Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Michael Sparks
Michael Sparks of Oak Bluff, Manitoba won $1 million in the December 30 Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

An Oak Bluff man ended 2016 on a high note, winning $1 million on a Lotto Max ticket in the December 30 draw.

“I always try to pick up a Lotto Max ticket when the jackpot is high. And especially when there are Maxmillions draws,” said winner Michael Sparks. “I like having the extra chances to win.”

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RCMP Administer Naloxone in Saving Man from Possible Fentanyl Overdose

RCMP Administer Naloxone in Saving Man from Possible Fentanyl Overdose

Naloxone Kit
A Manitoba RCMP displays a naloxone kit, used by officers to save the life of a man suffering from a potential fentanyl overdose over the weekend. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

RCMP in Manitoba have administered the first dose of nasal naloxone on a man suffering from a possible fentanyl overdose.

Police were called to an area in southeast Manitoba at around 11 p.m. on Friday.

The 20-year-old victim was unconscious with a very low pulse and severe breathing difficulties.

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Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

University of Manitoba Volleyball Recruits
Five high recruits committed to the 2017-18 Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team on Monday, January 16, 2017. (BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Five recruits have committed to the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team for 2017-18.

The Herd introduced the group on Monday, comprised of outside/middle hitter Laura Hill (St. Mary’s Academy), setter Kelsey Jordan (Vincent Massey), left side hitter Sydney Kurth (Glenlawn Collegiate), libero Sydney Michalyshen (Oak Park High School) and outside hitter Ayiya Ottogo.

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Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Candace Derksen
Candace Derksen

WINNIPEG – One of the last people to see 13-year-old Candace Derksen alive testified Monday he had a crush on the girl, jokingly threw snow in her face, and briefly saw her walk away from her school.

It would be six weeks before her frozen and hog-tied body was found inside a plywood shed in an industrial yard and two decades before a man with a long criminal record was charged with the killing.

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Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

Human Rights Museum Slashes Admission for Canada 150 Celebrations

Canadian Museum For Human Rights
Guests gather at the grand opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on September 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Admission into the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will leave more cash in your pocket to kick off Canada’s 150th anniversary year.

The CMHR is offering a special admission price of $5 between January 17 and 31. Admission continues to be free for children under 7.

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Food Musings: 2016 Restaurant Wrap Up

Food Musings: 2016 Restaurant Wrap Up

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Capital Grill
Capital Grill

WINNIPEG — The year started with munching on salads at The Nook, The Peaks Restaurant and the Capital Grill, then progressed through the delectable offerings of beef tartar at Sous Sol and Segovia. The peanut butter and jam chicken wings were a hit at the Silver Heights as well as the peanut butter and jam buster at Bronuts.

Midyear brought the Sunday brunch buffet at Gasthaus Gutenberger and out of town treks to Jonsey’s and Hillside Beach.

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Pair Charged in 26 Downtown Winnipeg Retail Break-Ins

Pair Charged in 26 Downtown Winnipeg Retail Break-Ins

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people are in police custody following a break-and-enter spree that targeted more than two dozen downtown Winnipeg businesses.

Police say the duo broke into various small businesses, such as corner grocery stores and clothing storefronts, where they made off with cash registers and contents, cigarettes, lottery tickets and clothing over the last two months.

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Police Need Training, New Technology, Not Just 911 Regulations: Advocates

Police Need Training, New Technology, Not Just 911 Regulations: Advocates

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Cell Phone

OTTAWA – It’s going to take a lot more than new regulations to allow all Canadians to send urgent, life-and-death text and video messages to emergency call centres, say advocates of so-called next-generation 911 services.

Organizations, including the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group, say a hearing this week by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission into expanding 911 service across the country is just the beginning of what’s needed to upgrade services to take advantage of new technologies.

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