Erik Pindera reports for the city desk, with a particular focus on crime and justice.
The lifelong Winnipegger managed to snag a few internships at the paper during his journalism studies at Red River College.
Before he rejoined the Free Press fold in 2020 as a web editor, he was a television and radio reporter and before that, a small-town newspaperman.
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A Winnipeg woman is calling for a 911 operator training review, after an encounter with an intruder in her home.
Angela Chalmers, 44, woke up to her dog, Loki, growling around 6:30 a.m. June 18, and went down the stairs to the main floor of her Earl Grey home to see what was going on.
“I saw a stranger lying on the couch in my living room,” Chalmers said Wednesday. “I grabbed my dog and we went back upstairs and went into my roommate’s room and I woke him up… We decided to barricade ourselves in the bedroom and call 911.”
Chalmers said the operator told her Winnipeg police were busy but on their way, then asked if she would be OK going downstairs to wake the man up herself.