Flood forecast stays the same for now

American flood forecasters say a slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favourable temperatures and dry weather conditions.In its flood potential outlook, the National Weather Service (NWS) said a warm end to last week and the first half of last weekend helped to melt the snowpack across the region.Story continues below“Some areas have begun seeing ponding of water in fields and ditches,” the report said. “Rivers and streams remain largely ice covered across most of the region but with some open water, especially across the far southern valley and into west central…

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BIZ calls for ban on right turns at red lights at St. Boniface intersection

Jason Gaidola , CTV WinnipegPublished Monday, March 25, 2019 6:29PM CSTLast Updated Monday, March 25, 2019 6:35PM CST A St. Boniface organization is calling for a ban on right turns at red lights at an intersection some say could be made safer. The Norwood Grove Biz is requesting a study from the city’s standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works on the feasibility of banning right turns at red stop lights on both Marion Street and Tache Avenue. Matt Allard, city councillor for St. Boniface and Norwood Grove…

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Injured Winnipeg Jets showing steady recovery, coach says

Injured Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien took another step forward in his recovery on Monday.Byfuglien skated with the rest of his teammates wearing a non-contact jersey during their game-day morning skate.“He’s been able to do quite a bit off ice, which has been good, so he doesn’t feel far off it,” head coach Paul Maurice told reporters. “Dustin is one of those guys, for the most part, that could miss a couple of weeks, throw his gear on and you can’t tell.”Story continues belowOut with a lower-body injury, Byfuglien has…

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Parents outraged after Manitoba school vice-principal asks to see kids’ underwear waistbands

Parents of children at Carman Elementary School in Carman, Man., are outraged after they say the vice-principal of the school asked to see the underwear waistbands of Grade 4 and 5 boys in order to determine who was involved in an incident.Parents say the incident happened after a male student flushed his underwear down the toilet. That was when the vice-principal apparently went to the boys in those grades and asked to see their underwear straps in order to identify who was and wasn’t wearing underwear.Story continues below“I was blown away,…

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‘Be careful where you step’: Take Pride warns of used needles around Winnipeg

Used drug needles are slowly showing up once again in Winnipeg as the snow melts away.READ MORE: Growing used needle problem puts Bear Clan on record pace for picking up syringesThe issue has prompted the city beautification group, Take Pride Winnipeg to remind people of the dangers needles could cause.“We want everyone to be aware that this is an issue out there on the streets and we want to make sure that young people are not just picking up what they think might be a toy and its not a…

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RCMP not investigating Winnipeg cannabis producer that sold unauthorized weed

A Winnipeg cannabis producer will face no criminal charges from the RCMP after a third-party investigation revealed it sold unlicensed product.  But Bonify is facing a new challenge: a lawsuit from a former executive who was stripped of his job after the unauthorized product was discovered, alleging he was wrongfully dismissed. A third-party investigation found former Bonify executives hired an outside agent to buy what turned out to be illegal product. The company had its products seized, top executives turfed and sales license suspended by Health Canada. A Health Canada spokesperson said Bonify possessed, distributed and sold product it bought from an illegal source. Investigation…

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Flood preparations underway on the Red River

March 25 2019 7:11pm Selkirk residents are not taking chances with flooding this spring, making preparations and keeping an eye on the flood forecast. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION…

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Pallister government ‘not helpful’, taking shots from Liberal MP

March 25 2019 7:03pm The war of words over stalled infrastructure projects in Manitoba took on a new form Monday, with federal Liberal MP Dan Vandal saying the Province was putting up road blocks. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) {…

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Global News at 6: Mar. 25, 2019

March 25 2019 6:59pm The top stories of the day for Monday, Mar. 25 on Winnipeg’s Global News at 6. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit…

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Have you seen these people? Winnipeg’s most wanted fugitives for March

Here are the top targets for the Winnipeg Police Service and Crime Stoppers as of Monday.Canada-wide warrants are out for all of the following people:Brandon Hunter began statutory release Nov. 29 after serving time for robbery, but had breached his conditions by late January.Story continues belowCheyenne Bruce was sentenced to 28 months in prison for identity fraud, breaking and entering, and other crimes. She was released on day parole Dec. 27, but disappeared the next day, and her whereabouts are unknown.Joey Tataquason, convicted for robbery and carrying a concealed weapon, began…

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