Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion, Reduce Welfare Numbers

Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion, Reduce Welfare Numbers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislature
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Janice Filmon, reads the provincial throne speech in the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is temporarily halting any expansion of gambling in the province and promising to move more people off welfare and into the workforce.

The government’s agenda for the coming year, laid out in its throne speech Tuesday, also includes plans to toughen penalties for impaired drivers and to simplify taxes and royalties for the oil and gas sector.

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Child and Family Services Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault

Child and Family Services Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault

Winnipeg Police CrestA man who had been volunteering with Child and Family Services Winnipeg has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting two children.

Winnipeg police say Guillaume Meisterhans, 35, was mentoring a seven-year-old child when the allegations arose from incidents between April 27, 2017 and April 2, 2018. Police say the suspect took the child to his home on five separate occasions, where acts of sexual assault and sexual interference were performed.

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Winnipeg River Bridge Near Lac du Bonnet Closing for Three Weeks

Winnipeg River Bridge Near Lac du Bonnet Closing for Three Weeks

PR 313 - Lac du Bonnet Bridge
The bridge over the Winnipeg River on PR 313 will be closed from November 24 to December 15, 2018. (GOOGLE MAPS)

A bridge spanning the Winnipeg River along Provincial Road 313 near Lac du Bonet will be completely closed to traffic beginning this weekend.

From November 24 to December 15, crews will close the bridge to replace the navigation span in the middle, which allows boat traffic to cross underneath. The province says the work is being done now to have the least impact on traffic in the area.

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Bingo Funds on Hold While Blooper from TV Broadcast is Investigated

Bingo Funds on Hold While Blooper from TV Broadcast is Investigated

By The Canadian Press

Kathy Kennedy
Kathy Kennedy, host of ‘Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo’ (YOUTUBE)

WINNIPEG – A group that runs a charity TV bingo in Manitoba says it’s sure a ball wasn’t missing during last Saturday’s game.

Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo says in a statement posted to Facebook that it realizes one of the 75 balls appeared to be missing from the table top of the bingo machine during the broadcast.

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