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Six Arrested After Liquor Mart Theft in Portage la Prairie

Six Arrested After Liquor Mart Theft in Portage la Prairie

Liquor Mart
This inside of the Grant Park Liquor Mart location is shown in this March 2019 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Six people have been arrested following a brazen theft at a Portage la Prairie Liquor Mart on Thursday evening.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a group of people wearing Halloween masks entered the store on Saskatchewan Avenue and began filling backpacks with bottles of alcohol. They walked out without paying and fled in a white pickup truck. Witnesses caught the plate number of the truck and called police.

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Winnipeg Police Realigning Resources as City Sees Surge in Violence

Winnipeg Police Realigning Resources as City Sees Surge in Violence

Danny Smyth
Winnipeg Police Superintendent Danny Smyth speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg, Wednesday, November 12, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg police are realigning resources as the city nears a record number of homicides and violent crime this year.

“Our community is reeling, really, and our organization is reeling here,” said police Chief Danny Smyth. “A lot of people just can’t make sense of what’s going on right now in the community.”

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Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway
The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are shown on Friday, October 11, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The gates of the Red River Floodway have been lowered after river levels have decreased in recent days.

The province raised the gates October 9 amid an abundance of unseasonal precipitation fell in Southern Manitoba. It was the first time in history the Floodway was activated so late in the season.

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Manitoba Employer Fined $37K After Worker’s Finger Partially Amputated

Manitoba Employer Fined $37K After Worker’s Finger Partially Amputated

Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited
Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited, 1650 Oak Point Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A Manitoba employer has been fined after one of its workers partially amputated their finger.

The incident happened on October 24, 2017 at Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited. The worker was cutting a portion of a metal bracket using a hydraulic shear press. The worker clamped the bracket in place with a hydraulic material lock bar, made the cut and then raised the lock bar in order to release the bracket.

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Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

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(Impaired driving image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Tougher penalties will come into effect December 16 for those who choose to drink and drive in Manitoba.

The province is implementing immediate roadside vehicle impoundment and license suspensions for drivers who register a “warn” level (blood alcohol content of .05 to .079) on an approved screening device.

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RRC’s Prairie Research Kitchen Receives $1M from Province

RRC’s Prairie Research Kitchen Receives $1M from Province

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Red River College’s Prairie Research Kitchen officially opened on Thursday with a $1 million funding boost from the province. (RRC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Too many chefs in the kitchen isn’t a problem at Red River College. In fact, it’s encouraged.

The province is investing $1 million into the Prairie Research Kitchen to further research in Manitoba’s agriculture and food industry.

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