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Road Rage on Corydon Sends Man to Hospital

WINNIPEG - A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital after another man assaulted him near Corydon Avenue and Wentworth Street. Police said a number of witnesses called police for what they felt was a road rage incident. Officers located a 49-year-old male victim suffering from significant injuries to his upper body. He was taken to…

Eadie Endorses Motkaluk for Mayor Saying 1.16% ‘ tax fairness’ Plan Will Save Older Homes

WINNIPEG - A third city council member has pronounced Jenny Motkaluk as their choice to become the next Mayor of Winnipeg. Mynarski councillor Ross Eadie told a press conference that her “fair taxation” plan to cap property tax increases to 1.16% shows “she gets what’s going on with seniors and people on fixed income. We…

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Road Rage on Corydon Sends Man to Hospital

WINNIPEG - A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital after another man assaulted him near Corydon Avenue and Wentworth Street. Police said a number of witnesses called police for what they felt was a road rage incident. Officers located a 49-year-old male victim suffering from significant injuries to his upper body. He was taken to…

Eadie Endorses Motkaluk for Mayor Saying 1.16% ‘ tax fairness’ Plan Will Save Older Homes

WINNIPEG - A third city council member has pronounced Jenny Motkaluk as their choice to become the next Mayor of Winnipeg. Mynarski councillor Ross Eadie told a press conference that her “fair taxation” plan to cap property tax increases to 1.16% shows “she gets what’s going on with seniors and people on fixed income. We…

Winnipeg Ordained Priest Charged for Sexual Assault of a Youth in The 80's

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested and charged an ordained priest for sexual assault of a youth that occurred in the 80's. Police said in the spring of this year the Child Abuse Unit began an investigation into allegations of sexual assault. The victim, an adult male, disclosed a series of sexual assaults occurring between 1982…

You Could Name the Red Panda Cub

How would you like to name a red panda cub? Sachi and Tango had a male cub born earlier this summer and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is inviting Manitobans to help name him. This is the second birth for the pair, who were matched in December 2016 on recommendation from the Association of Zoos and…

New School in Waterford Green

The province has announced a new school for kindergarten to grade 8 in Winnipeg's Waterford Green neighbourhood. The 76,430-sq.-ft. school will be built on Jefferson Avenue east of King Edward Street and is expected to be ready in time for the 2020 school year. The dual-track facility will be designed and constructed for 600 English…

Winnipeg Holds Conference on Preparing for Emergencies Like Humbolt Bus Crash

WINNIPEG — The manager for the City of Humboldt says community officials everywhere need to be trained in how to deal with trauma and mental−health needs following a disaster. Joe Day only had limited training in how to respond to an emergency when he was called last spring following a fatal crash that would shape…

Medical Marijuana Users Can Light Up in Some Public Spaces

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is going to let medical cannabis users light up in some public places. New rules announced by the province will allow medical users to smoke or vape marijuana in public, except for a few exceptions such as playgrounds, beaches, stadiums and outdoor restaurant and bar patios. Those who want to…

Police to Host Landlord Information Session

On October 16, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., the North District Community Support Unit will be hosting a ‘Landlord Information Session’ to provide landlords within the community with information that can help them better understand legal and social issues/constraints. The Winnipeg Police Service is offering this information session to both current landlords and persons who are…

Marty Gold Asks: What Policies Can Everyone Get Behind

Never mind what divides voters and politicians of Winnipeg - what policies can everyone get behind and support when the next council is elected? That good question was posed by a listener, wondering whether any of the candidates have struck on an idea or two that qualify. The top of mind answer was yes, such…

Pan Am Pool Re-Opens

Certain sections of the Pan Am Pool have now re-opened while the facility's capital construction project continues. The following areas of the facility opened on October 5: Training tank Kiddie pool Public change facilities Upper weight room Portions of the walking track Upper training tank observation section Front lobby and adjacent auxiliary rooms Swim lessons,…

Think.Shift 'Potahto' Campaign Wins Big at Advertising Assoc. Signature Awards

The frenzy that hit Winnipeg last February during 'Potahto Week' has been recognized by the Advertising Association Signature Awards. Think.Shift Advertising came up big this year winning 'Campaign of the Year' and 'Judges Favourite' with their 'Potahto' Campaign. Potahto Week was a huge success as Manitobans voted on their favourite Potahto dishes in restaurants across…

Manitoba Government Kicks in Funds to Help War on Drugs

The Manitoba Government has announced an investment of almost $350,000 to help the Winnipeg Police fight drugs. More than half of the funds will go to specialized resources and training to protect officers and the community. “Police officers require specialized tools, resources and training to help reduce the risks associated with their jobs, especially the…

Lawyer Who Lost Hand In Letter Bomb Says 'Actions of a Coward'

WINNIPEG — A lawyer who was seriously injured when she opened a letter bomb in her office says the man who sent it to her is a coward who has left her with permanent scars and a long recovery. Maria Mitousis did not appear to look at Guido Amsel, convicted of sending bombs to Mitousis…

Canadian Centre for Child Protection Gets $390,000

Over $390,000 is being invested in the Canadian Centre for Child Protection this year including $20,000 for a pilot project that provides educational materials and training to schools, families and the community in the St. James School Division on how to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. This investment builds on service agreements of…

Former Beatle Joins Winnipeg Couple's Wedding Pics

WINNIPEG — All you need is love, but having a former Beatle in your wedding pictures doesn’t hurt. Jen Roscoe and Steve Gregg were getting their official wedding photos taken Saturday alongside the Red River in Winnipeg when one of their friends noticed a guy passing by on a bicycle. He had a hat on.…

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