Winnipeg Police Checkstop Nabs Stolen Vehicle, Drugs

Winnipeg Police Checkstop Nabs Stolen Vehicle, Drugs

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg police holiday checkstop early Tuesday turned up something more than just an impaired driver.

Officers were in the area of Main Street and Assiniboine Avenue at around midnight when a stolen vehicle with stolen licence plates was randomly checked. The woman driving didn’t have a valid licence and was also required to have an ignition interlock device. The 17-year-old girl in the passenger seat was found to be violating a court-ordered condition.

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Accessible Outdoor Community Rink Opens at Winnipeg’s Dakota Community Centre

Accessible Outdoor Community Rink Opens at Winnipeg’s Dakota Community Centre

Jumpstart Community Rink
The Jumpstart Community Rink at Dakota Community Centre opened on Tuesday. (DAKOTA CC)
Jumpstart Community Rink
Dignitaries and officials cut the ribbon to open the Jumpstart Community Rink at Dakota Community Centre. (DAKOTA CC)

WINNIPEG — Members of Canada’s national Paralympic ice hockey team helped officially open the first fully-accessible outdoor rink in the province on Tuesday.

The Jumpstart Community Rink at Dakota Community Centre was funded by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, all three levels of government and private donors.

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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

 Brian Bowman
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 Tuesday that 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

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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

Hipster Nativity Scene
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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