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January 29, 2023

Jones claims ninth provincial crown

Jennifer Jones captured her ninth provincial women’s curling championship, beating Abby Ackland 10-5 in eight ends in Sunday’s final at the East St. Paul Arena. Jones and her team of third Karlee Burgess, second Mackenzie Zacharias, lead Emily Zacharias and alternate Lauren Lenentine will be heading to Kamloops, B.C., for… Read More

January 29, 2023

McEwen skips team to Ontario curling title

Mike McEwen is going back to the Brier. But the Winnipegger will don Ontario colours next month at the 2023 Canadian men’s curling championship. McEwen skipped a Toronto-based team to that province’s men’s title Sunday in Port Elgin. He’s the import on a squad that defeated living legend Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene… Read More

January 29, 2023

Fire breaks out in the 100 block of Prairie Smoke Drive

A fire broke out in a single-storey home in the 100 block of Prairie Smoke Drive Sunday morning. At 3:56 a.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service were called to the scene. Crews attacked the fire from outside until it was safe to enter. The fire was under control at 5:39… Read More

January 29, 2023

Ackland ousts Lawes at Scotties

Abby Ackland of East St. Paul defeated top-seeded Kaitlyn Lawes of Fort Rouge 8-5 in semifinal action at the provincial women’s curling championship Sunday morning. The Ackland team, skipped by Meghan Walter, advanced to a 2 p.m. meeting in the final with eight-time provincial champion Jennifer Jones of St. Vital. Read More

January 29, 2023

Police chase suspect on foot, seize drugs and nearly $5,000 in cash

The Winnipeg Police Service arrested a suspect following a brief chase through the snow on foot near the Harry Lazarenko (Redwood) Bridge on Sunday night. At approximately 12:27 a.m. Sunday, a North District Community Support unit located a wanted man driving an SUV in the 100 block of Alfred Avenue. The… Read More

January 28, 2023

Ackland wins tiebreaker, bound for semifinal

East St. Paul’s Abby Ackland beat Assiniboine Memorial’s Beth Peterson 9-3 in a seven-end tiebreaker game Saturday night… Read More

January 28, 2023

Jets lose 4-0 to Flyers

The Winnipeg Jets fell 4-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, suffering a third straight loss. Flyers goalie Carter Hart stopped all 40 shots he faced. Noah Cates, Kiefer Bellows, Owen Tippett and Tony DeAngelo scored for the visitors. Winnipeg is now 31-19-1 on the year. Philadelphia improves to 21-21-9. Read More

January 28, 2023

Jets down 2-0 to Flyers after two periods

The Winnipeg Jets will need a comeback to avoid a third straight loss. Goals from Noah Cates and Kiefer Bellows have given the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-0 lead through two periods at Canada Life Centre. Carter Hart has stopped all 23 shots he’s faced. Connor Hellebuyck has stopped 25 of… Read More

January 28, 2023

Jones upends Lawes, goes straight to provincial final

St. Vital’s Jennifer Jones will be gunning for an unprecedented ninth provincial women’s curling title as … Read More

January 28, 2023

Jets trail Flyers 1-0 after first period

The Winnipeg Jets trail the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 after one period at Canada Life Centre. Flyers forward Noah Cates opened the scoring at 15:15. Winnipeg fired 16 shots at Philadelphia goaltender Carter Hart but were unable to beat him. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 13 of 14 shots.  … Read More

January 28, 2023

Jets make pair of lineup changes

The Winnipeg Jets will make a pair of lineup changes tonight as they try to snap a two-game losing streak. Defenceman Dylan DeMelo is dealing with a lower-body injury and won’t play. Dylan Samberg will take his spot on the blue-line. Forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby will be a healthy scratch, replaced… Read More

January 28, 2023

Missing man, 75, located safely

Winnipeg police say 75-year-old Elmer Shrumm has been safely located. Shrumm was last seen in the St. Vital area on Friday at 9 p.m. and was believed to have travelled to rural Manitoba Saturday.    … Read More

