A highway signal worker has died after being hit by a car east of the city. Oakbank RCMP say a Chrylser Intrepid was north on highway 207 yesterday afternoon when it struck a female signal person working in a construction zone. The 21 year old woman from Winnipeg was transported to hospital by ambulance, but later died. The Mounties say the driver of the car was a 67 year old man. An investigation is now underway.
Child Find Manitoba has issued a warning to the public about a magazine subscription scam. The group has gotten numerous calls in recent days about youths going door to door in rural areas, fraudulently claiming to be selling magazine subscriptions in support of Child Find. But officials with the agency say they don’t do door to door campaign’s, and they know nothing about the people trying to sell the magazines.
That 18 year old man we first told you about yesterday is now facing 25 charges after tormenting a city family in a home invasion on the weekend. Police say the attack was completely random and the victims didn’t know the intruder. Fortunately, the family managed to eventually overpower the suspect and held him until officers arrived.
Colonel Russell Williams days in the Canadian Forces are officially numbered. The chief of Defence staff says after the former commander is sent to jail for 2 murders and other crimes, he’ll be kicked out of the military. In fact, the government says they’re working as quickly as possible to get em out, but can’t really do much until there’s a formal conviction.
The feds are working overtime to make sure Americans get the facts straight about the origins of those behind the 9-11 attacks. In fact, former Premier, and now U.S. Ambassador, Gary Doer tried to make that point to Nevada’s Republican Senate candidate, Sharon Angle yesterday. She had said recently that the terrorists came through, or across the Canadian border before the attacks. Doer has since however, set her straight.
Well no change in interest rates is expected today when the central bank announces its latest key lending rate. The bank is being urged to hold the line on rate hikes, which could make things more costly for Canadians dealing with rising debt-loads, as well as pushing our dollar even higher.
And winning a silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics hasn’t given the Canadian women’s curling team an edge when it comes to sponsorship. Skip Cheryl Bernard and her teammates have actually been forced to launch an advertising blitz to gain a new sponsor for the upcoming season. Starting today, billboards will dot major routes in Calgary with a photo of Team Bernard, with the message, SPONSORS WANTED….HURRY HARD !
Cha-ching for Apple. Some incredible earning results yesterday from the tech heavyweight. Apple says their net income for the past quarter was up by 70 per cent, thanks to big sales on I-Phones and I-Pads.
And Levi Johnston continues to look for another 15 minutes of fame. Now, the former fiancée of Bristol Palin, has decided he’s gonna run for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. But, when grilled on the t.v. show, “The View” yesterday about his mayoral ambitions, Johnston said there are really no qualifications to hold the job that Sarah Palin once had, and as a result he doesn’t even have a plan on what he would do if he won the Mayor’s chair.