. Across the country, there are…

Former Winnipeg TV Host “A Con Artist”

A former Winnipeg TV host will be watching a lot of television after being sentenced to six months house arrest. Jon Ljungberg was convicted of two offences under the Bankruptcy Insolvency Act. Ljungberg, 57, pleaded guilty to not reporting income or making payments to his trustee after filing for bankruptcy in 2016. His lawyer detailed…

UBER COMING TO WINNIPEG

It took a while but Uber has announced it's finally coming to Winnipeg. The ride sharing company is busy signing up drivers and hopes to be doing business here by the end of spring. Uber didn't like MPI's insurance structure but coverage will be topped up by buying additional private insurance. Uber joins ReRyde, TappCar…

Daylight Savings to Start on Sunday

WINNIPEG - March 8 at 2 a.m., the clocks will "spring ahead" one hour marking the start of daylight saving time. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) reminds residents to take a moment to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace their alarms’ batteries when adjusting their clocks for this weekend's time change.…

Vicious Dogs Attack Seriously Injures Two People

WINNIPEG - A vicious dog attack has left two people in hospital after terrorizing a number of people in a motel parking lot on Pembina Highway. Police were called to the disturbance at about 12:30 this morning where they found three people being seriously attacked by a group of vicious dogs. 13 separate police units…

Potahto Week 2020 on Now

WINNIPEG - Potahto Week is back for it's third year and this year there are 117 restaurants creating special dishes for us to enjoy. Virtually, we have every restaurant type covered. Just a few examples: Fast food, Wendy’s, family, Mona Lisa, Pony Corral, Altos, fine dining at Fusion Grill, Hy’s and Chop Steakhouse. We even…

KidFish Hosting Leap Day Social

The dedicated volunteers of KidFish didn't let the disappointment of having to scuttle the annual fishing derby stop them from raising important funding for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. The 2020 KidFish Ice Derby was scheduled for Jan 5th - but severe ice conditions, water levels 9 feet higher than…

Winnipeg Police Make Arrest in Valentines Day Assault

WINNIPEG - Police have made an arrest in conjunction with a Valentine's Day assault on Maryland Street. Police said on February 14, just before midnight, two men went to a house party in an apartment in the 700 block of Maryland Street. The man became physical the victim. During the fight, the accused armed himself…

30,000 Illegal Contraband Cigarettes Seized

WINNIPEG - Almost 30,000 contraband cigarettes and illegal cannabis was seized from three Winnipeg businesses, all owned and operated by the same people. Four people now face charges and their businesses face suspension and possible revocation of their tobacco retail dealers licences. More charges are also likely to come for possessing illegal cannabis. For a…

Unruly UK Airline Passenger Causes Unscheduled Landing

WINNIPEG - RCMP had their hands full with an unruly airline passenger after a London plane bound for Los Cabos had to be diverted to James Richardson Airport. On January 30, 2020, at approximately 11:45 am, Manitoba RCMP officers were advised that a plane from London en route to Los Cabos was being diverted to…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision

WINNIPEG - A pedestrian was sent to hospital in unstable condition after she was struck by a car yesterday just before noon. The woman was in the 100 block of Clonard Avenue when the accident occurred. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The…

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