Winnipeg’s $3.6M Transportation Management Centre Opens

Winnipeg’s $3.6M Transportation Management Centre Opens

Transportation Management Centre
Winnipeg’s new Transportation Management Centre will oversee all aspects of traffic flow in the city, paired with data submitted by drivers using Google’s Waze app. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — The way traffic flows in Winnipeg has changed with the opening of the Transportation Management Centre (TMC).

The city’s new centre on Elgin Avenue monitors all 650 signalized intersections across Winnipeg and is able to remotely respond to signal malfunctions in real-time.

“This is a cutting-edge, high tech tool that will help improve traffic flow and assist drivers on a daily basis,” Mayor Brian Bowman said.

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Ontario Man with Sword Threatens to Behead Woman Who Offered Him Coffee: Police

Ontario Man with Sword Threatens to Behead Woman Who Offered Him Coffee: Police

By The Canadian Press

Coffee

KINGSTON, Ont. – A 49-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly waving a sword and threatening to behead a woman who offered him coffee.

Police in Kingston, Ont. say the weekend encounter took place at a local home.

The victim allegedly asked the man if he wanted any coffee or food and soon determined that he had been drinking.

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RCMP Seize Drugs, Gun from Portage la Prairie Motel

RCMP Seize Drugs, Gun from Portage la Prairie Motel

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Drugs and a handgun were seized from a Portage la Prairie motel on January 20, 2017. Two people from Winnipeg remain in custody. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Portage la Prairie executed a search warrant at a local motel last Friday, where they seized a number of items.

Police entered the motel on 20th Street SW at around 10 p.m., where they located crack cocaine, cocaine, amphetamine, prescription pills, cash and a handgun that was reported stolen in 2013.

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Winnipeg Mother and Son Win $5.3 Million, Numbers Came in a Dream

Winnipeg Mother and Son Win $5.3 Million, Numbers Came in a Dream

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Bahadur Sultani and his mother, Aghdas Mehdizadeh, won $5.3 million on the December 28 Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg man and his mother played a special set of numbers to help them win $5.3 million.

Bahadur Sultani, who is a truck driver, purchased the winning Lotto 6/49 ticket while travelling through Alberta. He checked the numbers for the December 28 draw upon returning to Winnipeg.

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IKEA Recalls MYSINGSO Beach Chair

IKEA Recalls MYSINGSO Beach Chair

IKEA MYSINGSO Beach Chair
IKEA has recalled its MYSINGSO beach chair (IKEA.COM)

IKEA Canada is recalling its MYSINGSO beach chair after the possibility of falls or finger entrapments.

The company says after washing the fabric seat, it’s possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly, which could lead to injury.

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Red River Basin Commission Warns of Flood Season This Year in Manitoba

Red River Basin Commission Warns of Flood Season This Year in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Selkirk Flooding
An aerial view of flooding in the Selkirk area on Sunday, March 20, 2016. (VIKTOR KOOS / FOR THE SELKIRK RECORD)

WINNIPEG – The Red River Basin Commission is warning Manitobans living along the Red River to prepare for a flood season.

Manitoba director Steve Strang says while there is a good possibility of flooding, it is hard to predict what level.

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Ryan Getzlaf’s Third-Period Goal Lifts Anaheim Ducks Over Winnipeg Jets 3-2

Ryan Getzlaf’s Third-Period Goal Lifts Anaheim Ducks Over Winnipeg Jets 3-2

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

Nikolaj Ehlers
Winnipeg Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers (27) fires a shot on net as Anaheim Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa (2) hits Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) into the net behind Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier (1) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, January 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Ryan Getzlaf’s third-period goal came on the power play and was the game-winner as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday night at MTS Centre.

Logan Shaw and Rickard Rakell also scored for Anaheim (27-14-9).

Andrew Copp and Nikolaj Ehlers scored for Winnipeg (22-24-4).

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Trump-Friendly Lawmaker: Forget NAFTA, Let’s Do One-on-One Deal with Canada

Trump-Friendly Lawmaker: Forget NAFTA, Let’s Do One-on-One Deal with Canada

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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U.S. and Canadian flags fly in Point Roberts, Wash., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WASHINGTON – A well-connected U.S. congressman is calling for the United States to work out a one-on-one trade deal with Canada instead of updating the three-party North American Free Trade Agreement, citing economic differences within the region.

Chris Collins is a trade-skeptical Republican from New York state who happened to be congressional liaison between lawmakers and Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. He was on the transition’s executive committee and was an early Trump supporter.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Trudeau will speak at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”

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Brandon Teen Tries to Choke Parents with Rifle: Police

Brandon Teen Tries to Choke Parents with Rifle: Police

Brandon Police Service CrestA youth from Brandon is in custody after police say he tried to choke his parents with a loaded .22 calibre rifle.

Police were called to a home in the south end of the city on Saturday morning, where they say the teen also threatened his parents with the firearm.

He was arrested and housed at the Brandon Correctional Centre. He appeared in court on Sunday.

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