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Sal's Bans Single Use Plastic Items

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg institution known for its bitty burgers is going more green. The newest Salisbury House restaurant to open its doors has become the chain’s first location to ban single−use plastic items. The company says its other eight restaurants in Manitoba will ban plastic sometime next year and replace items with biodegradable options.…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police have offered some helpful tips to keep you safe this holiday season. -Lock your windows and doors before you leave the house. -Do not put your Christmas gifts in view of your windows. -Record the serial numbers of expensive items you have purchased. If possible take a picture -Lock your…

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Sal's Bans Single Use Plastic Items

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg institution known for its bitty burgers is going more green. The newest Salisbury House restaurant to open its doors has become the chain’s first location to ban single−use plastic items. The company says its other eight restaurants in Manitoba will ban plastic sometime next year and replace items with biodegradable options.…

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police have offered some helpful tips to keep you safe this holiday season. -Lock your windows and doors before you leave the house. -Do not put your Christmas gifts in view of your windows. -Record the serial numbers of expensive items you have purchased. If possible take a picture -Lock your…

ISIL Captive Brings Bicycles to Refugee Children

WINNIPEG — Emad Mishko Tamo looks excitedly at his bright−green mountain bike and talks about how he’s looking forward to summer cycling adventures with other Yazidi refugee children in his community. For the 14−year−old boy, the bicycle stands for freedom, something that only a few years ago was snatched away from him and his family…

Can Fermented Foods Really Help with Gut Health

Fermented foods are a good source of probiotics and are purported to have numerous beneficial effects on human health, including prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, improved symptom management of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel and enhanced immune function. Diet and lifestyle factors can affect our gut microbiota or the community of the bacteria within the…

Riley Family Duck Pond Now Open For Skating

WINNIPEG - Assiniboine Park Conservancy is excited to announce that the Riley Family Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park is now open for skating! The adjacent Duck Pond shelter – which is equipped with accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace – is the perfect place to tie skates, warm up, and take…

Multi-Vehicle Collision on Pembina Highway

WINNIPEG - A multi-vehicle collision has sent five people to hospital with one patient in critical condition. Two are in unstable condition and two are stable. The accident happened at about 1:00pm. Southbound Pembina Highway is closed between Grandmont Boulelvard and Rue des Trappistes. Northbound Pembina Highway remains open but motorists should expect delays in…

Zoo Planning Closure for Cleaning January 7-13, 2019

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo will be closed January 7 to January 13, 2019 to conduct minor repairs, deep cleaning and refreshes to many of the public buildings. The park closed at the same time last year and it worked well as it allows them to work without having an impact on the visitor…

Charleswood Curling Club to Host 2020 Vittera Championship

WINNIPEG - The top 32 men’s curling teams in the province will compete at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba when the Charleswood Curling Club hosts the 2020 Viterra Championship February 4-9. “It is exciting for us to be hosting a provincial championship once again,” said Scott Barenz, President of the Charleswood Curling Club.…

Great West Life Closed After Threat

WINNIPEG — Thousands of Winnipeg employees of insurance giant Great−West Life Assurance Co. were told to stay home Wednesday because of a threat against the business. Police said a building security team notified them of the threat just after midnight. Const. Tammy Skrabek, a police spokeswoman, said officers carried out a search of company facilities…

What to Expect on That First Trip to the Local Cannabis Shop

With the recent legalization of Cannabis in Canada, we are now able to go out and visit one of the product retailers that are starting to pop up around our city. A quick search on Google reveals around a dozen different stores, some independent operators and others being outlets for some of the major licensed…

Marty Gold Says - City "Experts" at Wasting Money

Bungling City of Winnipeg bureacrats are bleeding taxpayers dry and maybe someone has to kick Mayor Bowman in the shins under the table to get him to finally pay attention. Marty Gold takes 10 minutes to recap 3 recent examples of waste he's covered in previous podcasts - PEGGO, bike lanes, and the 311 service…

Checkstop Program Begins This Weekend

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg police will be implementing their 2018 Festive Season Checkstop program this weekend. It will be in operation every day for the month of December. Motorists can expect to see more police officers on the streets of Winnipeg enforcing Impaired Driving legislation. Impaired driving continues to be the #1 criminal cause of…

New App for Snow Removal

WINNIPEG — When the first big snow dump covered Winnipeg this week, the developers of a new phone app put their technology to the test. "You can think of it as Uber for snow removal," said OnTheStep founder Buhle Mwanza, referring to the ride−hailing app. Mwanza spent months developing the on−demand snow clearing app, which…

Winnipeg Parking Ban Goes Into Effect

WINNIPEG - The annual Snow Route Parking Ban will go into effect tonight starting at 2:00 am. Residents are reminded that you can not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2:00 am. and 7:00 am. The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from December 1 to March 1. Snow routes are…

Winnipeg Radio Ratings

WINNIPEG - The radio ratings are out and CBC holds on to the top spot once again with CJOB and QX 104 rounding out the top three stations. CBC Radio — 14.4 (14.2) 680 CJOB — 11 (10.9) QX 104 — 10.1 (10.3) Virgin 103 — 7.1 (5.5) Kiss 102.3 — 5.4 (4.3) 99.9 BOB…

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