Multiple arrests have been made after a violent attack outside of Maryland Bar on Sept. 1.
Police were called to the 740 Maryland St. bar at approximately 10:25 p.m. and located a man in his 20s with severe injuries. The man continues to receive treatment after the incident.
Brendan Nigel Percy Monias, 27, was arrested in the area that night and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon/prohibited device, resisting an officer and three counts of failing to comply with the conditions of a release order.
A 17-year-old male was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply.
On Sept. 19, 18-year-old Jonathan Malachai Flett was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possessing a weapon and failure to comply. Brittany Michelle Fiddler, 30, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and failure to comply that same day. Michael Kehche Harper, 31, has also been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and failure to comply, along with possession of methamphetamine.
Police have made an arrest and are calling for assistance in locating a second suspect in the homicide of 31-year-old Cody Alexander Sleigh.
Sleigh, originally from British Columbia, was shot on the 1000 block of Main Street on July 21 at approximately 5:45 a.m. and died in hospital two days later.
Kleon Cassidy Pop, 32, was arrested on Sept. 7 in Williams Lake, B.C., and was returned to Winnipeg where he has been charged with first-degree murder.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant for first-degree murder has been made for Dyllan Petrin, 19, who is described as 5'5" with a medium build, short dark hair, a tattoo on his right forearm and a tattoo of Chinese characters on the left side of his neck. Petrin is believed to be in the south-central area of B.C.
The province has introduced legislation to join a class-action lawsuit against 40 manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of opioids in Canada.
The Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act would allow the province to join a lawsuit started in 2018 in B.C. to recover costs from opioid-related health issues. It will pursue claims against drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma — widely known for mass production of Oxycontin — which filed for bankruptcy last year.
Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said Thursday that the Opioid Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act would help the province "take on the pharmaceutical companies that have created such significant and ongoing harm."
Similar legislation has also been passed in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia.
Manitobans can now fully use the COVID Alert app, which notifies users if they have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and will be given a key to enter into the app should they test positive.
Anyone who tests positive in the province will be given a one-time key code, which they can enter into the app and it will notify other app users may have come in close contact with that person for at least 15 minutes. The app, which is available for free on the App Store and the Google Play Store, keeps your identity confidential and does not track your location.
While the COVID Alert app has been available in the province since its release on July 31, it was not immediately rolled out to all provinces. Over three million Canadians have downloaded the app and 500 have voluntarily entered a key code to notify others they have been in close contact with someone COVID-19 positive.
An employee at the McDonald's located at 1501 St. Mary's Rd. has tested positive for COVID-19.
The employee, who worked their last shift on Sept. 24 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., disclosed they had tested positive on Sept. 30. According to a news release from the fast food chain sent at 9:30 p.m. that day, the restaurant closed for sanitization.
The restaurant has since reopened, a spokeswoman said early Thursday.
Students and staff at Brandon University can expect remote learning lasting well into the new year while the campus remains in lockdown mode because of COVID-19.
The university cited a desire to remain cautious and ensure there will be no mid-term disruption from rising infection rates.
The decision, made by the school senate, will affect most courses offered from January through April. Faculty members are being asked to submit exemptions for the small number of courses that require in-person learning.
Stretches of a pair of busy Grant Park area streets will be closed throughout the next week due to road work, the city says.
Starting Friday at 6 a.m., westbound Corydon Avenue between Stafford and Thurso streets will be closed to traffic until Oct. 10 at 10 p.m.
Stafford Street between Pembina Highway and Taylor Avenue will be closed in both directions from Saturday at 10 a.m until Oct. 5. No turns will be allowed from east- or west-bound Taylor or from northbound Pembina onto Stafford.
Forty new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Manitoba today – 31 of which are in Winnipeg, where another personal care home has been added to the "critical" list.
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Calvary Place Personal Care Home, which is moving to "critical" code red pandemic restrictions, public health said in a news release.
It announced possible exposures to the virus at Glenlawn Collegiate on Sept. 25 that was assessed to be low risk, with the infection not believed to have been acquired at the school.
It advised of another "low-risk" exposure at Les enfants précieux childcare centre in Winnipeg on Sept. 18, at La Roca, 155 Smith St. on Sept. 26, Winnipeg Transit, Route 14 Paddington on Sept. 25 and the Pentecostal House of Prayer, at the Interlake's Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation on Sept. 27.
Of the 40 new COVID-19 cases, two are in Prairie Mountain Health region, two in Interlake-Eastern, one in the Northern health region, four are in Southern Health.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is two per cent.
Provincial public health officials are warning the public about a potential coronavirus exposure at a Lens Crafters outlet.
The officials said on Tuesday thepossible exposures, at the Lens Crafters at 1649 Kenaston Blvd., occurred on Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 15 from noon to 7 p.m., Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Health officials say only people who experience symptoms should seek testing.