Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say they responded to five separate incidents involving firearms this week in a single 24-hour period.

It all began early Tuesday morning when two females robbed a grocery store in the West Alexander neighbourhood. One of them pulled out a long gun and chased customers out of the store, while the other suspect took items from behind the counter. No one was injured and both suspects fled.

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Manitoba Man Ordered to Repay MPI $35K After Making Bogus Claim

Manitoba Man Ordered to Repay MPI $35K After Making Bogus Claim

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Public Insurance says it has recently seen an increase in fraudulent activity among ratepayers, but its investigators are working to quash potentially bogus claims.

“As a result, MPI watchdogs are initiating more investigations and using new investigative tools that are anticipated to save Autopac ratepayers upwards of $8 million this year, compared to $6.5 million in 2017,” the Crown corporation said in a release.

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Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Santa Parade
The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade on November 20, 1976. (GREGG BURNER PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg shopping centres have stepped up to make a dent in the fundraising efforts of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade to replace a float that doubled as a platform for Santa’s sleigh.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park Shopping Centre have donated a combined $6,250 to the GoFundMe campaign towards a $100,000 goal — meaning Santa will have a new ride this year.

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Happy Birthday, Boler: 100s of Cute Campers in Winnipeg for Anniversary Gathering

Happy Birthday, Boler: 100s of Cute Campers in Winnipeg for Anniversary Gathering

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Ian Giles - Boler
Ian Giles relaxes outside his trailer at the Boler 50th anniversary celebration weekend in Winnipeg on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Hundreds of Boler trailers, originally invented and manufactured in Winnipeg, from all corners of North America hit the road and made their way to Winnipeg to celebrate the birth of the iconic camper trailer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG – Angela Durand sits outside her camper which is decorated to look just like the yellow submarine in the well-known song by The Beatles.

In a lawn chair beside the blue-and-yellow 1968 camper painted with pictures of John, Paul, George and Ringo — a little yellow propeller attached to the back — Durand strums her ukulele and sings about the community that’s developed around the small moulded fibreglass Boler.

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Photographer Files Complaint with Police After Alleged Assault While on the Job

Photographer Files Complaint with Police After Alleged Assault While on the Job

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

Stan Behal
Stan Behal of the Toronto Sun accepts the award for news photo at the 2016 National Newspaper Awards in Toronto on May 5, 2017. A Toronto newspaper photographer said he opted to file a complaint with police about being attacked while covering a protest in order to raise awareness about the dangers of escalating anti-media sentiment. Longtime Toronto Sun staff photographer Stan Behal said what he experienced last weekend – which included being hit on the head – was different from other incidents over his 35-year career, alleging it appeared to be fuelled by animosity toward journalists. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan)

TORONTO – A Toronto newspaper photographer said he opted to file a complaint with police about being attacked while covering a protest in order to raise awareness about the dangers of escalating anti-media sentiment.

Longtime Toronto Sun staff photographer Stan Behal said what he experienced last weekend — which included being hit on the head — was different from other incidents over his 35-year career, alleging it appeared to be fuelled by animosity toward journalists.

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With Dressler Out, Lankford Gets His Shot as Bombers Host Redblacks

With Dressler Out, Lankford Gets His Shot as Bombers Host Redblacks

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Weston Dressler
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Weston Dressler (7) celebrates with fans after the team scored against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Sidelined after the first game of the season, Ryan Lankford will sub for an injured slotback Weston Dressler Friday night as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Ottawa Redblacks.

Lankford, who had a solid spring camp but didn’t show enough in his first game to stick, is excited to get back on the field and doesn’t lack confidence in his ability to fill some big shoes.

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Traffic Stop in Portage Leads to Drugs, Weapons and Stolen Bikes

Traffic Stop in Portage Leads to Drugs, Weapons and Stolen Bikes

Stolen Bicycles
More than 15 stolen bicycles were discovered at a home in Portage la Prairie on Thursday, August 16, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Stolen Motorcycle
RCMP also found a stolen motorcycle, as well as various other stolen items. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A traffic stop in Portage la Prairie early Thursday led RCMP to come across a number of drugs, weapons and more than 15 bicycles.

Police stopped a vehicle on 8th Street NW at around 12:20 a.m. Officers seized 26 grams of methamphetamine, several prohibited weapons, and various drug paraphernalia.

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