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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Monday, September 26, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Monday, September 26, 2022

11:00 AM

Barenaked Ladies to celebrate the holidays at the Burt

The Barenaked Ladies will provide some festive spirit Dec. 12 with a holiday-themed concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.ca, but fan-club and credit-card presales are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27.

The Toronto group, which shot to fame in 1992 with the hit If I Had $1,000,000, will perform their famous songs as well as seasonal favourites from the 2004 album Barenaked for the Holidays.

12:08 PM

Motorcycle driver killed in highway incident

A Winnipeg man was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle and then hit by a truck.

The incident took place on Provincial Road 311, near Road 36 E, about five kilometres northeast of Steinbach at about 1 p.m. Saturday.

RCMP said six motorcycles were travelling west when they drove into mud debris on the road. The first motorcycle lost control, and the driver was thrown from his bike. The 45-year-old man was then hit by an eastbound pickup truck and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other motorcycle drivers also lost control on the mud but did not report any injuries, RCMP said.

RCMP are investigating the crash.

2:04 PM

19-year-old accidentally shot north of Selkirk

A 19-year-old man was accidentally shot while a group of friends were target shooting on a rural property north of Selkirk on Saturday.

Selkirk RCMP were called to the scene on the property off of Road 84 North, north of Selkirk, just before 1 p.m. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, where he remains.

RCMP say the four men were shooting at targets about 25 metres away in a grassy area off of a side road, when the victim walked toward the targets and was struck accidentally.

Officers arrested another 19-year-old, who had fired the shot. He’s been charged with careless use of a firearm, discharging a firearm while being reckless and unauthorized possession of a firearm. He’s been released ahead of a January 2023 court appearance.

Mounties say officers seized four rifles and ammunition at the scene.

2:58 PM

RCMP arrest escaped prisoner

RCMP have arrested a man who escaped a holding cell trailer in a northern community last Tuesday.

Lyle Samuel, 21, had escaped the trailer at the RCMP detachment in Northlands Denesuline First Nation on the afternoon of Sept. 20. He had been arrested by Thompson Mounties earlier that day for an alleged assault with a weapon and an outstanding arrest warrant for an assault, RCMP said last week.

He was being held in the cell while an officer spoke with community members in an office in the same trailer. When police went to check on him, the door had been unlocked and he had escaped.

Mounties said Monday they have arrested Samuel, but are still investigating how he escaped.

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Lyle Samuel, 21, has been arrested after he escaped a holding cell in Northlands Denesuline First Nation Sept. 20.
3:46 PM

RCMP seek missing man last seen in Winnipeg

Portage la Prairie RCMP are searching for a man from Treherne last seen in Winnipeg.

Patrick Slobodzian, 41, was reported missing to Portage RCMP on Saturday evening. He had last been seen in downtown Winnipeg on St. Mary Avenue shortly before Mounties were called.

Police and his family are concerned for the man’s wellbeing. He’s 5-7 and 150 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.

RCMP ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Portage detachment at 204-857-4445, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or online.

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Patrick Slobodzian, 41, was last seen in Winnipeg Saturday.
4:12 PM

Manitoba surgeon appointed to Senate

Winnipeg surgeon Dr. Flordeliz (Gigi) Osler has been appointed to fill a Manitoba vacancy in the senate.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment in a press release today. Osler is an internationally renowned surgeon, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, the press release said.

She was the first woman surgeon and the first racialized woman elected president of the Canadian Medical Association, it said.

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association, Dr. Gigi Osler, at her clinic in Winnipeg on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
Winnipeg Free Press 2018.
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