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City Recalling More Employees

WINNIPEG - The city is recalling almost 200 Community Services employees. This is in addition to nearly 400 workers who were brought back in the same department last month. Libraries will be partially re-opened in the next few weeks or early next month. The plan is to re-open the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and the…

No New Cases Tuesday

WINNIPEG - There are no new cases of CoVid19 in Manitoba today. July still hasn't seen any new CoVid-19 cases. The number of active cases drops again to 14\1. No one is in hospital. 290 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours for a total now of 67,006. The provincial death toll remains…

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City Recalling More Employees

WINNIPEG - The city is recalling almost 200 Community Services employees. This is in addition to nearly 400 workers who were brought back in the same department last month. Libraries will be partially re-opened in the next few weeks or early next month. The plan is to re-open the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and the…

No New Cases Tuesday

WINNIPEG - There are no new cases of CoVid19 in Manitoba today. July still hasn't seen any new CoVid-19 cases. The number of active cases drops again to 14\1. No one is in hospital. 290 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours for a total now of 67,006. The provincial death toll remains…

Uber Operating In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The big name in ride-hailing is finally moving Winnipeggers round the city. Uber, which has been delivering food in Winnipeg for a while now, launched its passenger service this morning after finally getting a city licence to operate about a month ago. The licence came after a long insurance negotiation. Because of CoVid-19,…

Vigil Held For Darius

WINNIPEG - They remembered Darius Bezecki last night as a happy boy who always had a smile on his face. Family and friends gathered at Ernie O'Dowda Park near the Red River which took the life of the nine year old. The vigil thanked the searchers who found Darius including the police dive team. The…

WSO: One Voice

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra was set to perform as part of the Manitoba 150 festivities before the pandemic forced their cancellation. Instead, the symphony invited Manitoba artists to join them in song to celebrate Manitoba, recognize our diverse cultures and unite as "One Voice." "One Voice" was written by Ruth Moody and you…

Boy Drowns In River

WINNIPEG - Police have recovered the body of a boy from the Red River. It's believed nine year old Darius Bezecki entered the water about 4:30 Friday afternoon near the Louise Bridge. Darius was found yesterday afternoon a few kilometres north of the Perimeter. The Red River is especially dangerous right now. The province has…

High Water Advisory

WINNIPEG - The province has issued a high water advisory for the Red River. All the recent rain will push the Red higher over the next several days between Emerson and Winnipeg. However, the river is expected to stay within its banks. Meantime, water levels are starting to drop in southwestern Manitoba where officials are…

Height Of Summer Still Coming

WINNIPEG - Within a couple weeks, Manitoba will have its highest low and high temperature averages for the year. That doesn’t necessarily mean we'll end up with the hottest day of the year during that period but the averages are higher than at any other time of the year, despite the fact that the longest…

Mosquito Fogging Begins

WINNIPEG - The city-wide mosquito trap count has hit 44 so fogging will now begin. The adult nuisance mosquito fogging program will start with golf courses, public parks and open spaces. Fogging will begin tomorrow night at 9:30, weather permitting, at the following locations: ·Assiniboine Park ·Brookside Cemetery ·Charleswood Dog Park ·Crescent Drive Park ·Fraser…

Beating The Heat

WINNIPEG - The heat warning for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba continues. Daytime highs into the 30's will come with humidex values around 40. There are many ways to stay cool during a heat wave like this but if you don't, the risks are great. Especially for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic…

New Interchange On South Perimeter

WINNIPEG - The province has announced a new interchange for the Perimeter Highway and St. Mary's Road. This is part of the $500 million Manitoba Restart Program which is aimed at giving the economy a boost in the wake of CoVid-19. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says the interchange will improve safety and the flow of…

Tornado Warning Ended

WINNIPEG - That tornado warning for the RM's of Minto-Odanah and Oakview has ended about an hour after it was issued. However, the heat warning continues for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba and severe thunderstorms are possible. Humidex values as high as 38 are expected. A prolonged period of hot weather continues over portions…

Heat Warning!

WINNIPEG - Humidex values reaching 38 are expected. A prolonged period of hot weather will develop over portions of southern and east-central Manitoba today and persist into next week. Southerly winds will push hot and increasingly humid weather into Manitoba today. Daytime highs will climb into the low thirties with overnight lows rising into the…

Ban On Commercial Evictions

WINNIPEG - At the urging of business leaders, the province has announced a temporary ban on commercial evictions. It's an attempt to get more landlords to sign up for the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program. “We know this has been a tough time for many businesses and it should not be made worse through…

Drug Network Busted

WINNIPEG - The Guns and Gangs Unit has busted up an inter-provincial illicit drug network. The network brought large amounts of cocaine into Winnipeg from Vancouver through Calgary and Regina. As the scope of the investigation expanded, Winnipeg Police enlisted the assistance of police in those other cities as well as Surrey RCMP. The month…

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