Steinbach Man Charged with Fraud, Drug Possession

Steinbach Man Charged with Fraud, Drug Possession

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have laid several charges against a Steinbach man after stopping him for appearing suspicious on a bicycle with a female.

Officers in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Bishop Grandin Boulevard came across the pair at around 4:30 a.m. Friday. The man originally gave a false name, but was later identified as having an outstanding warrant.

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Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘Joe Job’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

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Cory Wojcik and Ana Darrach-Gagnon in ‘Joe Job,’ on now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (ADAM KELLY PHOTO)

Use your best Stefon voice and say it with me: Immersive sets are the hottest thing right now. There’s an Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd that takes place in a pie shop, and the Broadway production of Once had a functioning bar that was open to audience members before the show and during intermission (hint, hint, Royal MTC, for your production next year). So, when I heard that Winnipeg theatre vet Cory Wojcik was premiering an original play at Fools & Horses about working at a coffee shop, I was all for it.

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Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

Fast Food: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Cows are seen at a dairy farm on in Danville, Que., on August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

NEEPAWA, Man. — A lot has changed in Canadian agriculture since 1977, but one thing that hasn’t is the rules that govern the transportation of livestock. In the last 40 years, not only have there been changes in how farm animals are transported, there has been more research into factors impacting their well-being, as well as an increased concern about their welfare. Since 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been working on updating these rules and last December, the federal government released proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations. The proposed changes were open for comments until February 15.

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Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

Cyclist Who Claimed He Was Hurt by Barbed Wire Charged with Fraud, Mischief

By The Canadian Press

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Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, faces fraud and mischief charges after falsely claiming to be injured while mountain biking in Alberta and soliciting donations for his medical expenses. (CBC)

COCHRANE, Alta. – Fraud and public mischief charges have been laid against a man who said he was severely injured by barbed wire that was strung across a mountain biking trail and then appealed for $8,000 in donations.

Stelianos Psaroudakis, 37, said he was clotheslined by barbed wire tied between two trees while he was cycling near the hamlet of Bragg Creek west of Calgary. He shared photos of a big red gash across his neck.

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Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

OTTAWA – There has been a “pronounced” shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.

The federal government data, including preliminary figures for June, show a drop in the number of people being apprehended in Manitoba, but a major increase in Quebec.

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Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

By The Canadian Press

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The flooded-out Hudson Bay Railway is a lifeline for Churchill, Manitoba. (OMNITRAX / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says the northern port town of Churchill will have enough propane to get it through the winter heating season, but the future of the community and its rail link to the south remains unclear.

Premier Brian Pallister says the province has ordered propane to last through to next June. The fuel is to be sent via ship by the end of September.

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Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

The Trump Card
The cast of ‘The Trump Card,’ from clockwise, Anjali Sandhu, Julie Lumsden, Elliot Lazar, and Connie Manfredi. (KRISTEN EINARSON PHOTO)

I believe in theatre, and art, as a form of escapism. When I go to the theatre, I want to be entertained. I want to check my troubles at the door and forget about my life for a little while. So why on earth would I choose to go to a show about Donald Trump?

District Theatre Collective. That’s why.

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Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

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Back-in parking on a stretch of Bannatyne Avenue in the Exchange District should be a breeze for motorists in vehicles equipped with backup cameras. (STOCK PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A downtown pilot project aimed at freeing up parking spaces in the Exchange District will have drivers going in reverse.

The city is testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

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Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Travellers could be in for a headache at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport if workers decide to strike.

The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) has given Winnipeg Airports Authority a 72-hour strike notice.

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