Thompson man hospitalized following alleged attack

2:37 PM CDT Sunday, May. 22, 2022

One man is in custody and another is in hospital after an alleged assault in Thompson.

On Friday evening, around 9 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of the incident at a Selkirk Avenue hotel and found a 48-year-old Thompson man seriously injured. He remains in hospital in critical condition.

Preston Queskekapow was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault. The 30-year-old man from Norway House remains in custody.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909. 

Fatal collision investigation seeks help from public

1:52 PM CDT Sunday, May. 22, 2022

Winnipeg police issued a further request for information on Sunday, in the hopes of identifying a woman who died after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection Henry Avenue, south of Higgins Avenue, last Tuesday night.

Police are now requesting assistance from motorists travelling in the area between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. who may have dash-cam footage of the roadway.

The adult woman was found seriously injured on the road and taken to hospital, where she died of her injuries.

Investigators are also interested in speaking with a female pedestrian in the area of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the WPS traffic division at (204) 986-7085 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

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Police would like to speak to a pedestrian who was in the area of a fatal collision on Tuesday night.

Fire damages Main Street hotel

1:35 PM CDT Sunday, May. 22, 2022

Fifteen people required temporary accommodations on Sunday morning, after a fire damaged a hotel in the 700 block of Main Street.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service was called to the scene at 9:41 a.m. where they found smoke coming from the building. Firefighters contained the blaze 15 minutes after they arrived.

Fire crews assisted occupants who were not able to exit the building on their own. Two cats were also brought to safety and cared for by the city's animal services agency. No injuries were reported. 

The suite where the fire began sustained fire, smoke, and water damage. Several other suites were also damaged by smoke and water. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Flooded roadways, bridges reopen

1:20 PM CDT Sunday, May. 22, 2022

Highway 10, between Swan River and The Pas, has reopened to traffic following flooding the province advised on Sunday.

Bridges at the Pine, Steep Rock and Bell rivers were closed on May 14 after flooding damaged the structures. Repair work has allowed the reopening of several crossings including at Steep Rock River, between Mafeking and Highway 77; at Pine River, between Ethelbert and Cowan; and at the Bell River south of Mafeking.

Elsewhere, the port of entry at Gretna has also reopened, the province noted.

Several communities throughout the province continue to be impacted by high water levels with 41 states of local emergency still in effect.

Milne fills hat as Ice dump Oil Kings

9:35 PM CDT Saturday, May. 21, 2022

Mikey Milne fired a hat trick to lead the Winnipeg Ice to a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in WHL playoff action Saturday night.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference final is tied 1-1.

Chase Wheatcroft and Owen Pederson also scored for the hosts, who travel to Edmonton for Tuesday's Game 3.

Logan Dowhaniuk had the lone goal for the Oil Kings.

Police find remains of eight dogs in vacant building

10:47 AM CDT Saturday, May. 21, 2022

Winnipeg police say patrol officers entered a vacant residence in the 1400 block of Ross Avenue West on Friday morning where they discovered a freezer containing the remains of eight dogs, individually wrapped in garbage bags. 

Animal services attended and say the dogs were believed to be three to four months old with medium fur, long snouts and long legs. The cause of death is not known "due to decomposition."

Police say transient individuals had accessed the residence, which had been vacant for approximately six years. The public is asked to report suspected animal cruelty to the provincial animal care line at 204-945-8000. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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