Teen charged in one of two Bloodvein First Nation homicides

A 52-year-old man was killed Saturday and his home set on fire, while a 31-year-old man was stabbed to death on Monday.
RCMP are investigating a crash between a school bus and semi-trailer unit in western Manitoba. (CBC)

Arrests have been made in connection to two recent homicides during a violent weekend on Manitoba's Bloodvein First Nation, including at least one 17-year-old man.

Cliff Malnyk, 52, was killed and his home set on fire on Saturday.

On Monday, a 31-year-old man was found injured on a trail in the community. He was taken to the nursing station where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Roland Hamilton told CBC News that man was stabbed to death, which was later confirmed by RCMP.

On Wednesday RCMP said they had laid second-degree murder charges against a 17-year-old man in the case.

No information has been released about who was arrested in the homicide of Cliff Malnyk.

RCMP have not said if the two homicides are connected in any way.

Bloodvein First Nation is located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, along the Bloodvein River, about 250 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.