Traffic limited to one lane on South Perimeter bridge

11/13/2018 4:46 PM

The westbound curb lane of the Red River Bridge along the South Perimeter is closed for repairs. 

Inspectors found surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete, which warranted the lane shutdown Tuesday.

Manitoba Infrastructure says a more detailed inspection and assessment of the problem is underway.

Five arrested after convenience store robbed

11/13/2018 3:43 PM

Three men and two women have been arrested after a convenience store robbery on Sunday.

The store on the 1400 block of Pembina Highway was held up about 5 a.m. Two men and a woman allegedly stole a large quantity of cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing on foot.

Officers discovered a stolen Hyundai Sonata parked in the area of Nassau Street and Jessie Avenue and arrested the four people inside the vehicle, where police found the stolen cigarettes and lottery tickets.

Police later located a fifth suspect with a set of keys to the stolen vehicle.

Ian Thomas Langridge, 41, Billie Erin Kozub, 35, Luisito Christopher DeJesus, 34, Devon Allan Bath, 33, and Quintana Rochelle Berens-Francois, 22, have been charged with various offences including robbery and possession of property obtained by crime.

Armed robber scared off by car alarm

11/13/2018 3:38 PM

A woman used her car's panic alarm to scare off an armed robber Monday.

Winnipeg police said the 33-year-old woman had just used an indoor bank machine on the 1100 block of Pembina Hwy. when a man with a knife approached her and took cash and keys from her.

When the suspct went into her vehicle, she set off its panic alarm, causing him to flee on foot.

The suspect is described as Indigenous, about six-feet tall, clean shaven with an average build. He was wearing a grey parka with fur around the hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).



Selfie while driving leads to $64,400 drug seizure

11/13/2018 2:18 PM

If you're going to drive down Portage Avenue at 1 a.m., with $64,400 worth of illegal drugs on you, it's not a wise idea to use both hands to take a selfie.

Winnipeg police said on Tuesday that officers with the east district community Support unit were driving on Portage Avenue at Edmonton Street, on Nov. 13 at about 1 a.m., when they spotted a man driving "while holding a cellphone with both hands and taking what appeared to be a picture of himself."

When police stopped the vehicle, they saw what looked like a bag of methamphetamine inside and arrested the driver.

Police ended up seizing $16,000 worth of methamphetamine, $46,000 worth of cocaine, $1,500 worth of heroin, and $900 worth of Xanax pills. As well, 13.9 ounces of a cutting agent were seized, $2,285 in cash, two mobile phones, and a digital scale.

Randy Billy Bastien, 38, of Winnipeg, has been charged with several drug offences and has been remanded into custody.


Perreault, Byfuglien to suit up vs. Caps

11/13/2018 1:54 PM

Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien and forward Mathieu Perreault are expected to play for the Jets Wednesday against the visiting Washington Capitals after missing all or part of Tuesday's practice at the Bell MTS Iceplex.

Byfuglien took a maintainence day while Perreault left practice favouring his right leg after a collision. Head coach Paul Maurice said both would suit up against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Connor Hellebuyck will get the start in net.

Dauphin’s Countryfest announces 2019 performers

11/13/2018 1:27 PM

Dauphin’s Countryfest will be celebrating its 30th birthday in style.

Country music stars Toby Keith, Terri Clark and Jason Aldean are all set to take stage throughout the weekend of June 27 to 30, 2019.

On Sunday, June 30, the festival is hosting a throwback birthday bash featuring some of the most important and most requested country performers of decades past, including the guest host for the day, Neal McCoy, as well as artists such as Charlie Major, Clay Walker and David Lee Murphy, among others. 

More artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets for Countryfest are on sale now at at various price points. 

Stolen vehicle recovered

11/13/2018 3:49 PM

A man has been arrested and a stolen vehicle recovered after a police officer spotted the vehicle.

Winnipeg police say a canine unit was on York Avenue near Memorial Boulevard Monday around 11:25 p.m when the officer saw a vehicle reported stolen earlier that day.

When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the 300 block of York Avenue, the vehicle suddenly sped up and fled.

The police helicopter tracked the vehicle thorugh the St. Matthews, Daniel McIntyre, and West Alexander neighbourhoods to the back alley of the 800 block of William Avenue. A suspect was found a short time later.

Luke Tyler Woodhouse, 23, of Winnipeg, has been charged with flight while pursued by peace officer, driving without a licence, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.


Feds invest $1.8M to preserve Indigenous languages

11/13/2018 1:18 PM

The federal government is investing nearly $1.8 million to help preserve some of Manitoba’s Indigenous languages.

The $1,762,615 of funding will support 16 programs such as language camps, classes and master-apprentice programs.

The two largest benefactors will be Anishnabe Mikinack Kinamakamik, which runs the Turtle Lodge learning centre in Sagkeeng First Nation, and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation near Thompson.

The projects aim to shore up seven First Nations and Métis tongues. The funding is part of a $89.9 million commitment the federal Liberals made in 2017 to be doled out over the course of three years.


Woman stabbed and robbed while walking in West End

11/12/2018 12:43 PM

Three men have been arrested following the stabbing of a woman in the West End Friday.

A 27-year-old woman was walking in the back lane between McGee and Maryland streets north of Wellington Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when she was approached by three males who demanded her property, police said Monday.

The woman was assaulted and stabbed numerous times before the men took what they wanted and fled.

The victim suffered various injuries and was taken to hospital in critical condition. She remains in hospital where her condition has since been upgraded to stable.

Three Winnipeg men were arrested Sunday on the 500 block of Sherbrook Street in connection to the alleged incident. Daniel Joey Bouchie, 20, Shaun William Joseph Cook, 19, and John Henry Sinclair, 19, were charged with various offences including robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. They remain in custody.

Collaros nixed from West semifinal against Bombers

11/11/2018 1:36 PM

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will hand the ball to backup quarterback Brandon Bridge for today's West Division semifinal against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, according to a report from TSN's Dave Naylor.

Naylor reported late Saturday that Bridge will get the start after No.1 pivot Zach Collaros was ruled out of the game. Collaros' health was in question leading up to kickoff after he suffered a concussion in an Oct. 27 win over the B.C. Lions.

Bridge hasn't had much playing time this year, throwing for just one touchdown and three interceptions in four starts. David Watford and Drew Tate, who was signed earlier this month, are expected to backup Bridge.

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