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Man Dies Following Stabbing in Winnipeg’s North End

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man was stabbed Friday night and later died in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Winnipeg police responded to the area at around 10:50 p.m. First aid was provided until paramedics arrived, but the man later died.

The homicide unit is conducting interviews and an autopsy is pending.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Winnipeg Transit Employees Reject City’s Settlement Offer

(FILE)
(FILE)

The union representing Winnipeg Transit employees has rejected the latest offer of settlement from the City of Winnipeg.

The city and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505, which represents drivers and maintenance workers, will continue to try and work out a deal. Further negotiations are scheduled and no bus service will be affected as talks take place.

Winnipeg Transit carries more than 130,000 riders each weekday and employs approximately 1,100 bus operators and about 250 maintenance staff.

– Staff

3,000 Hogs Die in Barn Fire Southeast of Winnipeg

RCMP Crest LogoA barn that caught fire on Friday afternoon is said to have killed 3,000 hogs southeast of Winnipeg.

Firefighters responded to two fires in the RM of Ste. Anne, Manitoba at around 12:45 p.m. approximately five kilometres of Highway 1 on Highway 12.

RCMP say the barn was fully engulfed and couldn’t be saved. The cause is under investigation.

Not far away, a grass fire broke out approximately 1.5 kilometres south of Steinbach on Road 32 East at around 1 p.m. Fifteen homes were evacuated as a precaution, but all residents have since returned home. The fire was put out by 3:30 p.m.

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Swat! Mosquito Season Begins in Winnipeg

Ken Nawolsky
Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of the Insect Control Branch (CHRISD.CA FILE)

That M word that gets Winnipeggers itchy at the very thought is upon us again.

Mosquito season is here and the city is ready to tackle the pesky blood-suckers with its arsenal of surveillance and larviciding equipment.

Based on an environmentally-friendly insect control strategy, the city will use four larviciding helicopters as part of its 100 percent biological larviciding program.

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Tories Say Selinger Spent Over $20K to Stack State of the Province Address

Greg Selinger
Premier Greg Selinger (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Tories say the NDP government spent more than $20,000 to stack Premier Greg Selinger’s State of the Province address with supporters last December.

In newly-obtained documents, the Progressive Conservative Party says tickets and sponsorships of the event exceeded $20,000 in taxpayer funds. Previous documents revealed only about $4,500 of taxpayer dollars were used to send 45 employees.

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Giesbrecht aka Professor Popsicle Seeking Tory Nomination

Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht is seeking the Conservative Party nomination in Winnipeg South. (HANDOUT)

A University of Manitoba cold-weather survival expert wants to turn his focus to the sometimes-chilly reception of politics.

Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, better known as Professor Popsicle, has announced he will seek the nomination for the Conservative Party in Winnipeg South.

The constituency is currently represented by MP Rod Bruinooge, who will not seek re-election.

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Law Courts Complex Hosting Open House

Winnipeg Law Courts
Winnipeg Law Courts at 408 York Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The Manitoba Law Courts complex will give the public a different perspective inside this weekend during Law Day.

On Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m., visitors can observe mock trials, a special sitting of Citizenship Court, and debates in English and French presented by senior high school students. Tours of the law courts complex will be held every 10 minutes. Demonstrations by a drug detection dog and handler will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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Brandon Golf Course Reopening Following Flood Damage

Golf BallGolfers in Brandon can hit the links beginning next Friday.

The Wheat City Golf Course will open for the season on April 24. Due to last year’s flood damage, restoration and rebuilding is still underway, so only partial holes will be playable.

A seven-hole-course (hole 10 and holes 13 through 18) will be available for play at special spring pricing, with all-you-can-golf rates of $15 (without cart) or $30 (with cart) running until May 30.

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Two Charged in Cocaine Seizure in The Pas

The Pas Cocaine Seizure
Cocaine seized during a raid in The Pas on April 2, 2015. (RCMP HANDOUT)

To residents of The Pas have been charged with drug possession following a bust in the community earlier this month.

RCMP pulled over a vehicle on April 2, where they seized 14 individual packaged pieces of cocaine, each approximately 0.1 gram in size, along with a quantity of cash.

Gregory Klasson, 53, and Ashley Klasson, 33, have been charged with possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possessing the proceeds of crime.

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Man Charged with Recording Children Changing in St. Vital Home

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have charged a 53-year-old man with possessing and making child pornography out of his St. Vital home.

Police allege the suspect hid a video camera in the bathroom of his home to record visitors changing into their swimwear to use his backyard pool. The incidents took place over the span of a seven-year period, from 2007 to 2014.

Police discovered the child pornography after seizing a large quantity of storage devices in a July 2014 raid.

In total, 13 victims were involved, 11 of which were between the ages of eight and 13-years-old.

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