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Winnipeg Liquor Marts see steep drop in thefts since controlled entrances installed

By | May 29, 2020

Liquor Marts have seen a dramatic drop in the number of thefts in Winnipeg since Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries began installing controlled entrances at its stores, the Crown corporation says.  In the last four weeks, there were fewer than 12 thefts reported at Liquor Marts in Winnipeg, a spokesperson said in an email Friday.  From Aug. 12 to… Read More »

2 charged with 1st-degree murder in gang-related Selkirk Avenue homicide: Winnipeg police

By | May 29, 2020

Two men arrested with the help of a tactical team in Winnipeg’s Exchange District on Wednesday have been charged with first-degree murder, after what’s believed to be a gang-related killing in the William Whyte neighbourhood last week, police said Friday. Police were called to a home on Selkirk Avenue between Arlington and Parr streets around 9:30 a.m. on May… Read More »

Latest cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba related to travel, health officials say

By | May 29, 2020

The latest cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba are related to out-of-province travel, public health officers say. The two cases, identified on Thursday, are both men in their 20s from the Winnipeg health region. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said Friday that the men were in close contact with one another and travelled together. He couldn’t share details on where… Read More »

Winnipeggers say they’re sickened, traumatized by George Floyd’s death at hands of Minneapolis police

By | May 29, 2020

The death of George Floyd during an arrest by police in Minneapolis has sparked violent protests in the United States while igniting anguish and calls for change in Winnipeg. “The stories — that seem nearly daily — of violence against black people who look just like me, and in some ways with lives similar to my life or the lives of… Read More »

Naked man crashes ambulance into Portuguese Cultural Centre in Winnipeg

By | May 29, 2020

A naked man crashed an ambulance into a Winnipeg cultural centre on Friday morning, a witness says. Police are investigating reports of an ambulance being stolen from the area of Sherbrook Street and William Avenue before the crash into the Portuguese Cultural Centre on Notre Dame Avenue. Cheryl Danners works for Boretta Construction, a company that’s building an… Read More »

Naked man crashes stolen ambulance into Portuguese Cultural Centre in Winnipeg

By | May 29, 2020

A naked man driving a stolen ambulance crashed into a Winnipeg cultural centre on Friday morning, a witness says, narrowly missing some people outside the building. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Chief John Lane said the incident began around 8:30 a.m. Paramedics en route to another station happened upon someone who was “clearly in need of assistance” in the area of Notre Dame… Read More »