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News briefs for Friday, October 7, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Friday, October 7, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Friday, October 7, 2022

12:05 PM

Man, 22, dies after vehicle rolls into ditch in Stuartburn

A 22-year-old man died after his vehicle rolled into a rural ditch Thursday morning in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, southwest of Winnipeg.

RCMP from Emerson and the local fire department were called about a vehicle submerged in water in the ditch at Road 10 North and Road 38 East at about 9:50 a.m. When emergency responders arrived, they found the man, who was from the area, dead inside.

RCMP believe the vehicle was travelling south on Road 38 East, when it turned onto Road 10 North before hitting the ditch and rolling sometime overnight.

Local Mounties and a forensic collision specialist are still investigating.

1:33 PM

Jets make two more cuts

The Winnipeg Jets have cut a pair of players, getting them closer to their opening-night roster.

Forward Brad Lambert and defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic were assigned to the Manitoba Moose on Friday.

Kovacevic must first clear waivers before he can join the AHL club.

Winnipeg has 25 players remaining in camp – two goaltenders, 14 forwards and nine defencemen.

They must get down to a maximum of 23 players by Monday.

The Jets play their final preseason game tonight in Calgary. Forwards Mason Appleton (minor injury) and Sam Gagner, and defenceman Kyle Capobianco, Logan Stanley and Dylan Samberg are the scratches.

2:33 PM

Manitoba sends relief to Prince Edward Island post-hurricane

The province is sending equipment and 15 emergency support workers to help crews picking up the pieces after hurricane Fiona devastated parts of Prince Edward Island.

Chainsaws, personal protective equipment and other equipment, along with personnel from Manitoba Parks will be sent to Charlottetown over the Thanksgiving long weekend and will stay up to two weeks.

The plan is being co-ordinated through Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization.

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