Veteran Winnipeg broadcaster Kathy Kennedy was let go from 680 CJOB on Wednesday.
Kennedy had been the co-host of “Winnipeg’s Morning News,” alongside news director Richard Cloutier, since spring 2014.
By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – The husband of a woman on trial for concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker thought his wife was hoarding furniture.
“I thought it was her father’s, hoarding furniture and stuff,” Jeremy Giesbrecht said Wednesday as the Crown concluded its case against his wife, Andrea Giesbrecht, 42.
A 66-year-old woman was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 67.
It happened at around 11:30 a.m. approximately five kilometres west of Stonewall.
By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Restaurateurs are crying foul over a second industrial milk price increase this year set to take effect Thursday, which they say will likely lead to higher food prices.
In July, the Canadian Dairy Commission decided to raise the price of industrial milk — which is processed into yogurt, ice cream, cheese and butter — by 2.76 per cent. That’s on top of a 2.2 per cent hike that occurred in February.
By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg police have locked up funding from the city to cover a shortfall in purchasing a new high-tech camera for Air 1.
The police board approved the additional $100,000 in funding for the police helicopter on Wednesday, re-allocating funds from within the service to cover the additional cost.
On his 30th birthday, the Winnipeg Jets named forward Blake Wheeler as their new team captain on Wednesday.
Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele have been named as alternate captains.
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 Wednesday evening has claimed the life of one woman and sent a man to hospital.
Manitoba RCMP say it happened at around 5:30 p.m. three kilometres north of Highway 67 when a northbound pickup truck veered into the lane of an oncoming semi-trailer truck. The two collided head-on, killing the female driver.
By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – There are “serious gaps” in efforts — including resources, training and research — to protect young people from online sexual exploitation, warns a study prepared for the federal government.
As of September 1, reduced speed limits are in effect during specific hours, meaning motorists will need to slow down to 30 km/h.
By The Canadian Press
SMITHERS, B.C. – On a lonely stretch of pavement in Smithers, B.C., a black-and-white sign cautions passersby: “The end is near.”
But rather than warn of impending doomsday, the sign literally refers to the end of the sidewalk, just a 30-metre stroll away.