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Boy Isolated 400 Days: Manitoba Urged to End Long Solitary Confinement for Youth

Boy Isolated 400 Days: Manitoba Urged to End Long Solitary Confinement for Youth

By James Turner, The Canadian Press

Daphne Penrose
Manitoba Advocate For Children And Youth Daphne Penrose addresses a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.19, 2018. Manitoba’s child advocate is calling for the immediate end of solitary confinement longer than 24 hours of kids in custody in youth jails, following a joint investigation with the provincial Ombudsman into the controversial practice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s children’s advocate is urging the province to stop lengthy solitary confinement of youth in custody after a review that found one boy was isolated for 400 straight days in a cell no bigger than a parking stall.

Daphne Penrose and provincial ombudsman Marc Cormier jointly investigated the use of solitary confinement, segregation and pepper spray in Manitoba’s youth jails.

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RCMP Cruiser Struck by Semi After Officer Stops at Crash Scene

RCMP Cruiser Struck by Semi After Officer Stops at Crash Scene

RCMP Headingley Crash
An RCMP cruiser was hit by a passing semi while stopped to check on a crash along Highway 1 near Headingley on Thursday, February 21, 2019. (RCMP / TWITTER)
RCMP Headingley Crash
(RCMP / TWITTER)

Manitoba RCMP are asking motorists to slow down and move over when approaching emergency vehicles after one of their cruisers was hit on Thursday.

Police were stopped behind a semi-trailer that had been in a collision on Highway 1 near Headingley at around 7:30 a.m.

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RCMP Name Manitoba’s New Commanding Officer

RCMP Name Manitoba’s New Commanding Officer

Jane MacLatchy
Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy, Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP has named Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy as the new commanding officer of the RCMP in the province.

MacLatchy is a Nova Scotia native with an extensive policing career dating back to 1988.

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Families Want First World War Letter Shared with Public: Antique Store Owner

Families Want First World War Letter Shared with Public: Antique Store Owner

By The Canadian Press

First World War Letter
An old letter is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Amanda Kehler)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba antique store owner who found a letter written by a First World War soldier to the sister of a man who saved his life on a battlefield has contacted some of the relatives.

In the letter written in 1917, a soldier named Earl Sorel tells his friend’s sister about her brother’s death at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone against the United States during the semifinal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

SYDNEY, N.S. — Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle and Team Canada’s Jennifer Jones posted big wins on Wednesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Silvernagle beat Yukon’s Nicole Baldwin 6-4, while Jones’s Manitoba rink topped Kelli Sharpe of Newfoundland and Labrador 8-4 at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

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Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

By The Canadian Press

Smoking
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit)

WINNIPEG — Two Manitobans are facing charges of trafficking and possession after Ontario Provincial Police seized 21 cases of illegal tobacco products.

The province says officers on patrol in the Rossport, Ont., area stopped a car on Sunday and found 21 cases with about 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars.

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Province Protecting 614-Hectare Conservation Area Near Arborg

Province Protecting 614-Hectare Conservation Area Near Arborg

Forest

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is protecting 614 hectares of forest and wetland near Arborg with the designation of the Skylake Wildlife Management Area.

The forest is located in the south-central Interlake and includes low-lying land with islands of tamarack–black spruce forest, trembling aspen, white spruce, wetlands bounded by cattails, sedges and willows, as well as pools fed by artesian springs.

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