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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 18, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B2 B 2 TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 CITY & DISTRICT winnipegfreepress. com H O M E D E L I V E RY C U S T O M E R S Hospital Vacation Donation Program To be eligible for the Tim Horton’s weekly draw, simply call or email your vacation stop and restart date and advise us to donate your newspapers to a hospital. You will automatically be entered into the weekly draw to win 1 of 5 $ 20 Tim Hortons Gift Cards! Draw will take place every week on Friday and winner’s names will be announced every Saturday in the Winnipeg Free Press from June 6 to September 12, 2015. Please note: by donating, you will continue to receive full on- line access to the Winnipeg Free Press. Every time a subscriber donates their newspaper to a hospital, their name will automatically be entered into a draw for a trip for 2 to fabulous Las Vegas. Anyone donating for 6 consecutive days or longer will be entered twice. Draw will take place on October 13, 2015. Winner wil be announced in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 17, 2015. Going on holidays? • Consider donating your newspaper instead of stopping it. • Brighten a patient’s day through your generosity! • Pass your newspaper along and you could win a $ 20 Tim Hortons gift card as a thank you! Donatewhile BONUS DRAW on vacation and WIN A TRIP to D onv W WIN il nd t ed WIN A $ 20 TIMS CARD 5 DRAWS WEEKLY For more information Call: 204- 697- 7001 or 1- 800- 542- 8900 to notify us of your vacation stop and restart date, or go to winnipegfreepress. com / customer_ service/ Winnipeg Free Press general contest rules apply. WEEKLY DRAW By Mike McIntyre Woman attacked in the Village POLICE are cautioning against walking alone in the dark after a violent robbery in Osborne Village Sunday. A woman was walking in the 300 block of Stradbrook Avenue around 10: 45 p. m. when she was attacked from behind and knocked down by a man who demanded money, police said. The man fled after a passerby intervened. The victim didn’t need medical treatment. “ It was a fairly aggressive attack,” Winnipeg Police Service spokesman Const. Rob Carver said, urging pedestrians to walk in groups in well- lit areas and not to carry possessions that thieves may see as a target. The suspect is described as an aboriginal man in his mid- 20s, about 5- 10 with a slim build and black, bushy hair. He was wearing a black T- shirt and blue jean shorts. Cyclist sought in sex attack A daytime sexual assault in the Linden Woods area has prompted police to ask for the public’s help tracking down a cyclist. A woman was jogging along Waverley Street and McGillivray Boulevard around 12: 30 p. m. Saturday when a male cyclist rode by her and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as 18 to 25 years old, South Asian with black, short greasy hair with bangs pulled back. He had a thin build, weighing about 170 to 180 pounds, and was wearing plaid shorts and a red shirt. Police don’t believe this case is connected to other recently reported sexual assaults involving cyclists. Police rule out foul play in death FOUL play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was discovered Friday night in Fort Douglas Park. Police have identified the man, who was found near a walking path at Waterfront Drive and Galt Avenue around 10 p. m. Friday. The police service had previously asked for the public’s help identifying the man, who was described as Caucasian and between 50 and 60 years old. Police said their investigation is now closed. A Winnipeg man has admitted to a violent, unprovoked attack that left the victim suffering permanent brain damage. Sherman Kang, 30, pleaded guilty last week to aggravated assault for the December 2014 incident at a downtown apartment block. He is expected to be sentenced in October following completion of two court- ordered reports. One of them is studying Kang’s aboriginal background and whether his troubled upbringing should entitle him to any leniency, based on a Supreme Court ruling. The 51- year- old victim was beaten by Kang inside his Broadway suite, suffering extensive injuries including a fractured skull, broken jaw, broken nose and orbital fracture. He remains hospitalized, now nearly nine months later, and is still struggling to regain basic skills such as walking and talking. Kang went to the victim’s block and rang the front buzzer in an attempt to get inside to confront the man, who was described in court as an acquaintance. It was shortly after 3 a. m. The victim refused to allow entry, but the victim’s boyfriend decided to confront Kang at the main entrance. When the boyfriend opened the door, Kang responded with a sucker- punch that knocked the boyfriend unconscious. He then stormed up to the victim’s suite, where he delivered a “ severe beating,” according to the Crown. Kang fled the scene, and wasn’t arrested until this past spring. Police featured him in their February “ Most Wanted” list after issuing a warrant for his arrest. It’s not known if Crown and defence lawyers plan to make a joint recommendation on sentencing. The victim is expected to make an impact statement. He has recently started walking without the use of a cane and his verbal communication skills have improved significantly. He is expected to suffer some form of brain trauma for the rest of his life, although the full extent is not yet known. A WINNIPEG gang member suspected of playing a role in two homicides has been sentenced to two years in jail after police discovered cocaine during a traffic stop. Clayton Campeau, 35, was convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking following a trial earlier this year. Officers found him in 2012 with just over 12 grams of crack and powdered cocaine. He returned to court Monday for sentencing. Crown and defence lawyers made a joint recommendation for 22 months. But Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Dewar said that wasn’t sufficient, taking the rare step of going above what the lawyers requested. However, the addition of a couple of extra months is likely a small matter in the big picture. Campeau is still kneedeep in the criminal justice system, facing allegations he was involved in a pair of separate killings. Police arrested Campeau in February 2013, charging him with second- degree murder and attempted murder in the Dec. 31, 2011, shooting death of 46- year- old Michael Sinclair and the wounding of a 30- year- old woman. The killing happened following a New Year’s Eve party on Selkirk Avenue. Campeau allegedly fired several shots through the back of the home, striking the two victims. It took police more than 14 months of investigation before they finally identified Campeau as their prime suspect. In March 2014, police arrested Campeau for allegedly being involved in a 2006 cold- case killing in which the victim’s body was never found. Campeau was charged with accessory after the fact to murder. Steven Pelletier, 29, vanished after being lured into a home in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue. Police believe he was killed in the residence, his body then taken to a secluded area outside of the city and disposed of. Three other accused have been charged in the slaying. None of the pending allegations against Campeau has been proven and he is presumed innocent. Court heard Monday he has a tragic background filled with abuse and neglect that contributed to him becoming a prominent member of the Indian Posse gang. Crown and defence lawyers said his background, combined with the small amount of drugs he was caught with in 2012, played a role in them recommending a sentence on the “ lower end” of the scale for possession. www. mikeoncrime. com Man pleads guilty to violent assault; victim suffered brain trauma Gangster jailed for drug offence In Brief COLIN CORNEAU / BRANDON SUN Gone fishin’ A trio sets out on a canoe Monday morning on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. B_ 02_ Aug- 18- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B2 8/ 17/ 15 9: 32: 59 PM

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