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WITH Roxy Lanes set to close Saturday, city councillors are considering steps to keep the 93-year-old East Kildonan building intact.

A new motion calls for the city director of planning, property and development to consider nominating the 385 Henderson Hwy. structure to Winnipeg’s list of historical resources. If it is added, the building would be protected against demolition.

The motion from Elmwood-East Kildonan Coun. Jason Schreyer notes the building opened as the Roxy Theatre in 1929, before being converted into the bowling alley in 1960.

The East Kildonan-Transcona community committee voted in favour of the motion Monday, which would also require approval from council’s property and development committee.

If the director does nominate the structure for a heritage designation, the Elmwood neighbourhood building will be assessed in a report and require further votes at city hall.

RCMP in Virden are investigating numerous break-and-enters in rural, western Manitoba communities that are believed to be connected.

On April 20, Virden RCMP were called to multiple break-ins at businesses in Kola, Pierson and Virden. A thief or thieves had damaged doors and windows and stole property, police said Monday.

RCMP found similar break-in reports in Brandon and Maryfield, Sask., where a surveillance camera caught a similar suspect and vehicle.

Police handout photos show a white, fourdoor SUV. A suspect in the photos appears to be a white man with dark hair, glasses and a medium build.

RCMP ask anyone with information about the suspects or vehicle to call the local detachment at 204-748-2135 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or online at

SELKIRK RCMP arrested a suspect after an attempted break-and-enter at a home on Highway 9 in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews early Sunday.

Officers went to the house shortly before 7 a.m., where the homeowner said a person had tried to break in but wasn’t successful. The suspect reportedly broke into a detached garage on the property and fled on foot.

Officers determined a suspect was likely at a business across the street; they located a man inside the bathroom.

Jordan Blahitka, 26, of Selkirk, has been charged with breaking and entering with intent, possessing property obtained by crime and three counts of failing to comply.

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