Two in hospital after shooting in Flin Flon

01/17/2020 3:22 PM

A pair of men are recovering in hospital after a shooting in Flin Flon Friday morning.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at about 3 a.m., arriving to a residence on Flin Flon's 91st Avenue. Shortly after, they learned two men, 52 and 24 years old, were already in hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers have secured the residence where the shooting occurred, and the major crime unit is assisting with the ongoing investigation, according to a press release.


Storm could lead to delays, cancellations in community health services

01/17/2020 3:04 PM

An impending winter storm could lead to delayed or cancelled delivery of community health services, particularly home care, in the coming days, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is warning.

People whose appointments are affected will be informed of any changes, the WRHA said in a press release Friday.

Clients who want to cancel or postpone their own visits are told to contact their case co-ordinator or nurse, or call the after-hours line at 204-788-8331.

The WRHA is advising home-care clients to consider implementing back-up plans with friends and family in case their normal care is not delivered as planned.



Hydro granted licence to build transmission line to Saskatchewan

01/17/2020 11:06 AM

The Department of Conservation and Climate has granted Manitoba Hydro a licence to build an 80-kilometre transmission line that will help boost power sales to Saskatchewan.

Construction of the transmission line is expected to begin this spring. An updated cost was not immediately available. In 2015, the project was budgeted at $57 million.

The 230-kV transmission line will run from a hydro station just south of Birtle to the Saskatchewan border. 

In 2018, Hydro and SaskPower signed a deal that would see up to 215 megawatts of renewable hydroelectricity flow from Manitoba to Saskatchewan beginning in 2022.

Jets recall Schilling from AHL

01/17/2020 10:18 AM

The NHL's Winnipeg Jets have recalled defenceman Cameron Schilling from the Manitoba Moose.

Schilling, 31, has played 40 AHL games season, recording five goals, 19 points and 12 penalty minutes. The native of Carmel, Ind., made four appearances for the Jets in 2018-19.

Police identify third homicide victim of 2020

01/17/2020 8:51 AM

The death of a 33-year-old man whose body was found inside a Centennial neighbourhood residence on Tuesday has been deemed a homicide, police say. 

Police responded to a report of an insecure premise at a residence located at 516 Alexander Ave. shortly before noon on Jan. 14. Upon arrival, officers found a body inside the building. 

The deceased has since been identified as Greg Joseph Jr. Dumas. 

Anyone who spoke to Dumas in the weeks prior to his death or knew of his whereabouts leading up to Tuesday is asked to contact homicide investigators at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477. 

Grant Park garage fire under investigation

01/17/2020 7:01 AM

An investigation into what ignited a fire in a detached garage in Grant Park Thursday night is underway.

Firefighters attended a scene in the 1000 block of Weatherdon Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. on Jan. 17. The blaze was under control within 20 minutes. 

A nearby residence was evacuated as a precaution, but no injuries were reported. A damage estimate wasn’t immediately made available. 

Some surgeries at Children's Hospital postponed due to spike in respiratory illnesses

01/16/2020 2:38 PM

Children's Hospital is postponing some non-emergency pediatric surgeries due to a "sustained increase" in the number of patients with respiratory problems, hospital authorities say.

The hospital, located on the Health Sciences Centre campus, is home to the only pediatric intensive care unit in the province.

Since mid-December, Children's Hospital has admitted 120 children and babies with lab-confirmed cases of respiratory infections and other influenza-like illnesses.

Fewer than five surgeries per week are expected to be affected by the decision. Emergency and urgent surgeries, day surgeries and cancer cases are not affected.


Grand chief calls on police to investigate woman’s death

01/16/2020 2:19 PM

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas has called on Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth to reopen the investigation into the death of 22-year-old Jaeda Vanderwal.

The woman's body was found on Jan. 5, unclothed, in the rail yard on Higgins Avenue near the Louise Bridge, the assembly said. 

Vanderwal's family members said police have closed the investigation and do not believe her death is suspicious. They say there is evidence that suggests physical and sexual trauma.


Family members of Jaeda Vanderwal, 22, address media on Thursday afternoon. They want police to reopen an investigation into the 22 year old’s death.

Man charged in meth-fuelled arson

01/16/2020 11:51 AM

A 48-year-old man faces multiple arson-related charges after allegedly starting a fire by burning his shoes in an oven after taking methamphetamine.

Winnipeg police went to a fire in the 500 block of McDermot Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tenants in the building reported hearing a loud bang that alerted them to the fire and upon fleeing, observed the suspect holding a knife.

Police said Thursday that during a brief confrontation, the suspect, who was paranoid, stabbed a man and struck a woman with an unknown object.

Their injuries were minor. Two people were taken to hospital, including the suspect. He was later detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Alex John Abraham has been charged with six counts of arson with disregard for human life, two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of arson causing damage to property.

Valour welcome back two players

01/16/2020 2:22 PM

Valour FC has picked up the option on the contract of midfielder Dylan Carreiro. The club also announced Canadian midfielder Diego Gutiérrez will return for the 2020 season.

Carreiro, a 24-year-old Winnipegger, was selected by Valour FC with the first pick, second overall in the CPL U-Sports Draft  in 2018. He had two goals and two assists in 2019.

Gutiérrez, 22, joined Valour FC from Palestino of the Chilean Primera Division. The midfielder recorded 1,695 minutes in all competitions, adding one assist.

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