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ASIMIL8 Licence Should Never Have Been Issued

WINNIPEG — A senior executive with Manitoba Public Insurance says a licence plate bearing the message ASIMIL8 should never have been issued to a "Star Trek" fan. Nick Troller launched a legal challenge against MPI over its decision to revoke his personalized plate. He said that was a violation of his charter−protected right to free…

Pan Am Pool Re-Opens

WINNIPEG - The Pan Am Pool has completed its $3.42 million renovation and has re-opened. The upgrades include a new acoustic ceiling and lighting above the main pool as well as a new audio system. Asbestos has also been removed from the ceiling.

2018 Checkstop Program Final Results

WINNIPEG - The final results are in for the 2018 Festive Season Checkstop Program. 7667 cars were stopped with 424 Roadside breath test administered resulting in 40 WARNS & 8 FAILS. There were 41 Impaired Driving related charges (including 2 Drug impaired driving charges) and 4 Cannabis positive Oral Fluid Device tests. 11 Other Criminal…

Art City Recovers Its History

WINNIPEG - A post-Christmas miracle for the West Broadway non-profit Art City: the back-up hard-drive, "an invaluable piece (with) many years of digital history", stolen with other equipment on Boxing Day morning, has been found and returned. According to their Facebook post early Saturday evening, the historical archive and other items were recovered "Thanks to…

Hundreds Show Up to Keep Dogs Company at Christmas

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg dog shelter’s idea to keep the animals from getting lonely on Christmas was so popular that people were lined up out the door. On a typical holiday, staff at Winnipeg Animal Services clean the kennels and take the dogs out into the yard, but the animals mostly spend the day alone.…

Move Over Hollywood-Here Comes Garbage Hill

WINNIPEG — Los Angeles has its famous "Hollywood" sign but Winnipeg can now boast of having its own smaller version — only this one adorns the side of a former landfill and reads "Garbage Hill." The permanent sign measuring one metre in height by six metres in length was unveiled by the city at Westview…

FREE Admission to the Zoo

WINNIPEG - Get ready for a FREE weekend at the Zoo. Once again the Assiniboine Park Zoo is offering free admission to children 12 and under from December 22 to January 6. Plus, on Saturday and Sunday the first 50 visitors get a voucher for a ticket for Paw Patrol Live at the Centennial Concert…

Refugee Whose Fingers Froze Off Finds Hope in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Razak Iyal still wakes up in the middle of the night feeling the icy winds on Christmas Eve two years ago when his life drastically changed. "It comes into my dreams all the time. I am thinking about it. When you wake up from the bed you see your hands and you don’t…

Santa Stand-In Inspires Toy Drive

WINNIPEG — Brian Sanderson’s white beard and jolly demeanor landed him in Santa’s bright−red suit in Winnipeg malls, seniors centres, toy catalogues and as the mythical Christmas figure in more than half a dozen movies. So when Sanderson, Winnipeg’s most well−known Santa’s helper, died in October at the age of 77, a group of people…

Five Community Centres to Get Funding for Renovation

WINNIPEG - Five City-owned community centres will be receiving funding for renovations in the upcoming year. Mayor Brian Bowman made the announcement on Monday stating , “Community centres are at the heart of where we come together as neighbours, friends, and families. They're gathering places where residents celebrate many different milestones and aspects of life…

MPI - Don’t Let an Auto Theft Grinch Spoil the Holiday Season

MPI - The number one cause of auto theft in Manitoba is the use of vehicle keys. Last year in Manitoba, more than 3,100 vehicles were stolen ─ 90 per cent involving the use of keys. With the arrival of winter weather, Manitoba Public Insurance urges all vehicle owners to avoid running vehicles unattended –…

CheckStop Week Two Results

WINNIPEG - The results are in for week two of the 2018 Checkstop Program. The Festive Season Checkstop Program runs every day for the month of December. Week 2 (Saturday, December 8 to Friday, December 14) results: 2106 cars stopped 69 Roadside breath tests administered resulting in 12 warns and 1 fail 14 Impaired driving…

Police Confirm Suspicious MTS Employee in Transcona Legitimate

WINNIPEG - Police have issued an update on the Public Safety Advisory that was issued last week regarding a suspicious man dressed as an MTS employee going door to door in Transcona. Bell MTS has confirmed that door to door marketers were in the Transcona area on the date of this incident, and are working…

Update on Stella’s Cafe & Bakery

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg restaurant chain that’s faced recent allegations of harassment has dismissed another high−level employee. Stella’s Cafe and Bakery has announced that regional manager Brad Burrows has been released from the chain, after it said earlier this month that vice−president of operations Grant Anderson had been let go. Burrows and Anderson were both…

Road Closed for Repair on South Perimeter Highway

WINNIPEG - The south Perimeter Highway on the Red River Bridge will be closed for repair work in the westbound lanes starting Sunday December 16th. The lane has already been closed since November after an inspection found cracking in the bridge deck concrete. The lane is expected to be closed until repairs are complete on…

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