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City Projecting $400K Deficit

WINNIPEG - The city is out with its latest financial report and things are actually looking better than you might expect. Thanks to federal funding and other measures to counter the impact of COVID-19, Winnipeg is projecting a deficit of only $400,000, The city got over $42 million from Ottawa's Safe Restart Agreement. Overall, there's…

Tattoo Shop Reopens

WINNIPEG - A tattoo shop in the city reopened on the weekend in violation of public health orders. Phil McLellan at The Parlor Tattoos says he had no choice but to open up again after the province extended current code red restrictions on Friday for at least another two weeks. His rent on Main Street…

Possible Exposures/Monday

WINNIPEG - Here are the most recent possible exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg, as provided by provincial public health officials.

Excessive Barking

WINNIPEG - New "no excessive barking" signs have gone up at Bonnycastle Dog Park in downtown Winnipeg. It seems more people have been outside with their dogs because of the pandemic and that can mean more barking. One dog owner who uses the park says residents of a next door apartment building yell down at…

Possible Exposures/Sunday

WINNIPEG - Here are the most recent possible exposures to COVID-19 in Winnipeg, as provided by provincial public health officials.

Winnipeg Souvenir Spoon

WINNIPEG - Souvenir spoons first became a thing in Europe in the mid-1800's. They soon made their way around the world, as wealthy travellers returned home from European tours. Collecting souvenir spoons became especially popular around the time of the Chicago World Fair in 1893, the same year silver prices collapsed. This gave businesses cheap…

Police & Fire Want Vaccine

WINNIPEG - The city continues to press the province for details on when police officers, fire fighters and paramedics will be vaccinated for COVID-19. Mayor Brian Bowman has written to Premier Brian Pallister about it after asking provincial officials for the information and not getting it. He says these and other civic frontline workers need…

Mutt Mobile, Smart & Smarter

WINNIPEG - City Councillor Kevin Klein has accepted a unique and fun invitation by two Winnipeg businesses in his riding meant to benefit another business in the city and bring a slime to snouts everywhere. Paws Unleashed says, in spite of challenges shared by many in the community right now, they decided to build what…

Guess Who's Not In Hall?!

WINNIPEG - A group of die-hard fans of Winnipeg’s the Guess Who across Canada are pushing to get the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. GuessWho4TheHall wants to gather a million signatures before March to get the Hall to recognise the band’s success, decades after songwriters Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman brought…

Nygard Bail Hearing Delayed

WINNIPEG - A court hearing in which lawyers for fashion designer Peter Nygard sought bail was adjourned, following his arrest in Winnipeg on December 14. Nygard is facing charges and a class-action lawsuit in the United States, and is accused of using his influence to lure, traffic, and sexually assault women and girls, some between…

UFFW Seeks Binding Arbitration

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg’s municipal government and the union representing the city’s firefighters have hit a snag in their contract negotiations. United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg (UFFW) say they’re opting to file for binding arbitration with the provincial government in order to come up with a new three-year collective agreement on a contract worth around half…

Sisler Helps With Netflix Film

WINNIPEG - Sisler High School says five former students could find themselves in the running for an Oscar. A new animated short film the graduates worked on, Cops and Robbers, started streaming on Netflix about a week ago. The students were asked to be part of the project after the head of animation at Digital…

Supersite Opens Today

WINNIPEG - We start the first full week of the new year with hope. COVID-19 numbers in Manitoba have been lower and the Pfizer vaccine is going into people's arms. The province's new supersite at the RBC Convention Centre opens today with several hundred appointments available for all critical care, acute care and long-term care…

2020 Driest Year Ever

WINNIPEG - 2020 was the driest year ever in the city and it wasn’t even close. Last year saw 284.5 millimetres of precipitation, about 40 less than the previous record. On average, Winnipeg gets about 500 millimetres per year. 2006 and 2017 were also in the top five driest years in history but weather experts…

Winnipeg Pocket Watch

WINNIPEG - Born in 1851 in Scotland, Donald Ross Dingwall immigrated to Canada to become a jeweller and watchmaker. He began his trade as an apprentice in Ontario and in 1882, he moved to Winnipeg and established his own jewellery business. Remnants of Dingwall’s merchandise exist today, such as this exquisite yellow gold pocket watch…

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