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Employee at Morden business charged with stealing more than $60K in gift cards: police

By | December 7, 2019

A 19-year-old has been charged with fraudulently obtaining credit after thousands of dollars of credit was added to gift cards stolen from a Morden, Man., business by an employee, police say. On Oct. 18, the Morden Police Service received a report from a business in the Manitoba city, which is about 100 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg. The report said an employee… Read More »

‘Kids will fall through the cracks:’ Advocates critical of child-welfare changes

By | December 7, 2019

Advocates for children and First Nations say the federal government hasn’t provided funding for, or details about, extensive child-welfare changes coming next month, and they suggest vulnerable children will suffer. “My greatest fear is that kids will fall through the cracks and families will fall through the cracks,” said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child… Read More »

Woman, 58, dead after vehicle hits deer near Neepawa

By | December 7, 2019

A 58-year-old woman is dead after the vehicle she was travelling in hit a deer early Friday evening one kilometre north of Neepawa, Man. RCMP said they were notified of the collision around 5:55 p.m. Friday. Mounties said investigators determined a 42-year-old man was travelling northbound on Highway 5 near Neepawa, which is about 170 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, when… Read More »

After the last bell: When schools close, residents fight to keep rural Manitoba communities alive

By | December 7, 2019

If the neglected slide in the playground of Prawda’s former elementary school could talk, it might tell of the kids who giggled when the school in rural Manitoba thrived, and those who must have cried. “I remember one of my friends knocked a tooth out on this thing,” says Chelsea Zalitach, 23, standing at the foot of the slide, which time… Read More »

Why international tests don’t show the full picture of Manitoba student achievement

By | December 7, 2019

“International comparisons … are tricky business, and simple conclusions such as these are unwarranted.”  Such was the lament of Harvard education professor Daniel Koretz in his book Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, in response to a state education department’s surface analysis of PISA scores. Big data is great, but we need to be careful about… Read More »

This Stonewall man’s massive video game library will put your collection to shame

By | December 6, 2019

What started as a way for Matthew Bencharski to relive his childhood has morphed into a collection of over 3,000 video games. The Stonewall resident has a basement that most gamers can only dream of, with four TVs, every console and gaming accessory you can imagine, and shelves displaying his massive game collection.  “I guess I got into… Read More »

No charges for RCMP officer after man’s arm broken during arrest, police watchdog rules

By | December 6, 2019

An RCMP officer who used a baton while trying to arrest a man who was allegedly high on meth and wielding what turned out to be a wooden bat last June will not be charged, the province’s police watchdog has concluded. On June 14, Powerview RCMP responded to a call about a violent man at a home on Sagkeeng First Nation. When Mounties arrived, they could… Read More »

RCMP charge 3 with 2nd-degree murder after fatal shooting in Grand Rapids, Man.

By | December 6, 2019

Three people are facing second-degree murder charges after a man died in a shooting in Grand Rapids, Man., Monday. Daniel Walker, 32, was shot outside his mother’s house while visiting the community, which is almost 400 kilometres north of Winnipeg, family members told CBC News shortly after the incident. Police said they responded to the shooting outside a… Read More »

Manitobans donate $47K so far during CBC’s Harvesting Hope

By | December 6, 2019

CBC Manitoba is hosting live events all day Friday to raise money for Winnipeg Harvest. Here’s how to listen or attend the events. To donate to Winnipeg Harvest, call 204-982-3582 until 8 p.m. CT Friday, text FeedHope to 45678 (minimum donation by text is $20) or visit Winnipeg Harvest online (select ‘CBC Harvesting Hope Radiothon’ in the drop-down menu) until the evening of Sunday, Dec. 8. Harvesting Hope, CBC’s… Read More »