‘My Heart Was Pounding:’ Winnipeg Man Wins $1 Million Lotto Max Draw

‘My Heart Was Pounding:’ Winnipeg Man Wins $1 Million Lotto Max Draw

Bradley Houston
Bradley Houston of Winnipeg won $1 million on the September 28 Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Bradley Houston couldn’t believe his luck upon checking his Lotto Max ticket and realizing he was suddenly a millionaire. So he checked it again. And again.

“I didn’t think I was seeing things right,” said the Winnipeg resident. “I called a couple buddies to come and look at the ticket with me, and went back to the store.”

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Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Charged with Assault, Other Offences

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Charged with Assault, Other Offences

By The Canadian Press

Justin Cox - Derel Walker
Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Justin Cox (31) makes the interception on Edmonton Eskimos’ Derel Walker (87) during first half action in Edmonton, Alta., on July 8, 2016. Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Cox faces a new assault charge. Regina police issued a warrant for Cox’s arrest on Oct. 5. Police say officers were called to a home on Sept. 25 for reports of a domestic assault. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

REGINA – Former Saskatchewan Roughrider Justin Cox faces a new assault charge.

Regina police issued a warrant for Cox’s arrest on Oct. 5.

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Federal Carbon Tax Unfair, Will Hurt People in the Wallet: Manitoba Premier

Federal Carbon Tax Unfair, Will Hurt People in the Wallet: Manitoba Premier

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
The Manitoba government says it is pulling out of its plan to charge a carbon tax and is joining the number of provinces opposed to the federal government’s demands. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks during his cabinet shuffle at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Pallister says the federal government has not respected the province’s right to come up with its own plan with a lower rate. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister says he doesn’t believe the federal government when it says a nationally imposed carbon tax will be revenue neutral for Manitoba residents.

Pallister says a federal plan to send rebate cheques to people in his province is unfair and the tax will still hit them in their wallets.

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RCMP Find Explosives, Guns in Thompson Home

RCMP Find Explosives, Guns in Thompson Home

Thompson Explosives
Explosives found during a search of a Thompson home on Monday, October 22, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Thompson, Manitoba have charged two residents after coming across a haul of illegal items on Monday, including explosives.

Police executed a search warrant at the home in the Westwood area of the community at around 2 p.m.

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Patient Wait Times Down Since Health System Overhaul: WRHA

Patient Wait Times Down Since Health System Overhaul: WRHA

Emergency Department
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

WINNIPEG — Despite some monthly fluctuations, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says patient wait times to receive care at a hospital are generally trending downward.

The WRHA says median wait times were at or near the two-hour mark during the three years prior to the Healing Our Health System plan, which was rolled out in April 2017.

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