January 28, 2023

Man assaulted in North Point Douglas

Winnipeg police were called to the 200 block of Austin Street North following reports of a stabbing Friday afternoon. When police arrived to the suite they found a 33-year-old man with serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital in unstable condition and was later upgraded to stable condition. Police… Read More

January 28, 2023

Officers sent to hospital following cruiser collision

Winnipeg police say one of its vehicles was involved in a collision Friday night. The cruiser was travelling on Marion Street near Kenny Street when it collided with a car travelling perpendicular to them. Police say its vehicle struck a nearby building following the impact. One officer was treated at… Read More

January 28, 2023

Opioid tablets seized during traffic stop

Winnipeg police seized 121 assorted opioid tables and $6,745 following a traffic stop Friday, according to a release. Police say a man known to have a history of drug trafficking, who also was a suspended driver, was seen driving near Brazier Street and Syndey Avenue around 11:52 a.m. A 25-year-old… Read More

January 28, 2023

Three charged after drugs, bear spray found in car

Winnipeg police have charged three people after a traffic stop Friday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m., police say a vehicle with a snow-covered licence plate began taking sharp turns around Sargent Avenue, near Simcoe Street. When police pulled the vehicle over at Wellington Avenue and Burnell Street, they say a… Read More

January 28, 2023

Two facing weapons, drug trafficking charges following investigation

A man and woman from Ste. Anne are facing various weapons and drug trafficking charges following a Winnipeg police drug investigation assisted by the RCMP. Friday, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg, and RCMP searched a residence on Dawson… Read More

January 27, 2023

Man arrested after teen sexually harassed in the West End

An arrest has been made, and a man is facing sexual assault charges after a teenage girl was grabbed at in West End. Police sought out a suspect after a teenage girl reported being grabbed by a man who attempted to kiss her at McGee Street and Wellington Avenue on… Read More

January 27, 2023

RCMP arrest Fisher Branch student after alleged gun-pointing incident

RCMP arrested a Fisher Branch Collegiate student on Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at another student on Wednesday. Mounties said the local detachment in the community about 150 kilometres north of Winnipeg were alerted to the threat on Thursday around 2:30 p.m. Officers then went to the school… Read More

January 27, 2023

Respiratory viruses on decline: provincial report

Hospitalizations due to influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) have all decreased in Manitoba, according to the province’s latest epidemiological respiratory virus surveillance report. Data for the week of Jan. 15 to Jan. 21 indicates this respiratory virus season may finally be nearing its end, after… Read More

January 27, 2023

Threat closes Steinbach and Kleefeld schools

All schools in Steinbach, as well as one in Kleefeld, are closed on Friday after one of the schools received a threat. In a letter to parents of students, Shelley Amos, superintendent of the Hanover School Division, said they called the RCMP after Clearspring Middle School received a threat on… Read More

January 26, 2023

Jets trail Sabres 2-0 after two periods

The Winnipeg Jets are down 2-0 to the Buffalo Sabres after two periods at Canada Life Centre. Owen Power and Tage Thompson both scored in the middle frame. Shots are 29-11 for Buffalo through 40 minutes. Read More

January 26, 2023

Jets, Sabres tied 0-0 after one

The Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres are still searching for some offence at Canada Life Centre. Neither team could find the back of the net in the first period. Winnipeg netminder Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 13 shots he faced, while former Jets backup Eric Comrie turned aside all six shots… Read More

January 26, 2023

Buyer getting $1.2 million to subsidize Lions Place rents

The Manitoba government, through Manitoba Housing, is providing $1.2 million in rent subsidies for Lions Place residents. The $1.2 million in rent subsidies is to ensure that no current tenant residing at Lions Place will experience a rent increase or “renoviction,” a government press release said today. Manitoba Housing is… Read More

