Southern Manitoba motorcycle group delivers toys for kids in hospital

The Southern Manitoba HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter held its annual toy run Sunday, revving their engines and delivering boxes filled with donated toys to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.“It’s about those children in the children’s hospital,” said Jake Hiebert of the HOG.“There’s so much passion there and I don’t think you can talk to anybody that doesn’t have some sort of a connection.”Story continues belowEach year, the chapter picks a child ambassador to help get the word out.This time, the honour is held by 11-year-old Heidi Braun.READ MORE: Commandos Motorcycle…

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Commandos Motorcycle Club holds rally for Deer Lodge Centre

There was thunder in the streets of Winnipeg Saturday as nearly 120 motorcycles lined up outside the Deer Lodge Centre.The Manitoba chapter of the Commandos — a bike club compromised of active and retired members of various branches of the Canadian Armed Forces — set up their bikes in support of the Deer Lodge Centre Foundation. Deer Lodge is home to more than 50 veterans, some of whom served in the Second World War.“These men and women are our heroes,” said Jerry Hart, president of the club’s Manitoba chapter.Story continues…

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5 People’s Party of Canada members resign in Winnipeg, accusing supporters of racism, anti-Semitism

The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) has lost five of its Winnipeg members over allegations the federal party is harbouring racists, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists.In an open letter to PPC Leader Maxime Bernier posted online, party members of the Elmwood-Transcona riding wrote that they were excited for a “principled alternative in Canadian politics.”Story continues below“The biggest problem we face locally, though, are our own supporters,” the letter reads, claiming that PPC supporters “spread disinformation and distrust online via their personal and sometimes official party channels.”The letter is signed by five former…

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Sexual assault, child porn charges laid in connection with social media video: Manitoba RCMP

Two northern Manitoba teenagers are facing sexual assault and child porn charges after RCMP were alerted to a video that was shared on social media.Police said Friday their investigation determined a teenage female youth was sexually assaulted by two males, and that the incident was both captured on video and shared online.READ MORE: Winnipeg organization using international help to crack down on child sexual abuse onlineStory continues below“We believe the video continues to be circulating on social media and possibly between individuals via text,” said RCMP Cpl. Laura Ledrew.“Our investigators…

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Missing teen could be in Winnipeg

Police in Roseau River, Man.  are looking for a missing teenager they say could be in Winnipeg.Avriel Alexa Govereau, 14, was last seen by her family on July 10. She’s described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 215 pounds, with long brown hair usually worn in a bun and brown eyes.READ MORE: Winnipeg cops working with U.S. authorities to find missing 6-year-oldOn July 15, Govereau told a family member she was in Winnipeg with her boyfriend.Police are concerned for her well-being and are asking anyone with information on her…

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Review of Winnipeg police AIR1 helicopter to be released Friday

A review of Winnipeg police’s AIR1 helicopter is set to be released Friday.Consulting firm MNP was selected to look into the effectiveness of the police chopper in 2018.The service initially announced its plan to have an assessment in 2016, but it was cancelled after changes to provincial funding.READ MORE: Effectiveness of Winnipeg’s Air1 operations to be reviewedThe survey on the flight-unit was to involve conversations with police service members, external stakeholders and the public.The helicopter was purchased by the city for $3.5 million in 2010.In the most recent survey, the…

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‘Luxury officers’ should be on the street, not in schools, says Winnipeg Police Association

Winnipeg Police Association President Maurice Sabourin believes more officers are needed on the street, and he has an idea of where to pull them from.“There’s a lot of areas in the service that I would call a luxury,” Sabourin told 680 CJOB Wednesday. “Right now school resources, community support, those types of units. If general support is drowning, and we do know they’re drowning, you should be taking those resources and putting them into general patrol.”Story continues belowHowever, pulling officers off of those duties may be difficult.READ MORE: Winnipeg police…

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Winnipeg camp to help those with disabilities learn to ride a bike

A camp in Winnipeg is aiming to give everyone a chance to learn how to ride a bike.“This camp is built for kids and adults with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bike. A lot of people with disabilities have a challenge riding a bike and this camp aims to making the learning easy,” said iCan Shine camp director Sean Frain.The camp, based out of the United States, has been taking place in the city for four years.READ MORE: Edmonton program connects disabled children with adaptive bikesStory continues belowWinnipeg’s St. Amant,…

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Waterspout tornado caught on camera on Lake of the Woods

Environment and Climate Change Canada has confirmed video of a waterspout tornado on Lake of the Woods Wednesday.Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday on Hare Island, Sean and his son witnessed a waterspout tornado. Video was sent to Global News and was confirmed by ECCC.READ MORE: Mike’s Monday Outlook: Extreme heat will moderate, more rain on the wayThere were strong storms in the area at this time with reports of severe weather on land nearby with downed trees in areas like Fort Frances, Atiokan, and Gull Bay to name a…

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47 percent of Saskatchewan, Manitoba boomers plan to work after retirement, says survey

Baby boomers in the prairies aren’t financially prepared for retirement regardless of how much money they have, according to a new survey.People surveyed with investable assets of $100,000 say they are roughly $275,000 short of their retirement saving goals, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of RBC.Investable assets include cash, money in a bank account as well as funds in a retirement account.People surveyed with investable assets of less than $100,000 were generally $500,000 away from their goal.Story continues belowREAD MORE: How much do you really need…

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