Selkirk RCMP Treating Man’s Death as a Homicide

Selkirk RCMP Treating Man’s Death as a Homicide

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The death of a 64-year-old man in Selkirk on Friday evening is being treated as a homicide.

RCMP responded to a call at a residence at around 9:15 p.m. for a man in cardiac arrest. Police found the man deceased at the scene.

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Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

Action Needed to Reverse Canada’s Wildlife Decline, Conservationists Say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Caribou Antlers
In this Aug. 1, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service are male caribou antlers in the Oolah Valley, likely the result of a grizzly kill as he migrated south for the winter at the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Cadence Cook)

MONTREAL – Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say.

A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with its finding that global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent over the last 40 years, and recent data shows the situation in Canada is not a lot better.

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Winnipeg Police Trying to Identify Victim of Hit and Run Collision

Winnipeg Police Trying to Identify Victim of Hit and Run Collision

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Winnipeg police are working to identify the pedestrian victim of a hit and run on Friday night in the area of McDermot Avenue and Sherbrook Street.

Police say the man was struck by a car at around 8:10 p.m., which then took off from the scene. The victim is between the ages of 30 and 40 and was transferred to hospital in critical condition.

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Data Suggests Violence Rising in Winnipeg Remand Jail; Union Says Meth a Factor

Data Suggests Violence Rising in Winnipeg Remand Jail; Union Says Meth a Factor

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — Newly obtained statistics point to increasing violence at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and the union that represents correctional workers says methamphetamine use is a major factor.

“Our members actually believe that some of the incidents are definitely fuelled by drugs such as meth,” said Michelle Gawronsky, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union.

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Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

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A Porter Airlines plane takes off from Toronto’s Island Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Five Manitoba airports are seeing an infusion of federal funding for safety improvements.

The Brochet Airport, Gods River Airport, Island Lake Airport, and the Little Grand Rapids Airport are each receiving $36,000 to replace a towed, multi-wheeled compactor for use on a gravel runway.

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Manitoba Warriors Street Gang Targeted in ‘Project Derelict’

Manitoba Warriors Street Gang Targeted in ‘Project Derelict’

Cocaine Cutting Station
RCMP found a cocaine cutting station at a home in the RM of Headingley as part of Project Derelict. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Firearm Seized
RCMP also seized a 9mm carbine rifle and ammunition during the course of their investigation into the Manitoba Warriors. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested and charged several members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang as part of Project Derelict.

Mounties began their investigation in July 2018 and say the gang operated a drug trafficking network within Winnipeg and the RM of Headingley. Police believe the network was supplying cocaine to northern communities, such as The Pas, Easterville and Fairford, Manitoba.

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