Fake Brandon police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman

A man is in jail after Brandon police said he told a woman he was a cop then sexually assaulted her.Police said the man claimed to be an undercover police officer and approached the woman on Monday at about 2 p.m. He convinced the woman to look at an apartment that was available to be rented.“Once at the residence, the male demanded sex from her. He threatened that she would go to jail for ‘prostitution’ if she did not comply,” said Brandon police.READ MORE: Manitoba RCMP officer charged with sexual…

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‘We won’t go back’: Manitoba to proceed with Seven Oaks Hospital transition

A new report on Manitoba’s health care system says overall confidence and morale is declining among Winnipeg nurses.The author of the report, hired by the province as a private consultant, is Dr. David Peachy.He was asked to review changes made so far to Winnipeg’s hospitals as part of phase two of the Pallister government’s health care overhaul.Story continues belowREAD MORE: New ‘clinical services plan’ streamlines healthcare, says Manitoba governmentPeachy says the conversion of Seven Oaks Hospital’s Emergency room to an Urgent Care Centre, which is scheduled for September, should be…

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Manitoba lowers target for greenhouse gas emission reduction plan

Manitoba is watering down its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years.In 2017, the Progressive Conservative government announced a plan to cut emissions by almost two and a half megatonnes by 2022.Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires said on Monday that the target will be less than half that amount — one megatonne.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions went up in 2017 — far short of reduction targetsThe main reason, she says, is that the province is no longer including any carbon tax in its…

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‘Worst storm I’ve ever seen’: Thunderstorm tears through RM of St. Andrews

A severe thunderstorm rolled through southeastern Manitoba just after 7 p.m. on Friday.The storm inflicted serious damage to a number of businesses in the RM of Andrews.St. Andrews Stables was hit with over $80, 000 of damage. The hay shack at St. Andrews Stables.Marek Tkach / Global News“After everything was done, all the horses were out in the field so we knew something had happened because they were in their pens. We came out to the back of the barn and we lost our hay shed,” says one of the…

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Lightning sparks grass fire in Winnipeg

June 8 2019 9:47am A series of storms rolled through southern Manitoba and sparked grass fires in Winnipeg, which has been dealing with numerous grass fires over the past week thanks to dry conditions. ‘ }); } 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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Buildings burned, residents evacuated after Traverse Bay forest fire

The RM of Alexander said several structures have been destroyed and around 40 to 60 people have been evacauted after a forest fire in Traverse Bay Friday.Jack Brisco, reeve of the RM of Alexander, couldn’t confirm, but said the structures may be five homes lost in the blaze.The small fire started just after 2 p.m. and quickly became of control.No injuries have been reported and crews are monitoring the fire, but it has been under control for the last few hours.Story continues belowRELATED: Water bombers put out Falcon Beach forest…

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Manitoba moving ahead with Lifeflight air ambulance privatization

Manitoba is moving ahead with a plan to privatize the Lifeflight air ambulance service and the province’s largest union is not happy.“I stand here today in total disbelief, anger, and frustration,” MGEU president Michelle Gawronsky said at a media conference Thursday.The province said it will replace the use of two Citation jets with two private carriers as early as this month, saying recruiting highly specialized employees is becoming very difficult due to specific qualifications and training required.Story continues belowLifeflight provides quick inter-facility air ambulance transportation for seriously ill or injured…

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Manitoba Museum General Strike

June 5 2019 8:21am The Manitoba Museum commemorates Winnipeg’s 19190 General Strike with their latest exhibit and event, ‘The Strike Project: An Act of Resistance’. ‘ }); } 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…

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Shoal Lake First Nation’s Freedom Road officially opens

A First Nation left isolated more than a century ago so that water could be diverted to Winnipeg has officially opened its all-season road to the mainland.Shoal Lake Chief Erwin Redsky says the community on the Manitoba-Ontario border was an example of broken relationships with Canada but now it can demonstrate a path forward to reconciliation.Shoal Lake was cut off from the mainland more than a century ago during construction of an aqueduct that supplies Winnipeg with drinking water.Story continues belowREAD MORE: ‘This is a new beginning’: Shoal Lake 40…

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House fire on Manitoba Avenue leaves one person and a cat dead

A two-and-a-half storey house on Manitoba Avenue went up in flames just before 11 p.m. Sunday night.A Winnipeg fire crew applied an offensive attack to combat heavy smoke and flames and the attack included a search of the home.READ MORE: 2 dead in North End house fire, 2 others taken to hospitalFirefighters found a deceased individual inside the house, along with a dead cat. The age and gender of the person is unclear.Two other people had self evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.READ MORE: Young Street fire was…

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