Police say missing 18-year-old located

By | January 24, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:18PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:54PM CST UPDATE: Winnipeg police said the 18-year-old has been safely located. EARLIER: Winnipeg police are concerned for the wellbeing of a missing teen last seen Thursday morning and have asked for help to find him. Pierse Munroe, 18, was last seen in… Read More »

Bear mace spotting leads RCMP to stash of cocaine

By | January 24, 2019

A keen-eyed Mountie and a can of bear mace led police to a stash of cocaine, cash and drug paraphernalia. On Jan. 13 around 8:45 p.m., RCMP in Flin Flon, Man., saw two males in a parking lot and stopped to talk with them. During the conversation, one of the Mounties noticed a can of bear mace that… Read More »

‘This is going to be a big production’: Amazon Studios sci-fi TV series to film in Manitoba

By | January 24, 2019

A multimillion-dollar Amazon TV series, Tales from the Loop, is coming to Manitoba. The drama is spawned from the work of Swedish artist Simon Stalenhag, who blends elements of futuristic science-fiction with images of rural life. It is a very large series and there will be a number of sets built.– Nicole Matiation, On Screen Manitoba According to Variety, the series is to be… Read More »

Stolen SUV rams police cars in Winnipeg

By | January 24, 2019

Two men are charged with multiple offences after a stolen SUV slammed into Winnipeg police cruisers as officers attempted to box it in. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen on Jan. 20 after it was left running, was spotted by police around 2 a.m. on Thursday near Main Street and Royal Avenue, in the city’s Seven Oaks area. Police followed it to… Read More »

Manitoba government holding the line on school funding this year

By | January 24, 2019

Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:37PM CST Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:27PM CST The Manitoba government signalled more spending restraint Thursday by boosting funding to public elementary and high schools by just half a percentage point and capping school property tax increases at two per cent. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen said… Read More »

Funding boost of 0.5% shows ‘a government that doesn’t want to invest in education’: WSD trustee

By | January 24, 2019

The Manitoba government is increasing funding to public elementary and high schools in the coming school year by half a percentage point, or $6.6 million, bringing its total budget to $1.329 billion. But due to changes in enrolment and other factors, more than half of all school boards — including the Winnipeg School Division — will receive less… Read More »

Funding boost of 0.5% for shows ‘a government that doesn’t want to invest in education’: WSD trustee

By | January 24, 2019

The Manitoba government is increasing funding to public elementary and high schools in the coming school year by half a percentage point, or $6.6 million, bringing its total budget to $1.329 billion. But due to changes in enrolment and other factors, more than half of all school boards — including the Winnipeg School Division — will receive less… Read More »

Manitoba driver first to receive 7-day licence suspension

By | January 24, 2019

Just under three months after new distracted laws came into effect, one Manitoba driver is now the first to receive a seven-day licence suspension for using a smartphone while behind the wheel. According to Manitoba Public Insurance, the man, who is in his 60s, was caught distracted driving in late November. This resulted in a three-day licence suspension.… Read More »