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Winnipeg Jets Stick With Scott Arniel

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have named Scott Arniel their head coach. He came to the team in 2022 as an associate coach under Rick Bowness. The promotion comes after Bowness announced his retirement earlier this month. Arniel was drafted by the original Jets in 1981 and played his first five seasons for them, returning for second stint in the
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Winnipeg Population Tops 830K

WINNIPEG – Statistics Canada says the population of Winnipeg grew to almost 830,500 people last year. That’s up from about 790,000 in 2022. The study which estimates population by economic region says the number has increased steadily since 2013.
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Wildfire Evacuees Return Home Soon

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says residents evacuated from in and around Cranberry Portage because of wildfires can return to their homes on Sunday morning. The province says the fireline closest to the community is now under control. A small number of properties have been damaged by flames. Six water bombers and seven helicopters are helping with suppression efforts.
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Deadly Crash Near Whitemouth

WINNIPEG – A 30 year old woman is dead and a 45 year old man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash north of Whitemouth, Manitoba. RCMP say the man was driving a pickup that crossed into the opposite lane and collided with a car. The female driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators
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Flin Flon Wildfire Worsens

WINNIPEG – A fire north of Flin Flon has grown significantly this weekend. An evacuation order has been issued for a number of homes and cottages in the area due to windy conditions in the weather forecast. People in the region are being asked to be prepared to leave if the situation worsens. At last report, the blaze was about
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London Drugs Slowly Opening Stores Again

WINNIPEG – London Drugs says it is gradually reopening its stores after a cyberattack that shuttered more than 80 locations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC The pharmacy chain says in a statement that it’s taking the time with each store to ensure systems are working and ready to serve customers. Because of that, it says it will not be
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Winnipeg Teen Badly Hurt By Train

WINNIPEG – A 16 year old boy has suffered life-altering injuries after being struck by a train in Winnipeg. Police say the teen was hit Sunday afternoon on tracks behind Pembina Highway. He was taken to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable. Cops and CN Rail are investigating but both believe it was an accident.
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Health Care Mask Mandate Ending

WINNIPEG – Shared Health is dropping its requirement for staff at most Manitoba health care settings to wear masks around patients. According to a memo sent to staff last week, the mask mandate will end on Wednesday. Facilities will still be mask friendly and masks and N95 respirators will still be available for anyone who wants to wear them. Shared
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Skibicki Trial Begins Monday

WINNIPEG – Jury selection is complete ahead of the trial of a Winnipeg man accused of killing four women. The jury of nine women and three men will decide the fate of Jeremy Skibicki who has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first degree murder. He is accused of killing Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran and a fourth
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Catalytic Converter Crackdown A Success

WINNIPEG – A crackdown on thefts of catalytic converters in Winnipeg seems to be working. Police say there have been 12 thefts reported so far this year, a number which has fallen significantly over the past two years. The main reason is because scrap metal dealers are being required to follow strict rules and keep detailed records when buying converters.