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‘I Fought to Live:’ Manitoba Mountie Shot in Head Faces Shooter in Court

‘I Fought to Live:’ Manitoba Mountie Shot in Head Faces Shooter in Court

By The Canadian Press

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The RCMP emergency response unit arrests an alleged suspect in Neepawa, Man., on Thursday, August 30, 2018, following the shooting of a RCMP officer in Onanole, Man. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

MINNEDOSA, Man. — RCMP Cpl. Graeme Kingdon got a chance Thursday to face the man who shot him during a series of break-and-enters last summer in western Manitoba, and called for the maximum sentence under the law for attempted murder.

“The offender shot me in the back of the head,” Kingdon told the sentencing hearing of Therae Racette-Beaulieu while reading his victim impact statement.

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Winnipeg CAO to Delay Retirement Until After Flood Season: Bowman

Winnipeg CAO to Delay Retirement Until After Flood Season: Bowman

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Mayor Brian Bowman and CAO Doug McNeil appear at a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (MAYOR_BOWMAN / TWITTER)

Outgoing Winnipeg CAO Doug McNeil will stay on the job a month longer than planned to help the city through this year’s flood season.

Doug McNeil, the city’s chief administrative officer, announced his retirement in February.

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‘The Right Thing Was Done:’ Manitoba Family Gets Guardianship of Seized Baby

‘The Right Thing Was Done:’ Manitoba Family Gets Guardianship of Seized Baby

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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An eagle feather and a baby hospital ID bracelet sit on a photo of a newborn baby during a press conference in support of the mother whose newborn baby was seized from hospital by Manitoba’s Child and Family Services (CFS) at First Nations Family Advocate Office in Winnipeg on Friday, January 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The mother of a newborn who was seen in a social media video being taken away by authorities in hospital says she is relieved a judge has given guardianship to the family.

But she says her daughter shouldn’t have been apprehended in the first place.

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Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

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Bottle locks will be placed over high-value items in Liquor Mart stores to combat theft. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is undertaking new security measures in its Liquor Mart stores to combat a recent increase in theft.

Brazen robberies, where suspects fill up a cart or basket with alcohol and walk out without paying, have been on the rise at stores across Winnipeg. In some cases, customers have found themselves confronting thieves and putting themselves in danger.

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Goldeyes Sign Ohio Pitcher Robby Sexton

Goldeyes Sign Ohio Pitcher Robby Sexton

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have added left-handed pitcher Robby Sexton to the team’s roster.

The baseball club on Thursday announced the addition of the Columbus, Ohio native, who pitched in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization in 2018 where he was 1-3 with a 4.37 ERA in 45 relief appearances for the High-A California League’s Visalia Rawhide.

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