Four Charged in Separate Winnipeg Cocaine, Weapons Busts

Four Charged in Separate Winnipeg Cocaine, Weapons Busts

Winnipeg Police CrestFour people were arrested after Winnipeg police executed two separate search warrants on city residences as part of drug trafficking investations.

Police searched a home in the 800 block of Alverstone Street in the Daniel McIntyre neighbourhood on Thursday, where they located cocaine valued at $1,600.

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Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

Veteran Kicker Medlock Hopes to Give Bombers a Big Boost vs. Stampeders

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock (9) watches as his field goal attempts goes through the posts the during the second half of CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders, in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. As he gets ready for Sunday’s CFL West Division final against the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers veteran kicker Justin Medlock said he’s glad he postponed retirement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Medlock is glad he’s not watching the CFL playoffs from his couch.

The Blue Bombers kicker had contemplated retiring after last season, but he instead signed a one-year contract with Winnipeg after a chat with head coach Mike O’Shea reinforced his desire to continue playing.

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Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Water

After a year of testing, the City of Winnipeg will begin using a new product in its water treatment process to reduce the occurrence of discoloured water.

The city is switching out the coagulant it uses — a product that helps particles in water stick together for easier flow — from ferric chloride to ferric sulfate.

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CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is November 30 to January 5, 2019.

Lighten up the holiday season with Canad Inns Winter Wonderland! Cruise 2.5 kilometres through Red River Exhibition Park to view 26 brightly-lit holiday-themed displays.

ChrisD.ca has 20 vehicle passes up for grabs to the Christmas spectacle, running November 30 to January 5, 2019 (closed Christmas Day).

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Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Sign
Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Ice beginning to form on waterways has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay clear of drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

The city says ice surfaces are thin and fragile, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats say if they were in power, they would set up a new government department — along with a separate minister — for drug addiction and mental health.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew also says he would set up a safe-consumption site in Winnipeg, a detox centre in Brandon and 50 new treatment beds to help battle the growing use of meth and other drugs.

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