2 adults, 3 children killed in house fire northwest of Edmonton
Five people, including three children, died in a house fire Thursday in a small hamlet northwest of Edmonton. Firefighters and police were called to a home in Rochfort Bridge at 4 p.m. local time, but despite "extensive efforts" the house was destroyed, RCMP said Friday in a news release.The fire is not believed to be suspicious, said Cpl. Greg Anderson with Mayerthorpe RCMP. A family member has confirmed to CBC News the deceased were Marvin and Janet Gibbs and their three grandchildren.Police have not confirmed the ages or names of the victims. At 1:30 a.m.
MANITOBA (NEWS 1130) – Some heartfelt messages of condolences are being sent to RCMP officers in Manitoba after an officer was killed Friday. The police officer was killed in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway while on duty Friday afternoon.
WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Mountie is dead following a crash on the Perimeter Highway. RCMP say the collision happened Friday afternoon on the highway that surrounds Winnipeg. Police say the officer was on duty at the time. RCMP say they are deeply saddened and their thoughts are with his family.
Winnipeg police lined Portage Avenue with cruiser cars outside of the Manitoba RCMP headquarters Saturday in a display of solidarity after RCMP Const. Allan Poapst was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening.
But it wasn't just Winnipeg police showing support for the colleagues and loved ones of the 49-year-old father of three who died just five days shy of completing 13 years of duty.
Man shot and killed by RCMP in Cochrane after standoff
One man is dead after being shot by RCMP outside his home in Cochrane on Friday night. Shortly after 7 p.m., RCMP say they were called to the man's residence after hearing concerns about his well-being, and that of his partner. He was believed to have multiple firearms in the house, according to a release.When officers arrived, the man barricaded himself in his home, according to RCMP, and a negotiator was unable to convince the man to exit."Alternate means" were then used to try and get the man to exit the home, but were similarly unsuccessful.
A Manitoba RCMP officer is dead following a head-on crash on the North Perimeter Highway Friday. The tragic collision happened around 5 p.m. near "We are deeply saddened to announce that one of our officers died in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway this afternoon while on duty.
WINNIPEG -- An on-duty RCMP officer who died in a collision on Manitoba ’s Perimeter Highway Friday afternoon has been remembered by his colleagues as a committed officer , father and as a huge sports fan. In a news conference Saturday, RCMP said Const. Allan Poapst was killed when a truck
Manitoba institutions spoke out, offering condolences for the RCMP and Poapst's family. Police departments and unions nationwide offered solidarity to Manitoba RCMP.
"It hits everyone hard who's part of this profession," said Winnipeg Police Service Const. Rob Carver, noting he's seen support from police across the continent.
"We want to make sure that everybody there and RCMP officers, not only in Manitoba but across the country, know that our hearts go out to them. That could be one of our officers next time — they would do the same thing."
The thoughts and prayers of the, , and entire True North Sports + Ent. organization go out to Cst. Allan Poapst’s family during this difficult time.
Officer killed in Perimeter Highway collision 'will never be forgotten': Manitoba RCMP assistant commissioner
Const. Allan Poapst was five days away from marking 13 years with the RCMP when he was killed on-duty Friday in a collision with a pickup truck on Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said at a news conference on Saturday."He was a dedicated officer who worked hard to serve Manitobans," RCMP Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy said at a news conference on Saturday, at times speaking through tears.
RCMP Manitoba said one of their officers died on duty Friday. Late Friday night on Twitter, police said the officer was killed in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway. The RCMP tweeted its thoughts were with his family during this difficult time and more information will be released Saturday.
RCMP say one of their officers was killed while on duty in a motor vehicle collision on the Perimeter Highway Friday afternoon. (Trevor Brine/CBC). RCMP officers were on scene, investigating the crash. A tweet sent by RCMP Manitoba late Friday night said an officer was killed while on duty in a
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets)
Manitoban politicians offered support too.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Cst. Allan Poapst. Sending my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fellow officers. May the memories and laughs shared be a comfort during this terrible time.
— Marty Morantz (@marty_morantz)
Premier Brian Pallister and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman tweeted their condolences and gratitude to Poapst and RCMP for their service.
Man charged after Alberta RCMP officer attacked with machete .
A 28-year-old man is facing several charges after an Alberta RCMP officer was attacked with a machete over the weekend. Shortly after midnight Saturday, two Athabasca RCMP officers were on patrol on the Jean Baptiste Gambler No. 183 reserve near Calling Lake. The officers came upon and man and woman walking along Park Drive who were known to police and wanted on outstanding warrants, RCMP said in a media release Monday morning.RCMP said the officers stopped the patrol vehicle, got out and informed the pair they were under arrest. The man and woman fled, according to police.