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Manitoba Liberal Party adds candidates to roster
The Manitoba Liberal Party has nominated candidates in the electoral divisions of Seine River and Waverley ahead of the Sept. 10 provincial election.
James Bloomfield will carry the Liberal banner in the new constituency of Seine River, which straddles the Red River and includes the community of St. Norbert.
According to the MLP, Bloomfield is a business communicator and owner of CostWise Business Consulting.
The Bloomfield family has lived in the Seine River constituency for over 40 years. In 2016, Bloomfield ran for the Liberals in St. Norbert, pulling in the third most votes after Jon Reyes (PC) and Dave Gaudreau (NDP).
Other candidates in the Seine River include Durdana Islam (NDP), Bryanne Lamoureux (Green), and Janice Morley-Lecomte (PC).
In Waverley, another new riding created during the 2018 Electoral Division Boundaries Commission, Fiona Haftani will represent the Grits.
Haftani is a business owner and human rights activist who immigrated to Canada in 2006 and holds degrees in political studies, new media and information technology, according to the MLP.
Candidates in Waverley include Jon Reyes (PC), Dashi Al-Zargani (NDP), and Umar Hayat (Ind.).
Semen stains on kids’ clothing lead to mischief charges, arrest
A 22-year-old man has been charged with mischief after allegedly depositing semen onto clothing belonging to children and stored in lockers at the University of Manitoba’s Frank Kennedy Active Living Centre.
Police say they are aware of five incidents that happened between January and May 2019.
Police believe the accused took clothing from unsecured lockers in the communal change room and put his seminal fluid on the clothing, before returning it to the locker.
The clothing belonged to children ranging between the ages of five and 11, police say. Parents discovered a substance on their kids’ clothing and believed it to be semen.
With help from the U of M’s security department, a suspect was identified and the WPS Child Abuse Unit continued the investigation and used DNA testing to confirm the identity of the suspect.
On July 27, the suspect, a student at the U of M, was placed under arrest by the child abuse unit.
Christopher Simba Yannick Buckeridge, 22, was charged with five counts of mischief under $5,000/obstruct in enjoyment and theft under $5,000.
He was detained in custody and later released on a recognizance.
"The safety of visitors to campus is of paramount importance to all of our security services team who identified the suspect using additional patrols and other investigative tools," Alan Scott, chief risk officer with the U of M said in a statement. "Our team worked closely with police to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and broader community."
The university sent a letter dated March 11, 2019 notifying enrolled program participants of reports of inappropriate behaviour in the communal change room in Frank Kennedy Centre and informed them of additional security measures being taken in response, university officials stated.
Applications open for various boards and commissions
The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to get involved in various boards and commissions.
The City Clerk’s department does an annual selection process to fill citizen member positions to boards and commissions where there are vacancies.
Applications will be accepted until Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. for the following boards:
• Board of Adjustment
• Board of Revision
• Historical Buildings and Resources Committee
• Human Rights Committee of Council
• Library Advisory Committee
• Seven Oaks House Museum Board
• St. Boniface Museum Board
• St. James-Assiniboia Museum Board (Historical Museum Association of St. James-Assiniboia)
• St. James Assiniboia Pioneer Association (Grant’s Old Mill)
• Transcona Historical Museum Board
• Vehicles for Hire Appeal Board
• Winnipeg Arts Council Inc.
• Winnipeg Committee for Safety
• Winnipeg Food Council
• Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation
• Winnipeg Public Library Board
Canadian citizens who reside in Winnipeg and are entitled to vote in municipal elections are eligible to apply for these positions.
Interested citizens are asked to visit the following link for more information and to apply online or access application forms at https://winnipeg.ca/clerks/boards/citizenappointments/default.stm