Province selling vacant Manitoba Housing high-rise

Province selling vacant Manitoba Housing high-rise

    “This vacant property is the wrong building for us”            Anyone looking to buy a slightly used high-rise? Manitoba Housing announced Monday, July 17, 2017, that they will be selling the former Manitoba Housing complex located at 185 Smith Street in Winnipeg. The multi-unit building was built in 1973 and has sat empty since 2015.  It contains 300 bachelor and one bedroom units. The building suffered a water main break in 2015 that required millions of dollars be spent to make repairs. The province…

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EIGHT INJURED IN HIGHWAY 59 COLLISION

EIGHT INJURED IN HIGHWAY 59 COLLISION

  Vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic A collision on Highway 59 just north of Scanterbury sent eight people to the hospital on Saturday morning, July 15, 2017. It happened around 11:30 am when a Jeep being driven by a 27-year-old Winnipeg male drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pick-up truck. The driver of the Jeep and his three passengers were taken to hospital with various injuries. The four people in the pick-up truck were also taken to the hospital. A female youth in the pick-up truck was in serious condition…

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16 YEAR OLD BOY DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND ON HUTTERITE COLONY

16 YEAR OLD BOY DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND ON HUTTERITE COLONY

    RCMP are not concerned about public safety in relation to shooting             RCMP report that on Sunday, July 9, 2017 a shooting had occurred on the Lakeside Hutterite Colony just west of Winnipeg in the RM of Cartier. When police arrived they found a 16 year old male with a gunshot wound to his body dead at the scene.      Investigators say that the victim was with another youth at the time of the shooting. No charges have been laid but police are continuing to…

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UNIONS LAUNCH COURT CHALLENGE OVER MANITOBA’S PUBLIC SERVICE SUSTAINABILITY ACT

UNIONS LAUNCH COURT CHALLENGE OVER MANITOBA’S PUBLIC SERVICE SUSTAINABILITY ACT

    Legislation unconstitutional unions say           Canada’s largest union, Unifor, has joined a coalition of Manitoba unions and worker organizations to challenge the Manitoba provincial government over proposed wage freeze legislation. The Public Services Sustainability Act was introduced to and passed in the legislature this spring and it proposes to enact into law wage freezes for all future public sector contracts thus bypassing the collective bargaining process. The legislation would force workers to accept 0% increases in the first two years of a contract followed by…

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CANADA DAY STABBING AT THE FORKS

CANADA DAY STABBING AT THE FORKS

Not everything was fun and games at the Forks on Canada Day for one young Winnipeg man after he was stabbed during the annual celebration. Just before 7:30 pm and male believed to be in his late teens got into an altercation occurred near the skate park adjacent to the main stage. The male was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital in unstable condition. Police say that they have arrested a 19 year old male suspect who was known to the victim. The suspect also had to be taken…

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ARMED ROBBER BUSTED AFTER HITTING FOUR BUSINESSES

ARMED ROBBER BUSTED AFTER HITTING FOUR BUSINESSES

The crime spree began Friday, June 23, 2017 and for the next 24 hours a Cross Lake man robbed or attempted to rob a number of Winnipeg businesses  around the city. Just after 3:30 pm the suspect walked into a pharmacy in the first 100 block of Osborne Street. He had covered his face and armed with a blunt object he tried to rob the store but was unsuccessful. He left empy-handed A half hour later the suspect again attempted a robbery. This time he hit a grocery store on…

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REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

    Lockport restaurant worth checking out             I’m always looking for different places to eat (yep it’s my thing) but seldom do I hit up chain restaurants.  For the past year I have been frequently visiting friends north of Selkirk so I’m always driving up Highway 9 when I leave Winnipeg. On the way I pass ‘Ricky’s all day grill’  a restaurant attached to a Petro-Canada Gas station. Not my usual fair but as I drove by time an time again I couldn’t avoid…

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VICTIM AND ACCUSED IDENTIFIED IN FATAL HOUSE PARTY INCIDENT

VICTIM AND ACCUSED IDENTIFIED IN FATAL HOUSE PARTY INCIDENT

As News4 told you in the early morning hours of  Saturday June 17, 2017  a house party in the 500 block turned violent and one woman was killed. After noticing a group of people gathered in front of a home on Spence Street a passing police patrol unit stopped to investigate. The officers discovered 37 year old Marilyn Oshawee dead on the front porch.   RELATED  |  ONE DEAD AFTER HOUSE PARTY IN WEST END TURNS VIOLENT   28 year old Fenisha Peebles form Winnipeg has been arrested and charged with…

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YOUTH STABBED IN NORTH KILDONAN WEDNESDAY

YOUTH STABBED IN NORTH KILDONAN WEDNESDAY

Just after 9:30 pm on Wednesday June 14, 2017 police were called to the scene of a stabbing in the area of Oakland Avenue and Roman Street. A 17 year old male had been walking in the 200 block of Oakland when he was approached by at least two individuals. The victim was beaten and stabbed multiple time in the upper body. He was taken to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable. Police are continuing to investigate and are looking for multiple suspects. Anyone with information…

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TRUCK SLAMS INTO CARMAN, MANITOBA BUSINESS

TRUCK SLAMS INTO CARMAN, MANITOBA BUSINESS

    Oops!           A business in Carman has a new drive-thru window, even though it was unwanted. RCMP report that just after 10:00 am on Tuesday June 13, 2017 an 86 year old man drove his Ford F150 through the wall of a business.                     The driver was trying to avoid a vehicle that was parked extremely close to him. He accidentally stepped on the gas rather than the brake while reversing and inadvertently place the truck…

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