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Crash Near Deacon’s Corner Sends Three to Hospital

RCMP Crest LogoA crash on Sunday evening on Highway 1 just east of Deacon’s Corner sent three people to hospital.

RCMP say it happened at around 6:20 p.m. when a 2012 Dodge Journey collided with a 2014 Jeep Cherokee as both vehicles were travelling westbound.

The 55-year-old woman and 13-year-old female in the Jeep — both from Winnipeg — were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The 28-year-old woman from the RM of Springfield driving the Dodge Journey was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Infant Dies on Red Sucker Lake First Nation

RCMP Crest LogoRCMP are investigating the death of an infant on Red Sucker Lake First Nation.

Police say they received a report last Friday of a six-week-old infant unresponsive in bed. The child was taken to the local nursing station where he was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy is scheduled, but no foul play is suspected.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

– Staff

Crash Closes Highway 1 Near Oak Lake

RCMP Crest LogoA two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Oak Lake closed the westbound lanes Monday afternoon at the intersection of Provincial Road 254.

The crash happened at around 2:40 p.m. between a pickup truck and semi-trailer truck.

RCMP say the cause is still under investigating, and injuries are unknown at this point.

The semi was transporting steel, which was strewn across the roadway as a result of the crash.

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Child Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle in St. Theresa Point

RCMP Crest LogoA five-year-old boy on St. Theresa Point First Nation was killed Friday after being hit by a vehicle shortly after being dropped off by a school bus.

RCMP say the accident happened when a vehicle reversing from a driveway struck the victim as he was walking near his residence.

The child was taken to the local nursing station at around 4:30 p.m. where he was pronounced deceased.

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Winnipeg’s Union Station Completes Renovations

VIA Rail - Winnipeg Union Station
VIA Rail’s newly-renovated Winnipeg Union Station. (GILLES DELISLE / HANDOUT)
VIA Rail - Winnipeg Union Station
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VIA Rail’s $6.5 million renovation to Winnipeg’s Union Station was shown off on Monday.

Upgrades to the newly-renovated station took approximately 14 months and were carried out on time and within budget.

VIA says the renovations have given the hundred-year-old station a renewed and modern feel. Significant upgrades were made to client facilities including the ticket counter, washrooms and waiting areas.

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Suspect Sought in Bus Shelter Sexual Assault

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for a man after they say a woman was sexually assaulted in a bus shelter.

The alleged assault took place Sunday at around 10:30 a.m. while the victim was waiting for a bus at Fort Street and Graham Avenue. The man is said to have struck up a conversation with the victim and then asked for money. Police say the man then inappropriately touched the woman before he fled the area.

The victim wasn’t injured and immediately boarded a bus.

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Man Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault on Transit Bus

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.

The alleged assault occurred October 11 on a Winnipeg Transit bus at around 11 a.m. Police say the woman was seated near the rear of the bus when a man sat beside her. Police say the man began sexually assaulting the woman and attempted to take her off the bus. A passenger intervened and the suspect fled.

The victim was not physically injured during the incident.

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Rapper T.I. in Winnipeg on November 11

T.I.Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. will perform in Winnipeg on November 11 to promote his new album.

The multi-platinum recording artist will play the Burton Cummings Theatre in support of Paper Work. A surprise special guest to open the concert is being teased as “one of the best shows that Winnipeg has seen in years.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 24 at Ticketmaster starting at $49.50.

– Staff

Polling Station Moved in Elmwood-East Kildonan After Fire

Kildonan-East Collegiate
Kildonan-East Collegiate, 845 Concordia Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A fire last week at Kildonan-East Collegiate has forced the planned voting location for Wednesday’s municipal election to be moved.

Voters in the Elmwood-East Kildonan ward will now vote at the neighbouring facility at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 700 London Street.

All candidates have been notified of this change and the City of Winnipeg will provide signage and additional staff to ensure that all voters are directed to the neighbouring facility.

– Staff

Eastern Manitoba Worst for Deer-Vehicle Collisions: MPI

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba Public InsuranceVehicle-deer collisions are the worst in the eastern Manitoba region, according to new data released Monday by Manitoba Public Insurance.

The public auto insurer says there are about 1,600 collisions in the area annually, which includes Steinbach, Lac du Bonnet, Anola, the Birds Hill Park area and Falcon Lake.

Statistic were collected by MPI from 2007 to 2013 to arrive at the data, placing the Eastman region ahead of Westman, the Interlake, Pembina Valley and City of Winnipeg for yearly collisions with the species.

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