Reviews underwhelming for federal conservative leader's coast-to-coast performance

Reviews underwhelming for federal conservative leader's coast-to-coast performance Does true conservative philosophy ever evolve? This was the question hanging in the air Monday, as federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer addressed a modest crowd summoned by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre in downtown Winnipeg. The federal opposition leader made quick work of his speech, largely because he was on a tight timeline to make a return flight to Ottawa in the early afternoon. Still, there was a decided lack of impact to his appearance. No new…

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Treatment meth user received weeks prior to being shot by police highlighted in IIU report, no charges to be laid

Treatment meth user received weeks prior to being shot by police highlighted in IIU report, no charges to be laid CTV WinnipegPublished Monday, March 19, 2018 5:42PM CSTLast Updated Monday, March 19, 2018 5:48PM CST The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has concluded that a police officer will not face any charges over a fatal shooting last fall, noting the man shot had been admitted to hospital two weeks earlier while high on meth and speculating if his treatment could have impacted what happened. The shooting happened on Sept. 23…

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Distracted driving bill 'a little soft': CAA Manitoba

Distracted driving bill 'a little soft': CAA Manitoba The province’s proposed crackdown on distracted drivers is “a little soft,” and dances around a serious issue that calls for much tougher penalties, the president of CAA Manitoba says. “We’ll be back here, having another scrum that someone got killed,” Mike Mager said Monday in an interview at the Manitoba legislature, after Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler finished tabling the Drivers and Vehicles Amendment and Highway Traffic Act. Bill 17 would impose a three-day roadside suspension for a first incident, and a seven-day…

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Licence suspensions coming for drivers caught using cell phones

Licence suspensions coming for drivers caught using cell phones The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that will see harsher penalties for distracted drivers.The Conservative government officially introduced a bill Monday that calls for a three-day licence suspension for first time offenders caught using their phones while driving and a seven-day suspension the second time.Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said there will be a grace period.“You will get a temporary license to get your vehicle home and then your three day suspension will kick in,” he said.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Roadside suspensions…

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Maurice has full confidence in Little

Maurice has full confidence in Little At first glance, it seems like a pretty major fall from grace. Bryan Little, not long removed from being the No. 1 centre on the Winnipeg Jets and fresh off signing a six-year contract extension last fall for nearly US$32 million, is now skating as a bottom-six winger? But a thorough look at the move reveals there’s more than meets the eye here. For one, both Little and head coach Paul Maurice hinted Monday that the veteran is dealing with an injury issue that…

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Jets have 10 games to answer 10 pressing questions

Jets have 10 games to answer 10 pressing questions And down the stretch they come. The Winnipeg Jets find themselves in foreign territory these days, on the verge of locking up just their second playoff appearance in seven seasons since NHL hockey returned to the city. But unlike their previous post-season berth in 2014-15, Winnipeg won’t have to fight until the very end of the season to punch their ticket as a wild-card entry. Instead, the Jets look every bit the part of a legitimate contender, sitting comfortably in second…

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Manitoba defence lawyers worry about plan to crack down on distracted driving

Manitoba defence lawyers worry about plan to crack down on distracted driving A group that represents defence lawyers is questioning proposed crackdowns in some provinces on drivers who use cellphones and other hand-held devices. Manitoba and Ontario are two provinces planning to let police temporarily suspend the licences of drivers caught using hand-held electronic devices. After a procedural wrangle at the Legislature on Friday delayed its introduction, the Progressive Conservative government introduced its distracted driving legislation Monday.  Drivers caught talking or texting on a mobile phone would have their licences…

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Winnipeg Road Safety over Spring Break

Winnipeg Road Safety over Spring Break March 19 2018 5:36pm Winnipeg Police Insp. Gord Spado shares some tips on safe driving as Spring Break approaches. ‘ }); } else /”, 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 ) catch (e) ; }, 1000 ); }; Published at Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:36:46 -0400

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Goldeyes will retire Lanier's No. 22

Goldeyes will retire Lanier's No. 22 The American Association’s Winnipeg Goldeyes will retire the uniform No. 22 of former manager Hal Lanier during the 2018 season. The retirement ceremony will take place on July 12 before the Goldeyes take on the Sioux Falls Canaries at Shaw Park. Earlier that day, Lanier will be the club’s special guest at the Goldeyes’ 25th anniversary luncheon. No. 22 has not been worn by any member of the Goldeyes since Lanier’s final year managing the club in 2005. It will be the fifth jersey…

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Winnipeg mother who pleaded guilty to abducting kids faces new charges

Winnipeg mother who pleaded guilty to abducting kids faces new charges A Winnipeg mother who pleaded guilty to abducting her children faces new charges including one count of impersonating a police officer. The woman also faces five counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, including four counts of breaching an order not to attend a particular place, and one count of breaching an order not to possess a cell phone. She was expected to appear in court Monday. The woman cannot be named due to a court-ordered publication ban to…

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