Transit inspectors could soon have power to detain passengers

By | June 25, 2019

Transit inspectors may be given the power to detain problem passengers, depending on the outcome of a study. The public works committee tasked city administrators to come up with terms of reference for a consultant to explore the idea. The Transit Advisory Committee, formed after the killing of a bus driver, has set aside $100,000 for a long-term… Read More »

Decision to pull trigger in fatal Thompson shooting was consistent with RCMP training, officer’s trial hears

By | June 25, 2019

Const. Abram Letkeman’s decision to fire the shots that killed Steven Campbell in 2015 was consistent with RCMP training, a police use of force expert told a Thompson, Man., court on Tuesday.  Christopher Butler testified his review of the case concluded that Letkeman perceived Campbell, 39, as a threat to his life on Nov. 21, 2015, when the officer ended… Read More »

City cancels plans to hire contractor to dismantle Winnipeg homeless camps

By | June 25, 2019

The City of Winnipeg is cancelling its plans to dismantle homeless camps amid pressure from several advocates. In May, the city released a request for proposals on its website, looking for a contractor to help discard “bulky waste” that makes up “temporary homeless shelters,” collect and dispose of “biohazardous” items from parks and other public areas, and collect used needles. … Read More »

Jets-Flames outdoor game, Hockey Day from Yellowknife highlight 2019-20 NHL sked

By | June 25, 2019

A Vancouver Canucks 50th anniversary celebration, the annual Hockey Day in Canada and an outdoor game in Regina mark Canadian highlights on the 2019-20 NHL schedule. The 1,271-game schedule, released Tuesday, includes the Heritage Classic between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 26 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. It marks the first Heritage Classic — a… Read More »

Jury deliberating in trial for woman accused in Wolseley homicide

By | June 25, 2019

Jurors broke for the night after around eight-and-a-half hours of deliberations and will continue their discussions Wednesday morning in the trial of a Wolseley woman accused of killing her neighbour. Deliberations began around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and continued until around 9 p.m. in the Brenda Schuff case. Schuff has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death… Read More »

Green Party of Canada nibbles away at Liberal support, poll suggests

By | June 25, 2019

A new poll of federal voting intentions in Manitoba might prompt Liberal candidates to see Green in their rear-view mirrors. The Probe Research poll for the Winnipeg Free Press has the federal Green Party edging into double-digit support (13 per cent) among decided and leaning voters. Canadians will vote for a new federal government on Oct. 21. Probe Research… Read More »