Off-Duty Winnipeg Police Officer Charged with Assault

Off-Duty Winnipeg Police Officer Charged with Assault

Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba - IIUA Winnipeg police officer has been charged with assault following an off-duty incident in March 2017.

The Independent Investigation Unit says the 32-year-old man allegedly punched and kneed a person being arrested, causing a number of head injuries.

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China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

By The Canadian Press

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg
In this image taken from video footage run by China’s CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (CCTV via AP)

BEIJING — China shot back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with his criticism of a death sentence handed down to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler, while also cautioning its citizens about travelling to Canada.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible remarks.”

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Sports Highlights

Blue Bombers Lock Down Linebacker Adam Bighill to Three-Year Deal

Blue Bombers Lock Down Linebacker Adam Bighill to Three-Year Deal

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New addition to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Adam Bighill (50) runs through drills at a pre-season training camp in Winnipeg, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed linebacker Adam Bighill to a three-year contract extension.

Bighill’s impressive on-field performance earned him the CFL’s most outstanding defensive player recognition last season.

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Wesmen Inducting Former Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk into Ring of Honour

Wesmen Inducting Former Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk into Ring of Honour

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Mike Burchuk giving his acceptance speech at the 1999 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (SPORT MANITOBA)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen will induct the fourth member of the inaugural Wesmen Ring of Honour class later this month.

Mike Burchuk, former Wesmen women’s volleyball coach, will be inducted January 24 prior to the Wesmen men’s volleyball squad hosting the Brandon Bobcats.

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Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an animation of himself as he speaks with actor Brent Butt in this undated handout photo. Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.” The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Robert de Lint, Vérité Films)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.”

The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network.

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Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

By The Canadian Press

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A Canada Goose has taken up residence outside a Winnipeg gas station car wash Monday, January 14, 2019. The goose should have flown south to enjoy warmer weather but residents are feeding it, and it has gone viral on social media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A wildlife group isn’t giving up on a real-life wild goose chase.

Staff and volunteers with the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg have been trying for weeks to catch a Canada goose that has made a car wash its home for the winter.

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Winnipeg Man Dreams of Winning the Lottery, Buys Ticket and Wins

Winnipeg Man Dreams of Winning the Lottery, Buys Ticket and Wins

Khalaf Shammo
Khalaf Shammo won $1 million on the January 2 Lotto 6/49 draw after having a dream about winning the lottery. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg man doesn’t have to dream about being a millionaire anymore, because his wish has come true.

Khalaf Shammo won $1 million on the Lotto 6/49 draw January 2 after buying a ticket following a dream that he would win the lottery.

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