Winnipeg Humane Society only accepting sick and injured animals

12:40 PM CDT Monday, Aug. 2, 2021

The Winnipeg Humane Society is restricting animal intake because its shelter is “dangerously full,” said the organization via social media on Sunday. 

It will now only accept sick and injured animals. 

“This will remain in effect until further notice, while we work hard to get our shelter animals into new homes,” the post reads. 

People interested in adopting animals can begin the process by calling 204-982-2021 to arrange an appointment to meet one of the adoptable animals listed on the organization’s website.

Fire crews douse apartment fire

10:49 AM CDT Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service contained a fire in highrise apartment building in the 400 block of Edmonton Street on Saturday night.

Crews were called to the building at 11:25 p.m.

A fire was located in an apartment suite and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, which was brought under control just after midnight.

One person was taken to hospital in stable condition. Other building tenants were able to return to their suites.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No damage estimates are available.

Jets sign forward Austin Poganski

5:04 PM CDT Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets have added another depth forward to the fold.

Austin Poganski, 25, signed a one-year, two-way contract Saturday that would pay US $750,000 in the NHL and less int he AHL.

Poganski is 6'1, 198 pounds and from St. Cloud, MN. The right-winger played four years at the University of North Dakota and was drafted in the 4th round by St. Louis in 2014.

He has no points in six career NHL games, but 63 points (20G, 43A) in 119 AHL games. 

Jets sign veteran forward Riley Nash

4:19 PM CDT Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets have added a free agent boost to their forward group.

Veteran centre Riley Nash signed a one-year deal Saturday that will pay him US $750,000 for the 2021-22 season.

Nash, 32, has played 10 years in the NHL, starting with Carolina followed by Boston, Columbus and Toronto. The 6-foot-2, 188 pound native of Consort, Alta., has 63 goals and 109 assists in 578 career regular-season games.

He is a checking centre who can also play right wing. 

Dakota Community Centre shooting suspect at large: police

2:13 PM CDT Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021

Police now say the assault at Dakota Community Centre Friday morning was a shooting that left a 19-year-old man in hospital, while one armed and dangerous suspect remains at large.

On Friday, police were called to the the community club at about 1:30 a.m. The man had been shot and taken to hospital by associates, police say. 

Two male youths were arrested and charged. One was hit with two counts of possessing a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated assault. The other is charged with aggravated assault. 

Police are looking for Carlin Dare, 18, who's 6'1" and 220 lbs. Police consider him armed and dangerous. If spotted, police say call 911, the major crimes unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

Carlin Dare (Police / Handout)
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