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Drunk Driving to Blame in Fatal Crash on Manitoba Highway: Police

Drunk Driving to Blame in Fatal Crash on Manitoba Highway: Police

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop at an intersection was impaired when she crashed into another vehicle, killing a 31-year-old woman from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 45 at the intersection of Road 122 West, approximately five kilometres east of Elphinstone, Manitoba.

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‘Deadpool 2’ Accident a Rarity in Industry That Takes Precautions: Stunt Pros

‘Deadpool 2’ Accident a Rarity in Industry That Takes Precautions: Stunt Pros

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press

Deadpool Accident
A police officer examines a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie “Deadpool 2” died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 14, 2017. Monday’s deadly crash on the set of “Deadpool 2” is a rarity in an industry that takes extreme precautions to ensure safety but acknowledges there is always an element of risk involved, say stunt professionals. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Monday’s deadly crash on the set of “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver was a rarity in an industry that takes extreme precautions to ensure safety, say stunt professionals, who nevertheless accept there is always an element of risk involved.

“Most of us know each other and everybody was shocked, because this stuff just doesn’t really happen, in Canada, anyway,” says Neven Pajkic, a 39-year-old Toronto-based stunt performer whose credits include Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film “The Shape of Water” and the TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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Police Locate Truck and Trailer in Fatal St. Boniface Hit and Run

Police Locate Truck and Trailer in Fatal St. Boniface Hit and Run

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A surveillance photo from the truck and trailer involved in a fatal hit and run in St. Boniface on Thursday, August 3, 2017. (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Police have located a truck and trailer involved in the fatal hit and run of a woman in her 60s Thursday in St. Boniface.

The victim was in the 200 block of Marion Street at around 11:45 a.m. when she was hit. The driver failed to remain at the scene of the crash, prompting Winnipeg police to scour surveillance video from the area.

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Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Friday of a Long Weekend Most Fatal on Manitoba Roads: MPI

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Friday of a long weekend traditionally sees the most collisions on the roads, according to Manitoba Public Insurance. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Vokey)

WINNIPEG — As the second last long weekend of the summer season gets underway, Manitoba Public Insurance wants to remind motorists to take it easy on the roads.

Friday is traditionally the most deadly on the province’s highways for vehicle collisions. MPI says an average of two people are killed and more than 100 others are injured each long weekend. Of those incidents, 37 percent happen on a Friday.

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Brandon Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 10

Brandon Woman Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 10

RCMP Logo VehicleA 19-year-old Brandon woman was killed Thursday afternoon when her vehicle collided head-on with a pickup truck on Highway 10 just north of Forrest, Manitoba.

RCMP say the southbound vehicle veered over the centre lane and into the path of the northbound pickup, being driven by a 45-year-old Onanole man.

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Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

Deadly Midway Accident in U.S. Prompts Edmonton Fair to Shutter Ride

By The Canadian Press

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The Fire Ball ride at Ohio State Fair, where one person was killed and seven injured on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP / THE TELEGRAPH)

EDMONTON – A popular midway ride at this week’s K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair.

North American Midway Entertainment, the company that provides attractions to K-Days, says in a statement released Wednesday night that the ride, called the Fire Ball, has been closed until further notice.

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Man Killed in Rollover Near Rossburn

Man Killed in Rollover Near Rossburn

RCMP Logo VehiclePolice are investigating after a pickup truck rolled over near Rossburn Monday, killing one passenger.

Prairie Mountain RCMP were called to the single-vehicle crash on a gravel road roughly half a kilometre east of Provincial Road 264, northeast of Rossburn around 12:40 p.m.

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