Portage la Prairie RCMP Looking for Potentially Violent Man with a Gun

Portage la Prairie RCMP Looking for Potentially Violent Man with a Gun

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP in Portage la Prairie are on high alert as they try to locate a suspect armed with a long gun.

Police stopped a stolen vehicle at Panko’s Food Store on Tuesday, where two females were taken into custody. One man fled on foot, reportedly with the firearm.

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Goldeyes Sign Canadian Pitcher Evan Rutckyj

Goldeyes Sign Canadian Pitcher Evan Rutckyj

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed left-handed Canadian pitcher Evan Rutckyj to the 2017 roster.

Rutckyj made one appearance earlier this season for the Double-A Eastern League’s Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees). The Windsor, Ontario native combined for a 3.60 ERA in 10.0 innings pitched last season at three levels of the Yankees’ farm system.

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Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done.

The researchers at Western University, based in London, Ont., are hoping to recruit upwards of 100,000 participants from around the world for the online study.

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Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a string of bank and commercial robberies dating back to last February.

A number of financial institutions were targeted between February 15, 2016 and June 26, 2017. Police say they included locations on McPhillips Street, Main Street, Ellice Avenue, St. Mary’s Road, St. James Street and Regent Avenue.

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Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Parliament Hill
Security officials say they’re ready for the huge crowds set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.A police officer surveys the grounds in front of Parliament in Ottawa Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – Security officials say they’re ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.

But that doesn’t mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country’s seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.

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Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada Day Living Flag 2016
Thousands gather at Shaw Park to form the Canada Day living flag on Friday, July 1, 2016. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

How does the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ out-do themselves every July 1? Well, for starters, they could bring their annual Canada Day living flag to the city’s most iconic intersection.

Thousands of Winnipeggers will gather at Portage and Main this year for the seventh anniversary of the yearly event to form a maple leaf.

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Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Meth Seizure
Methamphetamine and other items seized from a motorist on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A checkstop set up over the weekend along Highway 1 east of Winnipeg ended up taking a quantity of methamphetamine off the streets.

RCMP from the St-Pierre-Jolys and Oakbank detachments were stationed on the Trans-Canada at PR 207 when they checked the vehicle of a driver whose licence was suspended.

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