Boy Sentenced for Violent Assault on Girl Housed in Same Hotel by CFS
A teenage boy has been sentenced to three years for violently attacking a girl in a Winnipeg parkade.
Court heard the youth was 15 when he assaulted the 16-year-old girl in 2015.
The girl was taken to hospital in critical condition and has permanent brain damage.
Both teens had been in the care of Child and Family Services and were living in the same downtown hotel.
The case helped push the Manitoba government to stop placing foster children in hotel rooms.
Teenager Attacked with Bat in Brandon
Police in Brandon have charged a 13-year-old girl with assaulting a 14-year-old girl with a bat.
Police say the attack happened Wednesday night near a skate park.
The victim received minor injuries.
The accused is to appear in court in September.
Annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day in Dauphin is Weeks Away
The City of Dauphin's hazardous waste collection day is on the horizon.
Collection will take place at the public works shop on September 12 from 4 to 8pm.
Anything labelled flammable, poisonous, corrosive, or reactive can be brought in.
Old batteries will also be accepted.
The Pre-Hoof n Holler Party
Hoof n Holler in Ste Rose isn't until Thanksgiving weekend but the kick-off is tonight at the Ste Rose Hotel.
President of the Hoof n Holler Committee Ashley Hopfner says the kick-off party is to get people out and get them thinking about the October event.
"We're going to have our Queens out there, and they're going to be announced that day... We'll have a few silent auction prizes as well. Our main focus is just to get Hoof n Holler out there and start promoting it early."
Countryfest Battle of the Band winners Kate's Outlaw will headline the night's entertainment from 10 to 1.