Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

By The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Fan
A security guard runs in after B.C. Lions’ Marcell Young (8) knocked down a spectator that ran onto the field of play during the first half of a CFL football game against the Montreal Alouettes in Vancouver, on Saturday June 16, 2018. A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – A partially clothed fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a law firm.

In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.”

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Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Dauphin Drugs Cash Seizure
Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop by RCMP in Dauphin on June 5, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from out-of-province have been charged after RCMP seized 190 grams of cocaine earlier this month.

Mounties conducted a traffic stop on the afternoon of June 5 in Dauphin, where they also located a large sum of Canadian currency and various drug paraphernalia.

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Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a TV screen as he speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 — one month longer than expected — before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question period in the House of Commons before MPs departed for a three-month summer break.

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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

Law Courts
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

Marijuana
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

Riding Mountain National Park
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

Brian Pallister
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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