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Boy Hit by Taxicab in Fort Garry

Winnipeg Police CrestA seven-year-old boy was struck by a taxicab Saturday evening while leaving the Winnipeg Blue Bombers game.

The collision happened in the 1100 block of Markham Road when the boy was hit by a westbound Toyota Prius at around 9:30 p.m.

He was taken to the Victoria Hospital with serious injuries, but is listed in stable condition.

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Harstone Road to Close for Railway Crossing Repair

City of WinnipegHarstone Road between Rannock Avenue and Wilkes Avenue will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic beginning Tuesday.

The city says the closure is for a CN railway crossing reconstruction project.

The roadway will close at 9 a.m. on October 21 and reopen Friday, October 24 at 6 a.m.

Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or to use alternate routes in this area to reach their destinations.

– Staff

Woman Charged After Truck Rolls on Lagimodiere

Winnipeg Police CrestA 44-year-old woman has been charged after the truck she was driving lost control and rolled early Saturday morning.

Winnipeg police say a white Toyota Tacoma was travelling southbound on Lagimodiere Boulevard near Paterson Street at around 1:25 a.m. when the driver lost control and rolled off the road.

A 23-year-old male passenger was taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition.

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Manitoba Hydro to Cut Power to Grand Beach Area

Manitoba HydroCottagers in and around the Grand Beach area will be without power next Friday, October 24.

Manitoba Hydro has planned an interruption to electrical service between 8 a.m. and noon, affecting approximately 2,800 customers. The area under the planned outage stretches from Beaconia Beach north to Belair.

Crews will be trimming and removing trees along the sub-transmission line supplying electricity to the area.

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Renewed Efforts in Search for Amber McFarland

Amber Lynn McFarland
Amber McFarland has been missing since October 18, 2008. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Nearly six years ago, Amber Lynn McFarland went missing from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

Approaching the October 18th anniversary of her disappearance in 2008, RCMP are renewing efforts to locate the woman. McFarland was 24-years-old at the time she went missing.

“This case is still very much under investigation. We are following up tips at this moment and are asking for any other help that the public can provide to assist us in bringing Amber back to her family,” said RCMP Sgt. Dan Barnabe of the “D” Division Historical Case Unit. “What Amber’s family has endured is unimaginable, and we will continue to aggressively investigate this matter as a homicide.”

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Longtime MLA Bonnie Mitchelson Won’t Seek Re-Election

Bonnie Mitchelson
Bonnie Mitchelson (GOV.MB.CA)

Progressive Conservative River East MLA Bonnie Mitchelson won’t seek re-election in the party.

Mitchelson announced Friday that will be begin a new chapter in her life when her current term expires.

She was first elected in 1986, making her Manitoba’s longest-serving MLA. She went on to be elected eight consecutive times to the Manitoba Legislature.

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Famous 1940s War Photo Commemorated with Coin, Stamp

Wait For Me Daddy
(CLAUDE P. DETTLOFF PHOTO)

The Royal Canadian Mint is launching new $2 circulation coins featuring the famous “Wait for Me Daddy” photograph.

Made notable in 1940, the photo symbolizes the experience of Canadians during the Second World War.

The photograph by Claude P. Dettloff was shot October 1, 1940 of the British Columbia Regiment marching down Eighth Street at the Columbia Avenue intersection in New Westminster.

The coins are being launched ahead of Remembrance Day nationwide. Winnipeg coin collectors can exchange their currency today and Saturday at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutique at 520 Lagimodiere Boulevard between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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Havixbeck Turns Focus to Removing Windrows

Paula Havixbeck
Paula Havixbeck

Paula Havixbeck would work with contractors and city staff to remove windrows from back lanes in Winnipeg if elected.

The mayoral candidate on Friday said she believes it’s one of the issues on minds of voters.

“The people of Winnipeg have had problems with windrows in back lanes for our immortal winters and I have been more aware of them and the effect since I was a councillor,” she said. “They are dangerous, rock-hard, and they trap people inside their homes as they cannot get their cars out to go to work.”

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Flagship Target Opens at New Plaza at Polo Park

Target
An empty Winnipeg Target store prior to its official opening in May 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The retail turbulence felt by Target since expanding into Canada will hopefully level out with the company’s new flagship store opening in Winnipeg.

The new Target store located at The Plaza at Polo Park in St. James officially opens Friday after a soft opening earlier this week. The store is one of three new locations Target Canada is announcing, in addition to Ottawa and Mississauga.

Target will be the anchor tenant of The Plaza, a 350,000 sq. ft. development adjacent to Polo Park Shopping Centre. Shoppers to the nearby mall are also being treated with the recent openings of Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie.

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Local Election Website Increasing Voter Engagement

Winnipeg Election
(WINNIPEGELECTION.CA)

It’s difficult to separate the noise from the substance in Winnipeg’s municipal election campaign, but the team behind WinnipegElection.ca does its best.

The website has become a valuable resource in elections over the years, including the last civic election in 2010.

“We’re hoping to get more people learning about their candidates this election”, said co-founder Jody Gillis. “I’m hearing that a lot of people don’t vote because they don’t know much about their candidates or what they’re voting for. I’m hoping this is something we can help them with.”

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