Global News at 6: Apr. 18, 2019

April 18 2019 6:59pm The top stories of the day for Thursday, Apr. 18 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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Investigation launched after man says he was pepper sprayed by police

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating an allegation a cyclist was pepper sprayed and threatened by a Winnipeg police officer. The Independent Investigation Unit said police received a complaint from a cyclist, claiming he was stopped by an officer who said he matched the description for a wanted male on a bicycle with a backpack. The man told police he wouldn’t give his backpack to the officer, then he was allegedly pepper sprayed and threatened with a baton. The watchdog said no one was seriously hurt, but they’ve determined it’s in…

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Premier Pallister launches review of processes at Winnipeg city hall

The Manitoba government is launching a review into how Winnipeg city hall approves and inspects construction projects and property development.“Delays in the permitting and inspection processes are stifling economic growth,”  Pallister told roughly 300 people in attendance at the Manitoba Chamber“The mayor’s office has been notified by our senior officials that we will be undertaking an independent review of how construction and development is approved, permitted and inspected in our province.”Story continues belowPallister added that there have been long-standing concerns about wait times to get projects approved in Winnipeg.Mayor Brian…

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Missing woman may be in Thompson, Nelson House or Flin Flon: RCMP

RCMP in Cranberry Portage are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 23-year-old woman.Skye Charlette was last seen in Cranberry Portage April 10, and police believe she may be in the Thompson, Nelson House or Flin Flon areas.READ MORE: Missing Dauphin woman may be in Winnipeg: RCMPCharlette is described as 5’7″ and 125 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with information is asked to call Cranberry Portage RCMP at 204-472-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com.WATCH: Police describe…

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RCMP looking for missing woman in northern Manitoba

The RCMP are asking for help looking for a 23-year-old woman who they said may be in the Thompson, Nelson House or Flin Flon areas. Skye Charlette was last seen on April 10 in the community of Cranberry Portage, 726 km northwest of Winnipeg. She was reported missing on April 13. Charlette is 5-foot-7 and 125 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Cranberry Portage RCMP at 204-472-4040 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com. Skye…

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RCMP looking for missing 23-year-old woman

RCMP in Cranberry Portage, Man., are looking for a 23-year-old woman last seen on April 10. Sky Charlette was last seen in Cranberry Portage. Mounties say she could now be in the Thompson, Nelson House or Flin Flon areas. Charlette is described as five-foot-seven, 125 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact 204-472-4040 or Crime Stoppers.

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Smoke from onboard oven forces Vancouver to Winnipeg flight to divert to Regina

Air Canada says 146 passengers on a flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg will arrive at their destination about six hours late, after their aircraft made an emergency diversion on Thursday.The airline says reports of smoke coming from a galley oven on Flight AC290 prompted the crew to divert “to the nearest airport as a precaution … As per our standard operating procedures.”AC Flight #290 has diverted to Regina due to declared emergency. Aircraft is on the main apron and emergency responders are on site. Flights at YQR are operating as…

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OUTREACH SUPPORT MENTOR Full Time Permanent – 2019-OSM15

JOB POSTING #2019-OSM15 – OUTREACH SUPPORT MENTOR Full Time PermanentAgency: FASD Life’s Journey Posted: April 18, 2019Program: Spectrum Connections Closing Date: April 25, 2019Wage: $17.62-$19.91 per hour (Based on qualifications) Hours Worked: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Winnipeg, MB Preference will be given to Female applicants Please direct all applications by e-mail to [email protected]. When applying please quote position applied for and job posting number in both the subject line and body of the email. Please submit current resume. OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY The Outreach Support Mentor is…

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Cyclist says he was doused with pepper spray after he asked officer to turn high-beams off

A Winnipeg cyclist says a police officer pepper-sprayed him in the face moments after he asked the officer to turn his vehicle’s high-beam headlights off. Thomas Krause, a 29-year-old audio-visual technician who works late shifts at a downtown hotel, says he was biking home in the West End around 3 a.m. on April 12 when he crossed paths with a marked Winnipeg Police Service SUV. “There were high beams in my eyes,” Krause said Wednesday, adding the incident began as he and the officer were travelling in opposite directions on Home Street at St.…

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Home-ice advantage ‘doesn’t seem as powerful,’ coach says as Jets come back to Winnipeg with series tied

Fans might think the Winnipeg Jets have all the momentum coming home after winning the last two games against the Blues in St. Louis, but no one was hearing that from the team’s coach and players Thursday. Head coach Paul Maurice and a few of his players talked about what they have to focus on as the Jets get ready for the fifth game in their best-of-seven series against the St. Louis Blues. The players will hit the ice at Bell MTS Place at 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday, with the series…

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