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Why should I Get My Pet Dog and Cat Fixed

WINNIPEG - By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in Canada each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your…

Celebrate Father's Day at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - Take dad to Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend and he'll get 25% of regular Zoo admission. To celebrate Father's Day, the zoo is offering the discount both Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. “This is a great weekend for families to spend some quality time with Dad while exploring the Zoo,” said…

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Why should I Get My Pet Dog and Cat Fixed

WINNIPEG - By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in Canada each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your…

Celebrate Father's Day at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - Take dad to Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend and he'll get 25% of regular Zoo admission. To celebrate Father's Day, the zoo is offering the discount both Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. “This is a great weekend for families to spend some quality time with Dad while exploring the Zoo,” said…

Olympian Pat Leech Inducted Into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame

WINNIPEG – Olympian Pat Leech (née Durnin) was inducted into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame as a builder, while the Williamson Derraugh Family were presented with theGagné Family Award, which honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community. Leech, a native of Winnipeg, Man., was inducted into the Hall of…

Centennial Concert Hall Gets a New Roof

WINNIPEG - The Centennial Concert Hall will be getting some much needed repairs as the Province has invested more than $15 million to replace the roof and more. In addition to the roof replacement, the government is moving forward with a critical project to repair and restore the stone cladding on the façade of the…

Transcona Street Closures for Hi Neighbour Festival

WINNIPEG - The following temporary street closures will be in place from Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 9 at 11 p.m., for the Transcona Hi Neighbour festival: Northbound and southbound Day Street between Victoria Avenue to Melrose Avenue Northbound and southbound Bond Street between Victoria Avenue to Melrose Avenue Eastbound and…

RRC Financial Planning Students Best in the West

WINNIPEG - Red River College student are heading off to Vancouver next week to compete in the 2019 Canadian Institute of Financial Planner Case Challenge Competition. The students banked a first place victory at the Western Competition and will compete against the best in the East. The Business Administration students: Scott Lobban, Suzie Nguyen, Desiree…

Walking with the Bear Clan

WINNIPEG - The phone rang one dreary Tuesday afternoon last month. It was one of those days when the whole world seemed to be in some a state of anger, disillusionment, and hopelessness. I looked at the number with an 819 prefix wondering if I should answer it—probably a telemarketer, I thought. But I did…

Tree Pest Caterpillar Control Program Starts Sunday

Winnipeg, MB –On Sunday, May 26, 2019, weather permitting, the City of Winnipeg’s Insect Control Branch will commence its tree pest caterpillar control program starting at 9:30 p.m. in Insect Management Areas 10 (Central St. Boniface, Dufresne, North St. Boniface, Tissot) and 11 (Norwood East, Norwood West). The program will be targeting the spring and…

St Boniface Pedestrian in Critical Condition in Hospital

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man is in critical condition in hospital after he was discovered hallucinating and wandering in the St. Boniface area. Yesterday evening at around 6:00 PM., police received a report of a man who appeared to be hallucinating and wandering in traffic near Provencher Boulevard and Tache Street. He tried to get…

Red River College Students Create Displays for IKEA

WINNIPEG - A group of 24 Red River College students created five new displays for IKEA as part of their final project. Josephine Pulver — an interior designer and Residential Decorating instructor at RRC — saw a chance to connect with the industry and turn IKEA's design process into a final project for her students.…

"Strange Dynamic" in Home of Murder Suspect

WINNIPEG — A woman says there was a strange dynamic in a house several women shared with a man who is accused of killing one of them. "Five women all vying for the attention of one man, obviously, there would be jealousy issues," Holley Sullivan told the jury at the first−degree murder trial of Perez…

Police Locate Missing, Non-Verbal Child Using Transmitter Bracelet

WINNIPEG - Police used life-saving technology to find a missing autistic, non-verbal child. Yesterday evening, at around 7:00 PM. police received a report that a 16 year-old autistic, non-verbal boy had gone missing near the Grant Park area. He was wearing a transmitter bracelet through Project Life Saver and was located after he had travelled…

Harrowing Details of Abuse in Murder Trial

WINNIPEG — One of five women who lived with a man accused of killing one of them has testified that she was locked in a laundry room when he got jealous to teach the others a lesson. Jessica Reid, 36, says she didn’t leave Perez Cleveland because she was dependent on him for a place…

Two Pedestrians Struck and Killed Crossing Panet Road.

WINNIPEG - Police are looking for witnesses to a pedestrian-vehicle accident just after midnight last night that took the lives of two people. The accident took place at approximately 12:20AM at the intersection of Panet Road and Regent Avenue. Investigators believe that a vehicle travelling westbound on Regent struck two pedestrians who were crossing southbound…

CWE Lethal Lottery Had Unpredictably Entertaining Results

In the world of entertainment there’s improv, and then there’s when improv meets wrestling. Canadian Wrestling’s Elite held its first event after completing the 38 Day 10th Anniversary Tour at Rookies Sports Bar on Friday night and the Lethal Lottery, drawn by the fans, dictated the line-up, match by match. This protocol meant that wrestlers…

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