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Colder Weather Freezes 23 Winnipeg Water Pipes

Frozen Pipe Thawing
City crews work to thaw a frozen pipe on Pritchard Avenue. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

It’s not even technically winter yet, but already 23 internal water pipes inside Winnipeg homes have frozen.

The city is urging residents to take precautions to ensure their pipes don’t freeze up. Last winter was a challenge for the city, with thousands of households reporting frozen water pipes and a shortage of thawing equipment to remedy the issue.

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Two Charged After RCMP Pull Over Vehicle Near Ashern

Ashern Seizure
Drugs and cash seized from a vehicle near Ashern, Manitoba on Thursday, November 27, 2014. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people are facing charges after RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Thursday and found drugs and cash.

Police pulled over the erratic-driving vehicle on Highway 6 south of Ashern, Manitoba at around 8:15 a.m.

Officers found the driver to be intoxicated and discovered more than 110 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle, along with approximately $12,000 in cash.

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Man Wanted in Fatal Winnipeg Hit and Run

Terrence Jack McKay
Terrence Jack McKay (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are turning to the public to help locate a man wanted in a fatal hit and run which occurred on October 26.

Police were called to the area of Marbury Road and Mapleglen Drive at around 2:40 a.m. for the report of a crash involving a pedestrian. Police say the driver of a Dodge Charger and the driver of a black Infiniti G35 became involved in a driving dispute.

The 31-year-old male passenger of the G35 exited the vehicle to speak with the other driver, at which time the Charger is said to have suddenly drove toward him at a high rate of speed while he was standing in the roadway.

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Two High Bluff Residents Facing Drug Charges

By Brian Schultz

RCMP Crest LogoA search warrant executed by RCMP in High Bluff, Manitoba has turned up a quantity of drugs and resulted in the arrest of two people.

Police carried out the warrants on November 21 at around 8:30 p.m., search two residents, their vehicles and home.

Police seized seven grams of cocaine, 26 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

A 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both of High Bluff, face numerous drug-related charges.

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Winnipeg’s Snow Route Parking Ban Begins Monday

By Tyler Sutherland

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(Snow-covered cars image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg’s annual snow route parking ban comes into effect Monday, December 1.

The ban means parking is prohibited on streets designated at snow routes between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Snow routes are a priority for snow clearing to ensure that emergency vehicles can navigate quickly and safely.

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Elmwood Kildonans Pool to Remain Closed Until Next Year

City of WinnipegStructural issues will have the Elmwood Kildonans Pool remaining closed through December and into the New Year.

An electrical fire caused extensive damage this past May and the facility has remained closed ever since.

The City of Winnipeg says cracks were found along the pool tank walls when structural engineers inspected the facility in preparation of re-opening. While the pool tank remains structurally sound, the cracks need to be addressed before the facility can re-open.

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Multiple People Stabbed on Main Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating after multiple people were sent to hospital early Friday morning following a stabbing.

Police were called to the 800 block of Main Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. where they found four victims.

All are listed in stable condition in hospital.

One male is in custody and police are continuing to investigate.

– Staff

Ontario Man Charged in April Shooting on Walnut Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested a second suspect in a shooting on April 1 in the 100 block of Walnut Street.

Police arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m. to find property damage related to a firearm being shot. No one was injured in the incident.

On October 20, Tahim Ahmadzai, 19, of Winnipeg was arrested and charged with numerous firearms-related offences.

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Polar Bears Return to ‘Journey to Churchill’ Following Repairs

Holden Ross and his grandparents were the first to see the bears in the reopened tunnel at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo has returned two of its popular polar bears to the Arctic exhibit in Journey to Churchill.

Aurora and Kaska are back in their original home after repairs were made to the exhibit following the opening in July.

“Watching polar bears swim is a highlight of the Journey to Churchill experience and we are thrilled to have them open once again for the enjoyment of zoo visitors,” said Don Peterkin, COO for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

The bears will have access to the pool located above the underwater viewing tunnels known as Sea Ice Passage.

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Westman Hosting Rogers Hometown Hockey

Rogers Hometown HockeyThe inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour continues its run with a return to Manitoba this weekend.

Week 8 in the NHL will see the Vancouver Canucks visit the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, but the local action will be in the Wheat City — home of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival will be held on the grounds of Brandon’s Keystone Centre from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, the 30th.

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