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City Closes Gyms

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg has closed five of its employee fitness centres. This after gym owners got upset that the city was operating its facilities but their businesses were forced to close under COVID-19 restrictions. The city says it got the green light from the province several months ago but Dr. Brent Roussin…

New Buses At Winnipeg Transit

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries says it’s on board to expand Winnipeg Transit’s fleet with 32 40-foot buses. The agreement includes an option for the contract to be lengthened by another five years, and would produce vehicles with “clean diesel” engines that the company says are “virtually smoke-free.” The company says over the last…

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City Closes Gyms

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg has closed five of its employee fitness centres. This after gym owners got upset that the city was operating its facilities but their businesses were forced to close under COVID-19 restrictions. The city says it got the green light from the province several months ago but Dr. Brent Roussin…

New Buses At Winnipeg Transit

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries says it’s on board to expand Winnipeg Transit’s fleet with 32 40-foot buses. The agreement includes an option for the contract to be lengthened by another five years, and would produce vehicles with “clean diesel” engines that the company says are “virtually smoke-free.” The company says over the last…

Nygard Back In Court

WINNIPEG - Fashion mogul Peter Nygard will be in a Winnipeg courtroom again today for the start of a two day bail hearing. The 79 year old's lawyer says he's in poor health and at risk of contracting COVID-19 behind bars which would kill him. Nygard's doctor says he has a number of health issues…

Florists Blooming Despite COVID

WINNIPEG - Data from two horticultural organizations is showing continued flourishing of Manitoba florists and garden centres despite COVID-19 response impacting many other industries. Several florists throughout Winnipeg are pointing to increased sales since the start of the pandemic, throughout several changes in rules around what businesses could be open and how they were allowed…

Your Input On Parking Wanted

WINNIPEG - If you’ve ever parked your vehicle in Winnipeg on a regular basis, chances are you’ve had a bone to pick with someone or something at some point. Now’s your chance to speak out about what you think it will take to improve how people park in the city. The municipal government is looking…

It's Blue Monday

WINNIPEG - It's Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. Most experts agree it's just a marketing gimmick but there may actually be something to it this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Those same experts say one of the best ways to counter a mid-winter seasonal slump is to exercise, even…

Possible Exposures

WINNIPEG - Here are the most recent possible exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg, as provided by provincial public health officials.

Neil Young Poster

WINNIPEG - Born to parents who married in Winnipeg, Neil Young is regarded as one of the most legendary musicians of all time. Young was born in Ontario but moved back here with his mom when he was in his teens after his parents divorced. During his youth, Young fell in love with music and…

Home Invasion Sentences

WINNIPEG - Sentences have been handed out in a horrible home invasion in Winnipeg two years ago. 17 year old Jaime Adao Jr. was stabbed to death while on the phone with 911 when two men broke into the family home. His grandmother was asleep in her bedroom. 31 year old Ronald Bruce Chubb will…

Protest Expected At Jets Game

WINNIPEG - With the Jets starting their shortened season tonight, a number of Manitobans plan to be protesting along the sidewalks surrounding Bell MTS Place when the puck drops at 7. Calling themselves “Freedom 4 MB,” the group says if the Jets can play, they should be allowed to play also. Just five days before…

911 Hero Saves Life

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg woman is crediting an emergency line operator for potentially saving her son’s life after he had overdosed on opioids. Heather Witherden says she found her 25-year-old son unresponsive and called 911. Naloxone - a medication that counteracts the effects of opioid use - was found nearby, and the operator explained to…

Maples & Parkview COVID-Free

WINNIPEG - Two more Manitoba facilities that had been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic have had their outbreaks declared over. Revera, which owns Maples and Parkview Place Personal Care Homes in Winnipeg, says the outbreaks that left more than 80 residents at both homes dead have now come to an end. Staff say they’re…

Polar Vortex Coming

WINNIPEG - Unseasonably warm temperatures continue but not for much longer. Winnipeg is expecting a high of +1 today but by early next week, Environment Canada is calling for more normal temps. EC's senior climatologist David Phillips says a polar vortex, arctic cold air, is on the way. He says we can expect daytime highs…

Carr Back In Cabinet

WINNIPEG - Jim Carr is back in Cabinet. The Winnipeg South Centre MP stepped down as the minister of international trade diversification after being diagnosed with cancer during the federal election campaign in 2019. He's one of four MP's who were shuffled yesterday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Carr was named the special representative for…

177 In A 70!

WINNIPEG - Police continue to see too much excessive speeding. Like this driver who officers caught doing 177 kilometres an hour in a 70 zone on Saturday morning on Mollard Road in Winnipeg. Cops say there's just no excuse for it. This guy even had his wife and kids with him. His license will now…

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