The RM of Yellowhead is issuing a Fire Ban, effective immediately, including campfires and backyard firepits.

For more information, call the RM at 204-759-2565.

 

Early in the morning yesterday a group of youths attacked people between 2:45 and 5:20.

Around 2:45 am, Thompson RCMP officers on patrol found a 24-year-old male suffering from a stab wound on Mystery Lake Road. It’s believed he was stabbed by at least two teenage males while other’s from the group watched.

At 3:40 am, Thompson RCMP responded to a report of a 48-year-old suffering from a stab wound at the homeless shelter in Thompson. It’s believed he was walking near the shelter when he was stabbed by two youths. He was transported to a hospital with serious injuries and then sent to Winnipeg for more treatment. He’s in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

At 5:20 am, Thompson RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment complex in the city called Princeton Towers. A 27-year-old was suffering from multiple stab wounds and being treated by fire and EMS personnel upon the RCMP’s arrival. It’s believed the man was walking on a trail near the Princeton Towers complex when he was attacked by a group of youths and stabbed multiple times. He was transported to a hospital with serious injuries and then sent to Winnipeg for more treatment. He’s in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Within the same time period, a security guard at a hotel and an adult male walking in Deerwood park reported being attacked by a group of youths. The security guard noted the youths were armed with knives.

The Thompson RCMP asks for anyone with information to come forward.

“We know there were multiple people involved in the attacks as well as some that watched these violent encounters; someone knows who is responsible and we are asking them to come forward and share the information.”  

You can contact the Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The Peguis First Nation has issued a formal memo threatening to evict anyone using or selling drugs in band owned houses.

A notice from the chief adds that those evicted could even be banished from the first nation.

An increase in meth and opioid use in recent months lead to this decision.

Several people have already been identified for selling drugs out of the houses, but no one has been evicted yet.

Those caught won’t be able to use Peguis’ housing authority services either.

This isn’t the first time the first nation has evicted drug dealers.

Last year three non-members living in the community were removed from the community and are still banned.

The first nation has seen a rise in non-members trafficking in illegal substances.

The ban will apply to both members and non-members.

The new security measures being used by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to help curb theft are working.

Since the measures were announced in March there has been a 23% decrease in theft and robbery incidents at Liquor Marts across the province.

Liquor and Lotteries President Peter Hak said that while these results are still early, there is a reason to be optimistic due to the upward trend. He also said the added security has resulted in a 20% increase in the number of arrests and a 55% reduction in costs to Liquor Marts due to bottle theft in all stores.

Several of the security tactics being used include the use of bottle locks and alarm pedestals, dummy bottles, video displays at entrances, exit turnstiles, staff only access to high-value bottles, and the creation of a Loss Prevention team.

In 2017, there were approximately 658 thefts in Manitoba Liquor Marts reported to Winnipeg police. In 2018, the number jumped to 2,602 — a spike of nearly 300 percent.
The corporation lost roughly $800,000 worth of product last year.

Hak said that not all measures have been implemented yet as MLL continues to evaluate the impact of each deterrent, but additional measures will be introduced soon.

Premier Brain Pallister met with Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa earlier this week to try and find common ground on a proposed hydro line so Manitoba can sell surplus electricity to Minnesota.

The transmission corridor needs federal approval before it can go ahead.

The hydro line has met some objections from Indigenous groups around the province, who says their concerns haven’t been heard.

Trudeau’s government is concerned that with a hasty approval, the project could meet the same fate as the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, and end up in court.

Pallister pointed out that Winnipeg MP and Liberal minister Jim Carr has advocated for the project as it would make cross-border trade easier.

Manitoba Hydro generates more electricity than the province uses and some say selling it would be good for its bottom line.

Cats in Manitoba can no longer be declawed.

Declawing is a practice to surgically remove a cat’s claws by amputating the toe bones of the cat.

Typically a pet owner would request the operation to protect their furniture or clothing from being damaged by the claws.

Manitoba joins BC, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, New Brunswick, and Alberta in banning declawing.

Declawing cats has also been banned in 30 countries.

Last night a Manitoba First Nations Police officer responded to a disturbance in Waywayseecappo at the gaming centre.

In the parking lot, an altercation occurred between the officer and multiple suspects.

During the altercation, the officer was stabbed multiple times, he also discharged his weapon striking one of the suspects.

Additional MFNPS and RCMP officers responded to assist him.

After being treated for serious injuries, the 29-year-old officer was released from the hospital.

A 21-year-old male is currently in hospital in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound.

Manitoba RCMP is now investigating the stabbing of the officer as per the Provincial Police Services Act.

Numerous resources have been deployed, including officers from multiple detachments, Forensic Identification Services, and Major Crimes Services. Officers remain on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has initiated an investigation into the officer-involved shooting.

Five men have been arrested for sexually assaulting a woman near Riding Mountain National Park.

RCMP say the woman reported she had been sexually assaulted in a home in the RM of Harrison Park, just south of Riding Mountain National Park.

Police were called around 3 pm on Saturday, May 25th and all five suspects were arrested within 24 hours.

The suspects range in age from 23 to 27 years old and two are from Wawanesa, and Boissevain, while one is from Winnipeg.

The men have been released with a promise to appear in Minnedosa Provincial Court, August 27.

The RCMP haven't released any names because the men haven't been formally charged.

46-year-old Perez Cleveland will be locked away for a long time.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett.

Cleveland shared a home with Barrett and five other women, one of which was his adult daughter.

Court heard how Cleveland abused and manipulated Barrett and four of the women who were referred to as "sister wives”, before he killed Jennifer and put her in a barrel.

The barrel was found in the backyard of a home in Winnipeg`s Waverley Heights neighbourhood on December 1, 2016. Police say the barrel was filled with chemicals meant to speed up decomposition.

Four of the women that testified during the trial said Perez was initially charming, but he turned psychologically, physically abusive.

A 34-year-old woman who tried buying a car earlier this week in Brandon is in some big trouble.

The woman was in court yesterday facing charges that included possession of a false ID and methamphetamine.

When she went back to the Brandon Correctional Centre from court, it was discovered that she was at court under another false name.

The police and correctional centre then used the fingerprint database to find out who she actually was.

Her new charges now include Public Mischief, Impersonation, Obstruction of Justice, and Breach of Recognizance from previous court appearances.

This Saturday you can expect to see people cleaning the ditches along the highway from Swan River to Bowsman.

Angela Mullin, head leader of the Big Woody Light Horse and Beef Club, says the highway cleanup is a 4H project done every year with Manitoba Infrastructure.

High visibility vests, garbage, recycling, and clear bags will be provided to the group.

Mullin says they are taking part this year to give back to their community.

They will be cleaning 20 kilometres of highway and will receive 25 dollars for each kilometre from MI, totalling 500 dollars for their work.

They are receiving extra help from another club because members of that club wanted to be a part of the cleanup even though their club won’t be.

Mullin says they would welcome more help and you can give her a call at 204 238-4499 if you’re interested.