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Winnipeg Police Probe City’s First Homicide of 2015

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg 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.

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Stretch of Hargrave Street to Close on Sunday

City of WinnipegThe 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.

– Staff

Manitoba RCMP Make ‘High-Risk’ Arrest in La Broquerie

RCMP Crest LogoA man considered to be “high-risk” by Manitoba RCMP was taken into custody early Friday.

Police say they received a report on Thursday evening of several threats being uttered to harm people and police.

Officers attended a residence in La Broquerie, Manitoba this morning, there they found the high-risk suspect and made an arrest.

The 32-year-old man — formerly of Steinbach and currently living in Saskatchewan — was arrested. Police were then led to a home in Richer, Manitoba and seized a number of firearms.

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Police Bust Up College Avenue Grow-Op

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg 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.

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Swan River Man Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 23-year-old Swan River man was sent to hospital Thursday after he collided with a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck.

The crash happened at around 9:30 a.m. on Provincial Road 83, south of Benito, Manitoba.

RCMP say the southbound pickup collided with the other southbound truck, being driven by a 69-year-old man from the RM of Mountain.

The driver in the first vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Highway 12 Crash Sends Two to Hospital

RCMP Crest LogoTwo people were taken to hospital Thursday night after a head-on crash on Highway 12.

RCMP say a southbound pickup truck slid into the northbound lane and collided with a car being driven by a 30-year-old La Broquerie woman at around 10 p.m.

The 26-year-old RM of Piney man driving the pickup was taken to hospital along with the other driver. They are both listed in stable condition.

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Rescued Cougar Cub on Display at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Cougar Cub
An orphaned cougar cub has found a new home at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo. (CALGARY WILDLIFE REHABILITATION SOCIETY)

A rescued female cougar cub from Alberta is now on display at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo.

The four-month-old cub arrived to the zoo in early December from the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society after she was found orphaned and struggling to survive.

“We’re very pleased to have her on exhibit on a temporary basis so our visitors have a chance to meet her,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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Nominations Open for Annual Women of Distinction Award

Women of Distinction of AwardsNominations 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.

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Panel Falls from Side of Winnipeg Office Tower

Garry Street Wall Tile
A piece of aluminum wall tile dangles from 266 Graham Avenue on Thursday, January 22, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)
Garry Street Wall Tile
Winnipeg police cadets closed Garry Street at Graham Avenue on Thursday as a precaution. (CHRISD.CA)

A stretch of Garry Street was closed Thursday afternoon after strong winds ripped off wall tile from a downtown city-owned office tower.

An aluminum panel blew off the former Canada Post building at 266 Graham Avenue, where it eventually landed on the sidewalk below.

As a safety precaution, police cadets closed Garry at Graham to vehicles and pedestrians until a crane could be called in to help reattach the material.

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Three Charged in Child’s Death on Peguis First Nation

RCMP Crest LogoThree people have been arrested in connection to the murder of a 21-month-old child from Peguis First Nation.

The child was brought to Percy E. Moore Hospital in Hodgson, Manitoba on July 17, 2014 where she later succumbed to trauma-related injuries.

Her mother, 36, has been charged with second-degree murder and failing to provide the necessities of life.

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