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Run for councillor's job

SCOTT GILLINGHAM is taking a run at replacing the outgoing Scott Fielding as councillor for the St. James-Brooklands ward.

Gillingham, a 12-year resident of St. James, said in a press release Sunday he would focus on infrastructure.

"Many of the roads, back lanes and sewers in our ward are aging and in dire need of repair," he said.

He also promised to foster openness and transparency at city hall.

"We can't have a repeat of the fiascos we've seen coming out of city hall in the last year," he said.

"Taxpayers expect to know what projects are underway, how much they are going to cost and when those projects go over budget."

Gillingham has been an ordained minister for the last 22 years and has served in several community groups such as the St. James-Assiniboia 55- Centre and helped launch the Westgrove in Bloom community garden project for residents of a Manitoba Housing complex in west Winnipeg.

Teens charged in robbery

TWO teenage girls are in custody, charged with robbery, after allegedly attacking a woman at a West Kildonan bus stop Saturday morning.

Police said the two accused were walking along Main Street near Kilbride Avenue around 6:25 a.m. when they confronted a 24-year-old woman waiting for a bus.

They physically assaulted the woman and forced her to the ground before taking her wallet, police said.

Patrolling officers were in the area and observed the robbery. They arrested the girls and the victim's wallet was recovered, police said.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

A 13-year-old female and 14-year-old female have been detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.

Drugs, weapons seized

POLICE arrested three people and seized thousands of dollars in drugs and weapons after a warrant was executed Friday in West Alexander.

Winnipeg police executed the warrant on a house in the 600 block of Pacific Avenue, and arrested three people. They seized two loaded guns, ammunition, almost $5,000 in cocaine, $1,600 in marijuana, marijuana resin, prescription medication as well as cellphones.

Sarah Murray, 29, Joseph Sinclair, 25, and Thomas Halpin, 26, were charged with drug- and weapon-related offences.

-- staff

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 30, 2014 B4

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