4 people facing charges after armed robbery at southwestern Manitoba hotel: RCMP

By | October 22, 2019

Police have arrested four people in connection with a hotel robbery in southwestern Manitoba. Charges are pending against two men and two women after the robbery at a hotel in Somerset, about 120 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg, on Monday. RCMP were called at about 1 p.m. after reports of an armed robbery at the hotel involving a woman and… Read More »

Flood warnings and power outages continue post-storm; province says situation improving

By | October 22, 2019

The province said although flood warnings and high water advisories remain in several places in Manitoba and around 1,300 Manitoba Hydro customers still don’t have power, the long hangover from an unprecedented early winter storm is subsiding. Flood warnings are in place on the Red River between Emerson and the floodway inlet control structure. The province said the… Read More »

Officers attacked with bear spray during ‘extensive and lengthy’ chase: Winnipeg police

By | October 22, 2019

Winnipeg police have arrested a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a sexual assault — but the arrest wasn’t easy, police say, with several officers being attacked with bear spray during what was described as “an extensive and lengthy foot pursuit.” At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a foot patrol unit spotted a man near Bell MTS Place who was wanted for… Read More »

Smoking, vaping to be banned on RRC campuses beginning next year

By | October 22, 2019

Smoking and vaping will not be allowed on any Red River College campuses across the province, beginning on Jan. 1, 2020. The goal of the new policy is to provide a healthy environment on the college’s campuses. It will apply to students, staff, faculty and anyone visiting the college. Melanie Gudmundson, the college’s human resources officer, said in… Read More »

Officers sprayed with bear spray while chasing suspect in aggravated sexual assault: police

By | October 22, 2019

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police officers were sprayed with bear spray and contaminated with blood while trying to arrest a man wanted in connection with an aggravated sexual assault, police said Tuesday. It happened on Saturday, Oct. 19, at around 9:30 p.m., when police saw the suspect in the 300 block of Portage Avenue.  Police say the man was… Read More »

City of Winnipeg plays hardball over Shaw Park lease

By | October 22, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s civil service is recommending a tough stance over a new lease for Shaw Park, the downtown stadium where former mayor Sam Katz’s Goldeyes baseball team plays. The new terms include a rise in rent — from $1 a year to $150,000 — as well as the end of property and entertainment tax subsidies. The city also would take back two parking… Read More »

Video captured victim walking over trailer hitch before horrific Vancouver accident, police say

By | October 22, 2019

VANCOUVER – CTV News has learned Vancouver police have obtained surveillance video showing a Burnaby woman in the moments leading up to a horrific incident that saw her dragged under a vehicle for several blocks, crushing her face and breaking bones in the process. Twenty-four-year-old Desiree Evancio was crossing the street at East Hastings and Jackson Avenue early… Read More »

Federal Conservatives retain rural Manitoba stronghold, gain in Winnipeg

By | October 22, 2019

WINNIPEG — The Conservatives retained their strongholds in rural Manitoba on Monday night and picked up a few seats in Winnipeg. But they failed to knock off some of the urban Liberals, including International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr and Dan Vandal, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Indigenous services. The fact the Conservatives came up short… Read More »