Riley Laychuk

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Manitoba man jailed after judge says 'justified' self-defence went too far, killing home intruder

A Manitoba judge says a man was justified in trying to defend himself from a late-night intruder, but sentenced him to jail time for killing the intruder when he took his defence too far.

Forest to fashion: Manitoba handbag designer's work up for international award

Adam French says he's been creative for as long as he can remember. Now, one of the Manitoba handbag designer's creations is up for a major international award.

Police officer stabbed, man shot in altercation on Waywayseecappo First Nation

A police officer was stabbed multiple times before shooting the man accused of attacking him during an altercation in Waywayseecappo First Nation Wednesday night, the province's police watchdog says.

5 men arrested after woman sexually assaulted near Riding Mountain National Park

Five men have been arrested after a woman told RCMP she was sexually assaulted by the group near Riding Mountain National Park last weekend.

Province to hire 10 new paramedics for western Manitoba

The provincial government is hiring 10 new paramedics to staff ambulances in western Manitoba. 

Premier Pallister hints at fall election during stop in Brandon

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has dropped another hint that Manitobans will elect a new provincial government this fall.

Gambler First Nation breaks ground on 1st urban reserve in Brandon, Man.

Ground was broken Friday on a multimillion-dollar development on the site of Brandon’s first urban reserve.

Brandon rebuilds after 2018 blaze that destroyed 3 buildings, ruined Massey Manor

On the outside, the scars are still visible on Brandon’s Massey Manor.  Dozens of windows boarded up, construction fencing around the parking lot and an empty playground — all reminders of the tragedy that struck the city’s downtown on May 19, 2018.

Mother apologizes after admitting to killing toddler following night of drinking

A mother apologized in a Brandon courtroom on Wednesday after admitting to killing her son after a night of drinking. 

Teen charged after 4 overnight fires damage 3 homes in Brandon

A teenager has been charged in connection with four separate fires in Brandon early Friday.

Manitoba teen credits dog with saving her life as blaze destroys family home

A teenager from Sidney, Man., credits her dog with waking her up and saving her after her family’s house caught fire last week. 

Manitobans say changes to federal loan program a 'Band-Aid' solution for canola farmers

Canola producers can now access up to $1 million, with the first $500,000 interest-free up from a maximum of $400,000 with 100-thousand interest-free., federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. 

Lyme disease threat increasing in Manitoba as black-legged tick population expands north

While the warm, mostly dry weather has helped dry out fields and keep the Red River from reaching feared flood levels, it has brought another yearly occurrence — deer ticks and an increasing threat of Lyme disease.

Manitoba ag minister 'not real pleased with where we're at' as canola dispute with China drags on

As producers prepare to begin spring seeding, Manitoba’s agriculture minister wants to see more focus on repairing trade with China in the midst of a dispute over canola seed that has now spanned almost two months.

Manitoba 'will win' carbon tax challenge if forced to proceed, Pallister says

Manitoba’s premier says the province stands to win if it proceeds with a legal challenge against the federal government over its carbon tax.