Winnipeg Parking Officer Assaulted on the Job: Police

Winnipeg Parking Officer Assaulted on the Job: Police

A Winnipeg Parking Authority employee was assaulted last Sunday and now a city man is facing charges.

The officer was patrolling in the 200 block of De Vos Road at around 3:30 p.m. when a man stopped his vehicle in front of the officer and blocked him from moving forward.

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Gun Makers Up in Arms Over Shopify’s Ban on Certain Firearms and Accessories

Gun Makers Up in Arms Over Shopify’s Ban on Certain Firearms and Accessories

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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A Shopify logo is seen during an event in Toronto on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Shopify is banning the sale of some firearms and their related parts through its platform. A policy update that the Ottawa-based e-commerce giant quietly posted Monday shows Shopify merchants can no longer use the platform to sell automatic firearms that have not been rendered inoperable and semi-automatic firearms that have the capacity to accept a detachable magazine. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Shopify is taking aim at weapons companies by banning the sale of some firearms and accessories on its platform.

The Ottawa-based e-commerce giant quietly made changes to its policies this week to keep merchants from using its technology to sell everything from semi-automatic firearms that accept detachable magazines to accessories including grenades, rocket launchers and flash and sound supressors.

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Crown Appealing Sentence for Winnipeg Man Who Left Mother to Die on the Floor

Crown Appealing Sentence for Winnipeg Man Who Left Mother to Die on the Floor

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Crown prosecutors are appealing the sentence of a man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died.

Ronald Siwicki, 66, was sentenced in July to three months in jail for criminal negligence causing the death of his mother Elizabeth. One month was deducted as credit for the time he spent in custody before the trial.

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Winnipeg Firefighters Deploy Drone to Get Grip on Selkirk Avenue Blaze

Winnipeg Firefighters Deploy Drone to Get Grip on Selkirk Avenue Blaze

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at 702 Selkirk Avenue on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg firefighters deployed a drone for the first time Tuesday night while fighting a fire at 702 Selkirk Avenue.

Residents of the building self-evacuated by the time crews arrived at around 7:45 p.m. No injuries were reported, but the city says two cats remain missing.

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Two Bison Bulls Wander Out of Banff National Park a Week After Being Released

Two Bison Bulls Wander Out of Banff National Park a Week After Being Released

By The Canadian Press

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Wild plains bison cross the Panther River in Banff National Park in this recent handout photo. Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals. Officials say two male bison left the 1,2000 square kilometre reintroduction zone last Thursday and have been grazing in a remote valley on provincial lands northeast of the national park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Parks Canada, Dan Rafla)

BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says two bison bulls have wandered out of Banff National Park — just a week after the herd became free-roaming animals.

Officials said the bison left the 1,200-square-kilometre reintroduction zone separately last week and have been grazing on provincial land northeast of the national park.

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Woman Has Finger Ripped Off at West Edmonton Mall Waterslide

Woman Has Finger Ripped Off at West Edmonton Mall Waterslide

By The Canadian Press

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Claire Clark’s hand is shown after an amputation following an accident at the West Edmonton Mall waterslide, in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Dave Clark)

SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan woman says she lost a finger after her ring got caught on a waterslide at one of the largest malls in North America.

Claire Clark was celebrating her granddaughter’s third birthday at West Edmonton Mall’s water park on Aug. 5 when Clark decided to take a ride on a slide called the Corkscrew.

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