Prairie Police Chiefs Call on Ottawa for Help as Meth-Fuelled Crime Skyrockets

Prairie Police Chiefs Call on Ottawa for Help as Meth-Fuelled Crime Skyrockets

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Police chiefs say methamphetamine is fuelling a crime wave in some of western Canada’s biggest cities as use of the highly addictive drug skyrockets across the Prairies.

Calgary’s interim police Chief Steve Barlow told a House of Commons health committee this morning the city’s crime rate is going through the roof as the price of meth drops.

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Brandon Police Lay Charges After Recovering Stolen ATV, Trailer

Brandon Police Lay Charges After Recovering Stolen ATV, Trailer

Brandon Police Service Crest

Brandon police have recovered a stolen ATV and other equipment after a truck and trailer went into the ditch Monday morning.

Police spotted the truck at around 4:45 a.m. with a Polaris 700 ATV side-by-side, an outboard motor and Norbert utility trailer. The vehicle headed eastbound on Highway 110 near 17th Street when police began following it to the Trans-Canada Highway.

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‘Hipster’ Nativity Scene in Montreal Doesn’t Please All the Faithful

‘Hipster’ Nativity Scene in Montreal Doesn’t Please All the Faithful

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press

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A “hipster” version of the Nativity scene is displayed at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory’s museum Monday, December 10, 2018 in Montreal. The Oratory is not selling the controversial item in its gift shop. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – A Nativity scene inside Canada’s largest church asks the question, what would Joseph and Mary do if Jesus were born in modern times? The answer: take a selfie and flash a peace sign.

A controversial depiction of Christ’s birth on display at Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory reflects western society’s embrace of technology, healthy living and the self.

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Three’s a Crowd: Experts Say Adding WHL Team to Winnipeg Would Be a Challenge

Three’s a Crowd: Experts Say Adding WHL Team to Winnipeg Would Be a Challenge

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

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The opening face-off between the Winnipeg Jets’ and Anaheim Ducks is shown during the first period of game three NHL playoff hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, April 20, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Moving a Canadian Hockey League team to a crowded market like Winnipeg that already boasts NHL and AHL clubs would present several challenges, sports business industry professionals said.

According to a sourced report in the Winnipeg Free Press last week, the owners of the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice were preparing to announce Monday that the franchise would be moving to the Manitoba capital next season. However, in a subsequent report, the team’s majority owner told the outlet there were no plans for an announcement and nothing was pending.

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Man Charged with Allegedly Defrauding Winnipeg Veterinarian Clinics

Man Charged with Allegedly Defrauding Winnipeg Veterinarian Clinics

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a man accused of defrauding several veterinarian clinics in the city.

Between May 2017 and August 2018, police say the man would attend each hospital with a number of dogs and seek medical treatment under a false name. During the transaction, police say he would sometimes adjust a point of sale machine or leave the business without paying.

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