Winnipeg Police Trying to Identify Victim of Hit and Run Collision

Winnipeg Police Trying to Identify Victim of Hit and Run Collision

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police are working to identify the pedestrian victim of a hit and run on Friday night in the area of McDermot Avenue and Sherbrook Street.

Police say the man was struck by a car at around 8:10 p.m., which then took off from the scene. The victim is between the ages of 30 and 40 and was transferred to hospital in critical condition.

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Data Suggests Violence Rising in Winnipeg Remand Jail; Union Says Meth a Factor

Data Suggests Violence Rising in Winnipeg Remand Jail; Union Says Meth a Factor

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Police Crime Scene

WINNIPEG — Newly obtained statistics point to increasing violence at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and the union that represents correctional workers says methamphetamine use is a major factor.

“Our members actually believe that some of the incidents are definitely fuelled by drugs such as meth,” said Michelle Gawronsky, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union.

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Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

Five Manitoba Airports Receiving Safety Upgrades

Porter Airlines
A Porter Airlines plane takes off from Toronto’s Island Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Five Manitoba airports are seeing an infusion of federal funding for safety improvements.

The Brochet Airport, Gods River Airport, Island Lake Airport, and the Little Grand Rapids Airport are each receiving $36,000 to replace a towed, multi-wheeled compactor for use on a gravel runway.

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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

Providence Living & Learning Centre
A rendering of Providence’s Living & Learning Centre in Otterburne, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
Providence Living & Learning Centre
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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