Winnipeg police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after an incident on Friday night.
Police were called to the corner of Isabel Street and Pacific Avenue at around 11:20 p.m. A 22-year-old man was found in critical condition and transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The city is closing Hargrave Street from Portage Avenue to Ellice Avenue on Sunday morning.
The closure will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate private cable work. Pedestrian access to Hargrave Street during the closure will be maintained.
Following the complete street closure, the west curb lane of Hargrave Street will reopen, while the other three lanes will remain closed until approximately the end of the month due to a continuing building construction project.
Winnipeg police have dismantled a marijuana grow-op and two people are facing charges.
Police raided a home in the 300 block of College Avenue on Thursday, where they located 508 marijuana plants worth an estimated $568,960. Also seized was 48 grams of marijuana worth $480, grow-op equipment worth $12,000 and $1,800 in Canadian currency.
A 40-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, both from Winnipeg, face drug-related charges.
Nominations are now open for the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
The annual awards program celebrates Manitoba women who have broken barriers, made unique and exemplary contributions and inspired the development of others in the community.
“By nominating inspiring women, you bring forward their stories so we can publicly share their successes and triumphs with the community,” said Melanie Verhaeghe, Women of Distinction steering committee chair.
Categories include arts, culture and heritage; community activism and social enterprise; and volunteerism.