Downtown BIZ prepping for playoffs

April 8 2019 7:07pm Crews are out in force, sweeping up the winter mess uncovered by melting snow, in preparation for the Winnipeg Whiteout street parties. ‘ }); } 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(‘ !!!…

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Man with ‘suspicious item’ arrested downtown Friday, say Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police arrested a man Friday near the intersection of Arthur Street and Notre Dame Avenue.Police Cst. Tammy Skrabek said they received a report at around 1:30 p.m. of “a pedestrian armed with what looked like a handgun.”Skrabek said the suspect was first seen in the area of Main Street and Graham Avenue. The arrest happened a little further north, near The Exchange District.There was no report of shots having been fired, or of any injuries.READ MORE: Gun calls a growing problem in the city: Winnipeg police“General Patrol and Tactical…

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Officer escapes attack outside Winnipeg police headquarters

March 19 2019 12:11pm Global’s Amber McGuckin provides details on how a police officer escaped an attack outside Winnipeg police headquarters. ‘ }); } 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 !!! ‘); //…

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Man arrested for assaulting women, Transit staff at downtown bus shelter

A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter, say police.Glen Roger Asselin, 56, faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and four counts of assault after the Wednesday night incident, which took place at the intersection of Graham Avenue and Fort Street at around 7:20 p.m.READ MORE: Assault in north end Winnipeg leaves man, 30, in critical conditionPolice said the accused punched one woman and shoved another before he was stopped by two Winnipeg Transit supervisors – both of…

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Broken lift at 201 Portage Avenue repaired

Repairs have been made to the accessibility lift under 201 Portage Avenue.Technicians were working on the elevator connecting the building to the underground concourse downtown on Wednesday morning. Technicians work on the broken wheelchair lift in the underground corridor at 201 Portage Avenue.Jordan Pearn / Global NewsIt is one of two lifts that allow people with mobility challenges to by-pass the set of stairs into/out of the concourse.Service broke down on Feb. 4. leaving many people stranded.READ MORE: Broken lift leaves 201 Portage inaccessible for those using a wheelchairThe situation…

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The Forks closer to placing final piece in redevelopment puzzle

The piece of land known as Parcel 4 at The Forks, has been a divided parking lot for decades, but drivers could be looking for a new place to park later this year.The City of Winnipeg is in the process of selling the parcel of land to The Forks to develop a new market place that will bring shops, green spaces and residential housing to the 12 acre area.READ MORE: Housing and retail development could land on Parcel 4 at The ForksMembers of the Executive Policy Committee heard a presentation…

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Meth, crack, guns, cash seized during downtown Winnipeg traffic stop

Winnipeg police laid dozens of drug and weapons charges on the occupants of a car travelling on Main Street early Wednesday morning.Police said the driver switched places with a passenger before a traffic stop at 12:45 a.m. Three men and a woman were asked to leave the vehicle, at which point the driver was found to be showing signs of drug intoxication.Police arrested and searched the driver and found a needle containing meth, four shotgun shells, two cell phones and around $200 in cash.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Police holiday checkstops…

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Winnipeg police kept busy with extra-violent weekend

Winnipeg police had their hands full the weekend of Oct. 27-28.A series of violent, weapons-related incidents – none of which were related – were a significant draw on resources, said police.READ MORE: Eight men on Winnipeg police most wanted listRobberiesSaturday morning at 6:44, a commercial robbery took place in the 1700 block of Portage Avenue. Suspects were armed with what appeared to be a shotgun.Saturday afternoon, another commercial robbery took place, this time in the 700 block of Ellice Avenue. Two suspects were believed to be armed with a handgun,…

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Portage Place meet-up ends in teen assault, armed robbery

Winnipeg police have arrested two teenagers in connection with an armed robbery Monday afternoon in the Portage Avenue and Vaughn Street area.The victim, a 16-year-old, said he met the suspects, who he didn’t know, in a nearby shopping centre.READ MORE: Portage and Main, crime, meth in spotlight at Winnipeg downtown mayoral forumStory continues belowOnce they left the mall, the victim was physically assaulted, sprayed with pepper spray, and had his backpack stolen at gunpoint. He was later taken to hospital in stable condition.Brock Bentley Mann, 18, faces charges of armed…

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Top three things for Winnipeggers to do on September Long Weekend

It’s the last weekend of summer holidays. If you want to head out for some adventure, here are a few suggestions: 1. Lights of the NorthCanada’s largest light lantern festival takes over Red River Exhibition Park starting this weekend.The event features over 50 lantern exhibits, interactive attractions and a variety of performances, including Chinese acrobatics, fire breathing, plate spinning, Chinese folk dances and more.You can shop for handcrafted items from Chinese artisans, try Sichuan dishes and catch the late night fireworks.The festival covers 10 acres and took almost 100 Chinese artisans six to…

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