Manitoba courts processing more cases, more quickly, in wake of Jordan decision

By | February 14, 2019

Nearly three years since a Supreme Court ruling imposed firm deadlines aimed at expediting Canada’s court process, Manitoba appears to be processing more cases more quickly. Data from Manitoba Justice shows there were 48,808 cases processed in 2017-18, representing an increase just shy of six per cent. Figures from 2016-17 show 46,163 cases were processed. The number of cases that took… Read More »

Croatian midfielder brings ‘wealth of experience’ to Winnipeg’s Valour FC

By | February 14, 2019

Midfielder Josip Golubar, 33, has played more than 400 professional games. (Canadian Premier League) Winnipeg’s Valour FC has added veteran Croatian midfielder Josip Golubar to its Canadian Premier League roster. The 33-year-old has played in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, most recently with NK Varazdin in Croatia’s second division. “Josip has played over 200 matches in the top division… Read More »

Winnipeg police half-marathon on pace to cruise past fundraising milestone for brain cancer research

By | February 14, 2019

A Saskatchewan researcher says his team is on the brink of “groundbreaking” treatment for brain cancer — and runners in Winnipeg could help them meet their goal. At a launch event in Winnipeg Thursday, the Winnipeg Police Service said it is on pace to break a fundraising milestone with this year’s half-marathon event — money that will go toward the fight against one of the deadliest forms… Read More »

Assiniboine Park Zoo shows off newborn white-handed gibbon

By | February 14, 2019

Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest arrival has made its first public appearance. Staff at the zoo welcomed the birth a new white-handed gibbon Feb. 4, and the tiny primate was unveiled Thursday. The baby was born to Maya and Samson, who were matched on a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ species survival plan program. “It’s kind… Read More »

Appeal hearing set for Bruce Oake Recovery Centre land

By | February 14, 2019

Community members against the location proposed for of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre aren’t giving up. Last month, city council agreed to a conditional use and rezoning application to pave the way for the 50-bed long-term treatment facility on the old Vimy Arena site. READ MORE:  Bruce Oake Recovery Centre clears another hurdle at city hall Debate over… Read More »

Festival du Voyageur 50th anniversary starts Friday

By | February 14, 2019

The 50th anniversary of Festival du Voyageur promises a mix of new activities and old favourites. Perhaps nothing exemplifies this mix more than a snow sculpture under construction by a team from Steinbach. Sculptor Lyle Peters said it will be a railing that sits above the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It’s the first time people get to… Read More »

Manitoba’s police watchdog clears officer of perjury charges

By | February 14, 2019

Manitoba’s police watchdog has decided charges are not warranted against an RCMP accused of perjury during a murder trial last year. The officer was called as a witness for the prosecution during a Court of Queen’s Bench trial in Thompson, Man. She had been asked to testify about the accused’s level of intoxication while interacting with police. While… Read More »

Media Advisory – Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

By | February 14, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan, will meet with community and business leaders in rural Manitoba to hear about their priorities as she launches a cross-country listening tour – the first step in her mandate to develop an economic development strategy for rural Canada.

Winnipeg police officer acquitted of impaired charge after being found asleep in running car

By | February 14, 2019

A Winnipeg police officer has been acquitted of an impaired driving charge, after he testified he’d been drinking that night but was not impaired behind the wheel. Const. Leslie McRae was arrested in November 2017 when a Manitoba RCMP officer found him asleep in a still-running vehicle pulled over on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. He was charged… Read More »