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Manitoba Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Four Young Girls

Manitoba Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Four Young Girls

Ivan Valintine Cesnik
Ivan Valintine Cesnik (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Manitoba have charged a man with multiple sexual assaults on young children between 2010 and 2015.

Ivan Valintine Cesnik, 57, was arrested in Calgary on February 27 and returned to Winnipeg to face the charges.

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TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

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TappCar says it will begin operating in Winnipeg this spring. (FACEBOOK)

A new player has emerged on Winnipeg’s so far non-existent ride-sharing scene.

TappCar, an Edmonton-based company, plans to launch service in Winnipeg on March 2.

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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650.

The Calgary-based company says about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing over an 18-month period as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

Nicole Konieczny
Manitoba Bisons guard Nicole Konieczny dribbles up the court in a game against the Victoria Vikes on January 13, 2018. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)
WINNIPEG, MB – WBB vs Victoria Vikes January 13: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bison Sports

WINNIPEG — The playoff drought for the Manitoba Bisons is officially over as the women’s basketball squad suits up for the post-season this weekend for the first time in eight years.

It’s the first time the Herd will have played in the playoffs since head coach Michele Sung (Hynes) took over from Pam Danis in 2014. Before then, Sung would have been a player on the team herself when Manitoba qualified for a playoff spot.

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Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

By The Canadian Press

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A cougar walks across the street as an RCMP officer attends to a traffic stop in Banff, Alta. in this handout image taken from an RCMP dash camera video. An RCMP officer on a traffic stop in Banff caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera. The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar dashing by a couple of metres away, in front of a grocery store. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP)

BANFF, Alta. – An RCMP officer on a routine traffic stop in Banff, Alta., caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera.

The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar sneaking by a couple of metres away — in front of a grocery store. It shows the officer briefly turning his head to look at the big cat.

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Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

RCMP Dog Training
The first four RCMP dog teams to be trained to detect human remains. From left to right: Corporal Andrew Tarala with Genie from Brandon, MB; Constable Brian Veniot with Doc from Halifax, NS; Corporal Jesse Gawne with Ejay from Lethbridge, AB; Staff Sergeant Joel Leblanc with Henny from Surrey, BC. (CNW GROUP / RCMP)

RCMP canines from Manitoba are part of a group training with others in central Alberta to sniff out human remains.

Four provincial police agencies are taking part this week, including officers from the Brandon detachment.

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Former Winnipeg TV News Director Facing New Bank Robbery Charges in Regina

Former Winnipeg TV News Director Facing New Bank Robbery Charges in Regina

By The Canadian Press

Steve Vogelsang
Steve Vogelsang is seen in a still grab from a surveillance video during a robbery in Medicine Hat earlier this month. (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

WINNIPEG – A former Winnipeg television news director is facing more bank robbery charges.

Regina police charged Stephen Vogelsang on Friday with three separate bank robberies in that city.

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