Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Officers attacked with bear spray during ‘extensive and lengthy’ chase: Winnipeg police

By | October 22, 2019

Winnipeg police have arrested a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a sexual assault — but the arrest wasn’t easy, police say, with several officers being attacked with bear spray during what was described as “an extensive and lengthy foot pursuit.” At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a foot patrol unit spotted a man near Bell MTS Place who was wanted for… Read More »

City of Winnipeg plays hardball over Shaw Park lease

By | October 22, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s civil service is recommending a tough stance over a new lease for Shaw Park, the downtown stadium where former mayor Sam Katz’s Goldeyes baseball team plays. The new terms include a rise in rent — from $1 a year to $150,000 — as well as the end of property and entertainment tax subsidies. The city also would take back two parking… Read More »

Missing girl last seen in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface neighbourhood

By | October 22, 2019

Winnipeg police are asking the public for help locating a missing 17-year-old girl. Kailene Fiddler was last seen Oct. 14 in the St. Boniface neighbourhood. She is described as five feet, four inches, and 130 pounds with dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey sweater and grey sweatpants. The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned about Fiddler’s well-being and asks anyone… Read More »

Police ID woman found dead inside Elmwood home where officers shot man

By | October 22, 2019

A woman whose body was found inside a Winnipeg home after officers responded to a domestic incident has been identified as Karen Jane Letniak. The 48-year-old’s death is the city’s 32nd homicide of the year. A 26-year-old man is facing charges but is currently recovering in hospital from gunshot wounds suffered during a confrontation with officers, according to police. Officers were called… Read More »

2019 federal election: Here’s how Manitoba is now represented in Parliament

By | October 22, 2019

Now that the dust kicked up during a sometimes-nasty 40-day federal election campaign has settled and the ridings have been coloured in, here’s how Manitoba’s 14 seats in Parliament look. The Conservative Party has seven MPs — a gain of two. The Liberal Party has four — a loss of three. The NDP have three — a gain of one. Voter turnout in… Read More »

Missing Brandon girl, 17, found safe

By | October 22, 2019

The Brandon Police Service has located a 17-year-old Brandon girl who had been missing for nearly a week. The teen was reportedly last seen Oct. 16 in the western Manitoba city. On Tuesday, police said she had been found safe. CBC News has removed the name and picture of the teen to protect her identity because she is… Read More »

Winnipeg musician’s late cousin hailed as one of Elton John’s heroes

By | October 22, 2019

A Winnipeg musician’s late cousin is hailed by Elton John as one of his early musical heroes in his new autobiography, recognition that’s bringing new light to a musical career that’s a family source of pride. In Elton John’s newly released memoir, Me, he credits legendary pianist Winifred Atwell as one of his idols. Gerry Atwell, her proud Winnipeg cousin, never met her but has known… Read More »