Protest stops Lake St. Martin work

PROTESTERS upset about lack of compensation and oversight have shut down work on the Lake St. Martin diversion, which was scheduled to be diverting water from the province’s swollen rivers and flood this week. Derrick Gould, a councillor at Fairford First Nation said about 20 people, including… Read More

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Evacuations ordered in Delta Beach

The RM of Portage la Prairie has ordered residents of 15 homes to evacuate from Delta Beach. The two areas being evacuated are Hackberry Avenue West and Far West, according to the RM’s website. “At this time the evacuation is mandatory as there are escalating concerns over safely and access,”… […]

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Assiniboine River crests in Brandon

The Assiniboine River has crested at Brandon at levels lower than the 2011 flood, the province announced today. East of Brandon, communities are bracing for the floodwater surge to arrive, Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton said today. Water levels around one foot higher than 2011 are… Read More

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Charge upgraded to murder in Stobbe shooting

The Canada Day shooting death of a well-liked Winnipeg woman at a downtown apartment was no accident, homicide investigators now believe. Michele Stobbe, 28, was slain — not the victim of a firearm mishap, police alleged on Sunday. Stobbe was shot to death inside a 21st-floor apartment at… Read More

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Man, 44, faces drug charges

A 44-year-old man faces several drug and weapons charges after police discovered a marijuana grow operation at a home in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue Friday. Police executed a warrant at the home where they said they seized 112 marijuana plants, 258 grams of dry marijuana, 70 grams of […]

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Police issue warning about dogs in hot cars

Police are asking motorists with pets not to leave their animals cooped up in sweltering vehicles this summer. In recent days, Winnipeg police have responded to reports of pets being left unattended inside vehicles during the daytime heat. Police issued a news release today asking members of… Read More

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