UNTREATED SEWAGE SPILLS INTO RED RIVER

UNTREATED SEWAGE SPILLS INTO RED RIVER

The large rain storm that mover across Winnipeg on the afternoon of Wednesday June 21, 2017 knocked out power at a wastewater pump station causing it to overflow according to the city. About 2.7 megalitres of sewage made it’s way into the river before crews were able to get an emergency generator in place. The city says that once power was restored crews did not operate the positive gate because of fear of basement flooding. The spill has been reported to the province as required.   -News4-     ….

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ACADEMY LANES SET TO CLOSE IN JULY

ACADEMY LANES SET TO CLOSE IN JULY

Academy Lanes announced on Saturday June 24, 2017 that they will be closing one of three locations effective July 18, 2017. In a letter posted on social media Todd Britton, President of Academy Lanes said that they were forced to close the Academy Road location after 35 years because of “circumstances beyond our control”. Those circumstances centre around not being able to negotiate a new rental agreement to continue to use the building from the property owners. Academy Lanes other locations,Billy Mosienko Lanes and Academy Lanes West, will remain open….

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POLICE SPEAK TO ‘SUSPICIOUS VAN’ DRIVER AFTER ISSUING PUBLIC ADVISORY ON FRIDAY

POLICE SPEAK TO ‘SUSPICIOUS VAN’ DRIVER AFTER ISSUING PUBLIC ADVISORY ON FRIDAY

On Friday New 4 told you about a public advisory that the Winnipeg Police Service had issued after they received several reports of a van cruising in the Elmwood and Rossmere areas around schools. Police said that in at least one instance the driver of the van attempted to talk to a teenage female.   RELATED  |  POLICE WARN OF SUSPICIOUS VAN AROUND SCHOOLS IN ELMWOOD & ROSSMERE AREAS   Police now say that they located the driver of the van and have had a conversation with him. No charges…

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY NETS 21 YEAR OLD A HAND FULL OF CHARGES

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY NETS 21 YEAR OLD A HAND FULL OF CHARGES

A 21 year old man is facing a number of charges related to an attempted robbery in the 200 block of Selkirk Avenue on Thursday June 22, 2017. It happened just before 11:00 pm, the man walked into the store while concealing his face armed with a shotgun. Once inside he aimed the gun at an employee of the store and demanded cash.  Police say that at this point a short confrontation occurred and the male took off without getting anything. No shots were fired and on one was injured…

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FORKS NOW CHARGING TO USE PARKADE

FORKS NOW CHARGING TO USE PARKADE

The parkade at the Forks is no longer free. Effective June 15, 2017 the historic site has slapped a $1 per half hour charge on visitors who use the parking structure near the Canadian Human Rights Museum. If you have a disability permit or are a family with small children one level of the parkade has been reserved for your use. According to a spokesperson for the forks the surface lot behind the Inn at the Forks and the one by the train cars will remain free. The decision to…

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POLICE WARN OF SUSPICIOUS VAN AROUND SCHOOLS IN ELMWOOD & ROSSMERE AREAS

POLICE WARN OF SUSPICIOUS VAN AROUND SCHOOLS IN ELMWOOD & ROSSMERE AREAS

Winnipeg Police have issued a public advisory about a suspicious van that has been seen near schools in the Elmwood and Rossmere areas of the city. On Thursday June 22, 2017  a dark blue early 2000’s Ford E350 Econoline van with blacked out windows was seen near a school in the 100 block of Poplar Avenue. The male driver tried to talk to a teenaged female and drove away after being unsuccessful. He is described as a white male, being 50 to 60 years old, slim build, short white hair and…

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MAN BUSTED AFTER MULTIPLE BREAK-INS OVER 19 MONTHS

MAN BUSTED AFTER MULTIPLE BREAK-INS OVER 19 MONTHS

Beginning in November 2015 a series of residential break-ins led investigators on a trail across the city. It all started when a man forced his way into a home in the 100 block of Eugenie Street where he stole a number of electronics and jewellery. A year later in November of 2016 a group of suspects broke into  home in the 100 block of Kilbride Avenue and stole multiple electronic devices. The suspect male was then identified, through surveillance video, pawning the stolen items in a north end pawn shop. Fast forward…

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SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES LAID IN PRICHARD AVENUE SHOOTING

SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES LAID IN PRICHARD AVENUE SHOOTING

As News 4 previously told you  just after 6:00 pm on Sunday June 18, 2017 emergency crews responded to the report of an injured male in the front of a home in the 600 block of Prichard Avenue. William George Sumner, 27 was taken to hospital where he later died.   RELATED  |  POLICE INVESTIGATE PRICHARD AVENUE HOMICIDE   Winnipeg’s Homicide Unit began an investigation and have learned that Sumner had been inside the residence when a dispute happened with an adult male and his associates. The man produced a handgun…

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BEATING OF MAN TURNS INTO MANSLAUGHTER AFTER VICTIM DIES

BEATING OF MAN TURNS INTO MANSLAUGHTER AFTER VICTIM DIES

As News 4 previously told you  around 11:00 pm Monday June 19, 2017 Winnipeg Police Cadets and Winnipeg Fire Services members were in the Martha Street area when they were called over by bystanders to help a man who had been brutally beaten. The man was taken to hospital in critical condition after suffering  head trauma.   RELATED  |  ONE MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING ASSAULTED ON MARTHA STREET   With the aid of witnesses the cadets located the suspect in the assault . 43 year old Sydney Eric…

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MISERICORDIA URGENT CARE TO CLOSE OVERNIGHTS BEGINNING JULY 5, 2017

MISERICORDIA URGENT CARE TO CLOSE OVERNIGHTS BEGINNING JULY 5, 2017

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) announced Friday in a media release that the hours of operation for the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre will be cut in half. The centre will no longer operate 24 hours a day. Effective July 5, 2017 the urgent care centre will be closed between 8:00pm and 7:30 am. According to the WRHA the number of patients coming to the centre overnight has decreased since they announced changes to health care delivery in April. Misericordia Urgent Care Centre is slated to close on October 3rd…

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