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Winnipeg Police Enforcing Sunday Cruise Night

By Sarah Klein

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Winnipeg police are stepping up enforcement when it comes to Sunday cruise night.

Police say numerous complaints have been received from across the city regarding racing, dangerous driving and noisy operation of motor vehicles.

Members of central traffic unit will be on hand at various locations to address such issues and ensure motorists are abiding by the Highway Traffic Act.

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‘CarFit’ to Keep Mature Drivers on the Road

An event put on by CAA Manitoba on Sunday will aim to keep maturing drivers behind the wheel, while keeping safety in mind.

The auto club has teamed up with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist for the first-ever CarFit.

“It is important to older adults to maintain their independence, and driving is a big part of that,” said Angèle Young, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “Cars are not one-size-fits-all. There is a lot you can do to adapt a vehicle to compensate for physical and cognitive changes as you age.”

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Manitoba Payday Lender Fined $25K

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A payday lender in Manitoba has been fined by the province for failing to comply with regulations.

3928366 MB Ltd. (operating as The Fast Cash Company, City Cash Co., and Fast Cash Dauphin) operates locations in Brandon, Steinbach and Dauphin.

Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection has assessed the company penalties totalling $25,000 for failing to maintain complete and accurate collections records, failing to include the prescribed statement in advertising related to payday loans, and accepting a cheque from a borrower that is not payable to the payday lender, as required by the regulations.

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Two Manitoba Businesses Fined for Workplace Incidents

By Tyler Sutherland

Manitoba LogoTwo Manitoba workplaces have been prosecuted and fined for incidents dating back nearly five years.

A worker at Carte International Inc. suffered injuries on December 9, 2011 to two fingers on his right hand. The province says the worker was operating a coil-winding machine when his fingers came in contact with a pinch point. On April 7, 2015, the employer pleaded guilty under section 4(1)(a) of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act to the charge of allowing a worker to operate a foil/wire winding machine without sufficient safeguards in place to protect workers from contact with moving parts. The company was ordered to pay $25,050 in fines and surcharges.

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Two New Harbour Seals Arrive to Winnipeg Zoo

WINNIPEG — Two 10-month-old harbour seals are now calling Assiniboine Park Zoo home.

The seals — from Germany — join Neptune, another harbour seal, in the underwater tunnels at Journey to Churchill’s Gateway to the Arctic building.

“All of us at the Assiniboine Park Zoo are thrilled to welcome Anton and Emil and we can’t wait to have the community come and visit them,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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Winnipeg Police Go Hog Wild to Catch Loose Pig

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Winnipeg police made a makeshift leash to catch a loose pig on the west Perimeter Highway on Friday, May 29, 2015. (103.1 VIRGIN RADIO / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A pig’s freedom was short-lived when the law eventually caught up to it.

The loose pig was spotted in a grassy cloverleaf in the area of the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Photos on social media were tracking the pig’s adventures as motorists pulled over to snap selfies with the animal.

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Stretch of Edmonton Street to Close

City of WinnipegWINNIPEG — The city plans to closed Edmonton Street from Broadway to York Avenue for the day on Monday, June 1.

To accommodate concrete pouring, the stretch of road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This closure is scheduled outside of peak traffic hours to minimize disruption to downtown traffic.

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

— Staff

Manitoba Taking Aim at Zebra Mussels

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is taking aim against zebra mussels with phase two of its assault on the species.

A detection and awareness campaign has been launched and will more than double the number of staff and equipment available for detection since zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Winnipeg.

“Fighting the expansion of this highly invasive species takes a concerted effort by everyone who enjoys our lakes and rivers,” said Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff. “We took an aggressive approach to control zebra mussels last year in four harbours, but mussels survived outside the harbours, so now more than ever, we need everyone’s support and vigilance.”

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St. Andrews Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 9

RCMP Crest LogoA 50-year-old woman from the RM of St. Andrews was killed Wednesday night after her vehicle was hit by a semi-trailer truck.

The crash happened at around 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 9 and Netley Road.

RCMP say the semi was travelling eastbound on Netley Road when it collided with a northbound vehicle.

The woman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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CBC Dethrones CJOB as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Station

Radio MicWINNIPEG — A major shift in the local radio landscape shook up the spring ratings book.

Numbers released Thursday by Numeris are the first indicator of the newly-branded stations of Kiss 102.3, 99.1 Fresh Radio and 97.5 BIG FM.

But the main story is the drop of 680 CJOB as the city’s No. 1 radio station. That new title belongs to CBC Radio One, showing while listeners still prefer news talk, the king on Jack Blick Avenue has taken a backseat — at least in the last couple months.

Another change was the jump of 92 CITI FM’s morning show to TV with “Wheeler in the Morning” to City on January 12. Compared to the same period last year, CITI rose to a 7.9 share from a 6.6, but maintained its position in the latest book.

The data measured the period from March 2 to April 26, 2015.

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