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120 Kids' Suicide Notes Lead to This Musician's Inked Arm

Robb Nash wants to show other teens that they're not alone

(Newser) - Robb Nash and his band are known for not only playing concerts in schools and detention centers across Canada, but also for digging deep with teens about mental illness and self-harm. After he performs, the Winnipeg musician is often approached and handed suicide notes by young listeners who relate... More »

Dad Patrols Streets After Losing Son to Drunk Driver

Les Yasinsky patrols Winnipeg's streets on weekends

(Newser) - There's an extra set of eyes watching for drunk drivers in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, and they don't belong to a police officer. Les Yasinsky spends most Friday and Saturday nights staked out near bars looking for people who "are falling over drunk and … get... More »

Cops Sorry for Blaring X-Rated Helicopter Chat

It was broadcast over large parts of Winnipeg

(Newser) - "Does the Winnipeg chopper realize the entire West End can hear their convo about blow jobs right now?" a woman in the Canadian city tweeted Monday night—and the answer, apparently, was no. Large parts of the city were able to listen in on an explicit conversation between two... More »

Woman Charged With Hiding 6 Dead Infants in Locker

Tests underway to determine whether Andrea Giesbrecht is mother

(Newser) - Police in Winnipeg have charged a 40-year-old woman with six counts of concealing a body after they found the remains of six infants in a storage locker she rented. But the Toronto Star reports that it could be months before forensic tests determine how the babies died and whether Andrea... More »

4 Dead Infants Found in Storage Locker

Winnipeg cops probing gruesome find

(Newser) - Employees who opened what U-Haul says was a "delinquent storage locker" at a Winnipeg facility made a horrifying find: the bodies of four babies in various stages of decomposition. Police are investigating what sources tell the CBC was a "gruesome" scene, like something out of a horror movie.... More »

Driver Stops Bus—to Give Away His Shoes

Winnipeg transit driver pulls over to help barefoot man

(Newser) - It was no big deal, insists Winnipeg bus driver Kris Doubledee, but his act of kindness is resonating in the city and beyond. When Doubledee saw a man walking barefoot downtown, he stopped his bus, got out—and gave the man his shoes. Then he got back on the bus... More »

Facebook Flags Chats of Alleged Sex Predator

Suspect arrested in Canada after conversations with girl, 13

(Newser) - Employees at Facebook helped nab an accused sexual predator after his computer chats raised red flags. The suspect, a 25-year-old male, was engaging in explicit chats with a 13-year-old girl, which caught the attention of Facebook staffers who alerted Winnipeg police. Authorities arrested the man, though not until after he... More »

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