Arrests made after Maryland Bar brawl

10/1/2020 10:50 AM

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 arrest one, seeking second suspect in July homicide

10/1/2020 10:47 AM

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.

Manitoba seeks to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

10/1/2020 9:00 AM

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.

COVID-19 tracing app now usable in Manitoba

10/1/2020 8:37 AM

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.

St. Mary's McDonald's employee tests positive for COVID-19

10/1/2020 6:32 AM

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.

17-year-old girl missing from West End found: police

09/30/2020 7:08 PM

A 17-year-old girl missing from the city's West End has been found according to the Winnipeg Police Service. 

Delaney Smoke was last seen at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday wearing a colourful Zoo York sweater, black sweatpants with a white stripe, and red and white runners.

In an evening release, the WPS said there was concern over Smoke's wellbeing.

Delaney Smoke, 17, was last seen Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. in the West End

RCMP say missing woman in RM of Springfield found safe

09/30/2020 7:08 PM

RCMP in Oakbank say their search for a missing woman in the RM of Springfield has ended.

Around 9:45 pm Wednesday, RCMP posted to their facebook page that Kathleen Hrychany, 62, had  been safely located.

She was last seen at her home on River Road, just east of Anola in the RM of Springfield a few days earlier.

Kathleen Hrychany was last seen near her home in the RM of Springfield a few days ago (Supplied)

Brandon University to continue remotely into 2021

09/30/2020 3:32 PM

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. 

Road work will shut stretches of Corydon and Stafford streets

09/30/2020 1:46 PM

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.

40 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday – most in Winnipeg

09/30/2020 1:20 PM

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.


Woman arrested after assault on HSC worker

09/30/2020 11:55 AM

A woman faces assault charges after a worker at the Health Sciences Centre was  struck in the face as she left work.

Winnipeg police said on Wednesday that a woman was leaving her workplace, in the 700 block of William Avenue, on Tuesday at about 12:45 p.m., when an intoxicated woman hit her.

The victim, who didn't need medical treatment, sought help from a security guard and police were called.

A 47-year-old suspect is facing charges of assault and uttering threats. She was released with an appearance notice.


Pipe bomb and firearms seized by police

09/30/2020 11:54 AM

A dispute at a residence has resulted in a pipe bomb and 17 firearms being seized by police.

Winnipeg Police Service said on Wednesday that officers responded to a dispute at a residence in the 800 block of Polson Avenue on Sept. 24, at about 1:30 p.m.

Police said a man told officers he had numerous firearms in the basement.

With the help of the bomb squad, the firearms, some loaded, thousands of rounds of ammunition, the pipe bomb, and a quantity of methamphetamine were seized.

Hayden Quinn Ploszay, 27, has been charged with careless storage of firearm and unlawful possession of both firearms and explosives. He has been detained in custody.


Striking school bus drivers ask for early binding arbitration

09/30/2020 11:37 AM

Striking school bus drivers have asked the Winnipeg School Division if they would agree to binding arbitration more than a month early.

The drivers, who have been on strike since the school year started on Sept. 8, have asked the division to waive the 60 day period before asking for binding arbitration and go to it now.

A statement on Wednesday from the drivers' union, UFCW 832, said a letter was sent to the division on Tuesday saying they all know binding arbitration will be used so why not go to it now.

The more than 90 drivers have been working without a new contract since June 30, 2019.

COVID-19 possible exposure at Lens Crafters outlet

09/30/2020 11:36 AM

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.


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