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Police Locate Missing, Non-Verbal Child Using Transmitter Bracelet

WINNIPEG - Police used life-saving technology to find a missing autistic, non-verbal child. Yesterday evening, at around 7:00 PM. police received a report that a 16 year-old autistic, non-verbal boy had gone missing near the Grant Park area. He was wearing a transmitter bracelet through Project Life Saver and was located after he had travelled…

Harrowing Details of Abuse in Murder Trial

WINNIPEG — One of five women who lived with a man accused of killing one of them has testified that she was locked in a laundry room when he got jealous to teach the others a lesson. Jessica Reid, 36, says she didn’t leave Perez Cleveland because she was dependent on him for a place…

Two Pedestrians Struck and Killed Crossing Panet Road.

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for witnesses to a pedestrian-vehicle accident just after midnight last night that took the lives of two people. The accident took place at approximately 12:20AM at the intersection of Panet Road and Regent Avenue. Investigators believe that a vehicle travelling westbound on Regent struck two pedestrians who were crossing southbound…

CWE Lethal Lottery Had Unpredictably Entertaining Results

In the world of entertainment there’s improv, and then there’s when improv meets wrestling. Canadian Wrestling’s Elite held its first event after completing the 38 Day 10th Anniversary Tour at Rookies Sports Bar on Friday night and the Lethal Lottery, drawn by the fans, dictated the line-up, match by match. This protocol meant that wrestlers…

Writers in Residence Program Looking for Applicants

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2019-2020 edition of its Writer-in-Residence Program. During their term, the Writer-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentorship and public workshops to emerging Manitoba writers of all genres. The successful candidate works with writers by email, phone, and in-person consultations. In addition, the Writer-in-Residence hosts public workshops to share…

City Conducting Controlled Burns

WINNIPEG - The city will be planning a series of controlled burns in a number of natural areas until June 14. The controlled burns will only be conducted un suitable weather conditions and will have appropriate safeguards in place. The controlled burns have been conducted on Winnipeg's tall grass prairies since 1986 in order to…

Water Meter Reading Season Begins

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg’s annual water meter reading program begins May 8, 2019 and will continue until the end of August. City employees will be visiting homes weekdays between 2:30 p.m. and dusk. Each meter reader will have photo identification, a hand-held computer, and a uniform with the City of Winnipeg logo. Homeowners…

Accused Pleads "Not Guilty" in Death of Christine Wood

WINNIPEG — A man accused of killing an Indigenous woman in Manitoba has told a jury that they had sex at his home before she came at him with a knife and he blacked out. Brett Overby, 32, has pleaded not guilty to second−degree murder in the death of 21−year−old Christine Wood. Wood had travelled…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Accident on Pembina Highway

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for witnesses to a motorcycle/vehicle accident that took place in the 2300 block of Pembina Highway just after 7:00 pm. last night. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital in critical condition and has serious injuries. the driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital where she…

Duggan Wrestles With Near Fatal Rollover Just As CWE Tour Concludes

A late-season wintery highway was almost the end of the road for Winnipeg heavyweight wrestler and promoter Danny Duggan in Ontario - and for two international stars traveling in his car - with the finish line in sight for an unprecedented 38 event barnstorming tour across 5 provinces with Canadian Wrestling's Elite. The promotion, which…

Provincial Funding for Take Pride Winnipeg Program

WINNIPEG - The Provincial Government has announced $60,000 in funding for Take Pride Winnipeg. The funding will help expand programming which includes, cleanup of litter, removal of graffiti, recycling, education programs and painting homes for seniors. “We want all Manitobans to work together to make a difference and help keep our communities clean and beautiful…

$2.3 Million to Fight Gun and Gang Violence

WINNIPEG - The battle against guns and guns has $2.3 million in funding over the next two year thanks to the Federal Government's initiative to Take Action against Gun and Gang Violence. The funding will enable Manitoba to equip police agencies and Manitoba Justice with the tools, equipment and capacity they need to disrupt and…

17 Year-Old Survives Train Collision

OAKBANK - A 17 year-old is lucky to be alive after his vehicle collided with a train at an uncontrolled intersection. The incident occurred on April 24 at around 4:00pm on Briercliff Road less than half a kilometre south of Highway 213. The was travelling northbound on Briercliff Road when he collided with the train…

Major Restoration Planned for Memorial Park Fountain

WINNIPEG - The province is planning a major restoration of the Memorial Park Fountain as well as rehabilitation work on Memorial Boulevard as part of Manitoba 150 celebrations that will take place in 2020. The fountain is the first phase of $45 Million that has been committed to infrastructure projects across the province to Mark…

Annual Unclaimed Bike Auction this Weekend

WINNIPEG - The annual unclaimed bike auction will be taking place this weekend at the Terry Sawchuk Arena at 901 Kimberley Ave. Saturday, April 27, public viewing will run from 7 am. to 8:45 am and the auction will begin at 9:00 am. Sunday, April 28 public viewing will take place from 10 am to…

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