Three children injured in two-vehicle collision

06/19/2019 10:17 PM

At approximately 1:40 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 800 block of Dalhousie Drive after a report of a two-vehicle collision.

Three children have been transported to hospital; two in stable condition and one in critical condition.

Dalhousie Drive between Pembina Highway and Rochester Avenue/Baylor Avenue is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed throughout the evening while members of the Traffic Division investigate.

Jets' Connor to rub shoulders with pros at Players Cup

06/19/2019 5:39 PM

He's a shooter on the ice but can Kyle Connor make shots on the golf course?

The world will find out later this summer at Southwood.

The Winnipeg Jets winger, coming off back-to-back 30-goal seasons to begin his NHL career, has accepted an invitation to compete at the Players Cup pro golf tournament .

It's the 100th anniversary of the annual Manitoba event, and it's set for Aug. 15-18.

Connor will have a conference call Thursday with the media to talk about the opportunity to tee it up with the pros of the Mackenzie Tour.

Jets centre Mark Scheifele played in the tournament last year.

Manitobans to go to the polls Sept. 10, premier says

06/19/2019 3:09 PM

Premier Brian Pallister has announced that the next provincial election will be held Sept. 10.

The premier, surrounded by more than 40 PC MLAs and candidates, made the announcement just south of the Legislative Building grounds this afternoon.

He said his government had accomplished or had set in motion everything it had set out to do and needed a new mandate before embarking on bold, new initiatives, which he did not list.

The Conservatives were sworn into office on May 3, 2016. The next election had been set for October 2020 under the province's fixed election date law.

Pallister would not say when he made the decision to go to the polls early.

Silver stolen in meth-motivated break-ins

06/19/2019 2:16 PM

Police are still investigating after a report of a stolen truck led investigators to a suspect in several home and vehicle break-ins. 

A 29-year-old man is accused of stealing a truck June 9 and using it to drive to other homes that became targets. He was arrested three days later inside the stolen truck while it was parked in the 800 block of Landsdowne Avenue.

About $4,400 worth of silver was stolen from a business in the 700 block of Wall Street June 10. The day before, two vehicles were broken into in the 800 block of St. James Street. On June 11, another vehicle was broken into in the 2000 block of Wellington Avenue. 

The 29-year-old man, whose name hasn't been released, faces 14 break and enter charges and three charges of theft under $5,000. At a news conference Wednesday, a WPS spokesman said the man suffers from a meth addiction. 

Cash-based businesses cased in crime spree

06/19/2019 2:15 PM

Sixteen sophisticated break-ins at Winnipeg businesses that primarily used cash have police warning about an increase in property crime. 

Two men were arrested after a lengthy investigation into the thefts, which were planned after the businesses were cased by the perpetrators, WPS said in a news release Wednesday. Cash totalling $100,000 was stolen between Jan. 2017 and June 2019, and there was damage to the buildings worth about $100,000.

Cary Scott Preston, 42, is charged with several breaking and entering offences. A 56-year-old man was also arrested but has yet to be formally charged. 

Police do not believe the thefts were motivated by a drug addiction. 

Crown alleges sex attack preceded murder

06/19/2019 1:39 PM

The Crown ended its cross examination of accused killer Brenda Schuff Wednesday afternoon alleging she made sexual advances on Judy Kenny before killing her. 

Kenny, 54, was found stabbed to death in  the kitchen of her Camden Place home, April 10, 2017. 

On Tuesday, Schuff testified she punched Kenny a few times in self defence following a struggle and had no memory of stabbing her. 

Crown attorney Debbie Buors suggested Wednesday that Schuff was the aggressor and had ample opportunity to flee if she had been under attack. 

Kenny was found topless and her tights were on backwards.

Lawyers for the Crown and defence will make their closing arguments to the jury on Monday.

 

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Police looking for missing 12-year-old girl

06/19/2019 12:37 PM

Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl in Winnipeg.

There is concern for the well being of Kassandra Leveque, who was last seen in the early-morning hours of Tuesday in the city’s North End.

Leveque is described as Indigenous in appearance, 5-3 in height with a thin build and brown hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a black and white crop top and black runners.

Anyone with information about Leveque is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 204-986-6250 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

 

Kassandra Leveque, 12.

Police investigating suspicious death in Point Douglas

06/19/2019 11:58 AM

Police believe they have identified a man who was found dead in a Point Douglas park Wednesday morning.

The man's next of kin have to be notified before his identity can be publicly released, Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Rob Carver said at a news conference Wednesday morning. The death is considered suspicious, but it hasn't been ruled a homicide.

Someone who works in the area found the man's body at about 7 a.m. and police have been at the scene since.

Carver told reporters there is "very little information" police can speak publicly about, but he said the death is suspicious because of "evidence at the scene that I can't release."

He said more details could be released later in the day.

Winnipeg police are investigating the death of a man near the William Whyte Park Wednesday morning. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press) 190619 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Market Lands pictures released; PSB demolition moving forward

06/19/2019 11:57 AM

The city has unveiled new drawings of the Market Lands development as it prepares to award a contract for demolishing the old Public Safety Building site.

A city report recommends awarding a contract for $6.8 million to Rakowski Cartage and Wrecking Ltd. to demolish the former police headquarters in the Exchange District.

The 2.4-acre site, which must be used for projects in the interest, will include a centre for art and design and 108 non-profit rental housing units.

Thirty permanent and more temporary food and retail stores will be enclosed in what the city calls “an iconic glass structure” for incubating new local businesses.

A rendering of the proposed new Market Lands building.

WPS investigating suspicious death

06/19/2019 9:51 AM

Winnipeg police are investigating a suspicious death in the area of Higgins Avenue and Maple Street. 

Officers arrived on scene at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The deceased is an adult, although police have yet to release information on the individual’s gender or age.

Police will provide more information at an 11 a.m. press conference.

Pedestrian struck on Grant Avenue

06/19/2019 6:42 AM

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday night on the 1100 block of Grant Avenue.

The woman was struck by a vehicle travelling eastbound on Grant Avenue near Rockwood Street shortly after 7 p.m., Winnipeg police said.

She was transferred to hospital in unstable condition. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable.

The driver remained on scene, police said.

Police investigate at the scene of a collision on Grant Avenue on Tuesday evening.
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