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Lehotsky Scholarship Awarded to West End Student

Harry Lehotsky (HANDOUT)

Harry Lehotsky (HANDOUT)

A scholarship in the name of late community leader Harry Lehotsky was awarded on Monday.

Kevin Settee, 23, was awarded the 2014 Lehotsky Scholarship by Mayor Sam Katz for his contribution to Winnipeg’s West End community.

“Kevin Settee grew up in the West End, and has been working to improve his community by being a role model for youth, volunteering, and being a community organizer, all while battling health issues and working towards his degree at the University of Winnipeg,” Katz said. “His work and attitude are inspirational and truly embody the spirit of the award. I am proud to present Kevin with the 2014 Lehotsky Scholarship.”

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Wasylycia-Leis Would Create Planning Development Task Force

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Judy Wasylycia-Leis launches her mayoral campaign in June. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mainstream mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis would establish a task force if elected mayor to better guide all future municipal development.

“If I am elected, I am committed to ensuring we are guided by responsible, smart, innovative and forward-thinking urban planning and that all citizens will have a voice in that plan,” Wasylycia-Leis said of the OurWinnipeg Task Force.

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Former Manitoba Mine Contaminating Wetlands: Wilderness Committee

Spruce Point Toxic Water

The former Spruce Point Mine site (WILDERNESS COMMITTEE)

The Wilderness Committee has drawn attention to a polluted bog in a northern Manitoba park wetland.

The committee says toxicity tests conducted on water from the site of a decommissioned mine in Grass River Provincial Park have revealed serious and ongoing water quality issues. They say extremely high concentrations of several toxic substances were found, posing a threat to aquatic life.

Water samples were collected by the Wilderness Committee from a bog at the former Spruce Point Mine site, and were assessed by an independent lab in Winnipeg. The mine, operated by HudBay Minerals until it was closed in 1993, has since been heralded by the company and by the Manitoba government as a success story when it comes to mine remediation.

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Gimli Woman Killed in Vehicle Rollover

RCMP Crest LogoAn 18-year-old Gimli woman was killed Sunday after losing control of her vehicle on Provincial Road 231.

RCMP were called to the scene just after midnight after the westbound vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and hit the south ditch.

Police say the vehicle rolled and the woman was ejected. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede Lands Federal Funding

By David Klassen



The 60th edition of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede has received $15,600 in funding from the federal government.

The four-day Stampede near Austin, Manitoba wraps up today and includes musical performances and heritage demonstrations on horse plowing, blacksmithing, harvesting, stooking, and threshing.

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Woman Struck, Killed by Car on Highway 10

RCMP Crest LogoA 28-year-old woman from Minitonas, Manitoba was hit and killed by a vehicle Saturday morning.

The accident happened just after midnight on Highway 10 at the intersection of Provincial Road 150 West.

RCMP say the woman appeared to be intoxicated when she tried to flag down a westbound car to ask for a ride. She was struck when she stepped onto the roadway.

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Mayoral Canadidate Gord Steeves Promises $100M Infrastructure Fund By Developing Golf Courses

Gord Steeves

Gord Steeves announces his candidacy for mayor of Winnipeg at the Qualico Family Centre at Assiniboine Park on Monday, October 28, 2013. (SHANE GIBSON / METRO WINNIPEG)

Mayoral candidate and former councillor Gord Steeves made his latest campaign promise on Friday, promising to close down and develop four city golf courses with the hopes of turning a $100 million profit, which would be plowed into infrastructure repairs.

“This redevelopment plan will be specifically sensitive to the areas in which they exist and will actually create a net gain of 60 acres of free, public green space for Winnipeg residents,” said Steeves.

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Provincial Park Passes Now Available at Manitoba Liquor Marts

CampingNeed to pick up a park pass? Grab a cold one while you’re there.

Manitoba Provincial Park Passes are now available for sale at Manitoba Liquor Marts, the province announced Friday.

“The addition of more retail outlets now makes it simpler and more convenient for park visitors to buy their pass while they get ready to visit Manitoba’s provincial parks,” reads a statement from the province.

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Winnipeg Police Make Arrest in City’s Latest Homicide

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say while they’ve made an arrest in the city’s 13th homicide of 2014, they’re still hoping witnesses will come forward.

Police said Lorie Bearbull, 37, was walking on Redwood Avenue on July 18 around 4:50 a.m. when she encountered a young woman, whom she did not know. The pair got into an argument and the young woman stabbed Bearbull several times in the upper body. The woman then ran away.

Naomi Ross, 20, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder on Thursday.

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Cattle Get Loose, Wander on Highway East of Brandon

RCMP Crest LogoBrandon RCMP had to move a herd of cattle off the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday after several made it onto the road.

The livestock got loose in the RM of Cypress about 30 km east of Brandon near Camp Hughes.

Police determined the animals were able to free because two 4′ x 12′ blue metal tube gates were stolen from a pasture, which released the cattle to wander.

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