Manitoba Man Who Sent Letter Bombs Guilty of Attempted Murder

Manitoba Man Who Sent Letter Bombs Guilty of Attempted Murder

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Accused letter bomber Guido Amsel will learn his fate today when a judge delivers her verdict in the case beginning at 2 p.m. (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A judge on Thursday found a Manitoba man guilty of attempting to murder his former wife and two lawyers when he sent them letter bombs.

Guido Amsel was arrested and charged after three explosive packages were found in July 2015. Maria Mitousis, a lawyer who had represented Amsel’s ex-wife, Iris, in a financial dispute, lost her right hand when one of the bombs went off in her office.

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Body of Missing Woman Recovered from Red River

Body of Missing Woman Recovered from Red River

April Carpenter
April Carpenter, 23, was reported missing after last being seen April 26. Police recovered her body from the Red River on Wednesday. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police say they have recovered the body of a woman from the Red River.

Officers responded to the river bank in the 600 block of Kildonan Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

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Woman Robbed, Stabbed Walking on Maryland Street

Woman Robbed, Stabbed Walking on Maryland Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A woman was robbed and stabbed while walking in the 700 block of Maryland Street early Tuesday.

The victim was approached by two females who demanded her property at around 12:10 a.m. The woman complieted, but was then stabbed multiple times in the upper body. She was taken to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable.

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Slurpee Drinkers Fill Up: ‘Bring Your Own Cup’ Returning

Slurpee Drinkers Fill Up: ‘Bring Your Own Cup’ Returning

7-Eleven Slurpee
Vice-president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada, Doug Rosencrans, pouring the last bit of Slurpee to fill the world’s largest Slurpee cup in this July 2017 file photo. (HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s title as Slurpee Capital of the World will be undisputed this long weekend as 7-Eleven’s Bring Your Own Cup event returns.

On Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, the convenience store chain is welcoming customers to be creative and bring in their own vessels to hold Slurpee.

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Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

Former Jet Dale Hawerchuk Enjoying Winnipeg’s Playoff Run, Scheifele’s Success

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As a former Winnipeg Jet who had a hand in a current Jet’s success, Dale Hawerchuk is doubly interested in this year’s NHL Western Conference final.

Hawerchuk, a Jets centre from 1981 to 1990, coached current Jets centreman Mark Scheifele for three seasons when he played for the Barrie Colts from 2010 to 2013.

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Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

Golden Knights Ground Jets 4-2 for Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Final

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Connor Hellebuyck
Vegas Golden Knights centre Jonathan Marchessault scores past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Gerard Gallant wasn’t a believer in October, but the Vegas Golden Knights head coach was confident by January his expansion team had what it took to go deep in the playoffs.

The Knights led the NHL’s Western Conference final two games to one after beating the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 on Wednesday.

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Manitoba’s Proposed Ban on Spotlight Hunting at Night Upsets Indigenous Groups

Manitoba’s Proposed Ban on Spotlight Hunting at Night Upsets Indigenous Groups

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Hunting

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to ban hunting with spotlights at night but some Indigenous groups say that infringes on their constitutional rights.

The proposed legislation would ban night hunting in southern Manitoba, except for Indigenous people who are granted a permit. They will only be able to shoot in a specific area if it doesn’t threaten the viability of the species they’re hunting.

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