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Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

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Bottle locks will be placed over high-value items in Liquor Mart stores to combat theft. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is undertaking new security measures in its Liquor Mart stores to combat a recent increase in theft.

Brazen robberies, where suspects fill up a cart or basket with alcohol and walk out without paying, have been on the rise at stores across Winnipeg. In some cases, customers have found themselves confronting thieves and putting themselves in danger.

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‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the truck that collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team arrives with his lawyers Mark Brayford, left, and Glen Luther, right, for closing arguments at his sentencing hearing Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Melfort, Sask. Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Matechuk’s 19-year-old son Layne of Colonsay, Sask., is still coping with a brain injury he suffered in the collision last April. The young man’s recovery is expected to be a long one.

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Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Meth-Fuelled Carjacking Suspect Asks Police for Help

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestA man who admitted to Winnipeg police he had taken methamphetamine after allegedly carjacking a woman on Monday morning asked officers for help getting to the Main Street Project.

Police say a 65-year-old woman was waiting at a red light just after midnight Monday when a man got into her front seat in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street.

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Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

Traffic Stops Net Dauphin RCMP Drugs, Weapons

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Weapons and other items seized during one of two traffic stop in Dauphin, Manitoba last weekend. Two people have been arrested and charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two traffic stops in Dauphin over the weekend yielded RCMP cocaine, methamphetamine, and weapons.

Police seized 764 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia Friday night during a traffic stop on Main Street.

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New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

By The Canadian Press

Ralph Goodale
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale arrives to appear as witnesses at a House of Commons standing committee in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — The federal public-safety minister suggests the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand will spur parliamentarians to take a careful look at Canada’s gun laws.

Ralph Goodale says the killing of 50 people in Christchurch has sparked a global sense of concern that will prompt Canadian politicians to make some timely decisions.

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