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The Queen of Soul, an old-school rave and a mini-Keycon: CBC Manitoba’s top weekend picks for Feb. 1-3

By | February 1, 2019

The brutally cold snap in Winnipeg has finally ended — and we’ll find out this weekend if the groundhog thinks we’re in for six more weeks of winter. But there’s more to this weekend than Groundhog Day. Three of CBC Manitoba’s on-air personalities share their top picks for the Feb. 1-3 weekend. Ismaila Alfa’s pick:​​ Ego Spank Presents Winnipeg band Ego Spank has… Read More »

Ex-Transit operator says city must do more to protect drivers like Irvine Fraser

By | February 1, 2019

A former Winnipeg Transit operator is pointing the finger squarely at the City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit for fostering a dangerous environment that left drivers like Irvine Jubal Fraser in harm’s way. Chantale Garand resigned from her post on Nov. 9, following the stabbing death of Fraser at the hands of passenger Brian Kyle Thomas. “[I had]… Read More »

Valour FC signs goalkeeper Mathias Janssens from Belgian third tier

By | February 1, 2019

Winnipeg’s Valour FC has reached into Belgian’s third division to sign goalkeeper Mathias Janssens. The 20-year-old arrives from RAAL La Louviere. The young Belgian previously played for Waasland Beveren’s reserve team. “Through our scouting and coaching networks, Mathias is a player who was brought to our attention well over a year ago,” Valour FC coach and GM Rob… Read More »

Children’s Advocate launches serious injury investigation into foster father sex abuse case

By | February 1, 2019

Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth has launched a serious injury investigation into the circumstances surrounding a man who was accused of sexual abuse against four of his foster daughters and then continued to live with two of the girls in the months following the start of the police investigation. “I intend to look at the whole picture… Read More »

1 person in unstable condition after downtown Winnipeg apartment catches fire

By | February 1, 2019

A blaze in a 17-storey Winnipeg highrise apartment building led to one person being hospitalized in unstable condition Thursday. The fire broke out around 2:42 p.m. on the 14th floor of the Colony Square complex on St. Mary Avenue, between Good and Balmoral streets, said a Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service spokesperson.  Firefighters were able to hold the fire to… Read More »

Brian Thomas found guilty of 2nd-degree murder for stabbing bus driver Irvine Fraser

By | January 31, 2019

A jury has convicted Brian Kyle Thomas of second-degree murder in the death of Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser. Thomas, 24, pleaded not guilty in the Feb. 14, 2017, stabbing death of Fraser. Thomas’s defence said during the trial there is no doubt Thomas stabbed Fraser, but argued it was Fraser who escalated the confrontation. The 12-member jury at Thomas’s trial, made up of eight women… Read More »

Jury reaches verdict in trial for stabbing of Winnipeg Transit driver

By | January 31, 2019

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of the man accused of murdering Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser. Brian Kyle Thomas, 24, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Feb. 14, 2017, stabbing death of Fraser. Thomas’s defence said during the trial there is no doubt Thomas stabbed Fraser, but argued it was Fraser who escalated the confrontation. The 12-member jury… Read More »

RCMP looking for missing teen last seen in Winnipeg

By | January 31, 2019

RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find missing 16-year-old Selena Symone French, last seen in Winnipeg. (Submitted by Manitoba RCMP) St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP are looking for a missing 16-year-old from the rural municipality of De Salaberry who was last seen in Winnipeg. Selena Symone French, 16, was last seen on William Avenue, near the Health Sciences Centre, at about… Read More »