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North Perimeter Construction

WINNIPEG - Drivers have lost the ability to turn onto the North Perimeter Highway at several junction points today as Manitoba Infrastructure begins construction work meant to improve road safety. The province says road work follows a safety review of the North Perimeter that took place in the spring. It will permanently close intersections and…

North End Sewage Funding

WINNIPEG - The three levels of government are putting up more than $350 million dollars in funding for Winnipeg's North End Sewage Treatment Plant. The money will pay for improvements that will help the health of Lake Winnipeg. Ottawa is kicking in $116 million, while the province is contributing $96 million and the city is…

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North Perimeter Construction

WINNIPEG - Drivers have lost the ability to turn onto the North Perimeter Highway at several junction points today as Manitoba Infrastructure begins construction work meant to improve road safety. The province says road work follows a safety review of the North Perimeter that took place in the spring. It will permanently close intersections and…

North End Sewage Funding

WINNIPEG - The three levels of government are putting up more than $350 million dollars in funding for Winnipeg's North End Sewage Treatment Plant. The money will pay for improvements that will help the health of Lake Winnipeg. Ottawa is kicking in $116 million, while the province is contributing $96 million and the city is…

Anti-Mask Organizer Arrested

WINNIPEG - Police have arrested a man they believe was using social media to organize an anti-mask protest at the home opener for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. 39 year old Patrick Joseph Robert Allard has been charged with failing to comply with conditions of a release order. He was banned under court order from promoting…

Racist Graffiti Along Pembina

WINNIPEG - Police are investigating after racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was spray-painted on businesses along Pembina Highway. Ethnic restaurants were hardest hit by the hate including Tehran Cafe. Co-owner Maryam Nadmah calls the incident scary but says support from customers, neighbours and even strangers has been overwhelming.

Time Says Winnipeg Is Great

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg is getting high profile international attention for the second time in under a month, this time for its adaptability, creativity, and ingenuity, as well as innovation. TIME Magazine has picked Winnipeg as one of the World’s Greatest Places for 2021. Economic Development Winnipeg says it’s a fitting title for…

Social Media Arrest

WINNIPEG - A 39 year old Winnipeg man has been charged after police investigated social media posts that people reported as threatening. Justin Peter Bodnarkchuk, a controversial gym owner, is accused of uttering threats to kill or cause bodily harm and he's been detained in custody. Cops say the posts showed contempt to them, as…

Major Film Studio Coming

WINNIPEG - Work continues on a 137,000 square foot film studio in Winnipeg. Big Sky Studios will include three state-of-the-art soundstages and the plan is to open by the end of the year. It's being built on nine acres along Inkster Boulevard that once housed the headquarters of Nygard International. The Eighth Avenue Development Group,…

Another Portage Place Delay

WINNIPEG - City Hall is set to vote this week on whether it will give a real estate company planning a $400 million redevelopment project for a downtown Winnipeg mall a three-month deadline extension to get federal government funding. Winnipeg’s executive policy committee voted last Wednesday in favour of allowing Toronto-based Starlight Investments to come…

We Are Among Most Intelligent

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg has been named one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world for the fourth time in seven years, one of just a few Canadian cities to have made the cut. The Intelligent Community Forum recognizes seven communities every year that demonstrate remarkable economic, social, and cultural development in the…

More Cool & Colourful Bridges

WINNIPEG - Cool Streets Winnipeg has done it again. For the fourth year in a row, artists have painted beautiful murals on bridges around the city. This year, eight bridges were painted - five over the Seine River and three on Bunn's Creek. Spokesman Stephane Dorge says the goal is to get people to explore…

Winnipeg Gets Fire Ban

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says hot and dry conditions have prompted the City of Winnipeg to issue a fire ban until at least July 28. As a result of the ban, all fire permits have been revoked, and nobody is permitted to have an open fire or use a fire pit or…

Local Teacher Heading To Space

WINNIPEG - After billionaire Richard Branson returned to earth following a flight to the edge of space on Sunday morning in his first fully-crewed flight, a Winnipegger has her sights on being one of the first commercial passengers to board a spacecraft operated by Branson’s space tourism firm Virgin Galactic. Retired University of Manitoba biological…

Memorial For Girl Grows

WINNIPEG - A makeshift memorial is growing for a three year old girl stabbed to death in Winnipeg last week. Dozens of people gathered at King Edward and Jefferson on the weekend to mourn the child. Her aunt told the crowd that their support and kind words are comforting. Police say the girl was abducted…

The Leaf Now Open

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg has a new peaceful space for citizens to enjoy within city limits, most of which will be open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Construction of the Leaf Diversity Gardens in the southeast section of Assiniboine Park has been going on for quite a while, and now…

Father Tried To Abort Child

WINNIPEG - According to court documents, a Winnipeg man charged with the first degree murder of his three year old daughter tried to cause the mother to abort the child while pregnant. Frank Nausigimana was convicted of assault in 2017 after trying to force the woman to drink something with the intention of ending the…

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