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Winnipeg Police Recruiting for 2014 Cadets Program

(WPS HANDOUT)
(WPS HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are recruiting cadets for the next class of Auxiliary Force Cadets to begin in May 2015.

An information session is planned for Tuesday, December 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Winnipeg Police Training Academy, 130 Allard Avenue.

The application deadline is Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 3 p.m.

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Plan Ahead for Black Friday at the Border: CBSA

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)WINNIPEG — Heading to the U.S. this Black Friday to take advantage of retail deals? Arrive to the border prepared, warns the CBSA.

The Canada Border Services Agency is reminding travellers to plan ahead to avoid possible delays at the border.

Everything from having travel documents ready to adding up receipts upon your return home can speed up the process.

The CBSA also asks travellers to be aware of any restrictions on the goods coming back into Canada, including certain fruits, vegetables, meats and plants from other countries.

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City Holding Black Friday Sale on Adoptable Dogs

Remi - Pepsi
Remi and Pepsi are two dogs available for adoption from the City of Winnipeg’s Animal Services Agency. (HANDOUT)

You wouldn’t normally think of a pet sale on Black Friday, but that’s what the City of Winnipeg’s Animal Services Agency is having.

From 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, all in-house adult dog adoptions are $99 and include licence, micro-chip, spay/neuter, basic shots, food and pet health insurance.

Remi and Pepsi (above) are two dogs up for adoption at Animal Services. Remi is “very sweet and loves to be with people,” according to the city, while Pepsi loves walks and cookies.

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Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery on Notre Dame

By Brian Schultz

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg 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.

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Siloam Mission Opens New Podiatry Room

Siloam MissionSiloam 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.

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Bisons’ Yantz Eyeing a Career in the CFL

WINNIPEG — Coming off his fifth and final year of eligibility with the Manitoba Bisons, to say quarterback Jordan Yantz had an outstanding run would be an incredible understatement.

The Regina native would have liked to have seen a trip to the Vanier Cup this weekend, but falling short to the Montreal Carabins in last Saturday’s Uteck Bowl closed the curtain on those aspirations.

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Randy Bachman Returns to Winnipeg for Concerts with WSO

Randy Bachman (WIKIPEDIA)
Randy Bachman (WIKIPEDIA)

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.

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Deon Cole to Play Rumor’s Comedy Club

Deon Cole
Deon Cole

Standup comedian Dean Cole will perform for a Winnipeg crowd when he visits Rumor’s Comedy Club at the end of February.

Cole, a regular guest on “Conan,” will play the club February 26-28.

Cole currently appears as Charlie on ABC’s “Black-ish,” and will soon be one of the lead roles in TBS’s “Angie Tribeca” created by Steve and Nancy Carell, starring Rashida Jones.

Tickets are $15 for Thursday and $20 for Friday/Saturday by calling the club at (204) 488-4520.

– Staff

Manitoba Lays Out Four-Year Fire Protection Plan

Fire Truck
(Fire truck image via Shutterstock)

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.

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Manitoba to Replace Band Constables After Ottawa Axes Program

Manitoba LogoManitoba 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.

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