Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

Winnipeg Repairing Potholes, Preparing for Flooding as Spring Arrives

City of Winnipeg crews are in full-on spring mode as the first day of the season rolls around on Wednesday.

The city says staff are repairing potholes, addressing frozen catch basins, culverts, and inlets, sanding isolated slippery conditions on streets as required, and producing sandbags for possible river and overland flooding.

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Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Bender, Hughes to 2019 Roster

Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Bender, Hughes to 2019 Roster

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed left-handed pitcher Joel Bender and right-handed pitcher Landon Hughes to the 2019 roster.

Bender posted a 1.59 ERA in 19 relief appearances last season for the Double-A Southern League’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Cincinnati, Ohio native struck out 26 batters in 28.1 innings, while allowing just six walks and two home runs.

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Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

Pregnant Asylum Seeker in Labour Rescued from Snow Near Manitoba Border

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Refugees
Early Sunday morning, February 26, 2017, eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down this train track into the town of Emerson, Man., where they will seek asylum at Canada Border Services Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A pregnant woman who walked across the United States border into Manitoba was rescued after she became trapped in a snowbank and went into labour.

Emerson-Franklin Reeve Dave Carlson says the woman called 911 on Saturday morning after she walked from Minnesota and became stuck in deep snow.

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Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestA man who admitted to Winnipeg police he had taken methamphetamine after allegedly carjacking a woman on Monday morning asked officers for help getting to the Main Street Project.

Police say a 65-year-old woman was waiting at a red light just after midnight Monday when a man got into her front seat in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street.

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Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

Dauphin Seizure
Weapons and other items seized during one of two traffic stop in Dauphin, Manitoba last weekend. Two people have been arrested and charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two traffic stops in Dauphin over the weekend yielded RCMP cocaine, methamphetamine, and weapons.

Police seized 764 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia Friday night during a traffic stop on Main Street.

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Dance Studio Facing Bylaw Charges After Noise Complaints from Burton Cummings

Dance Studio Facing Bylaw Charges After Noise Complaints from Burton Cummings

By The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings
A Saskatchewan woman who says Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings is complaining about music in her dance studio has been charged. Burton Cummings poses at Massey Hall in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matthew Sherwood)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — An owner of a Saskatchewan fitness studio who says Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings complained about her music is facing noise bylaw charges.

Kyra Klassen, who owns Dance Fitness With Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw, has said The Guess Who singer lives in a residential building next to her business.

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