Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

RCMP Logo VehicleThe death of a 90-year-old man in Swan River, Manitoba is being considered suspicious.

RCMP responded to a well-being call at around 5 p.m. Saturday where they found the man deceased inside his residence.

Investigators with the RCMP’s major crimes services are probing the death.

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Man Stabbed When Apartment Party Turns Violent

Man Stabbed When Apartment Party Turns Violent

Winnipeg Police CrestA 21-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition Sunday morning when a fight broke out at an apartment party.

Winnipeg police were called to the 1100 block of Munroe Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. where a man was found suffering from stab wounds. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.

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Family of Girl Killed in 1984 Prepares for the Emotions of Another Trial

Family of Girl Killed in 1984 Prepares for the Emotions of Another Trial

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wilma and Cliff Derksen
Wilma Derksen and her husband Cliff speak to media about Manitoba’s Court of Appeal overturning the murder conviction for Mark Edward Grant in the 1984 killing of their daughter Candace Derksen at their Winnipeg home, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 . Another trial begins Monday for a man convicted of killing a Winnipeg teenager 32 years ago. Mark Edward Grant was found guilty in 2011 of second-degree murder in the death of Candace Derksen, whose frozen and hog-tied body was found in an industrial storage shed. The conviction was overturned two years later. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Almost 32 years to the day that 13-year-old Candace Derksen’s body was found, frozen and hog-tied in an industrial shed, her parents are preparing to go through the emotions of another trial.

Mark Edward Grant’s 2011 second-degree murder conviction was overturned in 2013. The new trial starts Monday and is scheduled to last 34 days.

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Bisons’ Pischke Chalks Up 1,300th Volleyball Win

Bisons’ Pischke Chalks Up 1,300th Volleyball Win

Garth Pischke
U of M Bisons volleyball head coach Garth Pischke (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball coach Garth Pischke reached another career milestone Saturday when he hit his 1,300th overall match win.

Pischke’s squad defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 in the second game of a two-day series at the University of Manitoba (25-23, 27-29, 25-16, 25-23).

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McDonald’s Tests All-Day Breakfast in Winnipeg

McDonald’s Tests All-Day Breakfast in Winnipeg

McDonald's Breakfast
In this Feb. 14, 2013, photo, a McDonald’s breakfast is arranged for an illustration at a McDonald’s restaurant in New York. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Lennihan, File)

WINNIPEG — Would you like a hash brown with that Big Mac?

McDonald’s has brought its all-day breakfast test to one of its Winnipeg restaurants.

The Grant Park location is now serving the chain’s breakfast foods around-the-clock, giving diners the chance to pair an Egg McMuffin with a McChicken… if you’re into that sort of thing.

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Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Hayley Wickenheiser
Four time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from hockey after 23 years on Canada’s women’s team.The 38-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., announced her retirement today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment.

The normalcy of girls playing hockey is what she sweated for, fought for, and shed tears for.

When Wickenheiser started playing 33 years ago, there were no girls’ teams. She played with boys and wasn’t always welcomed by players or their parents.

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Changing Tides of the Small Town Retail Landscape

Changing Tides of the Small Town Retail Landscape

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Small Town

NEEPAWA, Man. — The tide is turning and I hope it’s a sign of good things to come for rural businesses. After a decade of “more” and “bigger,” we are starting to see a real appreciation for “small.”

I read an interesting article on SmallBusiness.com, called “Top Small Town and Rural Small Business Trends For 2017.” The post makes me excited for our businesses and the communities they serve.

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Manitoba Premier Cites Family Relationships in Defending Costa Rica Trips

Manitoba Premier Cites Family Relationships in Defending Costa Rica Trips

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the Economic Club of Canada about the challenges facing his province, the steps his government is taking to address them and how that approach may be an example for other governments facing similar challenges, in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defended his decision Friday to spend up to two months of the year at his vacation home in Costa Rica because it gives him a chance to see his family.

Pallister recently told The Canadian Press that he plans to spend up to eight weeks a year in Costa Rica. After a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, he said he spends about five weeks annually in the central American country — his most recent stay was over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with his wife and children.

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Scientists Map Genome of Iconic Beaver as Gift for Canada’s 150th Birthday

Scientists Map Genome of Iconic Beaver as Gift for Canada’s 150th Birthday

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Scientists have a gift for Canada’s 150th birthday — and as presents go, it’s certainly unique.

A team of molecular geneticists at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children has sequenced the genome of the Canadian beaver to mark the country’s sesquicentennial.

Stephen Scherer led the six-month pet project to map out the genetic blueprint that makes the beaver the furry rodent that it is.

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