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Overdue Winnipeg Hiker Safely Found on Mantario Trail

Overdue Winnipeg Hiker Safely Found on Mantario Trail

RCMP Logo VehicleA 33-year-old Winnipeg woman who was overdue from a hike on the Mantario Trail has been safely located.

RCMP tweeted the woman is suffering from mild hypothermia at around 3 p.m. Friday.

The avid hiker was overdue when she didn’t return by Thursday afternoon. She was scheduled to hike the Mantario Trail to Mantario Lake to camp for the night when she left on Wednesday.

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CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations

CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations

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(Radio microphone image via Shutterstock)

CBC has well-positioned itself as the reigning leader of Winnipeg radio, both overall and in the morning.

Fall radio ratings released this week show CBC going head-to-head with 680 CJOB to reel in the most listeners in the city.

Numeris measured the audience period from September 5 to October 30, 2016.

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17 Wing Carrying Out Small Arms Fire Exercise

17 Wing Carrying Out Small Arms Fire Exercise

17 Wing CrestIf you happen to hear sounds of sporadic gunfire coming from 17 Wing Winnipeg today, it’s only a drill.

Military personnel are conducting an exercise to test security measures and procedures at the base, including the use of blank rounds as well as various plastic and training weapons.

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Manitoba RCMP Launch 2016 Holiday Checkstop Program

Manitoba RCMP Launch 2016 Holiday Checkstop Program

Scott Kolody
Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, Commanding Officer of “D” Division RCMP, speaks during a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 1, 2016. (RCMP / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — As holiday gatherings increase, Manitoba RCMP want to remind revellers to not drink and drive.

So far this year, 105 people have been killed on the province’s roadways. The total in 2015 was 80.

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Tom McGouran Joins 94.3 The Drive Morning Show

Tom McGouran Joins 94.3 The Drive Morning Show

Tom McGouran
Tom McGouran

Winnipeg radio veteran Tom McGouran has found a permanent spot on 94.3 The Drive.

McGouran had been guest hosting the last several months — given unofficial ‘intern’ status — but has landed a gig co-hosting alongside Kerri Salki on the station’s morning show.

“I’m really honored to be joining the incredible team here at The Drive, I can’t wait to get started,” McGouran said.

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Winnipeg Police 2017 K-9 Calendars Now Available

Winnipeg Police 2017 K-9 Calendars Now Available

Winnipeg Police K-9 Calendar
The Winnipeg police K-9 calendar is available now at locations across the city for $15. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police K-9 calendars supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba have hit the stores.

The 2017 calendars are $15 and feature members of the WPS Canine Unit (along with their human companions).

An initial donation of $7,500 is being presented to RMHCMB by members of the unit.

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Man Hit by Stolen Car Inside Winnipeg Bus Shelter

Man Hit by Stolen Car Inside Winnipeg Bus Shelter

Mazda 5 Wagon
A white Mazda 5 wagon, similar to this one, was used to injure a 63-year-old man when it collided into a Winnipeg bus shelter in the south end of the city on October 25, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

A 63-year-old man was injured when a stolen car collided with a bus shelter in the area of Pembina Highway and Southpark Drive on October 25.

Winnipeg police say it happened at around 10:30 p.m. when the vehicle was travelling southbound and abruptly swerved and collided with the shelter.

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Manitoba’s Deaf Community Reminded of Text with 911 Service

Manitoba’s Deaf Community Reminded of Text with 911 Service

MTSMTS is reminding Manitobans about its Text with 911 (T9-1-1) service, which is available for the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and speech-impaired (DHHSI) community.

“Two years ago, we were thrilled to be one of the first telecommunications providers in the country to make this free service available able to DHHSI Manitobans,” said Heather Tulk, chief customer officer with MTS.

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Santa Bus on Winnipeg Streets Collecting Funds for Christmas Cheer Board

Santa Bus on Winnipeg Streets Collecting Funds for Christmas Cheer Board

Santa Bus
Santa Bus (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg’s Santa Bus is now on the streets, spreading holiday cheer one ride at a time.

From now until Saturday, December 24, all cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus will go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board.

Last year, $15,000 was raised aboard Bus #140, which is decorated in vinyl graphics of Santa and all of his reindeer.

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