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PHOTOS: Winnipeg Hammered by Flash Flooding

WINNIPEG — A severe thunderstorm system hit the city Friday, contributing to more than a few stalled vehicles, “booters,” and water-logged basements.

The deluge hit as Environment Canada’s severe thunderstorm watch remained in effect for most of the southern portion of the province. The system flooded major city streets, including Waverley Street, Pembina Highway, Regent Avenue and numerous underpasses.

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More Human Remains Found in Leaf Rapids

RCMP Crest LogoFor the second time in a week, human remains have been discovered in Leaf Rapids.

RCMP in the northern Manitoba community responded Thursday after civilian searchers found the remains of a body.

“We are not in a position to confirm the identity of the remains at this time, pending further forensic examination and investigative steps to ensure certainty,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet of the Manitoba RCMP.

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Repair Techs Find Child Porn on Man’s Laptop

Winnipeg Police CrestA 20-year-old man is facing charges after the laptop he brought to a Winnipeg computer repair shop turned up child pornography.

Police say technicians began a restoration on the computer July 7, when videos of females between the ages of three and seven engaged in sexual abuse acts were discovered.

Members of the Internet Child Exploitation Unit were notified and began an investigation.

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Manitoba Woman Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

MosquitoA Manitoba woman in her 50s has the first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

Manitoba Health says the woman lives in the Southern Health–Santé Sud region and did no experience neurological symptoms and was not hospitalized.

It’s believed the woman was exposed during the week of July 26. The investigation is ongoing.

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What’s Open and Closed on Labour Day

Cottage Life - Labour DayWhat’s open and closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg for Labour Day, September 7…

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — Closed
Grant Park — Closed
St. Vital — Closed
Polo Park — Closed

Manitoba Liquor Marts
All Liquor Mart locations will be closed Monday, September 7. Most Winnipeg and Brandon Liquor Marts will be open extended hours Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours are in effect Sunday, September 6.

City of Winnipeg
All civic offices are closed on Monday, September 7.

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Manitoba Hydro Names Interim CEO

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Interim Manitoba Hydro president and CEO Darren Rainkie (HANDOUT)

Manitoba Hydro has chosen Darren Rainkie as its interim president and CEO.

Rainkie is Hydro’s current vice-president of finance and regulatory affairs and chief financial officer.

“The search for a new president and CEO is proceeding well and we hope to have it completed within the next two months,” said Bill Fraser, chair of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board.

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Police Investigating Pair of Sexual Assaults

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are investigating two sexual assaults in the past week.

The first occurred on August 30 when a woman was waiting for a bus in the 100 block of Pembina Highway.

A man approached the victim at around 8:40 a.m. and asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. When she declined, she was inappropriately grabbed before the man returned to his vehicle. The victim wasn’t injured.

The suspect is described as caucasian, approximately 6’1″-6’3″ tall, 180-200 pounds, with light brown hair and a beard, with a dark tattoo on his upper right arm.

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Manitoba Alzheimer Program Expanding to Six Sites

Alzheimer Society of ManitobaA popular program by the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is expending to six locations across Winnipeg.

Minds in Motion unites families and communities, combining physical activity, socialization and mental stimulation for people living with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementias.

“People are responding very positively to the inclusive community programming,” said Maria Mathews, manager of family education for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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Driver Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

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A two-vehicle crash in the RM of Montcalm Wednesday has claimed the life of one person and injured four others.

RCMP attended to PR 201 just east of Highway 75 at around 11:30 a.m.

Details on what led to the crash aren’t known, but the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger from the first vehicle and the driver and two passengers in another SUV were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Manitoba Installing $30M in Medical Equipment Province-Wide

By Sarah Klein

Hospital Patient
(Hospital patient image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $30 million on new health care equipment across the province.

Health Minister Sharon Blady says the equipment will give health care providers additional tools to treat patients as soon as possible.

The funding includes $3.4 million to purchase and install a replacement magnetic resonance imager (MRI) at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. Additional MRI scanners at the Grace Hospital, as well as in Dauphin and Selkirk are in the works.

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