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Girl Sexually Assaulted While on Sidewalk: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestA female youth was sexually assaulted while walking with her in mother in Winnipeg on Monday, police say.

The two were walking on the sidewalk in the area of McGregor Street and Pritchard Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. on Monday when a male on a bicycle reached out and sexually assaulted the youth. She was not injured in the assault.

The suspect is described as aboriginal between the ages of 14 and 18. He had a medium build, shoulder length straight hair, clean shaven and was wearing a black T-shirt and dark blue jeans. He was riding a silver BMX-style bicycle.

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Charges Laid in Fatal Winnipeg House Fire

Pritchard Avenue Fire
A man is dead after a fire at this house on Pritchard Avenue on Monday, July 20, 2015. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg police have laid charges in a fire that killed a man on July 20.

Justin Harvey Chezick, 42, was found deceased in a residence in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue after firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Police were able to identify a suspect, but could not locate him. An arrest warrant for Romeo Ryle was issued, and on Monday, he turned himself into police.

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Manitoba Natural Gas Pipeline That Exploded Had Pre-Existing Defect, Report Says

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas pipeline that exploded in Manitoba last year had a crack that formed at the time of its construction more than 50 years ago.

The federal agency launched an investigation after a TransCanada pipeline near the southern Manitoba community of Otterburne ruptured on Jan. 25, 2014, allowing natural gas to escape and burn for 12 hours.

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Traffic, Revenue Fly Up at Winnipeg’s Airport

By Sarah Klein

James Richardson International Airport (WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY)
James Richardson International Airport (WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY)

Passenger traffic and airport revenue at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport were both up in the second quarter of this year.

Winnipeg Airports Authority says traffic increased 4.28 percent and consolidated revenue soared to $26.9 million, compared to $24.2 million in the same period last year.

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WestJet Announces In-Flight WiFi on Aircraft Fleet

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A WestJet aircraft is pictured on the tarmac in Ottawa in July 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Tweeting from 35,000 feet? You bet.

Jet-setters will soon be able to connect their personal devices to in-flight WiFi on select WestJet flights.

WestJet Connect will begin rolling out on all Boeing 767ER aircraft and more than 30 percent of WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by the end of 2015.

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Beluga Whales in Manitoba’s North Being Live Streamed

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Beluga whales in Churchill, Manitoba can be viewed live online. (EXPLORE.ORG)

Manitoba’s beluga whales are capturing the attention of viewers across the world through a live webcam.

Frontiers North Adventures in Churchill has launch the beluga whale migration experience by partnering with Explore.org and Polar Bears International.

Two camera angles are available on the Churchill River and Hudson Bay — the beluga boat cam and underwater cam.

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Large Band of Storms Hit Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Damage Reported

By The Canadian Press

Nerves were frayed across much of southern Manitoba and parts of Saskatchewan on Monday night as a large band of severe weather spawned funnel clouds and produced heavy rain and damaging hail.

Environment Canada issued several tornado alerts throughout the evening, saying it had received reports of tornadoes touching down near Tilston and Virden in Manitoba, as well as rotating wall clouds and funnel clouds in southeastern Saskatchewan.

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Four Manitoba Ports of Entry to See Upgrades

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Four Manitoba border crossings will share a $25 million infrastructure investment from the federal government.

Boissevain, Cartwright, Lena and Crystal City ports of entry will see upgraded or replaced with modern facilities to keep consistent with the Canada Border Services Agency’s efforts towards modernization.

“By investing in border infrastructure at the Boissevain, Lena, Cartwright and Crystal city ports of entry, the Harper government is helping support the economy in Manitoba,” said Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire.

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Hepatitis C Drug One of 54 New Medications Covered by Manitoba Pharmacare

By The Canadian Press

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(Prescription drugs image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG – Drugs to treat hepatitis C, epilepsy and diabetes are among 54 medications newly covered under Manitoba’s pharmacare program.

Pharmacare is a universal prescription drug benefit plan that covers the costs of eligible drugs up to 100 per cent, depending on family income.

Two dozen of the 54 drugs added recently are generic medications.

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RCMP Investigating Homicide on Manitoba First Nation

RCMP Crest LogoRCMP have arrested and charged a man in connection to a death near South Indian Lake, Manitoba.

The 28-year-old victim — a resident of the area — was found deceased on July 23 after being reported missing a day prior.

Vernon Robert Baker, 18, has been charged with manslaughter. He will appear in Thompson court on July 27.

RCMP are asking anyone with additional information to contact the Leaf Rapids RCMP at (204) 473-2944 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

— Staff


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