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 »

‘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 »