Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

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 – A former educational assistant who gave a student money, food and drugs as their relationship intensified has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for sexual exploitation.

Sheryl Dyck, who was 42 at the time, was arrested in 2015 after seven months of having oral sex that progressed to intercourse with the 16-year-old boy.

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Carjacking Suspect Trips Up on Own Gun Trying to Flee Police

Carjacking Suspect Trips Up on Own Gun Trying to Flee Police

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo 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.

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Pot to Be Legal by Mid-September After Senators Pass Pot Legalization Bill

Pot to Be Legal by Mid-September After Senators Pass Pot Legalization Bill

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

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.

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Paving Work Resuming Through Riding Mountain National Park

Paving Work Resuming Through Riding Mountain National Park

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The original gate entering Riding Mountain National Park. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Paving work continues beginning today on a section of Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park.

Parks Canada says phase four of the highway rehabilitation project will resume through August 31. Work is scheduled to occur between km 40 and km 60.

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Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Voters in one area of Winnipeg will go to the polls July 17 in a provincial byelection. Premier Brian Pallister has called the vote in the St. Boniface constituency, which has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

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.

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Manitoba Judge Upholds Former Law That Banned Switching Political Parties

Manitoba Judge Upholds Former Law That Banned Switching Political Parties

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. A Manitoba judge has rejected a claim that a law which prevented members of the legislature from switching party caucuses was unconstitutional. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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.

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Winnipeg Making Burial Records More Accessible with iCemetery App

Winnipeg Making Burial Records More Accessible with iCemetery App

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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.

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Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Manitoba River

Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Manitoba River

RCMP Logo VehicleA 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.

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