Driver arrested after woman hit on Sargent Avenue

By | August 1, 2019

Police arrested a driver in connection with a serious crash that sent a pedestrian to hospital Wednesday in Winnipeg’s West End.  A woman was hit crossing Sargent Avenue near Simcoe Street on Wednesday afternoon. A driver is in custody but charges have yet to be laid, police said Thursday morning.  The woman remains in hospital in critical condition, police… Read More »

Hail pounds parts of Manitoba as thunderstorms rumble through

By | August 1, 2019

Hail as large as baseballs pounded parts of southern Manitoba Wednesday night but no injuries or significant damage were reported. A line of thunderstorms sparked northwest and southeast of Winnipeg in the evening with reports of hail starting around 6:30 p.m. and ending around 9:30 p.m., said Shannon Moodie, Environment Canada meteorologist. “We had lots of reports of hail, anywhere from… Read More »

Midtown Bridge reopens after motorcycle crash

By | August 1, 2019

Roads have reopened after a motorcycle crash on Winnipeg’s Midtown Bridge left a woman in critical condition. The crash, which involved no other vehicles, happened around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when the motorcycle hit the median on the bridge. A female passenger was sent to hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle crash on the Midtown Bridge. (Gary Solilak/CBC) A motorcycle hit… Read More »

Northbound Midtown Bridge reopened after crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

By | August 1, 2019

CTV News Winnipeg Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:30AM CST Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:44AM CST A motorcyclist was involved in a collision on the northbound side of the Midtown Bridge Wednesday night, said Winnipeg police. Police were called to the scene at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday where they found a ‘serious accident’ had taken place… Read More »

Northbound Midtown bridge closed after crash leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

By | August 1, 2019

CTV News Winnipeg Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:30AM CST Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:37AM CST Winnipeg police are redirecting traffic after a motorcyclist was involved in a collision on the northbound side of the Midtown bridge Wednesday night. Police were called to the scene at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday where they found a ‘serious accident’… Read More »

Escalating crime, drug use prompt start of Bear Clan patrol in Portage la Prairie

By | August 1, 2019

The Bear Clan Patrol is spreading and Portage la Prairie could be the next Manitoba community to start a local chapter. A group in the city, located about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg, has met with leaders of the citizen patrol group in Brandon and Winnipeg. The Portage organizers hope to start patrolling the streets there this fall, in response to growing crime… Read More »

Drivers hit with pricey tickets call long Brookside construction zone a poorly marked ‘money grab’

By | August 1, 2019

Some Winnipeg-area drivers are speaking up about hefty speeding tickets given out in a construction zone they say is poorly marked and unfairly long. “I don’t believe it’s about safety. I believe it’s a money grab, and I don’t appreciate it,” said David de Meulles, who got a photo radar ticket while driving south on Brookside Boulevard, between Inkster… Read More »

Manitoba manhunt shows lack of resources for missing Indigenous women: advocates

By | August 1, 2019

Kelly Geraldine Malone , The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:10AM EDT WINNIPEG — Helicopters and a specialized military aircraft scoured from the air while armed police took to the ground over northern Manitoba in a hunt for two suspects of murders in British Columbia. Some advocates say it’s a stark contrast to resources applied to… Read More »

‘Alarming’ increase in sexually transmitted infections found across Canada

By | August 1, 2019

Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea across Canada have jumped, according to the latest figures compiled by CBC News, which comes amid a new surge in syphilis. CBC News asked each provincial and territorial government for up-to-date figures for the three most common sexually transmitted infections that are nationally reported due to their public health importance: chlamydia, gonorrhea and… Read More »