Two men are facing charges after they allegedly carjacked and robbed a driver Monday night in the area of Stella Avenue and McGregor Street.
Winnipeg police say the 28-year-old male victim was stopped in his vehicle at around 9:50 p.m. when three men approached him. One of them was armed with a sawed-off rifle and ordered the man out of his vehicle.
OTTAWA – Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis.
Senators voted 52-29, with two abstentions, to pass Bill C-45, after seven months of study and debate.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called a byelection Tuesday for the St. Boniface seat in Winnipeg — a long-time NDP stronghold that the Liberals hope to steal with their new leader.
The July 17 vote will fill a seat that has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. Selinger held the constituency with strong voter support since 1999, although the area voted Liberal prior to that and is represented federally by the Liberals.
WINNIPEG – A Manitoba law that forbade members of the legislature from switching party caucuses — an action commonly called floor-crossing — did not violate the Charter of Rights, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Tuesday.
Justice Sheldon Lanchbery rejected a lawsuit brought by Independent legislature member Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last year.
Accessing burial records of those resting in Winnipeg cemeteries is being made easier through a new app.
The City of Winnipeg is now using the iCemetery app as an easy search tool for burial records at Transcona Cemetery. Data from St. Vital Cemetery will be available later this summer, with data availability for the Brookside Cemetery scheduled for a later date.
A four-year-old boy has died in Shamattawa, Manitoba while swimming in Gods River.
RCMP say the child began struggling while in the water on June 12 and eventually went under. In-water, boat and shore searches couldn’t locate the child. Community members set up nets to prevent the child from being swept away by the current.