The rain didn’t stop campers this May long weekend. The number of campers was up 7% from last year. 19 people were evicted from campgrounds over bad behaviour.
The rain did help out with the wildfires burning in the southeast of the province. Firefighting crews are still working on hot spots, but the fires are being held and fire and travel restrictions have been lifted in provincial parks and campgrounds.
RCMP say they’ve arrested a man for a Leaf Rapids assault that turned into a homicide. 3 people were assaulted and Garfield Baker, 39, died of his injuries.
A 19 year old was stabbed getting off the bus near Portage and Garry Street but is listed in stable condition.
There was a fire early Sunday morning at an Osborne Street Apartment and a garage fire on Manitoba Avenue early Monday morning. The Arson Stike Force is investigating both.
A hearing is being held in a judicial sex scandal. Back in ’07, Alexander Chapman wanted a divorce but claims his divorce lawyer, Jack King, gave him photos of King’s wife naked and in bondage gear. King was reprimanded for it, but his wife, Lori Douglas, had become a judge. The inquiry could see Douglas losing her job as a judge. Chapman says the “chronic stress” of what happened to him made him lose his job.
Rich North and Chris Vogel, local GLBT pioneers and longtime community leaders, will lead this year’s Pride Parade on June 3.
A 6.0 earthquake in Italy may have the price of your Parmesan cheese going up. 30 thousand wheels of cheese were damaged in a quake that killed 7 people and displaced 4500.
Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, has changed his status from “in a relationship” to “married.” He invited just under a hundred friends to a party at his place to celebrate his girlfriend becoming Dr. Priscilla Chan but surprised them with a wedding instead.
Robin Gibbs of Bee Gees has died at 62 after an extended battle with colorectal cancer.
Breaking Bad, the Emmy-winning show on AMC, will premiere July 15th for the fifth and final season.