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Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Dauphin Drugs Cash Seizure
Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop by RCMP in Dauphin on June 5, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from out-of-province have been charged after RCMP seized 190 grams of cocaine earlier this month.

Mounties conducted a traffic stop on the afternoon of June 5 in Dauphin, where they also located a large sum of Canadian currency and various drug paraphernalia.

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Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, 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 former educational assistant who gave a student money, food and drugs as their relationship intensified has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for sexual exploitation.

Sheryl Dyck, who was 42 at the time, was arrested in 2015 after seven months of having oral sex that progressed to intercourse with the 16-year-old boy.

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Mother and Son Pepper-Sprayed in Brandon Alley

Mother and Son Pepper-Sprayed in Brandon Alley

Brandon Police Service CrestA mother and her 13-year-old son were pepper-sprayed in a Brandon back lane on Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called to the rear of a Green Acres home at around 8 p.m., where they determined the victims were sprayed by another 13-year-old boy known to the woman’s son.

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Paving Work Resuming Through Riding Mountain National Park

Paving Work Resuming Through Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park
The original gate entering Riding Mountain National Park. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Paving work continues beginning today on a section of Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park.

Parks Canada says phase four of the highway rehabilitation project will resume through August 31. Work is scheduled to occur between km 40 and km 60.

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Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

Manitoba Byelection Called: NDP Hope to Hold On to Seat Held by Former Premier

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Voters in one area of Winnipeg will go to the polls July 17 in a provincial byelection. Premier Brian Pallister has called the vote in the St. Boniface constituency, which has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called a byelection Tuesday for the St. Boniface seat in Winnipeg — a long-time NDP stronghold that the Liberals hope to steal with their new leader.

The July 17 vote will fill a seat that has been vacant since former NDP premier Greg Selinger resigned in March. Selinger held the constituency with strong voter support since 1999, although the area voted Liberal prior to that and is represented federally by the Liberals.

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Manitoba Judge Upholds Former Law That Banned Switching Political Parties

Manitoba Judge Upholds Former Law That Banned Switching Political Parties

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. A Manitoba judge has rejected a claim that a law which prevented members of the legislature from switching party caucuses was unconstitutional. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba law that forbade members of the legislature from switching party caucuses — an action commonly called floor-crossing — did not violate the Charter of Rights, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled Tuesday.

Justice Sheldon Lanchbery rejected a lawsuit brought by Independent legislature member Steven Fletcher, who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last year.

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Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Manitoba River

Boy, 4, Drowns While Swimming in Manitoba River

RCMP Logo VehicleA four-year-old boy has died in Shamattawa, Manitoba while swimming in Gods River.

RCMP say the child began struggling while in the water on June 12 and eventually went under. In-water, boat and shore searches couldn’t locate the child. Community members set up nets to prevent the child from being swept away by the current.

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Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The company that owns the broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The company that owns a broken rail line into Churchill, Man., says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track.

Hudson Bay Railway Co. was ordered last week by the Canadian Transportation Agency to immediately begin repairs to the track, which is the only land link to the subarctic community of 900 people.

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Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Kardashian Cookies
Cookies depicting Khloe Kardashian and her daughter True, made by Scientific Sweets are seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Scientific Sweets)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba cookie company is receiving praise from Khloe Kardashian for custom creations featuring her daughter True.

The famous Kardashian posted a photo of the custom-order cookies made by Winnipeg’s Scientific Sweets on Instagram.

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Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Lake St. Martin Emergency Channel
Provincial crews open the Lake St. Martin emergency channel during the 2014 flood. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

The Manitoba government is cost-sharing $540 million for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels with the federal government.

The deal, announced Monday in St. Laurent, will mitigate flood risk and high-water levels on Lake Manitoba, which were seen in 2011 and 2014. The new outlet channel will carry water directly from Lake Manitoba to Lake St. Martin.

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