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Spring Clean-up to Start Monday

WINNIPEG - The annual city-wide clean-up will begin across the city on Monday, April 22. This will involve the entire street network, including back lanes and will involve more than 300 pieces of equipment. The process will take up to six weeks at a cost of $6 million dollars. To assist in efficient street cleaning…

Love Letters Uncovered in Historic Building

WINNIPEG — Century−old love letters are being returned to a family after they were uncovered by a construction crew working on a historic building in Manitoba. The letters from 1918 and 1919 are addressed to a Rebecca (Becky) Rusoff in Winnipeg from a soldier in Halifax named Soko. The man writes about how he thinks…

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Spring Clean-up to Start Monday

WINNIPEG - The annual city-wide clean-up will begin across the city on Monday, April 22. This will involve the entire street network, including back lanes and will involve more than 300 pieces of equipment. The process will take up to six weeks at a cost of $6 million dollars. To assist in efficient street cleaning…

Love Letters Uncovered in Historic Building

WINNIPEG — Century−old love letters are being returned to a family after they were uncovered by a construction crew working on a historic building in Manitoba. The letters from 1918 and 1919 are addressed to a Rebecca (Becky) Rusoff in Winnipeg from a soldier in Halifax named Soko. The man writes about how he thinks…

2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards

WINNIPEG - The 2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards honoured some of Manitoba's best in the coaching community. The annual event was held at Club Regent Casino and acknowledges the outstanding contributions they have made over the years. The winners are as follows: Vince Leah Memorial Award- Fundamentals June Mosiondz – Special Olympics Multi Sport –…

Winnipeg Flood Watch

WINNIPEG - The city of Winnipeg has revised its flood warnings and is now advising a reduction in the number of properties that will require sandbagging. Due to favourable weather conditions, the number of properties that could be at risk has been reduced to 18 properties from the 123 that were previously identified. The peak…

You Can Be a Part of All Valuables Removed Initiative

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is encouraging all Winnipeggers to get involved in crime prevention through their new initiative, All Valuables Removed. You can do your part to stop crime in your neighbourhood by: Removing all valuables from your vehicles Never leave your vehicle running and unattended Always close windows and lock all doors…

Advance Electronics Owner Arnold Frieman Passes at 90

Arnold Frieman, a pillar of the Jewish cultural and business community in Winnipeg, passed away this weekend at the age of 90. A Member of the Order of Manitoba, he was best known as the genius behind Advance Electronics, which he bought in 1962 and evolved from the onset of AM-FM car radios, hi-fi stereos…

136 Years of Winnipeg Firefighters

WINNIPEG - There’s a hidden two-and-a-half story brick building located in downtown Winnipeg which has played a big part in the history of the city. The Winnipeg Firefighters Museum, a 115-year-old work of art located at 56 Maple Street, was built 22 years after the creation of the Winnipeg Fire Department, and remained an active…

City Kicks Off Two Major Transit Projects

WINNIPEG - Are you a Winnipeg Transit user? If so the City of Winnipeg would like to you to be a part of developing a plan for Transit for the next 25 years. With two major transit projects in the works, the city is starting a Transit Master Plan. There will be plenty of opportunities…

Crash Victim Killed by Live Hydro Wires

WINNIPEG - RCMP are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Roblin Boulevard adjacent to Beaudry Park on March 24. The vehicle was travelling westbound when it left the road and hit a hydro pole. The pole was knocked down leaving live wires on the ground. The 47 year-old driver came into contact with the…

Nourish Your Inner Garden and Lower Your Risk of Cancer

WINNIPEG - What we eat, weigh, and expose our body to all influence our health, as can sleep, exercise, and stress. In previous articles, I presented some of the most important things you can do to not only decrease the risk of developing cancer, but also to help fight the disease and prevent recurrences. Part…

Newborn Seized from Hospital Returned to Family

WINNIPEG — A newborn who was seen in a social media video being taken away from her mother by authorities in a Winnipeg hospital is to be returned to her family. A court has given custody to a member of the mother’s family. The video of the infant’s apprehension by social workers and police was…

Is Manitoba Housing Ground Zero of Winnipeg Meth Epidemic?

Months after insisting they had no further answers to give me, Manitoba Housing was cajoled into coughing up a significant chart detailing where the agency has provided sharp containers for meth (and other) Intravenous drug users. As well, sometime after they first stonewalled my inquiries last October, mobile security units were issued portable receptacles to…

Riley Family Duck Pond Closed For the Season

WINNIPEG - The Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park is officially closed for the skating season. With the recent change in temperatures, the warmer weather is causing the ice to melt and the duck pond is no longer safe for skating. This year’s skating season kicked off with the opening of the Riley Family…

Osborne Street Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Car

WINNIPEG - Another vehicle-pedestrian collision has resulted in a male victim in critical condition in hospital. The accident occurred at the intersection of Osborne Street and Morley Avenue at 3:00 pm. yesterday. Members of the Traffic Division continue to investigate. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or can provide further information is asked to…

Danger: Thin Ice on Winnipeg Waterways

WINNIPEG - With warmer weather finally arriving, residents are advised that thin ice conditions are becoming present on Winnipeg waterways, including drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds, and rivers. Last year, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to over 150 water and ice rescue calls. In an effort to reduce these types of…

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