Winnipeg firefighters battle early morning blaze on Jarvis Avenue

Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Services were dealing with a house fire on Jarvis Avenue, early Sunday morning.Crews responded to reports of a fire in a two storey multi-family home around 2:05 a.m.READ MORE: Winnipeg family devastated by house fire that engulfed three homesWhen they arrived, the fire was well involved with heavy smoke and flames coming from the windows, said WFPS. Fire damage on the homeMichael Draven/ Global NewsFirefighters tried an exterior attack but after knocking down some of the flames, they were able to enter the building.READ MORE: Customers…

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Manitobans wrongly sent Ontario Amber Alert, province ‘exploring’ the issue

Many Manitoba phones were buzzing with an Amber Alert from Ontario on Thursday night after an 11-year-old girl went missing.Peel Regional Police said the alert was instrumental in the arrest of 41-year-old Roopesh Rajkumar after his daughter, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead in a Brampton home.READ MORE: Father to face 1st-degree murder charge in death of 11-year-old girl subject of Amber Alert: policeThe alert was received by some wireless customers in Manitoba around 10:30 p.m. A second notification ending the alert sounded about an hour later.Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler’s office…

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Winnipeg Jets’ home point streak ends with loss to Colorado Avalanche

The Winnipeg Jets’ hot streak on home ice came to a screeching halt on Thursday.A desperate Colorado Avalanche team ended an eight-game losing skid as they beat the Jets 4-1 at Bell MTS Place.Dominic Toninato, Gabriel Landeskog, J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto all had markers as the Avs defeated the Jets for the first time this season. The Jets had won their previous two meetings.“They were a desperate team,” Jets captain Blake Wheeler said.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“It’s been going tough for them, and there’s a…

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Winnipeggers share good and bad Valentine’s Day memories

As Cupid’s arrows were flying all over the city, we caught up with some people on Valentine’s Day at The Forks.Some said they have positive memories of the annual observance, while others did not.READ MORE: Sexy plants, ‘horn-y’ talk and mating ritual dance-off part of Manitoba Museum’s Valentines DayHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“I got dumped on Valentine’s Day when I was 16,” Kori Taylor said. “It was a week after my birthday too, so that sucked.”Janelle Janzen could relate.“For a bad Valentine’s Day memory, I think my…

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Offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant may be heading from Vancouver to Winnipeg

Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help in locating an offender who is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.Joseph Davis was on release and living in a Vancouver halfway house when he missed his curfew Monday night.Police have now learned he purchased a grey, 2001 Mercedes ML320, which may have B.C. license plate HB7 41S. Police believe he may be travelling in the Mercedes and may be heading east to Winnipeg.Davis is currently on release under a long-term supervision order.READ MORE: Violent sex offender Joseph Davis arrested after fleeing halfway…

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Winnipeg Transit drivers told no RIP signs on anniversary of killing

There will be no signs in memory of slain transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser on Winnipeg Transit buses Thursday.Valentine’s Day marks the second anniversary of Fraser’s death on the job, but Winnipeg Transit decided not to let its drivers run messages on buses saying “In Memory #521” — Fraser’s badge number.Last year, drivers were seen across Winnipeg honouring Fraser with messages across the digital signs at the front of the bus.READ MORE: Winnipeg Transit Union ‘won’t stop fighting’ after Brian Kyle Thomas’ guilty verdictMayor Brian Bowman said he wasn’t involved in…

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Manitoba Moose extend home winning streak to 7 with victory over Chicago Wolves

The Manitoba Moose kept up their winning ways on home ice on Wednesday.The Moose defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-2 at Bell MTS Place to stretch their home winning streak to seven games. They’re now 10-0-1 in their last 11 games on home ice.Jansen Harkins, Hunter Fejes, Marko Dano and Michael Spacek all scored for the Moose as they built up a four-goal lead.“We had a good start,” said head coach Pascal Vincent.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues below“We were moving quick. We were quick, supporting each other offensively…

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Winter weather elsewhere causing delays for Winnipeg travelers

Winnipeggers stepping on a plane Wednesday are advised to double check their flight is on time before heading to the airport.Heavy snow and freezing rain happening in both eastern and western provinces means flights are being delayed and cancelled to and from various destinations.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowREAD MORE: Weather causing flight delays, cancellations at Kelowna International AirportEnvironment Canada Senior Climatologist Dave Phillips said while Winnipeg’s winter weather is known for being nasty, that wasn’t the case on Wednesday.“We have about 153 regions out there across the…

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Why the winter warm up makes for slippery conditions around Winnipeg

It wasn’t the coldest day, or the day with the most snow, but Tuesday was arguably one of the worst days for drivers on Winnipeg roads.From the south perimeter to Polo Park, Henderson Highway and countless other areas of the city, crashes snarled traffic and caused delays during the daily commute.READ MORE: Winnipeg driver collides into Portage Avenue bus shelterHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowRelated

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Mark Scheifele adds 3 points as Winnipeg Jets hold on to beat New York Rangers

Mark Scheifele scored twice and added one assist as the Winnipeg Jets held off the New York Rangers for a 4-3 victory on Tuesday.Jets defenceman Joe Morrow recorded his first goal of the season and Andrew Copp also scored for Winnipeg.Mika Zibanejad scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich had the other goal for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello added two assists.Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves for the Jets (36-18-3), who were starting a three-game homestand. Winnipeg has at least a point in its past nine home games (8-0-1).Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the…

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