Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Trudeau will speak at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”

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Brandon Teen Tries to Choke Parents with Rifle: Police

Brandon Teen Tries to Choke Parents with Rifle: Police

Brandon Police Service CrestA youth from Brandon is in custody after police say he tried to choke his parents with a loaded .22 calibre rifle.

Police were called to a home in the south end of the city on Saturday morning, where they say the teen also threatened his parents with the firearm.

He was arrested and housed at the Brandon Correctional Centre. He appeared in court on Sunday.

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Suspect Sought in Attempted Gas Bar Robbery on McPhillips

Suspect Sought in Attempted Gas Bar Robbery on McPhillips

McPhillips Street Gas Bar
Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a gas bar in the 1300 block of McPhillips Street while brandishing a knife on December 22, 2016. Click to enlarge. (WPS / HANDOUTS)

Winnipeg police are asking for tips from the public in identifying a man who attempted to rob a gas bar on December 22.

At around 7:45 a.m., the lone employee was confronted by a man brandishing a knife in the 1300 block of McPhillips Street.

He attempted to enter the building, but was unsuccessful and fled on foot.

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Some Manitoba NDP Members Want to Drop the ‘N’ at Convention

Some Manitoba NDP Members Want to Drop the ‘N’ at Convention

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Flor Marcelino
Flor Marcelino, interim NDP leader, enters an NDP caucus meeting on Tuesday, January 10,2017 at the Manitoba Legislature. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba New Democrats are pushing the provincial party to change its name to rejuvenate following last year’s election loss.

The NDP constituency association in Lac Du Bonnet has put forward a resolution for the party’s annual convention in March to formally rebrand the Manitoba New Democratic Party as the Manitoba Democratic Party.

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Second Baseman Casio Grider Returning to Goldeyes

Second Baseman Casio Grider Returning to Goldeyes

Casio Grider
Winnipeg Goldeyes second baseman Casio Grider (DAN LEMOAL PHOTO)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed second baseman Casio Grider to their roster for a third season.

Grider batted .279 with 11 home runs and 68 RBI last season. The Loma Linda, California native appeared in 99 games, adding 61 runs scored, 18 doubles, 22 stolen bases, and a .361 on-base percentage.

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Help for Former Kids in Manitoba Care Should Be Expanded to Age 25: Advocate

Help for Former Kids in Manitoba Care Should Be Expanded to Age 25: Advocate

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Darlene MacDonald
Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate Darlene MacDonald

WINNIPEG – The children’s advocate says the Manitoba government should look at supporting former permanent wards of the province up to age 25 instead of cutting them off at 21.

Darlene MacDonald told a legislature committee Monday that young adults who grow out of child welfare continue to need help as they advance their education, find jobs, get mental-health services and look for affordable housing.

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Manitoba Signals Start to Women’s Equality Week

Manitoba Signals Start to Women’s Equality Week

Women's March
Protesters march, in support of the Women’s March on Washington, in Toronto on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Protests were held across Canada today in of the Women’s March on Washington. Organizers say 30 events in all have been organized across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

WINNIPEG — Monday marked the start of Women’s Equality Week in Manitoba, beginning with a panel discussion, Empowering Women in Leadership.

Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Rochelle Squires proclaimed the third week in January to promote gender equality.

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Desiree Scott Soccer Camp Raises $20K for KidSport

Desiree Scott Soccer Camp Raises $20K for KidSport

Desiree Scott Soccer Camp
The third annual Desiree Scott Soccer Camp raised $20,000 for KidSport Winnipeg. (HANDOUT)
Desiree Scott Soccer Camp
Winnipeg soccer star Desiree Scott leads girls during her third annual soccer camp earlier this fall. (HANDOUT)

The third annual girls’ soccer camp led by Desiree Scott has raised $20,000 for KidSport Winnipeg.

The camp was held October 29-30 at the University of Winnipeg and included 135 kids aged five to 18.

“It’s crazy that we are already into the third annual camp, time certainly flies when you’re having fun!” said Scott, KidSport Winnipeg athlete ambassador.

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