High-risk sex offender released from prison, expected to live in Winnipeg: police

By | October 15, 2019

The Winnipeg Police Service is notifying the public a convicted sex offender was released from prison on Oct. 11 and is expected to live in Winnipeg. Though he’s participated in some treatment programming, Justin David Levasseur, 29, is considered high-risk to re-offend in a sexual manner against females. Levasseur was released from the Stony Mountain Institution following a… Read More »

Brandon city manager Rod Sage on paid leave as RCMP investigate overdose death at his home

By | October 15, 2019

Brandon city manager Rod Sage has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal drug overdose at his home this summer. The city made the announcement in a news release late Tuesday afternoon. He will be on paid leave for six weeks “or possibly less if matters are resolved prior to then,” the city said.  It comes after a CBC News investigation… Read More »

Advance polls see 4.7 million voters, setting new record

By | October 15, 2019

TORONTO — Elections Canada has seen a record number of voters already. The federal agency says more than 4.7 million Canadians are estimated to have voted in advance polls over the weekend, which represents a 29 per cent increase from the 2015 election and the most advanced votes ever recorded. Advance polls opened on Friday and continued through… Read More »

Sex offender released from prison, expected to move to Winnipeg

By | October 15, 2019

The Winnipeg Police Service is warning the public that a convicted sex offender, who police believe is likely to re-offend, was released from Stony Mountain Institution last week and is expected to be moving to Winnipeg. Police say Justin Levasseur, 29, has a history of violence and sexually violence. Although he attended treatment programming while in prison, police say women are at… Read More »

Nearly 2K collision claims opened since start of storm: MPI

By | October 15, 2019

Manitoba Public Insurance said residents have opened thousands of collision claims since the early winter storm began. A spokesperson for the Crown corporation said between Oct. 10 and Oct. 15 there have been 2,000 collision claims — a considerably higher number than during the same time period in 2018. Most of the collisions were attributed to poor driving… Read More »

Storm cleanup to take months and millions: Bowman

By | October 15, 2019

Mayor Brian Bowman says it will take months and millions of dollars to cleanup damage from the recent storm. He says the final bill will be in the tens of millions of dollars range and expects the cleanup to last into the new year. He says more than 30,000 trees are down on public property like parks and… Read More »

Death of woman found at recycling depot wasn’t homicide, Winnipeg police say

By | October 15, 2019

Mary Madeline Yellowback, whose body was found in a load of recycling at a Winnipeg depot, was not murdered, police say. Yellowback, 33, from Gods River, Man., was found dead at a recycling depot in an industrial area in northwest Winnipeg more than a year ago. Police initially treated her death as suspicious. Yellowback went into the recycling depot… Read More »

New pot delivery app coming to Winnipeg

By | October 15, 2019

With app-based food delivery services taking off in popularity, it was only a matter of time until someone applied the methods to the sale of cannabis. A new service called ‘Super Anytime’ will roll out in Manitoba later this fall to provide pot purchasers with what the service’s founders call a seamless and fully compliant experience.  Past experience… Read More »