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Drunk and distracted driving eclipse cannabis offences on Manitoba roads 4 months after legalization

By | February 22, 2019

There have been dozens of cannabis-related driving offences in Manitoba four months since legalization, but nowhere near as many as drunk or distracted driving. There were 75 cannabis-related driving infractions since Oct. 17, 2018, compared to 388 for impaired driving and 133 for distracted driving, said RCMP Sgt. Paul Manaigre. “Officers right now have more experience and are better at detecting impaired drivers… Read More »

U.S. forecasters upgrade spring flood risk south of border

By | February 22, 2019

U.S. flood forecasters say the threat of significant flooding on the Red River south of the border this spring “has increased substantially” because of recent heavy snowfall as well as deep frost. In its second spring flood outlook of 2019, the U.S. National Weather Service upgraded the risk of significant flooding along the North Dakota and Minnesota portions of the… Read More »

A film festival, anime and a ‘sick and twisted’ Threepenny Opera: CBC Manitoba’s weekend picks for Feb. 22-24

By | February 22, 2019

A festival of films by black artists — including one up for a best picture Oscar on Sunday — a chance to pull out your best anime costume and a unique take on a classic of musical theatre are among your entertainment options in Winnipeg this weekend. Three of CBC Manitoba’s on-air personalities share their top picks for the final weekend of… Read More »

Your top Manitoba weekend picks include a film festival, anime and a ‘sick and twisted’ Threepenny Opera

By | February 22, 2019

A festival of films by black artists — including one up for a best picture Oscar on Sunday — a chance to pull out your best anime costume and a unique take on a classic of musical theatre are among your entertainment options in Winnipeg this weekend. Three of CBC Manitoba’s on-air personalities share their top picks for the final weekend of… Read More »

Indigenous leaders voice frustration over being left out of new CFS block funding process

By | February 21, 2019

Three Indigenous leaders are raising concerns over not being included in the decision-making process behind a new block funding model for Manitoba child welfare agencies. Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand, Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee, brought their concerns up in a meeting with Families Minister Heather Stefanson Thursday. Earlier this month Stefanson announced a shift to a “single… Read More »

Province unveils plans for 143-bed Steinbach care home, but withholds cost estimate

By | February 21, 2019

The province revealed new details Thursday for a Steinbach care home announced 2½ years ago that’s meant to meet rising demand in the southeastern Manitoba city, but opposition parties accuse the government of repackaging old news and failing to move quickly enough to address the province’s care bed shortage. Premier Brian Pallister and Health Minister Cameron Friesen unveiled plans… Read More »

Crestview residents lose last-ditch effort to stop Bruce Oake Recovery Centre

By | February 21, 2019

A quartet of city councillors has quashed a last-ditch effort to prevent an addictions-treatment centre from operating in a western Winnipeg residential neighbourhood. City council’s appeals committee voted Thursday to reject an appeal launched against a city council decision to make land-use changes that pave the way for the Bruce Oake Memorial Centre. The 50-bed treatment centre is expected to rise on the site… Read More »

Manitoba’s new top Mountie has done everything from G8 security to domestic calls

By | February 21, 2019

Jane MacLatchy was ready for almost anything when she was called to a domestic dispute in Prince George, B.C., at the beginning of her RCMP career — but programming the VCR wasn’t on the list. “You never know how those [calls] are going to go. They can go very badly,” MacLatchy, who just became the first female commanding officer… Read More »

Semi-trailer crashes into parked RCMP cruiser on Trans-Canada Highway

By | February 21, 2019

An RCMP officer escaped serious injury after a semi-trailer crashed into his cruiser that was parked at the side of the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday morning. The 47-year-old officer pulled behind a semi-trailer that was involved in a collision earlier in the morning so he could make sure everyone affected was OK, RCMP said. The semi was stopped on the side of the highway near… Read More »