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Yes Campaign Launches GoFundMe Page

WINNIPEG - The Portage and Main battle between Yes and No is about to heat up. A Coalition to open Portage and Main officially launched a GoFundMe campaign Wednesday, with a goal of $100,000, at time of writing it was just over $3,000. The Coalition says this is an initial fundraising target. The money which…

Driver Struck a Vehicle, 2 homes and Fences Found Unresponsive by Police

WINNIPEG - Police have confirmed a collision that sent one man to hospital, stuck two homes and destroyed a number of fences was the result of a medical incident. On Sunday around 5:20 PM police driving in the area of Mountain Avenue and Salter Street saw a vehicle travelling westbound at a high rate of…

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Yes Campaign Launches GoFundMe Page

WINNIPEG - The Portage and Main battle between Yes and No is about to heat up. A Coalition to open Portage and Main officially launched a GoFundMe campaign Wednesday, with a goal of $100,000, at time of writing it was just over $3,000. The Coalition says this is an initial fundraising target. The money which…

Driver Struck a Vehicle, 2 homes and Fences Found Unresponsive by Police

WINNIPEG - Police have confirmed a collision that sent one man to hospital, stuck two homes and destroyed a number of fences was the result of a medical incident. On Sunday around 5:20 PM police driving in the area of Mountain Avenue and Salter Street saw a vehicle travelling westbound at a high rate of…

Man Wanted Police to Shoot Him

WINNIPEG - A 34-year-old man wielding a machete and taunting officers wanted police to shoot him. Friday morning Tactical Team members responded to a report of a man distressed and armed with a machete outside a home in the Robertson neighbourhood. The man, who is believed to have been coming off the use of methamphetamine,…

18-Yer-Old Winnipeg Man Shot Riding His Bicycle on Roy Avenue and Cecil Street

WINNIPEG - An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition with life-altering injuries after being shot Saturday night riding his bicycle near Roy Avenue and Cecil Street in Winnipeg. Police say the shooting happened around 7:30PM. A short time later officers from the Street Crime Unit spotted a suspect vehicle near Logan Street…

Can you Identify This Truck and Occupants?

WINNIPEG - Police are asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle and the people inside who may have witnessed a serious collision. Police believe three vehicles were involved in a collision at the intersection of Dakota Street and Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Six people were taken to hospital, one person in unstable condition. The Traffic…

Woman Found Shot at Andrews St. & Aberdeen Ave.

WINNIPEG - A woman was taken to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound Saturday morning, a man surrenders to police. Officers patrolling Andrews Street and Aberdeen Avenue came upon a truck containing an injured woman that had been shot in the upper body. As more officers began to arrive, a male suspect approached officers and…

Stolen Car Crashes Through Guardrail - 24-Year-Old Charged

WINNIPEG - AIR1 and officers on the ground tried to stop a stolen vehicle on Thursday just after midnight near McGregor Street and Dufferin Avenue; however the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Officers on the ground backed off and increased their distance while AIR1 followed the stolen vehicle as it continued…

Get Involved, Apply Now to be City Boards and Commissions

WINNIPEG - If you have ever wanted to become more involved in the community, this is a good opportunity. The City of Winnipeg is accepting applications for positions on various Boards and Commissions until October 19th. The City Clerk’s Department initiates an annual selection process to fill citizen member positions to Boards and Commissions on…

Violent Crime in Winnipeg is "OFF The Chart"

WINNIPEG - A Statistics Canada report released last week shows violent crime in Winnipeg has grown to such an extreme level that the government agency was forced to remake its ‘Violent Crime Severity Index’ chart just to accommodate Winnipeg. Winnipeg already had the worst violent crime rate in Canada in 2016, but the numbers increased…

Help Santa Buy a New Sleigh

WINNIPEG — Santa needs a new sleigh for his annual parade in Winnipeg, and organizers hope crowdsourcing can raise $100,000 to replace the rickety one that’s been in service for at least 60 years. The Winnipeg Parade Committee says the current Santa float has been deemed unsafe, the decor is crumbling and the snowmen on…

14-Year-Old Boy Mugged on Bike Path

WINNIPEG - A 14-year-old boy was mugged Sunday just before 5:00 PM along the riverbank bike trial in the 2500 block of Roblin Blvd. The victim, a 14-year-old boy, told police he was riding his bike along the trail when two men jumped out from the trees along the trail and stood in front of…

An Upgraded Sister MacNamara Park​

WINNIPEG – Kids near Sister MacNamara Park in Winnipeg have a new basketball court. Councillor Mike Pagtakhan officially opened a new basketball court at Sister MacNamara Park on Ross Avenue. The new court, installed as part of an overall restoration of the park which started in 2017, features new asphalt with court lines, backboards and…

Downtown Safety Plan Lacks Resources For More Police Foot Patrols

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) notes the downtown safety strategy approved this week by Mayor Brian Bowman and his Executive Policy Committee contains many worthy initiatives, but is lacking a central ingredient for improved safety in Downtown Winnipeg – the resources required for more Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) foot patrols. Increased foot patrols…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Welcomes Two Rescued Harbour Seals

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo welcomed two new rescued harbour seals from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center (MMR). The new tenants are Cetus and Camrose, both are male, have completed the standard 30-day quarantine and joined the Zoo’s other seals in the Journey to Churchill. “Along with other northern species, the seals…

Winnipeg Councillor, Russ Wyatt, Charged with Sexual Assault

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg city councillor has been charged with sexual assaulting a woman six months ago. Russ Wyatt, 48, was arrested Tuesday after lab results came back, and has been released pending a future court date, a city police spokesman said. Const. Rob Carver would not reveal details of the allegations on Wednesday, other…

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