Two Women Investigated for Anti-Indigenous Comments Face Mediation Circle

Two Women Investigated for Anti-Indigenous Comments Face Mediation Circle

By The Canadian Press

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OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Canada — Two Manitoba women arrested over online comments that threatened violence against Indigenous people were asked to read what was written out loud to elders this week as part of a process to resolve the case.

The two are taking part in a mediation circle instead of the court system.

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Woman Survives After Runaway Snowmobile Crashes into Home, Lands on Her

Woman Survives After Runaway Snowmobile Crashes into Home, Lands on Her

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

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Damage to a home in Porterville, N.L. is seen in this handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Barry Porter)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland man says it’s a miracle his wife is alive after his runaway snowmobile crashed through the window of their home, smashing furniture and pinning her underneath.

The throttle of Bruce Porter’s snowmobile stuck and he watched from beside it as the machine started up and launched over a snowbank, straight through the window of his Porterville, N.L., home on Tuesday.

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RCMP Investigate Multiple Gun Thefts in Manitoba

RCMP Investigate Multiple Gun Thefts in Manitoba

RCMP Crest Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP are investigating two instances of firearms being stolen from two locations in the province.

Mounties say a resident reported 12 handguns were stolen from a locked gun safe in a garage in the RM of Springfield on Monday morning. Officers couldn’t locate any suspects in the break and enter.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sign OL Stanley Bryant to One-Year Extension

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sign OL Stanley Bryant to One-Year Extension

By The Canadian Press

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Stanley Bryant (66) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the game against the Toronto Argonauts at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Friday, August 14, 2015 (JOHANY JUTRAS / CFL)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant to a one-year contract extension Thursday.

Bryant was named the CFL’s top lineman for a second straight season in November.

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Manitoba Pilot, 71, Rescued from Frozen Lake in ‘Good Spirits’

Manitoba Pilot, 71, Rescued from Frozen Lake in ‘Good Spirits’

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A plane sits on Pickerel Lake after rescue crews spot the scene where a Manitoba pilot was stranded, Monday, January 14, 2019. (RCMP HANDOUT)
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RCMP reached the man by snowmobile after a 45-minute trip and found him to be in “good spirits.” (RCMP HANDOUT)

An overdue pilot was rescued Monday after his plane experienced mechanical issues and left him stranded on a Manitoba lake.

The 71-year-old Ashern man departed Sunday morning to a camp at Sisib Lake, south of Grand Rapids, but never made it to his destination.

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Crown Hasn’t Proved Manslaughter in Death of Winnipeg Woman: Defence Lawyers

Crown Hasn’t Proved Manslaughter in Death of Winnipeg Woman: Defence Lawyers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Defence lawyers for two men charged in the killing of a Winnipeg woman whose family has suffered repeated tragedies have told a jury the Crown has failed to prove its case.

Closing arguments ended Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur, who are accused in the March 2017 death of Jeanenne Fontaine.

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