‘Freak accident’: Heifer dies after cattle control competition at Manitoba Stampede

A heifer has died at the Manitoba Stampede after a cattle control competition. Darcy Brown is a board member with the Manitoba Team Penning Association and confirmed the death to CTV News. He said the incident happened in the middle of a competition Saturday afternoon. The event is not part of the rodeo, which has been taking place in Morris for 56 years. The heifer tried to jump onto a fence and because of the way it landed, the animal had to be euthanized, Brown said in a phone call…

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Let’s talk about sex: 3 frisky Fringe shows reviewed

Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman Queer Clown Sex Ed Show runs July 18 to 28 at the 2019 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (Pascale Yensen/Maximaliste Productions) With 178 shows on offer at this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, it can be hard for performers to get noticed in the crowd. Common wisdom says that sex sells — but will you want to buy in? Here are our reviews of three Winnipeg Fringe shows that want to get you talking about sex. Is That How Clowns Have Sex? A One-Woman…

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Two officers assaulted following pursuit of stolen vehicle

Two officers were assaulted after pursuing a stolen vehicle Saturday night. Winnipeg police say around 11:20 p.m. officers saw a stolen vehicle travelling slowly without lights on in the area of McKenzie Street and Machray Avenue. When officers tried to stop the car, it took off speeding. After following the vehicle officers lost track of it around Cathedral Avenue and Arlies Street. At that point AIR1 got involved and quickly spotted the vehicle as it came to a stop in the 800 block of Bannerman Avenue. Police say a man…

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Jets Sign Pionk to 2-Year Contract

WINNIPEG — Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $3 million. Winnipeg acquired Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 draft for defenceman Jacob Trouba on June 17. Former Ranger Neal Pionk (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) He will be counted on to fill a void for the Jets after trading Trouba and losing defenceman Tyler Myers in free agency. Pionk, six-foot-190 pounds, went undrafted and was…

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Jets sign Neal Pionk to two-year contract

WINNIPEG – Defenceman Neal Pionk has signed a two-year, US$6-million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.The Jets announced the signing of the restricted free agent on Sunday. The deal carries an average annual value of $3 million.Winnipeg acquired Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 draft for defenceman Jacob Trouba on June 17.He will be counted on to fill a void for the Jets after trading Trouba and losing defenceman Tyler Myers in free agency.Story continues belowPionk, six-foot-190 pounds, went undrafted and was signed as a free agent by…

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Closure of Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks emergency room ‘not right,’ says former nurse

Pam Semchych, a longtime nurse at Seven Oaks General Hospital, and her granddaughter Elize Dawn LeBreton took part in an NDP-organized protest against the closure of its emergency room. (Ahmar Khan/CBC News) NDP supporters staged a campaign-style rally outside Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks General Hospital on Sunday to protest the  Progressive Conservative government’s plan to close its emergency room. “It”s just not right, it’s really not right, you have the facility here, you’ve got the staff, and you’ve got the people. We should still have our hospital,” said Pam Semchych, a former nurse…

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Southern Manitoba motorcycle group delivers toys for kids in hospital

The Southern Manitoba HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter held its annual toy run Sunday, revving their engines and delivering boxes filled with donated toys to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.“It’s about those children in the children’s hospital,” said Jake Hiebert of the HOG.“There’s so much passion there and I don’t think you can talk to anybody that doesn’t have some sort of a connection.”Story continues belowEach year, the chapter picks a child ambassador to help get the word out.This time, the honour is held by 11-year-old Heidi Braun.READ MORE: Commandos Motorcycle…

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Gun call results in separate weapons seizure

The Winnipeg Police Service responded to a call of a man waving a firearm in the North End only to make an unrelated arrest on Saturday. Officers responded to the area of Austin Street and Lorne Avenue just after 11 p.m., but were unable to find the man who was allegedly waving a gun. While investigating the incident, police said officers saw an unrelated man on a bike attempting to get away from police in the area of Main Street and Dufferin Avenue. Police took the man into custody in…

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Crash shuts down Highway 1 near Falcon Lake, Man.

A collision involving two vehicles prompted the closure of eastbound lanes on the Trans-Canada Highway in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Man. (David Bell/CBC) A crash involving a semi-trailer truck and a pickup has temporarily shut down a section of Highway 1 near the Manitoba-Ontario border, emergency officials say. The eastbound lanes from Falcon Lake to West Hawk Lake are closed as a result of the collision, the province confirmed in a text  issued at 12:54 p.m. The STARS air ambulance crew said they were originally dispatched to an emergency call, but stood down when they were no longer medically…

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