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Swimming Registration Paused

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says registration for swimming lessons at city pools has been pushed back as municipal officials plan their response to a third wave of COVID-19. City officials say they’ve postponed their launch of leisure guide course registration, which was supposed to take place this Tuesday, while they await updated public…

2 Charged In 14 Break-Ins

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says two young people are in custody after a string of more than a dozen break-ins across the city in a span of less than four months. Investigators say a man and a woman broke into 14 different homes and businesses beginning on Boxing Day last year, causing over…

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Swimming Registration Paused

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg says registration for swimming lessons at city pools has been pushed back as municipal officials plan their response to a third wave of COVID-19. City officials say they’ve postponed their launch of leisure guide course registration, which was supposed to take place this Tuesday, while they await updated public…

2 Charged In 14 Break-Ins

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says two young people are in custody after a string of more than a dozen break-ins across the city in a span of less than four months. Investigators say a man and a woman broke into 14 different homes and businesses beginning on Boxing Day last year, causing over…

Releaf Returns To Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - A non-profit tree planting initiative in Winnipeg has returned, promising to bring bigger and better releaf to the city’s urban forest. Trees Winnipeg says its ReLeaf program will be providing more tree planting kits than ever this spring as it kicks off another year of growth. The program has been so popular in…

Possible Liquor Mart Exposures

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation says two Liquor Marts in Winnipeg had to close after one staff member at each tested positive for COVID-19. MLLC says their St. Anne’s Liquor Mart Express, which is in a Superstore retailer, and their Spring Meadow Liquor Mart location on Plessis Rd., got shut down and…

Wild Turkey Rescued

WINNIPEG - A wild turkey has been rescued from downtown Winnipeg. The bird now resting comfortably at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre after possibly breaking a toe. Carter Phillips at the centre says this is the first time he can remember an injured wild turkey being rescued from the downtown area. The Winnipeg Humane Society…

Variants Linked To School

WINNIPEG - Three cases of variants of concern have been linked to Miles Macdonell Collegiate in Winnipeg. Provincial health officials say the infections weren't acquired at the school and there's been no evidence of transmission there. A letter went out to parents and guardians on the weekend to warn them of at least one person…

Variants On Winnipeg Transit?

WINNIPEG - The province is reporting more possible exposures to one of the variants of concern. On the weekend, it was Costco on Regent and No Frills on Plessis. Now, it's on Winnipeg Transit. The potential exposures occurred on the following bus routes during these days and times. Anyone concerned about possibly being exposed to…

Boeing Plane Manual

WINNIPEG - In 1909 a wealthy lumber entrepreneur became fascinated with aerospace technology after feasting his eyes for the first time on an airplane at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. In only eight years, this entrepreneur would have a nationally established aerospace company named after his family name, the Boeing Airplane Company. William E. Boeing would expand…

WRHA Data Breach

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it’s investigating an unusual data breach following the theft of documents containing the personal information of dozens of individuals. The health authority explains the documents, containing client names, birth dates, phone numbers, addresses, and personal health information, were in a bag that was left in a staff…

Possible Variant Exposures

WINNIPEG - There are no new cases of the variants of concern today in Manitoba but there are a couple possible exposures to one of the variants. Public health officials say a potential exposure to the B117 or UK variant happened on April 1st at Costco on Regent between 2 and 3 p.m. and also…

Swim Academy Swamped

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg swim academy that had to diversify to include a virtual babysitting course as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic says it’s making house calls and expanding the number of pools where it offers lessons, after changes to public health restrictions resulted in a flood of interest. Aqua Essence Swim Academy owner…

Winnipeg Cop Attacked

WINNIPEG - An off-duty Winnipeg police officer has been attacked on his way to work. The cop spotted an altercation between a man and woman at Millenium Library Park and stepped in to help when he was assaulted by the man who also threatened to kill him using racial slurs. The officer is black. 37…

Released After Murder Charges

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Football Club says they’ve have released their new receiver Travis Rudolph following two murder charges. The former Giants and Florida State wide receiver was arrested and charged with first degree murder and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm after Palm Beach, FL officers responded to a double shooting early Wednesday morning.…

Care Homes are COVID-Free

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says for the first time in over six months there are no longer any active cases of COVID-19 among residents of any of the city’s 39 long-term care homes. The health authority notes that September 18 of last year was the last time none of the LTC facilities…

Crown Royal Tip Jar

WINNIPEG - For people who are curious about Manitoba’s ingenuity in the retail industry, one of the province’s most successful brands goes to Crown Royal. Owned by Diageo and produced solely in Gimli since 2000, Crown Royal whisky has received multiple awards, such as being crowned the World Whisky of the Year in 2016 in…

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