Dauphin River First Nation evacuated due to December flood

Dauphin River First Nation evacuated due to December flood Up to 20 residents of Dauphin River First Nation fled their homes in on snowmobiles Wednesday and others remain stranded in the neighbouring town of Dauphin River, a week after the Province of Manitoba closed the only highway into their Interlake community due to flooding. On Dec. 14, a buildup of frazil ice — a slushy formation in which ice crystals form in fast-moving water — caused flooding on the Dauphin River, spilling over on to PR 513.  A provincial spokesperson said the “crystalline ice” backup is…

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HIGHLIGHTS: WHSHL Oak Park vs Dakota – Dec. 20

HIGHLIGHTS: WHSHL Oak Park vs Dakota – Dec. 20 December 20 2017 10:38pm Highlights from the Winnipeg High School Hockey League as the Oak Park Raiders defeated the Dakota Lancers 4-3 in a shootout. ‘ }); } 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 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:38:04 -0500

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Driver was drunk but not responsible for death of man beaten and left on road, lawyer argues

Driver was drunk but not responsible for death of man beaten and left on road, lawyer argues Desmond Spicer admits he was legally too drunk to drive when he ran over Dustin McKay as he lay unconscious on a Winnipeg roadway, but he should not be held responsible for killing him, his lawyer argued Wednesday. McKay, 22, was assaulted during a late night altercation with a motorist in January 2015 and was left unconscious on the road near the intersection of Isabel Street and Pacific Avenue. Moments later, Spicer drove…

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Global News at 6: Dec 20

Global News at 6: Dec 20 December 20 2017 8:28pm Global News at 6 on Global Winnipeg for Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Hosted by Lauren McNabb ‘ }); } 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 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:28:33 -0500

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MRI wait times could be eliminated in 2019, wait times report suggests

MRI wait times could be eliminated in 2019, wait times report suggests The Wait Times Reduction Task Force’s report suggests if the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority expanded hours for MRIs, the wait for the tests could be eliminated. MRIs are used to analyze organs and tissues, and can play a vital role in diagnosing diseases like cancer, but depending on the hospital in Manitoba, a patient could wait up to eight months for a scan. The report says since 2007 the number of patients on the wait list for an…

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Parole Board of Canada denies parole to former head of Manitoba Hells Angels

Parole Board of Canada denies parole to former head of Manitoba Hells Angels WINNIPEG — A former president of the Hells Angels in Manitoba has been denied parole. The Parole Board of Canada says Dale Sweeney, who is 47, is a “risk to society.” Sweeney is serving 10 years for ordering a crime be committed for a criminal organization and possession of property obtained by crime. Parole documents say he was first arrested in 2012 in possession of $20,000 and score sheets related to a drug trafficking. He was released without any…

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Report into Manitoba health system wait times says delay closure of two ERs

Report into Manitoba health system wait times says delay closure of two ERs WINNIPEG — A report says the Manitoba government should reconsider or delay plans to close emergency rooms at two Winnipeg hospitals. One recommendation says the conversion of the Seven Oaks Hospital emergency department to an urgent care centre should be delayed until officials better understand how the change would affect patients. It also says the full closure of Concordia’s emergency department should be delayed until the plan is properly evaluated. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says in light of…

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Sports hijabs gaining momentum

Sports hijabs gaining momentum What began as an “ah-ha” moment for one student is inspiring students and teachers across the city. When Amina Mohamed was playing basketball, a referee told her he was concerned the pin tying her hijab — a head scarf worn by some Muslim women — may hurt her or others. “Me taking it off during the game just wasn’t respectful to myself,” Mohamed said. Her solution was to give students the option to wear a tight-fitting sporty hijab instead. As a grade 12 student, she initiated…

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Historic West Broadway home sold to group founded after saving the property

Historic West Broadway home sold to group founded after saving the property The historic Wilson House in West Broadway is swapping out one non-profit community group for another. Home to Klinic Community Health for more than a decade, the West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) will soon call the heritage building home when the group moves into the space in the new year. The organization announced Tuesday they had purchased the building that has played a role in the character and consciousness of the West Broadway neighbourhood for more than a…

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Their less-than-excellent Adrenaline Adventures: activity park closes, customers lose sizable deposits

Their less-than-excellent Adrenaline Adventures: activity park closes, customers lose sizable deposits HEADINGLEY — A Headingley-area “outdoor adventure park” suddenly shut down last week and customers were left with worthless reservations they put deposits on. Father of five Erik Einarsson booked a birthday party for his nine-year-old twins at Adrenaline Adventures — a facility offering summer activities such as wakeboarding and zip-lining and tubing in the winter — that opened in 2010. He put down a deposit of nearly $400. But last Friday, two days before the party, he received an…

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