Crews respond to truck-trailer fire on Oak Point Highway: WFPS

By | December 9, 2019

WINNIPEG — Fire crews were busy in northwest Winnipeg Monday morning as they fought a fire in a semi-truck and trailer. Just after 4 a.m., Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services responders arrived to find a truck and trailer burning at a location in the 100 block of Oak Point Highway.  Firefighters had the fire under control within half an… Read More »

Trucks, trailer fall through ice on Lake Winnipeg

By | December 9, 2019

WINNIPEG — A number of trucks and a trailer were captured on video falling through the ice on Lake Winnipeg on Sunday. Justin Ponto posted a video of the incident, which happened about an hour northeast of Winnipeg on Balsam Bay, to Facebook. The images show people rushing over to help as several trucks and a trailer sit… Read More »

New Zealand volcano eruption: No signs of life, island too unstable to search

By | December 9, 2019

A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving more missing. The island is too unstable to search, police said, but a helicopter surveyed the area. “Based on the information we have, we do not believe there are any survivors… Read More »

‘A dream come true’: Manitoba woman earns world record for lamb shearing

By | December 9, 2019

A Manitoba woman beat the world record for lamb shearing this weekend, becoming the first North American woman to ever hold the honour. Pauline Bolay, 33, of Fairford, Man., sheared 510 lambs in eight hours on Saturday in Waikaretu, New Zealand, beating out the previous record of 507 and smashing her own personal best of 412. “I was… Read More »

‘They’re killing themselves’: Acrid smoke from copper-wire fires plagues South Point Douglas

By | December 9, 2019

Noxious black smoke and the acrid smell of burning plastic have become regular irritants in South Point Douglas, thanks to illegal fires set to remove insulation from salvaged or stolen copper wire. Residents of the inner-city Winnipeg neighbourhood, which sits along the Red River to the immediate northeast of downtown, say they’re growing weary of wire fires set several times… Read More »

‘Marriage Story’ leads Golden Globe nominations

By | December 9, 2019

NEW YORK — Noah Baumbach’s divorce portrait “Marriage Story” leads the 77th Golden Globes with six nominations including best motion picture, drama. Netflix dominated Monday’s nominations with four films vying for best film in the drama and comedy or musical categories: “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “The Two Popes” and “Dolemite Is My Name.” Netflix led all companies with… Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

By | December 9, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the Russian flag and national anthem from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also may be stripped after the agency’s executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a… Read More »

Sandy Bay First Nation man missing for a week: police

By | December 8, 2019

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba First Nations Police Service is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.  Cody Grayson Mousseau, 31, from Sandy Bay First Nation was last seen in the community between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1.  Police said they are concerned for his wellbeing, and are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to… Read More »

Brandon police search for missing 16-year-old girl

By | December 8, 2019

WINNIPEG — The Brandon Police Service is searching for a 16-year-old girl last seen nearly one week ago. Cheyenne Byczkowski was last spotted Tuesday, Dec. 3 around 2 p.m. when she was leaving school.  Police said she is described as five feet three inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with blue eyes and dirty blonde hair. She also… Read More »