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Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Artists, Students Beautify Ice-Fishing Shacks in Selkirk to Fight Homelessness

Mandy van Leeuwen - Art on Ice
Manitoba realism muralist, Mandy van Leeuwen, wanted to flip perspectives on how we see homelessness in Canada with her ice-fishing shack, “Inside-Outside House,” which will be auctioned off during Holiday Alley on Saturday, December 2 for The Homes For All Fund. (HANDOUT)

Six ice-fishing shacks in Selkirk are standing out to drive social change at the hands of a group of students and talented artists.

Art on Ice is igniting the conversation about homelessness in Canada while creating a new community project in the city just north of Winnipeg.

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IIU Watchdog Probing Police Pursuit Crash in Selkirk

IIU Watchdog Probing Police Pursuit Crash in Selkirk

Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba - IIUTwo people were injured in a crash in Selkirk on Saturday, prompting the Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit to step in.

The IIU says a brief pursuit took place at around 8:16 p.m. when police attempted to stop a pickup truck near the intersection of Manitoba Avenue and Main Street. The driver failed to stop and sped through a red light, colliding with another vehicle.

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Selkirk Lighting Up City Block with 75,000 LEDs

Selkirk Lighting Up City Block with 75,000 LEDs

Selkirk Holiday Alley Lights
Mayor Larry Johannson, Lisa Schau from Roxi’s Cafe, Lorie Fiddler from Selkirk Friendship Daycare, Selkirk City Coun. April Hourie and Paul Bedard from the Selkirk Friendship Centre unwrap thousands of LED lights on Monday, November 6, 2017 (HANDOUT)

Just call Selkirk Mayor Larry Johannson the new Clark Griswold.

The city began the task of lighting up an entire city block on Monday night to brighten the traditionally dreary and dark winter evenings.

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Police Dog Helps Nab Two Suspects in Selkirk

Police Dog Helps Nab Two Suspects in Selkirk

Eddie RCMP Dog
Eddie, a canine with the Selkirk RCMP detachment, helped officers arrest two suspects in a stolen vehicle on Friday. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people were arrested early Friday in Selkirk after evading police through a field in a stolen SUV.

Officers tried to pull over the vehicle at around 3:15 a.m. on Main Street, but it wouldn’t stop. The driver entered East Selkirk at a slow speed and eventually became hung up trying to drive through a farmyard.

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Doors Officially Open at Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Doors Officially Open at Selkirk Regional Health Centre

Selkirk Regional Health Centre
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen speaks at the opening of the new Selkirk Regional Health Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba on Thursday, September 14, 2017. (LINDSEY ENNS / THE SELKIRK RECORD)

The ribbon has been cut on Manitoba’s newest regional hospital.

The Selkirk Regional Health Centre officially opened Thursday, showcasing its 180,506 square-foot facility that created two times the health-care space compared to its previous centre.

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Argument Leads to Two People Being Stabbed in Selkirk

Argument Leads to Two People Being Stabbed in Selkirk

RCMP Logo VehicleAn argument in Selkirk turned violent on Saturday night when two people were stabbed and a third severely injured.

RCMP were called to an address on Jemima Street at around 10 p.m. where they found three people requiring medical assistance. Police say a group had been arguing before an assault took place.

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New Selkirk Regional Health Centre to House Region’s First MRI Machine

New Selkirk Regional Health Centre to House Region’s First MRI Machine

Selkirk Regional Health Centre
The Selkirk Regional Health Centre will open on Sunday, June 25. (MAGGIE WYSOCKI / SELKIRK RECORD)

A marvel of modern architecture with plenty of natural light and brushed silver-looking fixtures and accents is how one would easily describe the first impressions of the new Selkirk Regional Health Centre.

The new facility at 120 Easton Drive replaces the former Selkirk and District General Hospital by double its size at 180,506 square feet.

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