January 26, 2023

Man found shot inside Maryland Street home

A man is on stable condition after being shot on Thursday. Winnipeg police said the man in his 50s was being treated by paramedics when they responded to a medical call on the 400 block of Maryland Street at 10 a.m. The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition… Read More

January 26, 2023

Attempted abduction at bus stop

A woman waiting for a bus was able to flee after a man tried pulling her into a van. The woman was at Kenaston Boulevard and Academy Road about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday when the van came up to her and the man grabbed her, Winnipeg police said. The woman… Read More

January 26, 2023

Man, 26, killed in snowmobile crash: RCMP

A 26-year-old man is dead after his snowmobile collided with a cluster of trees in Gypsumville on Wednesday. The collision occurred when the snowmobile left the road at high speed, said RCMP, who were notified at about 12:20 p.m. Police said the man, who was from Pinaymootang First Nation, was… Read More

January 26, 2023

Police probe Winnipeg’s second homicide of 2023

Winnipeg police are investigating the city’s second homicide of 2023. Richard Darryl Wheeler, 65, died in hospital after he was found with serious injuries at an apartment building in the 300 block of Hargrave Street at about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police have not announced any arrests. Read More

January 26, 2023

Man tried to abduct teen girl: police

The police sex crimes unit is investigating the attempted abduction of a teenage girl. The incident happened in the area of McGee Street and Wellington Avenue at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. The girl was walking to school when an unknown man made a comment to her, then grabbed both of… Read More

January 26, 2023

Boy facing charges in Thompson bomb threat

A boy is facing charges after a note containing a bomb threat was found at a high school in Thompson. The note was found at R.D. Parker Collegiate at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, RCMP said late Thursday morning. The school was evacuated. No bomb or suspicious package was found. Students… Read More

January 26, 2023

Mayor appoints three to Winnipeg Police Board

Mayor Scott Gillingham has replaced three citizen members of the Winnipeg Police Board. Gillingham announced on Thursday Kyle Mason, Daphne Penrose and Kevin Selch would replace outgoing members Mohamed El Tassi, Edna Nabess and Brian Scharfstein. Coun. Markus Chambers remains as chair of the board, Colleen Mayer has been nominated… Read More

January 26, 2023

Plugged-in vehicle blamed for St. Vital house fire

A vehicle plugged in inside an attached garage is being blamed for a fire that broke out in a St. Vital home on Wednesday night. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews rushed to the first 100 block of Sachet Place at about 7:40 p.m., to find heavy smoke billowing out from… Read More

January 26, 2023

Premier to make ‘affordability announcement’

Premier Heather Stefanson will make an “affordability announcement” on Thursday morning. The news conference at a FoodFare grocery store will be live-streamed on the provincial government’s website and on YouTube at 10:30 a.m. Stefanson said Monday that another round of financial… Read More

January 25, 2023

Police release name, picture of youth wanted in The Pas double slaying

RCMP are searching for a 17-year-old male accused in a double slaying in The Pas. Major crime investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Ernest Lloyd Campbell, 17 of The Pas and Moose Lake in relation to the two killings in the northern town on Jan. 15. He is to… Read More

January 25, 2023

Manitoba to send nurse recruitment delegation to Philippines

Immigration Minister Jon Reyes will join a mission to the Philippines to recruit nurses and other healthcare workers to Manitoba. The delegation will travel to Manila, Cebu and Iloilo between Feb. 21 and 25 to meet with pre-screened applicants, with a specific focus on internationally educated nurses who have worked… Read More

January 25, 2023

Transit assault turns into fight between suspect and passenger: police

A woman accused of assaulting the driver of a Winnipeg Transit bus and passengers on Tuesday was arrested alongside another woman who stepped in to fight her. Police were called to Dakota Street and Paddington Road at about 6:30 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated woman hitting passengers and… Read More

January 25, 2023

Garden Hill man airlifted to Winnipeg after assault

A 56-year-old Garden Hill First Nation man had to be flown to Winnipeg after a serious assault in the northern community on Sunday. Island Lake RCMP were called to a home on the First Nation at about 5:20 p.m., where they were told the man had been taken to the… Read More

