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The Future of Our Past Neglect

Welcome to the future of yesterday’s bad decisions. The problems we face today are a result of decisions we made or ones we declined to make in the past. For the City of Winnipeg, the financial crunch faced by Council may be this budget cycle’s problem, but its origins lie many, many years in the…

New Online Snow-Clearing Portal Launches

WINNIPEG - A new online portal was launched today, designed to make accessing snow clearing information easier for Winnipeggers. Winnipeg.ca/snow includes winter parking ban information, a comprehensive FAQ, and – most notably – a new snow clearing status map for major snow plowing operations. Residents can now check on crews’ progress during major plowing operations…

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The Future of Our Past Neglect

Welcome to the future of yesterday’s bad decisions. The problems we face today are a result of decisions we made or ones we declined to make in the past. For the City of Winnipeg, the financial crunch faced by Council may be this budget cycle’s problem, but its origins lie many, many years in the…

New Online Snow-Clearing Portal Launches

WINNIPEG - A new online portal was launched today, designed to make accessing snow clearing information easier for Winnipeggers. Winnipeg.ca/snow includes winter parking ban information, a comprehensive FAQ, and – most notably – a new snow clearing status map for major snow plowing operations. Residents can now check on crews’ progress during major plowing operations…

Santa Bus Hits the Road December 1

WINNIPEG - The Santa Bus is driving holiday spirit starting Sunday, December 1 until Tuesday, December 24. Winnipeg Transit bus #142 will feature larger-than-life vinyl graphics of Santa and his reindeer. All cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus will go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board. The Santa Bus has been on…

Parking Ban Begins on Sunday

WINNIPEG - The City's Annual Snow Route Parking Ban begins this Sunday, December1 at 2 a.m. Drivers are reminded that they may not park on streets designated as snow routes between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect from December 1 to March 1. Snow routes are a…

Police Service Receives $500,000 from Province for Specialized Equipment

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is investing more than half a million dollars in specialized equipment and training for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS), including $20,000 to support a new educational video and expand public outreach to help people avoid or leave gang involvement. Developed by the Gang Action Interagency Network (GAIN) in partnership with…

Changes Coming to South Perimeter Highway

WINNIPEG - Significant changes are coming to the South Perimeter Highway to improve safety for drivers, the Manitoba Government announced today. The changes will increase safety for drivers accessing the Brady Road Landfill and those who drive through the area. The changes are a response to the many collisions and near-misses in the area. Approximately…

Fatal Accident on Perimeter Highway

WINNIPEG - A collision on the Perimeter Highway has claimed the life of a 19 year-old man from Rockwood. Yesterday, at around 9:00 A.M. RCMP responded to a multi-vehicle accident on the Perimeter Highway at Brady Road. The initial investigation has determined that a car travelling east on the Perimeter was struck by a semi,…

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…

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