RAINIE JAMES SEMPLE WANTED BY POLICE

RAINIE JAMES SEMPLE WANTED BY POLICE

    Wanted for parole violation         The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit (MIHRSOU) is a joint forces unit of the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP. MIHRSOU is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Rainie James SEMPLE, also known as Rene James Everett, 43 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered at high risk to re‑offend in a sexual and/or violent manner.     Mr. SEMPLE is wanted on a Canada-wide Correctional Services of Canada warrant for parole revocation. He failed…

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WAIT TIMES TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED

WAIT TIMES TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED

    Task Force to address wait times in emergency room and surgeries and tests         The province has established a new task force that will look into wait times in emergency departments as well as the time it takes to get surgeries and diagnostic tests in Manitoba. “We know there is much work to be done to address wait times in emergency departments, particularly in Winnipeg, as well as wait times for surgeries and diagnostic procedures,” said Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen.   The…

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ARMED MEN FORCE WAY INTO HOME

ARMED MEN FORCE WAY INTO HOME

Winnipeg Police responded to reports of armed men and a robbery in progress around 5:00 am December 29, 2016   The call came in telling police that armed men had forced their way into two different suites of a home in the 600 block of Selkirk Avenue. The men had assaulted the residents of the suites. Officers arrived on scene and arrested one suspect outside of the residence and then arrested two other suspects as they exited the home.  A .22 caliber rifle was seized at the time of the arrests.  …

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GAS PRICES CLIMBING AGAIN

GAS PRICES CLIMBING AGAIN

    Gas prices rising         Blaming problems at two different referees in Indiana and Illinois Winnipeg gas stations are raising prices today to $109.9. It is the second jump within a couple of weeks related to refinery problems. Experts at Gasbuddy.com say that the price of gas will drop early next week by about 4 cents per litre. It is expected that by mid January prices will be down to about $1 per litre and may even go below that mark.     Although many stations…

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SOME STOLEN HOCKEY STICKS RECOVERED

SOME STOLEN HOCKEY STICKS RECOVERED

In a heart breaking story News4 told you about yesterday a number of hockey sticks that were to be used to make a memorial bench for Cooper Nemeth were stolen.   HOCKEY STICKS FOR SLAIN MANS MEMORIAL STOLEN   On Friday police reported that they had recovered about half of the sticks including the irreplaceable hockey stick that was owned by Cooper. There are still about eight sticks still missing including the stick that Cooper’s dad used to coach Cooper with. We are happy to report that half of the…

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HOCKEY STICKS FOR SLAIN MANS MEMORIAL STOLEN

HOCKEY STICKS FOR SLAIN MANS MEMORIAL STOLEN

    Stolen hockey sticks         Winnipeg Police report hockey sticks intended for a memorial to Cooper Nemeth were stolen. It happened on December 28, 2016 around 5:00pm in the 600 block of Bonner Avenue. Someone entered the garage of the home and took approximately 20 hockey sticks, most of which were broken. The sticks had been collected by the residents from family and friends on behalf of Cooper Nemeth in order to be turned into a memorial for the murdered teen. Two of the stolen sticks are irreplaceable,…

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TOP 5 FRAUDS OF 2016 REVEALED BY MPI

TOP 5 FRAUDS OF 2016 REVEALED BY MPI

    Caught in a lie!           Top 5 insurance frauds in Manitoba Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has seen it all. In 2016 their Special Investigation Unit (SIU) took a look at 2100 cases ranging from staged accidents to bogus car thefts. In all the unit saved MPI more than $8.2 million. The SIU has searched through their files from the past year to with you their top 5 fraudsters of 2016.   MPI TIP LINE     No. 1: Camera’s don’t lie A pedestrian said he was…

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POWER OUTAGE HITS 1400 CUSTOMERS

POWER OUTAGE HITS 1400 CUSTOMERS

    Power Outage         A power outage that hit the downtown core Thursday morning is causing problems for drivers as traffic lights in the area are out. According to Manitoba Hydro the problem is at their King Street substation and is affecting businesses and residential properties in the downtown and Exchange districts.     Power first went out around 8:00 am an has been on and off throughout the morning as crews work on repairs   Update: Crews expect full restoration by about 11:20. Customers put back…

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RCMP TAKE 18 IMPAIRED DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD

RCMP TAKE 18 IMPAIRED DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD

    Check Stop, Week Three       18 more impaired drivers busted in week three of the holiday check stop program. The RCMP have released their statistics for the third week in their annual holiday check stop enforcement program. 40 check stops happened across the province during the week with 1733 vehicles stopped. Police issued 531 Highway Traffic Act tickets during the checks. Police say that they also charged 3 people for refusing a breath demand.   TRAFFIC | WOMAN GETS BIG FINE FOR SLOWING TRAFFIC TO TAKE A…

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