January 25, 2023

Winnipeg man arrested after alleged online child luring

A Winnipeg man has been arrested for alleged online child luring. The Winnipeg police counter-exploitation unit was investigating people attempting to lure kids for sexual purposes via online classified sites and messaging apps, police said. On Jan. 16, police arrested Lawrence Draho, 67. He’s been charged with luring a person… Read More

January 25, 2023

Bombers re-sign linebacker Gauthier

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian linebacker Shayne Gauthier to a one-year contract extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent next month. Gauthier returns for a seventh season with the club after being selected in the fourth round of the 2016 CFL draft out of Laval. Gauthier… Read More

January 24, 2023

Jets fall 2-1 to Predators

The Winnipeg Jets finished up their longest road trip of the year with a loss on Tuesday. Tanner Jeannot’s wraparound goal early in the third period proved to be the difference as the Nashville Predators downed the visitors 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena. Pierre-Luc Dubois opened the scoring in the first… Read More

January 24, 2023

Jets and Preds tied 1-1 through two periods

NASHVILLE — The Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators are tied 1-1 through two periods at Bridgestone Arena. Pierre-Luc Dubois opened the scoring 48 seconds into the game, converting a pass from Cole Perfetti for his 21st goal of the season. The Predators answered back in the second, with Winnipeg native… Read More

January 24, 2023

Jets lead Preds 1-0 after first period

NASHVILLE — The Winnipeg Jets lead the Nashville Predators through one period of play at Bridgestone Arena. Pierre-Luc Dubois opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the game, converting a nice pass from Cole Perfetti for his 21st goal of the season. Dylan DeMelo drew the second assist. Shots are… Read More

January 24, 2023

Remains found outside Brandon in October a homicide victim: RCMP

The death of a man whose body was found on the outskirts of Brandon four months ago is now being investigated as a homicide. Blue Hills RCMP were called to the RM of Cornwallis, on the edge of Brandon, in early October, where they found what appeared to be human… Read More

January 24, 2023

RCMP lay manslaughter charge in 2016 infant slaying

RCMP have laid a manslaughter charge after a Sioux Valley Dakota Nation infant was slain seven years ago. Virden RCMP were called to a home on the First Nation about an infant in medical distress on Jan. 4, 2016. The two-month-old girl was taken to hospital in critical condition and… Read More

January 24, 2023

Selkirk Mounties catch another alleged prison drug smuggler

RCMP in Selkirk have arrested another person accused of trying to smuggle illicit drugs into a prison. Mounties were called to a break-and-enter in progress at a business on the small city’s Main Street at about 4 a.m. Monday, where witnesses saw a man breaking windows and trying to pry… Read More

January 24, 2023

Sea Bears release their CEBL schedule

Winnipeg’s fledgling pro basketball squad will make its debut on home court. The expansion Winnipeg Sea Bears of the Canadian Elite Basketball League will host the Vancouver Bandits on Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at Canada Life Centre. The team plays its next four contests on the road, with stops in Brampton, Ont., against the 2022 league-champion Honey Badgers, the… Read More

January 24, 2023

Missing woman last seen in Central Park found: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police have found a 61-year-old woman who was missing since Monday afternoon. Police said Cora Campbell had been last seen at about 1 p.m. in the Central Park area. The missing persons unit said she’s been found safely. Read More

January 24, 2023

Indigenous-led rapid addictions medicine clinic to open this spring

A culturally safe, Indigenous-led addictions medicine clinic is scheduled to open in Point Douglas this spring. The Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre (181 Higgins Ave.) will be home to a new rapid access to addictions medicine (RAAM) clinic, the Manitoba government announced Tuesday. The province will spend $893,000 to establish… Read More

