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Student Charged After Bringing Gun, Ammo to Selkirk High School

Student Charged After Bringing Gun, Ammo to Selkirk High School

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A Manitoba school was placed into lockdown Tuesday after reports of an armed student.

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Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

Manitoba Gets Tougher on Distracted Driving, Triples Fines to $672

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A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has taken the gloves off and introduced tougher penalties for motorists who choose to text and drive.

Beginning November 1, a first-time offence for distracted driving will cost you $672 — up from a $203 fine previously.

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Two Sent to Hospital After Blaze in Silver Heights

Two Sent to Hospital After Blaze in Silver Heights

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Two people were sent to hospital in stable condition Monday after a fire in the 100 block of McLaughlin Avenue.

Crews responded to a blaze in a one and a half-storey Silver Heights home at around 6:30 p.m. to find extensive smoke throughout the residence. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says the fire extended between the attic and upper floor.

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Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

Retired Winnipeg Priest Charged with Multiple Sexual Assaults

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Roland Lanoie in 2013 (YOUTUBE.COM/TERREDAZUR)

A former Winnipeg priest has been charged with multiple sexual assaults dating back to the 1980s.

Winnipeg police say a man came forward in the spring alleging he was sexually assaulted a number of times while he was a resident student at the St. Boniface Minor Seminary. The alleged incidents occurred between 1982 and 1988 in Winnipeg.

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Manitoba Rolls Out Second Phase of Cannabis Education Campaign

Manitoba Rolls Out Second Phase of Cannabis Education Campaign

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The ‘Know My Limits’ campaign educates Manitobans on strategies for safer cannabis use. (LGCA)

WINNIPEG — The second phase of Manitoba’s educational campaign surrounding cannabis usage is asking Manitobans to know their limits.

Cannabis becomes legal nationwide on Wednesday, and the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba will be running the Know My Limits campaign to accompany legalization.

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Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

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Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Brian Bowman says he would establish a youth advisory council if re-elected Winnipeg’s mayor.

The council would consist of up to 15 members allowing for one youth council member to be selected from each of the city’s existing 15 electoral wards.

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