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Norway House Traffic Stop Turns Up Cocaine, Gun

Norway House Traffic Stop Turns Up Cocaine, Gun

Norway House Seizure
RCMP in Norway House seized cocaine, cash and a gun during a traffic stop on November 8, 2019. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP in Norway House seized a .25 calibre pistol, cocaine and cash during a traffic stop last week.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 273 and Paupanekis Point Road on the afternoon of November 8. A search of one of the people inside the vehicle turned up the items.

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Safety Improvements Planned for South Perimeter at Brady Road

Safety Improvements Planned for South Perimeter at Brady Road

South Perimeter Highway Map
Proposed access changes to the South Perimeter Highway at Brady Road to increase safety. Click to enlarge. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The province is implementing safety improvements on the South Perimeter Highway near Brady Road as the number of accidents in the area continue to be a regular occurrence.

While a permanent service road off Waverley Street to connect the Perimeter to Brady Road is still about a year away, the province is implementing temporary improvements, including reducing the speed from 100 km/h to 80 km/h between Kenaston Boulevard and PR 330 (La Salle turnoff).

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CP Holiday Train Rolling into Winnipeg December 2

CP Holiday Train Rolling into Winnipeg December 2

CP Holiday Train
The CP Holiday Train will travel through Manitoba December 2-3. (CP / HANDOUT)

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is ready to roll for another season across Canada and the U.S.

The train departs Montreal on November 25 and will cross the country until December 18, collecting much-needed donations for local food banks and providing free entertainment along the way.

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Six Arrested After Liquor Mart Theft in Portage la Prairie

Six Arrested After Liquor Mart Theft in Portage la Prairie

Liquor Mart
This inside of the Grant Park Liquor Mart location is shown in this March 2019 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

Six people have been arrested following a brazen theft at a Portage la Prairie Liquor Mart on Thursday evening.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a group of people wearing Halloween masks entered the store on Saskatchewan Avenue and began filling backpacks with bottles of alcohol. They walked out without paying and fled in a white pickup truck. Witnesses caught the plate number of the truck and called police.

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Drugs Likely Snuck into Jail in Kinder Eggs After Inmate’s Doctor’s Visit: Judge

Drugs Likely Snuck into Jail in Kinder Eggs After Inmate’s Doctor’s Visit: Judge

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba judge says an inmate who died of a morphine overdose probably got the drug from two other prisoners who snuck it into the jail in hollow chocolate Kinder eggs.

Provincial court Judge John Combs recommends corrections officers take more precautions to prevent drugs being smuggled behind bars by inmates who have been taken into the community for appointments.

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Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway Gates Lowered as Water Levels Subside

Red River Floodway
The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are shown on Friday, October 11, 2019. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The gates of the Red River Floodway have been lowered after river levels have decreased in recent days.

The province raised the gates October 9 amid an abundance of unseasonal precipitation fell in Southern Manitoba. It was the first time in history the Floodway was activated so late in the season.

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Manitoba Employer Fined $37K After Worker’s Finger Partially Amputated

Manitoba Employer Fined $37K After Worker’s Finger Partially Amputated

Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited
Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited, 1650 Oak Point Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A Manitoba employer has been fined after one of its workers partially amputated their finger.

The incident happened on October 24, 2017 at Fleet Brake Parts and Services Limited. The worker was cutting a portion of a metal bracket using a hydraulic shear press. The worker clamped the bracket in place with a hydraulic material lock bar, made the cut and then raised the lock bar in order to release the bracket.

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Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

Manitoba Implementing Tougher Drinking and Driving Penalties

Impaired Driving
(Impaired driving image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Tougher penalties will come into effect December 16 for those who choose to drink and drive in Manitoba.

The province is implementing immediate roadside vehicle impoundment and license suspensions for drivers who register a “warn” level (blood alcohol content of .05 to .079) on an approved screening device.

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