January 24, 2023

Landfill search committee submits funding plan to Ottawa

An Indigenous-led committee studying the feasibility of searching a Winnipeg-area landfill for the remains of two women has sent a formal request for funding to the federal government. The committee, which expects a swift decision on its funding plan, is exploring the likelihood of finding the remains of Morgan Harris… Read More

January 23, 2023

Missing Thompson woman found safe: RCMP

A 31-year-old woman who was reported missing in Thompson earlier this month has been found, according to RCMP. Kayla James had not been seen since Nov. 8, 2022, police said after she was reported missing Jan. 5. RCMP said today James has been safely located. Read More

January 23, 2023

God’s Lake Narrows man dies after altercation

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a man’s death following an altercation in God’s Lake Narrows. Officers were called about the altercation at a home in the community at about 3:30 a.m. Monday and were told an injured man had been taken to the local nursing station. Mounties found the man, 51,… Read More

January 23, 2023

Winnipeg woman attacked, choked by unknown suspect

Winnipeg police are searching for a man accused of attacking a woman, choking her unconscious, in the Windsor Park neighbourhood just after midnight Saturday. Officers were called to Elizabeth Road and De Bourmont Avenue at about 12:30 a.m., where a woman in her 40s had reported being assaulted by a… Read More

January 23, 2023

Pro wrestling card postponed a day

AEW: Dynamite and AEW: Rampage professional wrestling shows will be held March 15 at the Canada Life Place, a day later than previously scheduled. Revised television scheduling for AEW: Dynamite, a television program featuring former Winnipeggers Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega and Don Callis that will be broadcast live from the… Read More

January 23, 2023

New $8-M community centre announced

All three levels of government today announced more than $8 million for a new community centre in the Rural Municipality of Taché. The joint funding will help build a complex with a 62,000-square-foot arena and an 8,000-square-foot library. The arena portion of the new complex will replace the existing Lorette… Read More

January 23, 2023

Nickelback get rollin’ into Winnipeg June 20

Nickelback marks Get Rollin’, its first album in five years, with a tour this year that will stop at the Canada Life Centre June 20. Tickets go on sale Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at livenation.com, although there are fan-club presales scheduled for Jan. 24 at 10… Read More

January 22, 2023

Jets edge Flyers 5-3

PHILADELPHIA — The Winnipeg Jets opened their season-high, five-game road trip with a pair of losses, but have since rebounded with back-to-back wins, including a 5-3 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center Sunday night. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, Karson Khulman and Kevin Stenlund scored the… Read More

January 22, 2023

Ice throttle Warriors

The Winnipeg Ice hit the gas early and never looked back, blanking the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-0 at Wayne Fleming Arena. The Ice reclaim top spot in the Western Hockey League, jumping to 33-5-1 (67 points) on the season while the Warriors dropped to 28-15-0 (59 points). … Read More

January 22, 2023

Jets lead Flyers 3-2 after two periods

PHILADELPHIA — The Winnipeg Jets lead the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 through two periods of play at Wells Fargo Center. The Jets took a 3-0 first-period lead with goals from Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers, before the Flyers added one late in the frame from Ivan Provorov. Philadelphia further… Read More

January 22, 2023

Jets lead Flyers 3-1 after first period

PHILADELPHIA — The Winnipeg Jets lead the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 through one period of play at Wells Fargo Center. The Jets exploded for three goals over a span of 3 minutes and 38 seconds, with Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele all finding the back of the net. The… Read More

January 22, 2023

Two arrested in shooting, assault on St. James Street

Two suspects have been detained in a shooting and assault which took place outside a restaurant in the 600 block of St. James Street last week. Investigation revealed that the suspects, as part of a group, left the restaurant and entered a nearby ridesharing car in the evening of Jan. Read More

January 22, 2023

Three fires break out across the city overnight

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service were called to three different fires that broke out across the city since last night. The crews were called to douse a fire in a vacant two-and-a-half-storey home in the 400 block of Stella Avenue at 8:56 p.m. Saturday. The fire was tackled from outside and… Read More

