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Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

Schoolmate Testifies at Winnipeg Murder Trial About Last Day Girl Was Seen Alive

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wilma and Cliff Derksen
Wilma Derksen and her husband Cliff speak to media about Manitoba’s Court of Appeal overturning the murder conviction for Mark Edward Grant in the 1984 killing of their daughter Candace Derksen at their Winnipeg home, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Candace Derksen
Candace Derksen

WINNIPEG – One of the last people to see 13-year-old Candace Derksen alive testified Monday he had a crush on the girl, jokingly threw snow in her face, and briefly saw her walk away from her school.

It would be six weeks before her frozen and hog-tied body was found inside a plywood shed in an industrial yard and two decades before a man with a long criminal record was charged with the killing.

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Pair Charged in 26 Downtown Winnipeg Retail Break-Ins

Pair Charged in 26 Downtown Winnipeg Retail Break-Ins

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people are in police custody following a break-and-enter spree that targeted more than two dozen downtown Winnipeg businesses.

Police say the duo broke into various small businesses, such as corner grocery stores and clothing storefronts, where they made off with cash registers and contents, cigarettes, lottery tickets and clothing over the last two months.

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Woman Sought in Armed Convenience Store Robbery in Dauphin

Woman Sought in Armed Convenience Store Robbery in Dauphin

Dauphin Robbery
RCMP are looking for this woman, who they say was armed when she robbed a Dauphin convenience store on Sunday, January 15. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Dauphin are looking for a woman who held up a convenience store Sunday morning.

The armed suspect entered the Main Street store at around 7 a.m. and demanded money, lottery tickets and cigarettes before fleeing in a red getaway car driven by a man.

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Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

Suspicious Death Investigated in Swan River

RCMP Logo VehicleThe death of a 90-year-old man in Swan River, Manitoba is being considered suspicious.

RCMP responded to a well-being call at around 5 p.m. Saturday where they found the man deceased inside his residence.

Investigators with the RCMP’s major crimes services are probing the death.

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Man Stabbed When Apartment Party Turns Violent

Man Stabbed When Apartment Party Turns Violent

Winnipeg Police CrestA 21-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition Sunday morning when a fight broke out at an apartment party.

Winnipeg police were called to the 1100 block of Munroe Avenue at around 12:40 a.m. where a man was found suffering from stab wounds. He has since been upgraded to stable condition.

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Family of Girl Killed in 1984 Prepares for the Emotions of Another Trial

Family of Girl Killed in 1984 Prepares for the Emotions of Another Trial

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wilma and Cliff Derksen
Wilma Derksen and her husband Cliff speak to media about Manitoba’s Court of Appeal overturning the murder conviction for Mark Edward Grant in the 1984 killing of their daughter Candace Derksen at their Winnipeg home, Wednesday, October 30, 2013 . Another trial begins Monday for a man convicted of killing a Winnipeg teenager 32 years ago. Mark Edward Grant was found guilty in 2011 of second-degree murder in the death of Candace Derksen, whose frozen and hog-tied body was found in an industrial storage shed. The conviction was overturned two years later. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Almost 32 years to the day that 13-year-old Candace Derksen’s body was found, frozen and hog-tied in an industrial shed, her parents are preparing to go through the emotions of another trial.

Mark Edward Grant’s 2011 second-degree murder conviction was overturned in 2013. The new trial starts Monday and is scheduled to last 34 days.

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Police Watchdog Probes Arrest After Man’s Eye Socket Fractured

Police Watchdog Probes Arrest After Man’s Eye Socket Fractured

Winnipeg Police CrestThe Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is probing the arrest of a man after his eye socket was fractured.

Winnipeg police pulled over a Ford F-150 near Chancellor Drive and Pembina Highway at around 11 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect’s vehicle was blocked in by the police cruiser, which was then hit when the truck accelerated to try and flee. The truck eventually drove into an open field and became stuck in heavy snow. During the arrest, a struggle ensued and the suspect was injured.

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Federal Government Needs Help Tackling Cyberthreats, Internal Report Warns

Federal Government Needs Help Tackling Cyberthreats, Internal Report Warns

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Computer Keyboard
A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, December, 19, 2012. The Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyberthreats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem, warns a federally commissioned report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – The Canadian government is “simply not up to the overall challenge” of fending off cyberthreats on its own and must partner with the private sector and the United States to tackle the problem, warns a federally commissioned report.

Canada is a prime target for cybercrime, state-sponsored attacks and lone hackers, and government officials have a crucial role to play in helping fend them off, the authors conclude.

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Winnipeg Residents Charged After Unmarked Cigarette Seizure in NW Ontario

Winnipeg Residents Charged After Unmarked Cigarette Seizure in NW Ontario

By The Canadian Press

Cigarettes
(Cigarettes image via Shutterstock)

WAWA, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police say two Manitoba residents are facing charges following the seizure of thousands of unmarked cigarettes in northwestern Ontario.

They say a vehicle was stopped late Saturday night on Highway 101 in McMurray Township for an alleged traffic violation.

OPP say that during the stop the officers allegedly saw several cartons of unmarked cigarettes.

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