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62 Year-Old Winnipeg Woman Killed in Motorcycle Collision on Highway 59

WINNIPEG - A 62 year-old Winnipeg woman has died after her motorcycle was struck by a truck yesterday afternoon. The victim was travelling on highway 59 when a pickup truck travelling on Oak Grove Road went through the stop sign and collided with her motorcycle. The 16 year-old male driver of the truck had minor…

Library Launches Instrument Lending Program

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Public Library has launched a new Instrument Lending Library Program at the Millennium Library. The program, sponsored by Sun Life has donated more than 150 instruments cases and accessories that can be borrowed by the public with a library card. Some of the instruments available are: guitars, mandolins, violins, portable keyboards,…

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62 Year-Old Winnipeg Woman Killed in Motorcycle Collision on Highway 59

WINNIPEG - A 62 year-old Winnipeg woman has died after her motorcycle was struck by a truck yesterday afternoon. The victim was travelling on highway 59 when a pickup truck travelling on Oak Grove Road went through the stop sign and collided with her motorcycle. The 16 year-old male driver of the truck had minor…

Library Launches Instrument Lending Program

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Public Library has launched a new Instrument Lending Library Program at the Millennium Library. The program, sponsored by Sun Life has donated more than 150 instruments cases and accessories that can be borrowed by the public with a library card. Some of the instruments available are: guitars, mandolins, violins, portable keyboards,…

Two Pedestrians in Critical Condition After Collision

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for any witnesses to a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident that took place yesterday morning on Portage Avenue at School Road at about 6:00 A.M. The collision involved two pedestrians, both youths, a male and female, who were taken to hospital in critical condition. Both remain in hospital. The driver of the…

138 Portage Ave. Blaze Inevitable

The overnight fire that devastated a historic Portage Avenue East building was something city officials were warned would happen -because reconstruction had come to a halt and the unattended site had become a safety risk, says a neighbouring businessman. Les Bester, president of Les.net located in the Nutty Club building at the corner of Westbrook…

New App Designed to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

WINNIPEG - A new app, designed to alert CPR-trained citizens of a possible cardiac arrest near them, has been launched by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. PulsePoint alerts CPR-trained bystanders about sudden cardiac arrest incidents in public locations within 500 metres of their location. It can also alert them to the location of the nearest…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Accident on Bentall Street

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed a collision involving a car and a tractor trailer on Bentall Street yesterday just before 9:00 A.M. Two people were extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital. The 49 year-old driver and his 39 year-old passenger were both initially listed in critical condition…

Protein Summit Looks for New Opportunities

WINNIPEG - A gathering of crop and livestock industry leaders, processors, academics and government are coming together today to gain insight on new protein opportunities. At the Manitoba Protein Summit, the province released a first-of-its-kind sustainable protein strategy, called the Manitoba Protein Advantage. This strategy will focus future efforts and encourage leadership and industry collaboration…

Mandatory Pre-Payment Set to Begin For Taxis

WINNIPEG - A new pilot project, designed to reduce fare disputes in taxis is set to begin on September 30. A mandatory pre-payment of $10 between 8:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. seven days a week will be required at the beginning of a trip, regardless of trip length. At the end of the trip, passengers…

Bell MTS Place Skywalk Re-Opens

WINNIPEG - The Bell MTS Place Skywalk has re-opened after being closed this summer for renovation work. The skywalk reconnects Portage Place and City Place as part of the downtown skywalk system. Improved lighting and more durable flooring are featured in the renovated space and a new Premium Services Desk is now located at the…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Accident

WINNIPEG - A 71 year-old woman has died as a result of a pedestrian-vehicle collision that took place yesterday evening. The collision occurred at about 9:15 P.M. as the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the 1000 block of McPhillips. The vehicle remained on the scene following the collision. This investigation is continuing…

Folk Festival Founder Mitch Podolak Passes Away

A creative force who single-handedly created a modern folk music industry in Canada died Sunday in Winnipeg, less than a month before his 72nd birthday. Melech "Mitch" Podolak was born in Toronto into a family steeped in Yiddish culture and socialist values, his father two decades older than his mother. Attending a concert featuring Pete…

Fatal Crash on Henderson Highway

WINNIPEG - A two vehicle collision on Henderson Highway has claimed the life of an 82 year-old man. The accident occurred at about 4:45 P.M. yesterday on Henderson Highway at the north Perimeter exit ramp. After investigating, it has been determined that a vehicle, being driven by an 82-year-old man from the RM of East…

RCMP Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

ST. ANDREWS - A two vehicle collision on Highway 9 at Meadowdale Road has claimed the life of one person and left a second in hospital with life threatening injuries. The initial investigation has determined that a car, driven by a 78-year-old male from Warren, was travelling eastbound on Meadowdale Road, when it entered onto…

New Cutting-Edge Research Facility Opens Today

WINNIPEG – The robots are at the ready at Red River College (RRC). Along with the Government of Canada, industry partners, and community supporters, RRC will celebrate the official opening of the brand-new Smart Factory today. The new facility is the result of a $10 million investment over five years from Western Economic Diversification Canada…

City Pools Open Friday

WINNIPEG - Outdoor pools and wading pools are set to open this Friday, June 28 weather permitting. Heated Pools: Fort Garry Lion's St. Vital Westdale Both the Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool and the Transcona Aquatic Park opened for the season on June 14. Admission rates apply to each person entering the pool area. Unheated Pools:…

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