Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

No need to be discouraged, experts say, as expansive hunt for B.C. fugitives drags on

By | July 30, 2019

It’s been a week since the last confirmed sighting of two B.C. homicide suspects, but law enforcement experts say the trail hasn’t necessarily gone cold. Keeping details of the investigation quiet is in the best interest of police, said Rob Creasser, a retired RCMP constable. “It’s not only good people that monitor the media,” he said. The suspects, Kam McLeod,… Read More »

Brandon widower waits nearly 2 years for answers amid backlog of care home investigations

By | July 30, 2019

A backlog of investigations into abuse at personal care homes has left a Manitoba widower waiting almost two years for answers after his wife died following a short stay at a care home in Brandon.   “I think it’s ridiculous. I just think it’s unconscionable,” said Hugh Davis, whose wife Sharen died on Oct. 29, 2017. “I want to hear that… Read More »

‘Watching our lake die’: Blue green algae fills Lake Winnipeg beaches

By | July 29, 2019

Toxic blue green algae blooms are appearing on Lake Winnipeg beaches earlier than normal, as the deadline looms for the City of Winnipeg to come up with a plan to tackle the excessive amount of phosphorus it’s pumping into the lake each day. Some residents who live along the lake’s shorelines say the bright green goo — which grows because… Read More »

‘One tough bird’: Missing woman, 84, asked for a cold beer and a hot tub when rescuers found her in bush

By | July 29, 2019

Volunteers say Mary Byman, 84, was cold, wet, barefoot and smiling when they found her huddled under a tree in southern Manitoba after days lost alone in the woods. “A cold beer and a hot tub — that was her two requests,” said Crystal Leigh, one of the rescuers who found Byman late Sunday night near Piney, Man. “She… Read More »

‘One tough bird’: Woman, 84, asked for a cold beer and a hot tub when rescuers found her in bush

By | July 29, 2019

Volunteers say Mary Byman was cold, wet, barefoot and smiling when they found the 84-year-old huddled under a tree in southern Manitoba after days lost alone in the woods. “A cold beer and a hot tub — that was her two requests,” said Crystal Leigh, one of the rescuers who located Byman late Sunday night near Piney, Man., after she got… Read More »

20 Manitoba men arrested for sexually exploiting vulnerable victims, police say

By | July 29, 2019

A total of 20 men face charges as a result of a continuing joint Winnipeg-Brandon sexual exploitation investigation called Project Beckon, police say. The men are charged with obtaining sexual services, police said at a joint police conference Monday morning in Brandon. “I think this will have a dramatic effect on those seeking sexual services within our city and hopefully the message… Read More »

20 Manitoba men arrested for obtaining sexual services from vulnerable victims, police say

By | July 29, 2019

A total of 20 men face charges as a result of a continuing joint Winnipeg-Brandon sexual exploitation investigation called Project Beckon, police say. The men are charged with obtaining sexual services, police said at a joint police conference Monday morning in Brandon. “I think this will have a dramatic effect on those seeking sexual services within our city and hopefully the message… Read More »

Credible tip spurs Mounties to redirect large-scale fugitive search to York Landing, Man.: RCMP

By | July 29, 2019

RCMP with help from the Canadian Forces are pouring resources into York Landing, Man., after they received what they describe as a credible tip about the location of two B.C. homicide suspects in the area around the remote Manitoba First Nation community. “Our officers on the ground have not made contact with the individuals, and so we are not yet… Read More »

Tip spurs Mounties to redirect large-scale fugitive search to York Landing, Man.

By | July 29, 2019

Heavily armed RCMP, with the help of police dogs and military planes, are scouring the area around York Landing, Man., following an unsubstantiated tip that two men spotted near the remote community’s garbage dump could be the two B.C. homicide suspects on the lam for the past week.  “Our officers on the ground have not made contact with the individuals, and… Read More »