January 21, 2023

Jets earn 5-1 win over Sens

OTTAWA – It took a little bit to get their engines going, but the Winnipeg Jets got back on track, earning a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre Saturday night. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid that kicked off their current season-long, five-game road trip,… Read More

January 21, 2023

Jets lead Senators 3-1 through two periods

OTTAWA – The Winnipeg Jets lead the Ottawa Senators 3-1 through two periods of play at Canadian Tire Centre. After a 1-1 first period, with goals from Nikolaj Ehlers for Winnipeg and Josh Norris for Ottawa, the Jets added two more in the middle frame. Mark Scheifele scored his team-leading… Read More

January 21, 2023

Jets and Senators tied 1-1 after one period

OTTAWA – The Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators are tied 1-1 after one period of play at Canadian Tire Centre. Nikolaj Ehlers opened the scoring on the power play, scoring his fourth of the season at the 6:30 mark to give the visitors a 1-0 edge. The Senators tied the… Read More

January 20, 2023

Senior killed in Neepawa house fire

A 68-year-old man is dead after a house fire in Neepawa. Around 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Neepawa RCMP received a report of a fire at a home on Walker Avenue. Officers attended the scene along with the local fire department and paramedics, the RCMP said in a release. Firefighters entered the… Read More

January 20, 2023

Flu, RSV cases decreasing in Manitoba

Confirmed cases of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are on the decline in Manitoba, according to the province’s latest epidemiological report for the week of Jan. 8 to 14. The weekly average test positivity rate for the flu was 1.9 per cent, and test positivity for RSV was at… Read More

January 20, 2023

Father and son recovering after transit bus assault

A father and his 10-year-old son are recovering after becoming victims of a random assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus. On Thursday evening, the victims were aboard the bus when a male and female passenger began randomly shouting obscenities at them, Winnipeg police said in a release. The assault escalated,… Read More

January 20, 2023

St. James Collegiate puts back up washroom door after outcry

The door to a girl’s washroom at St. James Collegiate that had been removed Thursday, resulting in criticism from students and parents, has been put back up a day later. Students and teachers reached out to the Free Press with concerns that the removal of the door —… Read More

January 20, 2023

Public invited to Manitoba budget consultation

The province has announced long-awaited public consultations on the spring budget will begin Jan. 30. In a press release today, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said as the 2023 budget is being prepared, the Progressive Conservative government wants to hear from Manitobans. In-person sessions will be held: Winnipeg – Jan. 30… Read More

January 20, 2023

Provincial Green Party leadership campaign begins

Four candidates seeking to be the next leader of the Green Party of Manitoba have been announced. The leadership campaign officially began Friday with three candidates from Winnipeg — Dennis Bayomi, Donovan McIntosh, and Nicolas Geddert — and one candidate from Steinbach, Janine G. Gibson. To actually appear on the… Read More

January 19, 2023

Jets fall to Leafs 4-1

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs exploded for three goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday. Auston Matthews scored twice and Mitch Marner added a short-handed goal in the second to put the home side up 3-0. Read More

January 19, 2023

Jets trail the Leafs 3-0 after two periods

TORONTO — The Winnipeg Jets trail the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 through two periods of play at Scotiabank Arena. After a scoreless opening frame, the Leafs wasted little time to find the scoresheet in the second, with Auston Matthews putting the homeside up 1-0 just eight seconds in. Matthews would… Read More

January 19, 2023

Jets and Leafs scoreless after first period

TORONTO – The Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs are scoreless after one period of play at Scotiabank Arena. Despite there being no goals in the frame, it was an up-tempo 20 minutes, including a power play for each club. The Jets earned the edge in shots, 16-6.  … Read More

January 19, 2023

Multiple schools placed on lockdown after reports of an armed person

Students in numerous Winnipeg schools were placed in lockdown Thursday after Winnipeg police received a report of a person potentially carrying a firearm. Around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to Fort Richmond Collegiate in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood. Police placed the high school, along with nearby schools, under a “hold and… Read More

