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Winnipeg Police Use Twitter for Virtual Ride Along

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police turned to Twitter on Thursday night to give the public a chance to ride along virtually during a six-hour shift.

Police hit the streets at 4 p.m. and tweeted non-stop under the #E160 hashtag, meaning Echo (evening) and patrol car 160.

Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken and her partner, Sami, responded to a handful of calls during the busy night, including a weapons call, domestic situation, intoxicated female, a traffic stop and a violent male.

The ride along ended at around 10:23 p.m. as #E160 returned to the Public Safety Building to call it a night.

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Three Arrested After Vehicle Flees Traffic Stop

By David Klassen

RCMP Crest LogoThree people are in police custody after fleeing a traffic stop just west of Headingley on Thursday evening.

Manitoba RCMP pulled the vehicle over on the Trans-Canada Highway at around 6:30 p.m. before a high-speed chase ensued.

The westbound sedan with British Columbia plates evaded police for approximately 60 minutes before being stopped nearly 2 km north of Fannystelle, Manitoba.

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Two More Cases of Measles in Manitoba

Two more cases of measles have been reported in Manitoba, bringing the total number of those infected to seven.

Public health officials say the sixth case is in a man in his 40s who lives in the Winnipeg area. The seventh case is in a woman in her 30s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.

People who were at Sobeys at 1500 Dakota St. in Winnipeg from noon to 5 p.m. on April 13 should be aware of the possibility of exposure.

Those who visited the location and think they might have measles or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with measles should phone their health-care provider or Health Links-Info Santé at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

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RCMP Make Arrest in Death of Heather Mallett

RCMP Crest LogoManitoba RCMP have made an arrest in the death of a 14-year-old girl who went missing in 2011 from Wabowden.

Heather Mallett disappeared on June 9 and her body was discovered two days later in the community. At the time, police treated Mallett’s death as suspicious.

Homicide investigators working on the nearly three-year-old case arrested a suspect in connection to Mallett’s death on Wednesday.

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U of W bikeLAB Wins Urban Design Award

University of Winnipeg bikeLABThe bikeLAB at the University of Winnipeg has been honoured with a National Urban Design Award.

The $130,000 UWinnipeg Students’ Association project was designed by Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Inc. and won in the community initiatives category.

The revolutionary cycling education and advocacy facility, which opened in 2011, is run by volunteers who provide space, tools and support to allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to keep their bicycles running smoothly all year long.

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VIDEO: New Gyms for Two South Winnipeg Schools

Two south Winnipeg schools will have new gymnasium facilities by next year.

The Manitoba government is spending $6.15 million to construct the gyms at École St. Avila and Fort Richmond Collegiate.

“Families have told us the importance of investing in our schools and to keep building in our growing communities,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum. “These projects will benefit students every day and make a difference in their lives and the surrounding community.”

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Dirty Donkey, Children’s Hospital Partner for New Play Deck

Dirty Donkey Mud Run

Dr. Goodbear, Dirty Donkey Mud Run organizer Rick Shone, and Jessica Cranmer, development officer with the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, announce their new partnership on Friday, April 17, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

This summer’s Dirty Donkey Mud Run will support the future construction of a new play deck area at the Children’s Hospital — HSC Winnipeg.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and Swamp Donkey Adventure Races announced the new partnership on Thursday, where the roughly 2,500 participants who take part will be supporting the great cause on August 16.

Race director John Ford said they have set a goal of $60,000 towards the purchase costs for the new recreational space.

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Mike Holmes Expands Home Inspection Service to Winnipeg

By Sarah Klein

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Mike Holmes (HGTV)

The home inspection company run by TV contractor Mike Holmes has expanded into Winnipeg.

Mike Holmes Inspections (MHI) has grown in the last year, expanding into Saskatchewan, British Columbia and now Manitoba.

“MHI is officially in Winnipeg,” Holmes said in a release. “I’ve been wanting to get my guys here for a while. But finding the right professionals to deliver our service isn’t easy. We need to make sure we do it right.”

All Mike Holmes Inspections also include Recall Chek, a service that verifies whether or not a recall has been issued on any home appliances, furnace, air conditioner and/or water heater in the home at the time of inspection.

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MTS Expanding Fibre-Optic Network to Oakbank

MTSMTS is expanding its FiON Network to Oakbank, Manitoba later this year.

The fibre-to-home technology provides customers with the most advanced services currently offered by MTS.

“MTS understands how important investments like this are for rural communities,” said Jim McCarthy, Reeve of the RM of Springfield. “This is very exciting news for Oakbank, and we’re thankful MTS is making it happen.”

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What’s Open and Closed on Easter Weekend

Easter BunnyShopping Centres

Kildonan Place — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20
St. Vital — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20
Polo Park — Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20

City of Winnipeg

Civic offices are closed on Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Monday, April 21, 2014.

Manitoba Liquor Marts

Closed Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20. Most locations will be operating on Saturday, April 21 with extended opening or closing times. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 21.

Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres

The city’s three Frozen Pipe Citizen Resource Centres will have adjusted operating hours during the Easter long weekend. Visit the city’s website for specific hours and locations.

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Scopus Award Gala 2014