Winnipeg police are looking for a man after an armed robbery of a store in the 1000 block of Notre Dame Avenue.
The suspect entered the store with a weapon shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, where he demanded money from the employee. When a customer entered the store, the suspect fled before any cash was obtained. He then ran to a second business in the same building and again demanded money.
The employee ran to an office, where he saw the suspect steal merchandise and flee on foot.
Siloam Mission opened up its new podiatry room on Thursday to provide foot care services to those who use the homeless shelter.
The room is located in the Saul Sair Health Centre at 300 Princess Street and was opened through the help of generous donations.
Several devoted podiatrists and foot nurses volunteer their time and expertise to Siloam Mission clients every week. Canadian Footwear and the Foot Health Centre regularly provide footwear and custom orthotics for patient referrals.
Legendary Winnipeg-born musician Randy Bachman is returning to the city to perform with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Bachman will be a part of the WSO Air Canada Pops series for Randy Bachman’s Symphonic Overdrive December 5-7.
“I am super stoked about presenting my songs in a Symphonic Overdrive setting. It’ll be all-new grooves and a lot of excitement for myself and the band, including surprises that nobody will be expecting,” Bachman said in a release.
Performance times are 8 p.m. on December 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. on December 7. All shows are at the Centennial Concert Hall.
Manitoba’s Office of the Fire Commissioner has developed a four-year fire protection plan to improve training, emergency response and strategic planning across the province.
Working with municipalities, fire departments and fire chiefs, the plan calls for updating fire protection bylaws, strengthening communication between fire departments, municipalities and the public, and creating new fire prevention and public education programs.
Manitoba is introducing a new policing model to replace front-line band constables on 31 of the province’s first nations with specifically-trained safety officers.
The federal Band Constable Program will end in March, and the province’s NDP government introduced a bill on Wednesday to replace the program.
“This is an opportunity to work with First Nations and the Government of Canada to replace the federal program with a more appropriate model, tailored to the specific needs of individual First Nations communities,” said Justice Minister James Allum.