Tag Archives: Regina

Two Winnipeg Men Facing Charges in Regina Homicide

Two Winnipeg Men Facing Charges in Regina Homicide

Johnathon Edward Kakewash
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Johnathon Edward Kakewash, 31. (REGINA POLICE / HANDOUT)

Two Winnipeg men, who were already in police custody for unrelated offences, now face first-degree murder charges in Regina.

Police in Regina were investigating the homicide of Daniel Richard Dipaolo, 51, when they were led to three suspects in Winnipeg.

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Bisons Send Nine to CFL Western Regional Combine

Bisons Send Nine to CFL Western Regional Combine

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons are sending nine of their football players to the 2017 CFL Western Regional Combine in Regina.

Representing the herd on March 23-25 is linebacker Bami Adewale, running back Alex Christie, offensive lineman Tom Clarkson, running back Cam Fox, linebacker Christian Turner, defensive back Akeeno Williams and wide receiver Derek Yachison.

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Regina Man Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

Regina Man Killed in Southern Manitoba Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 39-year-old man from Regina has died after a single-vehicle crash near St. Lazare, Manitoba.

The rollover happened at around 9:50 p.m. Thursday on Highway 41 about five kilometres south of the community.

RCMP say the northbound vehicle lost control and rolled off the roadway, ejecting the passenger.

The 29-year-old driver, a man from Rocanville, Saskatchewan, suffered non-life threatening injuries. His passenger was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

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Regina Folk Festival Reaching Out to Manitobans

Regina Folk Festival Reaching Out to Manitobans

Regina Folk FestivalOrganizers of the Regina Folk Festival are reaching over the provincial border to attract Manitobans this year.

Running August 8-10, the festival brings out up to 35,000 attendees of all ages and 600+ volunteers for three days and nights each year.

“Manitobans who love the Winnipeg Folk Festival might also want to take in the Regina Folk Festival,” a news release said. With that in mind, a contest is open to all residents of the prairie provinces age 19 and over to win the Great Regina Folk Festival Sound Escape prize package.

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Winnipeg Rowers Impress at Sprints Regatta in Regina

Winnipeg Rowers Impress at Sprints Regatta in Regina

Winnipeg Rowing Club - Master Women's Double
Master Women’s Double winners Sheila Wilson-Kowal and Freddie von Aweyden. (HANDOUT)

Members of the Winnipeg Rowing Club came away victorious at the 37th Western Canada Sprints Regatta in Regina this past weekend.

The competition drew 279 rowers from Winnipeg, Regina, Kenora, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. WRC sent a team of 34 athletes to compete in junior, open and master events.

“Our athletes did a tremendous job,” said WRC head coach Steven Taylor. “It was a very successful regatta, and a great kick-off to the 2014 rowing season.”

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Stolen Regina Vehicle Ends Up in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestA car that was stolen in Regina last Saturday ended up in Winnipeg, where police eventually arrested the driver after a chase.

The Toyota Corolla was spotted by police early Tuesday morning driving erratically in the area of Mountain Avenue and Salter Street. The driver refused to stop and eventually collided with a taxicab while travelling at a high rate of speed near the Arlington Bridge. No one was injured in the crash, but damage was caused to both vehicles.

The suspect fled on foot, but was tracked down by the canine unit to a home on Alfred Avenue.

Skyler Alexson, 20, faces numerous charges and remains in custody.

— Staff

WestJet Encore Begins Daily Winnipeg-Regina Flights

WestJet Encore
WestJet Encore (WESTJET.com)

WestJet Encore now offers daily flights between Winnipeg to Regina.

The new service officially launched Wednesday, and returns after a five-year hiatus. WestJet will operate the flights twice daily using its new fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.

“Our mission is to provide excellent services and the launch of WestJet Encore in Winnipeg helps us do exactly that,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “It’s exciting when working with such responsive partners, that we are able to introduce more options to make travel to and from our community that much more convenient.”

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Bisons’ Track Team Finishes in Third Place

Bisons’ Track Team Finishes in Third Place

University of Manitoba BisonsThe University of Manitoba Bison men’s track and field team finished third over the weekend in Regina.

The Bisons earned two more silver and one bronze individual medals at the 2013 Canada West Track and Field Championship.

“The weekend had lots of ups and downs and we performed as well as we hoped for,” said Bison track and field head coach Claude Berube. “We had some surprising results which vaulted us into third on the men’s side and I am pleased that more Bison athletes qualified for the CIS Championship in a couple of weeks.”

In second place was Alhaji Mansaray in high jump and Eric Furletti in pole vault while Wilfred Samking ended up third in 60m race and men’s 4×200, 4x400m both were third.

— Staff