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Ontario Police Arrest Winnipeg Man in Connection to Fatal Pembina Highway Stabbing

Ontario Police Arrest Winnipeg Man in Connection to Fatal Pembina Highway Stabbing

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWinnipeg police have charged a man in a fatal stabbing that occurred on Pembina Highway on Monday.

Police responded to a lounge in the 300 block of Pembina late Monday night and found two men had been stabbed.

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‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Melissa Stevenson
Melissa Stevenson, centre, stands outside the Winnipeg courthouse with Henry McKay, left, and Travis Bighetty after Christopher Brass was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in the shooting death of Stevenson’s best friend, 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him.

“Forty-five dollars was what my friend’s life was valued in (Jason) Meilleur’s eyes,” Melissa Stevenson said during a sentencing hearing Wednesday.

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Closing Illegal Pot Shops an Uphill Battle Until Demand is Met, Say Authorities

Closing Illegal Pot Shops an Uphill Battle Until Demand is Met, Say Authorities

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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A police officer stands outside the Cannabis Culture shop during a police raid, in Vancouver on March 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — In the weeks before cannabis became legal across Canada, Toronto’s once booming network of weed retailers all but disappeared.

Nearly 80 pot shops advertising themselves as dispensaries had shut their doors en masse, urged on by warnings that anyone caught contravening Ontario’s new sales laws would be barred from receiving a legitimate retail licence in the future.

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B.C. Trucker Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Fatal Manitoba Crash

B.C. Trucker Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Fatal Manitoba Crash

By The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A semi-trailer truck driver from British Columbia who was involved in a Manitoba collision that killed two people has pleaded guilty to a pair of careless driving charges.

Gurjant Singh, who is in his mid-20s, was initially charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and criminal negligence causing death, but both counts were stayed at his Wednesday court appearance.

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Police Charge Man in Two Winnipeg Liquor Store Robberies

Police Charge Man in Two Winnipeg Liquor Store Robberies

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestA man believed to have been high on methamphetamine allegedly robbed a Liquor Mart Monday night and then tried to hide the bottles as police closed in.

The robbery happened in the 1600 block of Main Street at around 9:35 p.m. when the man entered with a large flashlight and stole numerous bottles, according to police. He also threatened to harm an employee before fleeing.

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