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Story Posts Project Launches in Downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The Story Posts Project launcheD in downtown Winnipeg this week. The project challenges all to explore Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and to stimulate public conversation toward education, healing and ultimately solidarity. The Story Posts Project supports Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 83, which calls upon the Canada Council for the Arts…

Two More Winnipeg Councillors Will Not Seek Re-ELection

WINNIPEG - It was an interesting day at City Hall in Winnipeg, as not one but two councillors announced they will not be seeking re-election. The list of not returning councillors already includes Jenny Gerbasi, who announced she would not be seeking a sixth term, and Marty Morantz who is not running because he will…

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Story Posts Project Launches in Downtown Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The Story Posts Project launcheD in downtown Winnipeg this week. The project challenges all to explore Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and to stimulate public conversation toward education, healing and ultimately solidarity. The Story Posts Project supports Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 83, which calls upon the Canada Council for the Arts…

Two More Winnipeg Councillors Will Not Seek Re-ELection

WINNIPEG - It was an interesting day at City Hall in Winnipeg, as not one but two councillors announced they will not be seeking re-election. The list of not returning councillors already includes Jenny Gerbasi, who announced she would not be seeking a sixth term, and Marty Morantz who is not running because he will…

Candidate for Mayor, Jenny Motkaluk, Sets the Tone For Her Campaign

WINNIPEG - A city business consultant launched her Mayoral campaign with two public events on Monday, and Jenny Motkaluk set out a very different direction for City Hall spending. Motkaluk defined Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman by describing efforts to reintroduce street-level crossings at Portage and Main as the biggest example of him being heavy on…

8 Missing High Risk Youths Found During Joint Project with Police

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg police, working with a number of community outreach groups in the city banded together on Friday night with a shared mission of protecting youth who are at a high risk of being sexually exploited. Police with members of StreetReach, Winnipeg Outreach Network, Resources Assistance for Youth (RAY), MaMaWi, and the Bear Clan…

Police Charge a 30-Year-Old Drug Dealer

WINNIPEG - A 30-year-old man wanted on a warrant for multiple drug charges was stopped by police on Redwood Avenue Saturday and is now facing several more drug related charges. Police found about $1,200 cash on the man and learned he left his personal bag in a nearby taxi. After retrieving the bag, police discovered…

Heart and Soles Meet to Help Homeless in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A number of people and organizations with a shared committed to tackle the issues associated with addiction and homelessness in our community came together Thursday. The community Homelessness Assistance Team (CHAT), and many of the City’s and Provinces most engaged agencies cane together to discuss the topics of homelessness and drug addiction. By…

Winnipeg Car Thefts Increase 54% May into June

WINNIPEG - Vehicle thefts in Winnipeg have increased a whopping 54% over the months of May to June said police. A majority of thefts were because people left their vehicles running, stolen keys, or keys that had been left hidden inside vehicles. Police are saying the thefts were preventable and suggest all vehicle owners follow…

Kevin Klein Asks: When will politics be treated as a business?

WINNIPEG - After being in the media as long as I have you become doubtful of what any politician promises, because their promises are always the same. They say they will fix everything when elected, but then we hear the famous ”It was much worse than I thought” excuse. Look back in time. List all…

350 Rounds of Ammunition, Drugs & Cash Seized in Police Raid on Two Homes

WINNIPEG - Police raided the homes of two drug dealers on Wednesday that resulted in the seizure of about 350 rounds of ammunition, drugs and cash and one man is facing over 20 charges. Police said the search warrants were executed at one home in the Assiniboine Park neighbourhood and another home in Windsor Park.…

Body Found in Sage Creek

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Police are reporting the discovery of a decomposed body in a Sage Creek field Thursday. Police said a city worker found the decomposed body in the field where he was working shortly before 3:00PM in area of Robert Bockstael Drive. Winnipeg police have not release any further information or identified the victim.…

Give Input on Proposed Route 90 Changes

WINNIPEG - Thousands of people for over a decade have been talking about what they would do to fix the issues on Route 90 between Taylor and Ness. Now, you can tell the right people. It's no secret that Route 90 needs to be upgraded to address current and future traffic volumes, to accommodate new…

Homicide Detectives Expand Search for Missing Man to Arborg

WINNIPEG - The search for Eduardo Balaquit, a 59-year-old man who went missing June 4th, is expanding to Arborg area . Homicide Detectives are asking residents and businesses to check their properties and outbuildings as well report anything suspicious that may have occurred during the evening of Monday, June 4th. Investigators request that if anything…

High-Risk Sex Offender Released, Again, in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A high-risk sex offender who has been charged several times is once again being released from jail and will likely live in Winnipeg. Winston George Thomas, 41 years of age, a convicted sex offender who is considered a high risk to re-offend in a sexual and/or sexually violent manner against all women, both…

New Rideshare Service in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Uber's not here, but other ride share programs think Winnipeg is a great market. Friday InstaRyde started offering service in Winnipeg after have a successful launch in Toronto in December 2017. Winnipeg is only the second market for InstaRyde who is planning to expand across the country. InstaRyde is hoping their program will…

Please Slow Down Lawn Sign Campaign Launched

WINNIPEG - The Please Slow Down lawn sign campaign in Winnipeg officially got underway on Friday. The Winnipeg Committee for Safety (WCFS), a citizen-advisory committee to City Council, launched the program with the aim to provide friendly reminders to drivers to slow their speeds on residential streets. Lawn signs will be provided to each Councillor…

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