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Cross Lake RCMP Find Drugs, Booze, Cash During Traffic Stop

Cross Lake RCMP Find Drugs, Booze, Cash During Traffic Stop

Cross Lake RCMP seized drugs, liquor and cash during quad traffic stop in the community Saturday. Handout/RCMP

The wild ride is over for a Cross Lake man police say was caught with cocaine, booze, and a large amount of cash while driving erratically on a quad through the northern community Saturday.

Cross Lake RCMP conducted a traffic stop after spotting the quad with two occupants being driven erratically around 5:30 p.m. Police say the driver was not obeying road safety signs and neither occupant was wearing a helmet at the time.

The 33-year-old man operating the quad, a Cross Lake resident, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and during a further search police say they found 42 grams of cocaine, a case of beer, and a sum of cash in the man’s possession.

The accused is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, and Resisting Arrest.

He was released on a Promise to Appear and will appear in court at a later date.

–Staff

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Manitoba Moves to Single Portal Access for Community Development Programs

Manitoba Moves to Single Portal Access for Community Development Programs

Manitoba LogoThe Manitoba government has moved to a single portal system for access the province’s community development programs.

The move to revamp the province’s community development programs and create a single portal for intake, assessment and awarding support comes after a thorough review and consultations, says Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke.

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Feds and Province Announce $3 Million for Siloam Mission Expansion

Feds and Province Announce $3 Million for Siloam Mission Expansion

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

Siloam Mission is getting more beds and additional resources to help the homeless thanks to $3 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments.

The funding, announced Monday, will support Siloam Mission’s Make Room campaign, which aims to add more than 54,300 square feet of additional shelter, programming and administrative space to its current location in Winnipeg’s inner city.

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On-line Date Leads to Assault, Robbery

On-line Date Leads to Assault, Robbery

A late-night on-line date ended in violence for a man in Winnipeg early Monday morning.

The man had been talking to a female on a popular on-line dating website when the pair agreed to meet at a home in the first 100 block of Tyndal Avenue shortly after midnight.

The man did not find love when he arrived for the date.

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Women Victimized in Three Separate Robberies

Women Victimized in Three Separate Robberies

Middle-aged women have been the victims of three separate strong-arm robberies in Winnipeg over the last week, and despite similarities in the crimes, police do not believe the incidents are related.

In all three crimes, the victims were targeted by groups female suspects.

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Risk of Wildfire Remains High in Parts of Manitoba

Risk of Wildfire Remains High in Parts of Manitoba

Caddy Lake Fire
A wildfire burns near Caddy Lake, Manitoba on May 9, 2016. (PROVINCE OF MANITOBA)

Manitoba Sustainable Development and the Office of the Fire Commissioner say the risk of wildfires in parts of Manitoba remains high this weekend due to the hot and dry conditions.

In a fire bulletin released Friday the province says Manitoba has seen more than 325 fires this season, and say as fires continue to burn across the province and the Northwest Territories, parts of the province may experience smoky conditions this weekend.

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Winnipeg Man Charged in Hit and Run

Winnipeg Man Charged in Hit and Run

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have laid charges in connection to a hit and run that saw a man hit by a stolen vehicle while waiting for the bus along Pembina Highway last fall.

The man was in a bus shelter near Pembina Highway and Southpark Drive Oct. 25 when a stolen vehicle crashed into the shelter around 10:30 p.m., seriously injuring the man.

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