Angela Johnston

CBC Manitoba

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U.S. prosecutors request more time to prepare case against former Manitoba reservist, Patrik Mathews

U.S. prosecutors say more time is needed to work through the “voluminous” evidence in the complex case against an alleged white supremacist group member and former Manitoba reservist, Patrik Mathews.

Ex-reservist Patrik Mathews and others planned violent revolution, U.S. prosecutors say

A former army reservist and two other alleged members of a violent neo-Nazi group discussed "executing" a police officer to steal his weapons and "committing targeted acts of violence" at Monday's pro-gun rally in Virginia, according to documents filed Tuesday in a Maryland court.

FBI arrests reveal shocking details in case against former Canadian reservist Patrik Mathews

FBI officers have arrested more alleged members of a racially motivated and violent extremist group that a former Manitoba reservist has been accused of recruiting for — and court documents tell a chilling tale that includes plans to murder a married couple and overthrow the U.S. government.

Safe parcel drops aim to thwart thefts during busy holiday season

During a busy holiday season when the number of parcel deliveries is spiking, some Winnipeg stores and community centres are trying to foil delivery thefts by offering safe drop zones for packages.

'Some of us could have died': Unease remains in northern Manitoba following RCMP report on B.C. suspects

New RCMP details about the massive search in northern Manitoba for two B.C. homicide suspects have brought relief and closure to some residents, but also a chilling confirmation of how close danger loomed during the manhunt.

Fox Lake, Man., residents welcome RCMP presence amid search for homicide suspects

Residents of a small, remote Manitoba First Nation say they are relieved to have RCMP officers door knocking in their community, which some people haven't left in days due to safety concerns in the massive search for two B.C. homicide suspects.

Majority of Canadians against accepting more refugees, poll suggests

A pre-election survey conducted for CBC News suggests Canadians are divided on immigration and do not think Canada should accept more refugees.

Farming project helps Yazidi refugees return to roots

A farming project for Yazidi refugees in Manitoba that aims to bring the local community together and bolster their food security is undergoing a big expansion this year.

No stone left unturned: MMIWG families skeptical police will change

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have little faith the national inquiry's recommendations on policing will make a big difference, but the RCMP says it has already made improvements in the way these cases are investigated.

Frost warnings thwart long weekend gardening plans in western Manitoba, Interlake

It's May long weekend, but if your plans include gardening you may want to reconsider.

'We're scared, obviously': Japanese worry over growing North Korean nuclear threats

North Korea's nuclear missile development program and war of words with the U.S. has meant booming business for bomb-shelter builders in Japan, an industry that many associate with the Cold War.

RCMP bracing for more border crossers amid community concerns

Manitoba RCMP's commanding officer, Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, says his force is doing its due diligence on the border and has added more resources to this area.

Some Standing Rock protesters undeterred by Trump's pipeline order

"There's nothing stronger than prayers," says Standing Rock protester Travis Harden, undeterred by Donald Trump's executive memo ordering expedited approval of the Dakota Access pipeline. Protest numbers in North Dakota have dwindled, but many continue their fight against a project they say would threaten drinking water and cultural sites.

N.D. Indigenous leader willing to support future pipeline fights

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault, who has been at the centre of a contentious pipeline debate in North Dakota, says he's willing to support future pipeline fights — including those in Canada.

'I'm here until they're done': Standing Rock protesters savour a victory, but not packing up just yet

A decision to deny permission for the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline to be built under a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was cause for celebration, but it seems unlikely protesters will leave the site anytime soon.