Manitoba to Look at Connection Between Youth Incarceration and Child Welfare

Manitoba to Look at Connection Between Youth Incarceration and Child Welfare

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Cliff Cullen
Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been in care.

Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the province will review why youth are bouncing between the two systems without having positive outcomes.

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Man Dinged Nearly $500 Trying to Impress Valentine’s Date: RCMP

Man Dinged Nearly $500 Trying to Impress Valentine’s Date: RCMP

Perimeter Highway Speeder
A Winnipeg man was caught driving 133 km/h on the Perimeter Highway Thursday night trying to impress his Valentine’s Day date, according to police. (RCMP / TWITTER)

An 18-year-old Winnipeg man with a heavy foot is out $482 after being caught speeding while trying to impress his date.

Manitoba RCMP say the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze was clocked going 133 km/h on the Perimeter Highway near Gunn Road just after 10 p.m. Thursday.

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Gilbert Plains Man Stabbed After Answering the Door

Gilbert Plains Man Stabbed After Answering the Door

RCMP Crest Logo VehicleA man in Gilbert Plains was stabbed when he answered a knock at his door on Tuesday night.

Manitoba RCMP say two males knocked on the door at around 11:15 p.m. and one of them stabbed the man in the upper body. The suspects then grabbed a small amount of marijuana from the home before fleeing in a vehicle.

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Millennium Library Implementing Security Screening for Visitors

Millennium Library Implementing Security Screening for Visitors

Millennium Library
Millennium Library (WINNIPEGARCHITECTURE.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Millennium Library will soon require all visitors to undergo security screening, similar to boarding a flight at the airport or attending an event at nearby Bell MTS Place.

Security contractor GardaWorld will operate the screening and look for prohibited items, such as alcohol or weapons. Visitors with restricted items will be asked to remove them before being granted access to the library. In some cases, illegal items may be confiscated and reported to Winnipeg police.

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Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

Georges Forest
Georges Forest (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — It’s a special year for Festival du Voyageur as western Canada’s largest winter festival honours its past while celebrating 50 years.

Founder Georges Forest is an important part of the Festival du Voyageur legacy, known for dressing as a voyageur year-round and ensuring Franco-Manitoban culture lived on beyond his time. Forest gave his life to the festival, which is where he passed away in 1990.

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Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

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A statue of Louis Riel is shown outside of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 18, meaning most Manitobans have the day off for the statutory holiday. As a result, some services are operating on a reduced schedule and/or will be closed.

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Landeskog Helps Avalanche Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid with Win Over Jets

Landeskog Helps Avalanche Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid with Win Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Colorado Avalanche’s Ryan Graves (27) and Sven Andrighetto (10) celebrate Andrighetto’s goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a good taste in his mouth.

The Colorado goalie made 24 saves and captain Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

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There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

By The Canadian Press

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A person walks a dog as heavy snow falls in Vancouver, on February 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA — Environment Canada is going mobile.

The federal agency launched its first ever weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their backyard.

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