An inmate who died inside the Brandon Correctional Centre on Sunday was a high-ranking member of the Rock Machine, sources have confirmed to the Free Press.

Jean Paul Beaumont is a long-standing Manitoba biker who previously was linked to the Hells Angels, only to go over to their emerging rival gang last year. He was a key player in several violent incidents during the summer of 2011 and had served as the sergeant-at-arms of the Rock Machine.  READ ON

He is one of Winnipeg's most curious criminal enigmas: a longtime biker with a reputation for irrational, often bizarre behaviour.

And now Kevin Sylvester is back in jail, accused of a seemingly random attack that has caught the eye of police, justice officials and organized-crime experts across the country.  READ ON

SLOWLY but surely, the groundwork is being laid for Winnipeg to become a global centre for a biomass manufacturing industry.

The fact that such an industry does not exist anywhere in Canada is just another detail the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) -- which is at the heart of those efforts -- is working through.  READ ON

A pack of motorcyclists is preparing to roll in memory of their friend's last ride.

About three dozen motorcycle enthusiasts have signed up to drive from Winnipeg to North Dakota on Sunday to remember 42-year-old Michael Roberge.  READ ON

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