Jury reaches verdict in trial for man accused of killing Winnipeg bus driver

By | January 31, 2019

BREAKING: The jury reached a verdict Thursday afternoon. CTV News will updated with more information as it becomes available. EARLIER: A 12-member jury has started deliberating in the trial of Brian Kyle Thomas. Thomas, 24, has pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the fatal stabbing nearly two years ago of Winnipeg Transit operator Irvine Jubal Fraser,… Read More »

Bloodvein RCMP investigating double homicide

By | January 31, 2019

Bloodvein RCMP is investigating a double homicide in the community. The Mounties were called around 4 a.m. Wednesday for a report of two dead men at a house in Bloodvein. Two men, aged 22 and 32, were pronounced dead on scene. The RCMP is investigating their deaths as homicides. Bloodvein is located approximately 250 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

Manitoba Hydro sets record for electricity use on bitterly cold day

By | January 31, 2019

The cold snap in the province has pushed use of electricity from Manitoba Hydro higher than it’s ever been. “We set an all-time record for electricity use,” Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said Thursday. “Our peak load as of 7 a.m. yesterday was 4,924 megawatts. Our previous record, Jan. 13, 2017, was 4,801 megawatts, so a substantial increase.”… Read More »

High blood pressure pill may raise skin cancer risk: Health Canada

By | January 31, 2019

TORONTO — Health Canada says prolonged use of a drug commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase a person’s risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, or water pill, that is also prescribed to reduce fluid retention related to heart failure and some kidney and liver problems. A safety review by Health Canada found… Read More »

Crews fight North End fire, warn of icy roads in area

By | January 31, 2019

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is investigating after a fire broke out at a North End house. Crews were called just after 8:30 a.m. to Bannerman Avenue near Salter Street. The WFPS said once on scene crews launched an interior offensive attack and the fire was declared under control by about 9:15 a.m. No one was home at… Read More »