Alcohol Believed a Factor in Fatal Crash on Highway 59

Alcohol Believed a Factor in Fatal Crash on Highway 59

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Manitoba RCMP believe alcohol was a factor in a fatal two-vehicle collision on Highway 59 Friday evening.

The crash happened at around 7:50 p.m. north of the Highway 12 junction in the RM of Alexandar.

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Manitoba Warriors Street Gang Targeted in ‘Project Derelict’

Manitoba Warriors Street Gang Targeted in ‘Project Derelict’

Cocaine Cutting Station
RCMP found a cocaine cutting station at a home in the RM of Headingley as part of Project Derelict. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Firearm Seized
RCMP also seized a 9mm carbine rifle and ammunition during the course of their investigation into the Manitoba Warriors. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested and charged several members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang as part of Project Derelict.

Mounties began their investigation in July 2018 and say the gang operated a drug trafficking network within Winnipeg and the RM of Headingley. Police believe the network was supplying cocaine to northern communities, such as The Pas, Easterville and Fairford, Manitoba.

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Providence Breaks Ground on Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne

Providence Breaks Ground on Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne

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A rendering of Providence’s Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
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Providence officials attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Living & Learning Centre on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. (HANDOUT)

Ground was broken this week on a new residence and community life facility at Providence’s Otterburne, Manitoba campus.

The Canadian Christian university just outside of Winnipeg says Living & Learning Centre will accommodate approximately 60 students and be located directly south of the Reimer Student Life Centre.

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Sports Highlights

Sabres Beat Jets 2-1 in Shootout for Fourth Straight Win

Sabres Beat Jets 2-1 in Shootout for Fourth Straight Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) battles in front of Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton (40) during second period NHL game action in Winnipeg, Friday, November 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Halstead)

WINNIPEG – It’s not only a four-game winning streak that’s boosting the confidence of Jeff Skinner and the Buffalo Sabres. It’s also about the teams they’re beating.

Conor Sheary put a high shot past Jets backup goalie Laurent Brossoit in the seventh round of the shootout as the Sabres edged the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday.

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Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

The Crown corporation said Friday that its domestic customers are also backed up with packages waiting for delivery as rotating strikes that began Oct. 22 continue across the country.

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Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock (9) watches as his field goal attempts goes through the posts the during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. As he gets ready for Sunday’s CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers veteran kicker Justin Medlock said he’s glad he postponed retirement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Medlock is glad he’s not watching the CFL playoffs from his couch.

The Blue Bombers kicker had contemplated retiring after last season, but he instead signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea reinforced his desire to continue playing.

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