Police watchdog investigating after cyclist accuses Winnipeg cop of assault

Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after receiving a complaint that a Winnipeg police officer allegedly assaulted a cyclist.The man was cycling home from work around 3 a.m. on April 12 when a police car stopped him and told he matched the description of a wanted man on a bike with a backpack.READ MORE: Watchdog investigating death of 56-year-old man in Winnipeg police custodyThe cyclist says after he refused to hand the backpack over, the officer pepper-sprayed him and threatened him with a baton.The Independent Investigation Unit says the man suffered…

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When a Canada Goose attacks you: Watch for bobbing heads and listen for the hissin’

You’ve probably heard a Canada Goose hissing and honking at you – and if you have, experts say that’s when you’re too close.Every year people get attacked by geese in Winnipeg, said Barret Miller from FortWhyte Alive.“Right now their major thought if they’re female is to make a nest and lay eggs, the male must defend my partner and the nest,” he said.READ MORE: Police warn against ‘fowl’ play after woman attacked by Canada goose on university campusHelen Penner was walking with her grandchildren at FortWhyte and says she’s always…

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Winnipeg native, Golden Knights forward Mark Stone up for Selke Trophy

Winnipeg’s Mark Stone was named as one of three finalists for the NHL’s Selke Trophy on Wednesday. The award is given to the best defensive forward.Here are your Selke Trophy nominees for the 2019 #NHLAwards presented by @Bridgestone. pic.twitter.com/SObkLIVsK8— NHL (@NHL) April 17, 2019The Vegas Golden Knights forward is up for the award for the first time in his career, after finishing sixth in voting in 2015 while a member of the Ottawa Senators.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little nominated for NHL awardStory continues belowBoston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron and…

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New Manitoba Museum exhibit gives an inside look at animal bodies

The Manitoba Museum is showcasing a new kind of exhibit called “Animal Inside Out.”The exhibit shows animals and humans from their skin, bone and muscles.READ MORE: Do you recognize this dinosaur? Manitoba Museum takes unique approach to lost-and-foundThe exhibit compares human and animal anatomy, showing all species are similar but unique in their own ways.The shows curator, Dr. Angelina Whalley describes the show as a way to view nature like never before.“This is what I want to convey to everyone, to make people aware how fragile nature is and how…

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Queen Elizabeth II portrait could make 2019 White Out debut if Jets enter second round

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth Ii that once hung in the Bell MTS Arena, is now being housed in a warehouse.The seven-piece painting was given to Ron D’Errico back in 2017 from his friend Jamie Boychuk.READ MORE: Giant portrait of Queen Elizabeth hangs outside downtown Winnipeg pub“He gifted the Queen to myself knowing I have no intention of ever selling it. I will never sell it, It’s not mine to sell. I legally own it, but I feel morally obligated to protect it for the citizens of Manitoba, the people…

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EPC votes to make report of investigation into city workers allegedly slacking off made public

The Executive Policy Committee voted unanimously to allow the report into the investigation of city workers to be made public.Right now the city’s Chief Administrative Officer’s office is continuing the investigating after media outlets in Winnipeg, including Global News, were sent surveillance notes and hidden camera videos allegedly showing inspectors in the city’s Planning, Property and Development not putting in a full day’s work.Story continues belowThe reports appear to show employees making personal shopping trips, running errands and taking extended lunch breaks at restaurants like Hooters.READ MORE: City investigating after…

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Winnipeg Football Club posts $2.6 million in profit, pays $2.7 million in loans

The Winnipeg Football Club released its 2018 annual report Tuesday, announcing its overall operation profits of $2.6 million for 2018.The total operating profits were down from 2017 as Investors Group Field saw a quieter year in 2018 with no concerts or other major events other than the Manitoba Marathon, said CEO Wade Miller.Story continues below“We had the Nitro Circus here, the closing ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games, Canadian Women’s Friendly soccer match, and Guns and Roses, so that’s a big impact … just not having those major events.”READ MORE:…

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Heart attack survivors form new Winnipeg clean-up group

What started out as a roundtable conversation at the Reh-Fit Centre among heart attack survivors turned into a club that’s aiming to make Winnipeg litter-free.Tom Ethans, the executive director of Take Pride Winnipeg, has created the Winnipeg ‘Plalking Club’.READ MORE: City dirtier than last year, says Take Pride Winnipeg“We talked about the fact that a great way to exercise is getting outside, and why not add a little picking up litter, which will give us more calories that we burn off,” Ethans said.Ethans’ friend and fellow heart attack survivor Mel…

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Furby Street fire leaves 5 people and one cat homeless

Five people and one cat are safe after a fire broke out at a three-storey home on Furby Street early Saturday morning.READ MORE: North End house fire kills man, two catsCrews were called to the single-family home around 4:00 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house.Firefighters initially launched an offensive attack but were forced to switch to a defensive strategy to protect neighbouring homes.One firefighter sustained minor injuries during the effort but crews were able to get the fire under control around 5:30 a.m.READ MORE: Two…

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Suspicious package found at Canada Post centre on Nairn Avenue

Winnipeg Police are on scene at the Canada Post Distribution Centre at 1199 Nairn investigating a suspicious package.In a statement, cops said they received the call around 9:35 a.m. Thursday and sent a number of units to look into the matter.It is unclear whether the facility was evacuated after the discovery, and a call to the distribution centre went unanswered.Global News has reached out to Canada Post for confirmation.RELATED: Winnipeg Police detonate suspicious package

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