Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police service

Manitoba Liberals announce justice policy: Manitoba provincial police serviceWinnipeg – Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says that a Manitoba Liberal Government will address the gaps in police services in rural and northern Manitoba with the creation of a provincially-run police service, a Manitoba Police Service. “For too long, Manitoba has had some of the highest crime rates in Canada. Under the PCs cuts and…

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between July 1-7, 2019. During this time police responded to 337 calls for service. Traffic violations 65        Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2          Vehicle Collisions 6          Impaired Drivers…

RCMP report June 10-16

RCMP report June 10-16The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-06-10 and 2019-06-16. During this time period, police responded to 319 calls for service.   Traffic violations 34 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 2 Vehicle Collisions 4…

Pierre Trudeau’s Cold War dossier shouldn’t have been destroyed

CSIS decision is an affront to historical study, denying us deeper understanding of both the former prime minister and the RCMP

Pierre Trudeau’s Cold War dossier shouldn’t have been destroyedThere’s a new Trudeau story in the news. It doesn’t have anything to do with the current prime minister for a change, but rather his late father. The Canadian Press’s Jim Bronskill wrote on June 15 that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service destroyed a Cold War dossier related to the late former prime minister Pierre…

March to Portage cenotaph honours military sacrifice

March to Portage cenotaph honours military sacrifice

March to Portage cenotaph honours military sacrificeMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen On June 6, 75 years ago boys who signed up to fight in World War II were called upon to fight like men with orders to storm the beaches at Normandy. On June 6, 2019 to honour their bravery and how it helped shape the world, veterans, the RCMP, the…

Trudeau’s sunny ways are turning into dark days

Will the Norman affair have more political impact than SNC-Lavalin when voters head to the polls this fall?

Trudeau’s sunny ways are turning into dark daysWhat will be the bigger political scandal involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government? SNC-Lavalin is well out in front, but the Norman affair is slowly starting to catch up. It all begins with a $668-million deal signed by former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper with the Quebec-based shipbuilding company Chantier Davie Canada…

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking the public for any information following a stabbing incident on May 7. RCMP were called at approximately 9:55 a.m. to a report of a male who was seen bleeding on 3 St. N.W. in Portage la Prairie. Police did not immediately locate a victim, but evidence from the scene…

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costs

The province needs to get its house in order. That means, among other things, good old-fashioned police work

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costsBritish Columbia is hardly a tax haven in the mould of Panama, yet organized crime has still established a foothold for laundering,– according to some estimates, $1 billion or more a year. Until last year, despite mounting activity, the problem flew under the radar. Now several reports have made their way to the media and…

Only Trudeau could cause a PR nightmare while joining a relief effort

What would possess the ‘selfie PM’ to smile for the cameras at a flood zone with people’s lives hanging in the balance?

Only Trudeau could cause a PR nightmare while joining a relief effortThere are pros and cons to a national leader appearing at a natural disaster. For every act of goodwill, someone will question the motive behind this visit. For every bead of sweat on the brow, someone will wonder if he or she wouldn’t rather be somewhere else. By and large, the positives far outweigh the…

Taking offence for all the wrong reasons

Why can't we just say what we mean and leave off the attention-seeking hyperbole?

Taking offence for all the wrong reasonsThe pressing need to create an existential crisis on every topic has gripped both our media outlets and social media sites. Serious words have been stripped of all meaning. It’s impossible to have a practical discussion on any topic on social media. Some outlets, in an effort to be heard and seen above the cacophony,…
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