Wednesday Mar 5
Fire chiefs urge Manitoba to re-instate STARS air ambulance
A STARS air ambulance lands on the Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie in August to transport an injured man to hospital.
MP Glover calls on province to appeal Greyhound killer's increased freedom
Manitoba MP Shelly Glover is blasting the provincial Crown attorney's office for not objecting to enhanced freedoms for Vince Li, the mentally ill man found not criminally responsible for a random killing on board a Greyhound bus.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Portage plant will still go to pot, despite opposition
Opposition to a proposed medical marijuana plant in Portage la Prairie has failed to stop the project, which could now start construction in April.
Man who beheaded bus passenger gets unescorted trips from mental hospital
Less than a year after passing a "painful" budget, the Alberta government Wednesday revealed the province brought in $2.7 billion more than expected in the first nine months of the fiscal year, and will post a $1.2-billion operating surplus.
The Winnipeg Free Press
No shortage of investors for future urban reserves, conference told
First Nations set out a road map Wednesday on how they could develop four urban reserves over the next two years in and around Winnipeg and generate $40 million from the combined 242 hectares.
Cops find stolen guns on First Nation
RCMP officers, the Integrated Gang Intelligence Unit, the National Weapons Enforcement Team and the Dakota Ojibway Police Service seized at least seven firearms following raids on a pair of homes on Sandy Bay First Nation on Saturday.
Bus killer Vince Li's hospital privileges to be reviewed
Vince Li has been a patient in a mental health hospital in Selkirk, Man., since being found not criminally responsible for beheading Tim McLean aboard a Greyhound bus in 2008.
Changes urged after woman strangled by wheelchair seatbelt
A seatbelt used to secure a woman in her wheelchair at a Manitoba care facility strangled her in 2011.
Earlier this week, the province announced plans to spend $213 million on improving the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border.
Manitoba commits $213M to upgrade stretch of Trans-Canada
The Manitoba says it is making the largest-ever investment in the Trans-Canada Highway since its construction more than 40 years ago.