James Turner

James Turner is a former courts and crime reporter for various Manitoba media outlets, including CBC Manitoba. He now teaches journalism and photography at Red River College.

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Winnipeg woman faces $30K cost to replace 'living, breathing miracle' service dog

Sam Dubas credits her medical assistance dog Molly with saving her life over and over, but Molly's retirement looms and Dubas is facing challenges, financial and otherwise, in securing a replacement.

The Forks attack victims were Ukrainian refugees new to Winnipeg

Two young men who recently fled the war in Ukraine to find a better life in Winnipeg were victims of a violent attack at The Forks district on Canada Day, according to a couple who came to their aid.

Man serving life for killing Simone Sanderson seeks new trial — 4 years later

A man convicted and sentenced to life in prison nearly four years ago for the murder of a young Indigenous woman in Winnipeg is only now stepping forward to appeal for a new trial. 

Killer of 3 homeless Winnipeggers appeals consecutive sentences in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Lawyers for homeless serial killer John Paul Ostamas have filed notice with the top Manitoba court they want to see his sentence reviewed in light of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that struck down what's called "parole stacking" for multiple murders. 

Man who posted nudes of ex on Twitter for revenge given 9 months in jail

A Manitoba man has been sentenced to nine months in jail after uploading intimate photos of his ex-girlfriend to Twitter in an act of revenge.

Sentence for ex-Mountie exposes 'two-tier justice system,' Manitoba prosecutors claim

Police officers have for too long benefited from lenient punishments when they are convicted of crimes and it’s eroding public trust in Canada that justice will be done, according to Manitoba Crown prosecutors.

'We need to lock down': Manitoba doctors react to updated public health restrictions

Doctors on the front lines of Manitoba’s pandemic fight say updated public health restrictions announced Monday don’t go far enough and officials seem to be making a bad bet COVID-19 won’t overwhelm the healthcare system in coming weeks. 

Bar owner, restaurateur lament new Manitoba liquor sale, capacity restrictions

It's not shaping up to be a happy new year once again for bar owners and restaurateurs in Manitoba, after the province introduced new public health restrictions that further cap gathering sizes and put the sale of alcohol on a curfew. 

Judge recommends information-sharing changes after Winnipeg man's in-custody death

Greater communication and sharing of health-related information between police, health-care and corrections workers may not have ultimately saved Richard Kakish’s life, but a Manitoba judge is recommending significant changes in case it may save someone else’s in the future. 

Winnipeg residents say promises broken over development of Komagata Maru memorial park

A tight-knit group of residents in Winnipeg’s northwest have turned to open public protest in order to see a long-ago promised commemorative park finally take shape in their area. 

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