January 19, 2023

Man charged with indecent acts on city buses

A 27-year-old man is facing charges connected with indecent acts committed on a city bus four times since November. Winnipeg police said a teenage girl witnessed three such incidents and contacted police. Sex crimes unit investigators examined security video and worked to identify the man. The same girl boarded the… Read More

January 19, 2023

Man shot on Maryland Street

A man was rushed to hospital in unstable condition after he was shot on Maryland Street early Wednesday. Police were sent to the 400 block of Maryland shortly after 5:30 a.m., entered a home and found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Officers used a tourniquet on the man… Read More

January 19, 2023

Driver assaulted, shots fired in St. James

The driver of a ride-hailing vehicle was hit with a gun during a dispute in St. James on Wednesday night. The incident happened outside a restaurant in the 600 block of St. James Street shortly before 7 p.m. The Winnipeg Police Service said it’s believed a group of people left… Read More

January 19, 2023

Manitoba Moose, Toronto Marlies game reschedule

The American Hockey League game between the Manitoba Moose and Toronto Marlies has been rescheduled to Feb. 13 at Toronto’s Coca-Cola Collesium. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The original contest on Jan. 13 was suspended after the first period due to a medical emergency for a spectator. The game was… Read More

January 19, 2023

Charges laid after stolen auto crash downtown

A 25-year-old man is facing charges after a crash involving a stolen vehicle. The Winnipeg Police Service said the vehicle was stolen Monday while it was left running in a parking lot in the northeast part of the city. Officers spotted the vehicle driving past police headquarters downtown at about… Read More

January 19, 2023

Special teams legend Miller re-signs with Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed Canadian fullback Mike Miller to a one-year contract extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent in February. Miller, the CFL’s all-time leader in special teams tackles with 226, returns to the Blue Bombers for a sixth season after initially joining the team… Read More

January 19, 2023

Salter Street closed after house fire

Salter Street is closed this morning between Selkirk and Manitoba avenues because of an overnight house fire nearby. The Winnipeg Police Service posted the information on Twitter this morning. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Read More

January 18, 2023

Eli returns to the CFL, inks three-year deal with Bombers

Tui Eli is making his return to the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced today the signing of the Canadian offensive lineman to a three-year contract. The University of Hawaii product from Richmond, B.C., was originally drafted by the club in the fourth round of the 2019 CFL Draft. He… Read More

January 18, 2023

One sent to hospital, traffic blocked after collision

Police have closed Hargrave Street between Notre Dame and McDermot avenues after a vehicle hit a light signal Wednesday. One person has been sent to hospital and traffic is currently being redirected. Read More

January 18, 2023

Arrest made in Skownan First Nation slaying

RCMP major crimes investigators have arrested a man accused in a slaying on Skownan First Nation last Saturday. Winnipegosis RCMP were called to a reported assault on the First Nation at about 10:25 a.m., where they found a dead 68-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been released. On Tuesday, Mounties arrested… Read More

January 17, 2023

Jets fall to Canadiens 4-1

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens erupted for three goals in the second period to stymie the Winnipeg Jets and earn a 4-1 victory at the Bell Centre on Tuesday. After a scoreless opening period, Jets forward Kyle Connor put the visitors up 1-0 with his 200th NHL goal. But the… Read More

January 17, 2023

Jets trail Canadiens 3-1 after two periods

MONTREAL — The Winnipeg Jets trail the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 after two periods of play at the Bell Centre. After a scoreless opening frame, Jets forward Kyle Connor put the visitors up 1-0 with his 200th NHL goal. But the Canadiens answered back with three straight – including two in… Read More

January 17, 2023

Jets and Canadiens scoreless through first period

MONTREAL – The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens are scoreless through one period of play at the Bell Centre. Winnipeg killed off two penalties in the frame, and will begin the second period on the power play. Shots are 10-6 in favour of Montreal. Read More

