Winnipeg police say the two people found dead in a Jefferson Ave. apartment Saturday was a murder-suicide. Three out of the Winnipeg’s seven homicides this year are domestic-related incidents. There were also charges laid yesterday for another deadly domestic dispute. 23-year-old Leanne McLean was murdered on Dauphin River First Nation and her boyfriend is now charged in connection with the case.
An 84-year-old woman has died after a house fire in Brandon, Sunday. It’s believed the fire started in the basement and police do not consider it to be suspicious.
Sunday morning, Winnipeg police responded to a break and enter at a home on Polson Avenue in the North End and found three women with stab wounds. Police have made an undisclosed number of arrests, and suspects are in custody.
A 56-year-old man has been charged with careless driving causing death after a 66-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in December on Maryland Street.
He went to extraordinary means to disguise what he looked like from reporters and the public, but Graham James mug shot has been leaked. His shaved head is almost gaunt, very different from the puffy, heavy-set man most of us remember. James is eligible for day parole in September, when he will have served six months, and full parole in November.
Ontario’s highest court will decided this morning if Canada’s anti-prostitution laws are constitutional. The Appeal Court is, basically, deciding whether three laws put prostitutes in danger: the laws that ban brothels, soliciting and living on the avails of the trade.
A wildcat strike by disgruntled Air Canada ground crew workers came to an end Friday morning, but it wasn’t until Saturday that a group of Manitoba high school students were finally able to get on board a flight for Europe. They had been stranded at the airport in Winnipeg for 24 hours. The unauthorized strike forced Air Canada to cancel or delay dozens of flights in and out of Toronto and Montreal, which meant four Winnipeg flights were cancelled.
The line up for this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival in Bird’s Hill Park has been announced: Feist will kick off the festival on Wednesday, July 4, while Iron and Wine will close it Sunday night. Early bird tickets are on sale until April 30 and you can see the full details at Winnipeg Folk Festival website.
Back in 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis married his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown. 55-years later he is engaged to Myra’s younger brother’s ex-wife Judith Brown. Even Hollywood can’t make this up!
It was a race between a Canadian director and a British knight, but yesterday James Cameron beat Sir Richard Branson to became the first person to reach the Earth’s deepest point. He spend about 3 hours exploring and filming over ten thousand metres underwater in the Mariana Trench, which is more than 1.6 kilometers deeper than Mount Everest is tall.
The Hunger Games had the third biggest movie opening of all time, bringing in $155 million dollars. Only last year’s Harry Potter finale and 2008’s Dark Knight have opened higher.
Bret Michaels has got a pack of special guests on his upcoming solo album “Get Your Rock On.” Joe Perry, Ace Frehley from Kiss and Michael Anthony from Van Halen, even Loretta Lynn and Jimmy Buffett are on the album out this summer.