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Manitoba Pauses Relationship with Former B.C. Premier

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is "pausing" its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper that the former B.C. premier groped a woman in the United Kingdom. Campbell was hired by Manitoba last fall to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial…

RIP Signage to Honour Fallen Colleague Not Allowed on Buses

Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago. Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display "RIP #521" or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the…

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Manitoba Pauses Relationship with Former B.C. Premier

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is "pausing" its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper that the former B.C. premier groped a woman in the United Kingdom. Campbell was hired by Manitoba last fall to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial…

RIP Signage to Honour Fallen Colleague Not Allowed on Buses

Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago. Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display "RIP #521" or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the…

WPS Half-Marathon Biggest and Best Yet

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its half marathon and hopes to make it the biggest and best yet. This year's race is set to break the $2 million fundraising mark; the message from all leaders was simple: by working together, life can be BIGGER than cancer. Registration for…

New Mattress Recycling Program

WINNIPEG - The city is launching a free mattress recycling program in partnership with Mother Earth Recycling. The program will run until January 31, 2020 or until 8,000 mattresses are collected. Up to six mattresses can be dropped off at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot (1777 Brady Road). Mother Earth Recycling, a Winnipeg-based Indigenous social…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Welcomes New Baby

WINNIPEG - Maya and Samson are proud to announce the birth of their new baby gibbon on February 4. This is the first offspring for the pair of white-handed gibbons who were the first residents of the Zoo's new gibbon habitat. For the past week, the gibbon family has been enjoying privacy in an off-exhibit…

Standing Hearing Set for Stony Mountain Death

WINNIPEG - The death of 50 year-old Lewis Sitar, who died at Stony Mountain Correctional Institute has prompted a standing hearing to determine who will participate in his inquest. Sitar was attacked in his cell on February 20, 2017 and died two weeks later. The two men who attacked him were subsequently convicted of manslaughter.…

Pembina Highway Closure for Long Weekend

WINNIPEG - Pembina Highway will be completely closed for the February Long Weekend. From 8:00 pm on Friday, February 15 to 4:00 am on Tuesday, February 19, Pembina Highway between Jubilee and Stafford will be closed both Northbound and Southbound. The closure will facilitate the installation of girders for the new Transitway over the Pembina…

Residential Street Plowing Begins Sunday

WINNIPEG - Residential streets will get some much needed snow-clearing starting on Sunday night. Starting at 7pm the Residential Parking Ban will be in effect. Check what zone you are in to ensure that your vehicle doesn't get towed. RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, February…

Red River College and Indspire Announce $1 Million in Bursaries to Advance Indigenous Achievement

Winnipeg, MB – Today, Red River College (RRC) and Indspire announced a commitment to double the funding for the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards. This renewed investment will support Red River College’s continued efforts to create more pathways to education for aspiring Indigenous students. Today’s announcement builds on RRC’s commitment to advance Indigenous…

Pollock's Hardware Holding Vote to Close

MARTY GOLD - After 6 straight years of losses totalling $220,000 and a sales decline of 24% below budget, Pollocks Hardware Co-op Ltd. has called a Special Meeting of shareholders on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Luxton Community Center, 210 St. Cross St.to vote on whether to close the…

Gas Leak Prompts Downtown Evacuation

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Fire and Paramedics have evacuated 360 Main Street, 220 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Square and the entire west side of Fort Street between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue due to a high volume gas leak. At this time, gas is venting safely into the atmosphere. WFPS crews continue to monitor levels in all…

Should Frigid Winnipeg Have Warming Centres

WINNIPEG — In a city where winter can be almost guaranteed to bring temperatures below −30 C, saving homeless people and other vulnerable persons from severe frostbite or even death is a complex project. It relies on a lot of goodwill and elbow grease from Winnipeg’s non−profit groups and, despite efforts, street people still often…

Sunday Roundup: Taxis and Bikes and Burst Pipes

It's was an interesting week - even before the monthly City Council session - when important issues involving longtime topics all land in my wheelhouse without a tip or a Freedom of Information request required. Here's a fast round-up: Lennard Taylor is a very talented boutique fashion designed and the kind of person that should…

Historic Rock Bar "The Zoo" Might Be Razed In 220 Apartment Plan for Osborne Village

In the last 5 years the Osborne Village business district dropped off a cliff with vacated storefronts, reduced bus service, and increased muggings and property crime. The resulting discord from Biz members and neighbourhood residents resulted in the Biz initiating a foot patrol and some new tenants from the pot industry took root. This week…

Blizzard the Polar Bear Dies At Assiniboine Park Zoo

WINNIPEG — A polar bear has died at the zoo in Winnipeg. Assiniboine Park Zoo says the five−year−old bruin named Blizzard died Monday. The bear had been showing signs of illness over the last two weeks, including loss of appetite and lethargic behaviour. He was put under anesthesia to be treated but died while being…

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