Christine Wood met accused killer on Plenty of Fish dating site, court hears

By | April 30, 2019

Christine Wood met the man charged with murdering her through the online dating site Plenty of Fish, a jury heard in a Winnipeg courtroom on the opening day of testimony in the trial of Brett Overby.  Wood’s parents were the first to take the stand at the trial for the 2016 killing, which got underway Tuesday morning. Wood, 21, was… Read More »

Christine Wood’s mother first to testify as Brent Overby’s murder trial begins

By | April 30, 2019

Christine Wood’s parents are the first to take the stand in the trial for the man accused of the 2016 killing, which got underway Tuesday morning. Wood, 21, was last seen by her parents on Aug.19, 2016 and within eight months, Brett Overby, 32, had been charged with second-degree murder. Wood’s body was discovered in June of 2017 in… Read More »

More liquor should be sold privately, Manitoba government tells Crown corporation

By | April 30, 2019

Manitoba appears to be opening the door for more private liquor sales. New marching orders for the province’s Crown corporations include the request that Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries find ways the private sector can be involved in the sale and distribution of liquor.  The board has been asked to review the markup the province slaps on the price of… Read More »

More private liquor, fewer subsidies envisaged by Manitoba government

By | April 30, 2019

The Manitoba government is eyeing more private-sector involvement in liquor sales and fewer subsidies to cultural facilities in downtown Winnipeg. The Progressive Conservative government has released new mandate letters for the province’s Crown corporations. The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation is being told to find opportunities for increased private-sector participation in liquor retail and distribution. The Manitoba Centennial… Read More »

Province failing to protect wetlands by allowing development in subdivision near Gimli, residents say

By | April 30, 2019

A group of Interlake residents say the Manitoba government is turning a blind eye to a housing development they allege would destroy a wetland. They gathered at the Manitoba Legislature on Tuesday to hand-deliver documents they say demonstrate the province isn’t protecting the wetlands in Miklavik, a subdivision just off of Highway 9 south of Gimli, about 80 kilometres north of Winnipeg. The province granted permission in 2016… Read More »

‘My mom’s death was needless’: Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

By | April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge told staff and families on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  “We may never know the exact cause of… Read More »

‘My mom’s death was needless’: Familes want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

By | April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge told staff and families on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  “We may never know the exact cause of… Read More »

‘Strong possibility’ fatal salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home tied to frozen treats

By | April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg senior died as a result of the salmonella, her daughter was told by doctors at Grace Hospital. Her death is believed to be part of the outbreak that affected 10 Manitobans and 73 people nationwide. Now, the assisted living facility where she resided confirms residents were given cream puffs that are now on a recall list.… Read More »

Police find 21 missing youth during 2-day blitz

By | April 30, 2019

Winnipeg police said 21 missing youth were found and taken to a safe location during a joint initiative aimed at protecting young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation. Between April 26 and April 28 the Winnipeg police, in partnership with outreach workers from several Winnipeg organizations, checked 17 different locations known to be frequented by missing… Read More »

Suspicious vehicle call leads to discovery of man in medical distress in Wolseley

By | April 30, 2019

A report of a suspicious vehicle in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood led police to a man in medical distress, who later died. Shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, police were called to the area of Palmerston Avenue and Aubrey Street, near the Robert A. Steen Community Centre, following a report about the vehicle, police said Tuesday. While searching the area, officers found… Read More »