City testing adjustable curbs for bike lanes

City testing adjustable curbs for bike lanes

    Test to cost $15,000           The City of Winnipeg has begun a nine-month pilot project to see if adjustable bike lane curbs are the way to go to create protected bike lanes. On Tuesday, August 21 the city began installing adjustable curbs in two areas. Sherbrook Street south of Cumberland Avenue and part of Bannatyne near Old Market Square. The idea behind the adjustable lanes is that it gives the city the ability to make changes if it needs to. The city says that using adjustable…

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Man dies in house fire in RM of Rockwood

Man dies in house fire in RM of Rockwood

RCMP responded to a home in the RM of Rockwood just after 9:30 pm on Monday, August 21, 2017, after they received the report of a fire. The 61-year-old male homeowner was found in the livingroom and pronounced dead. Police say that no one else was at home when the fire broke out and the cause of the blaze is not suspicious. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Commissioner and RCMP are looking into the cause.     -News 4-

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Man gets carjacked after setting up date online

Man gets carjacked after setting up date online

    Victim was pepper sprayed and pulled from vehicle           Winnipeg Police responded to a carjacking in the area of Salter Street and Mountain Avenue just after 2:30 pm on Monday, August 21, 2017. According to police, a 24-year-old man had gone to the area after he made arrangements to meet a female in the 300 block of Boyd Avenue. When the man arrived the female approached his vehicle. Three youth also approached the vehicle then sprayed the victim with pepper spray. The man was pulled…

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Kicked out of caucus former PC MLA asks court to strike down ban on crossing the floor

Kicked out of caucus former PC MLA asks court to strike down ban on crossing the floor

    Violation of charter rights says Fletcher            A 2006 law that forbids MLAs from crossing the floor of the legislature and joining other parties is a violation of his charter rights says Assiniboia MLA Steven Fletcher. Fletcher was kicked out of the governing Conservative caucus earlier this year after he criticized the government over creating a new crown corporation to oversee the promotion of energy efficiency. Fletcher delayed the passing of the bill for as long as he could by asking questions late into…

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Manitoba signs health funding agreement with federal government

Manitoba signs health funding agreement with federal government

    Health Accord still not agreed to           Manitoba has signed a health funding agreement with the federal government that will see $15.9 million flow to the province in 2017-18. Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today that funding for home and community care to the tune of $7.27 million and $3.63 million for mental health and addiction will begin to flow to the province immediately. Goertzen said that an additional $5 million will be coming for critical areas identified by the…

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Woman injured during arrest sparks IIU investigation

Woman injured during arrest sparks IIU investigation

    IIU – “In public interest for the agency to investigate”           Manitoba’s police watchdog agency the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is looking into what happened to an 18-year-old female during her processing after her arrest that resulted in her getting injured. On August 18, 2017, the IIU received word from Winnipeg Police that they had arrested the female in the Norwood area of the city on an outstanding warrant. As she was being processed at the East District police station she became aggressive. Officers used force…

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Firefighters forced their way into home to battle North End blaze

Firefighters forced their way into home to battle North End blaze

    Investigation underway           Winnipeg firefighter had to force their way into a home in the 600 block of Dufferin Street around 11 pm Saturday night, August 19 ,2017. Although the fire was quickly put out it had leapt to the neighbouring home causing some damage there as well.   RELATED  |  Resident & Firefighter injured in north end blaze Saturday   The cause of the fire is not known but is under investigation. Fire officials did not have an estimate of damage done to the properties….

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Two men arrested after firing shotgun through Selkirk Avenue house window

Two men arrested after firing shotgun through Selkirk Avenue house window

Police seize weapon Winnipeg’s Tactical Support Team responded to the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue early Saturday morning after police received reports of shots fired. Three men had driven to the area and fired a shotgun at the front window of the residence. The suspects took off before police arrived. Three people were in the home at the time of the shooting, including an 18 month old child. Police report that there were no injuries as a result of the shotgun blast. RELATED  |  Armed man terrorizes family with young child…

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Youth arrested in stabbing incident on Raleigh St. Saturday

Youth arrested in stabbing incident on Raleigh St. Saturday

Verbal argument turns violent Winnipeg Police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old male youth after he allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old male. The incident happened early Saturday morning on August 19, 2017, in the 1300 block of Raleigh Street. Police had received a report of a stabbing just before 1:30 am. When they arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable. RELATED  |  Teen charged after stabbing and killing 17 year old male Investigators have learned that the…

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Armed robber busted for four weekend robberies

Armed robber busted for four weekend robberies

Mini crime spree nets criminal charges and not much else Winnipeg Police have a 45-year-old man in custody after he used a knife in four armed robberies over the weekend. It all began on Friday afternoon, August 18, 2017, around 1:30 pm. The suspect walked into a gas station in the 2200 block of Pembina Highway, threatened staff with a knife and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash. On Saturday, August 19, 2017, around 12:30 pm the suspect walked into the same gas station he had robbed 23 hours earlier….

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