January 17, 2023

Three charged after assault in RM of Ste. Anne

Three people have been arrested after a 69-year-old man was assaulted in the rural municipality of Ste. Anne Sunday. Steinbach RCMP believe two men visited the victim at his home on Road 41 E to speak with one of its residents in the morning when a fight ensued. The victim… Read More

January 17, 2023

Norway House woman killed in hit and run

Nelson House RCMP are investigating after a woman believed to have been hit by a vehicle in Nisichawayaihk Cree Nation Friday died of her injuries. The woman, a 45-year-old from Norway House, was found laying on the road on Otetiskiwin Drive at around 8 p.m. and sent to a nursing… Read More

January 17, 2023

Festival du Voyageur returns to in-person program

Next month, Winnipeg’s annual francophone music and cultural festival returns to a full-scale program for the first time in three years. Organizers of the 54th Festival du Voyageur, which runs Feb. 17 to 26 at locations across St. Boniface, unveiled a record number of events during a media conference on… Read More

January 17, 2023

Fire guts Gertie Street apartment building

A vacant apartment building on Gertie Street will have to be demolished after a fire early Tuesday. Firefighters were sent to the three-storey building in the first 100 block of Gertie at 4:44 a.m. after police officers reported the blaze. Hours later, crews were still using aerial ladders to fight… Read More

January 17, 2023

Fire on Regent Avenue West

A fire broke out in a commercial building on Regent Avenue West late Monday night. Fire crews were sent to the three-unit building in the 1500 block of Regent Avenue West at 10:51 p.m. and saw heavy smoke coming from one of the units. The fire was declared under control… Read More

January 16, 2023

Fort Alexander man missing since last month

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man from Fort Alexander First Nation. Murray Andrew Courchene, 41, last spoke with family members on Dec. 15 and has not been seen or heard from since. Powerview RCMP were contacted about Courchene on the morning of Jan. 3. Read More

January 16, 2023

Jeffcoat signs one-year deal to stay in Winnipeg

Jackson Jeffcoat continues to be a good fit with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The veteran defensive end has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the CFL club. He was scheduled to become a free agent next month. Jeffcoat, a product of Dallas who is listed at 6-foot-3, 243 pounds,… Read More

January 16, 2023

Violent incident in The Pas now a double homicide

A second victim has died after a violent incident in The Pas, and RCMP are investigating the case as a double homicide. The second victim died late Sunday morning, RCMP said in a news release Monday afternoon. Two victims were found close to one another, “with obvious signs of trauma,”… Read More

January 16, 2023

Woman slain in Norway House stabbing

A woman is charged with fatally stabbing another young woman in Norway House Cree Nation. RCMP were sent to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. Friday. The 23-year-old victim was taken to hospital and died from her injuries. A 28-year-old Norway House resident has been charged with manslaughter, RCMP said… Read More

January 16, 2023

Russell man facing charges after Interpol tip

A Russell man is facing charges after RCMP received a tip from Interpol about threats made on social media toward law enforcement personnel, government officials and medical professionals. Russell RCMP were contacted about the threats Wednesday morning. On Thursday, “having identified the suspect and knowing his violent history with police… Read More

January 16, 2023

Guns, drugs seized from vehicles in Neepawa

Four people are facing charges after guns and drugs were seized from two vehicles in Neepawa. Spruce Plains RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle in a parking lot on Main Street East on Tuesday. Officers arrested three adults and a male youth and searched the vehicle, along with… Read More

January 16, 2023

Jets recall Heinola for lengthy road trip

The Winnipeg Jets have recalled defenceman Ville Heinola from the Manitoba Moose ahead of their season-long, five-game road trip. Heinola joins the Jets just as they get ready to kick off the five-game swing, which begins in Montreal against the Canadiens. Heinola was assigned to the Moose on Friday, playing… Read More