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Possible Strike At City Of Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The biggest union at the City of Winnipeg is preparing to go on strike. CUPE Local 500 which represents 5,000 workers in a variety of positions has set a deadline Tuesday to walk off the job. Members voted 93 per cent in favour of going on strike in July after their current contract…

More Arrests At Manitoba Legislature

WINNIPEG - Police have charged five more people after dismantling a protest camp on the lawn of the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg. Officers say they found weapons when they moved in including axes, a machete, a metre-long club, body armour and a spear. The protesters say they had no weapons, only tools to chop firewood…

New Winnipeg Totem Pole

WINNIPEG - Visitors to Assiniboine Park can now learn more about the history of residential schools. A new totem pole, gifted to the Southern Chiefs' Organization, has gone up in the park. The Residential School Totem Pole, by Kwakiutl artist Charles Joseph, tells the story of how he was taken away from his family as…

14 Years For Attacks On Winnipeg Women

WINNIPEG - A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting three women and a teenage girl along Winnipeg's river trails last year has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 30 year old Jordan Andrew Bruyere was convicted of one count each of assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault with a weapon and sexual interference…

Bill Blaikie Passes Away

WINNIPEG - Longtime New Democrat Bill Blaikie has passed away. He was first elected as a Winnipeg MP in 1979. Blaikie left Ottawa in 2008 but then won a seat in the Manitoba legislature the following year. He was named the province's conservation minister before leaving politics in 2011. Blaikie announced he was entering palliative…

Cop & Child Porn Suspect Found Dead

WINNIPEG - A longtime Winnipeg police constable has been found dead after being charged in a Manitoba RCMP child pornography investigation. 39 year old Yvan Corriveau, also a Canadian Forces veteran, was arrested on Thursday when Mounties raided a home in Ile des Chenes, south of the city. He was charged with child porn offences…

Winnipeg Clinic Hours Expanding

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is expanding hours at five clinics across the city in hopes of reducing wait times at urgent cares and emergency rooms. Starting in November, the WRHA’s walk-in clinics will be open evenings and weekends for people who need less urgent care. Dr. Joss Reimer, the authority's chief medical…

Winnipeg Buys Dozens Of Electric Buses

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg is planning to buy a fleet of new electric buses. A request for proposal has gone out to purchase over 100 green buses. The new buses will be better for the environment but they will also be much quieter. In July, Winnipeg Transit received $478 million from all three…

Skip The Dishes Cuts 350 Winnipeg Jobs

WINNIPEG - Skip The Dishes has laid off 350 of its workers in Winnipeg. The online food delivery company says the employees worked at a remote contact centre and were told of their termination last week. According to Skip, the cuts are the result of a workforce review and were necessary for sustainable growth.

Winnipeg Dancer Remembers Queen

WINNIPEG - A former dancer at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is warmly recalling her meeting Queen Elizabeth II after a performance 70 years ago. Jean Orr, then Jean Stoneham, says she joined the company in September of 1951 and danced for the monarch a month later. She remembers the dancers waiting in the wings and…

Winnipeg Museum Gets New Plane

WINNIPEG - A new addition has landed at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Air Canada has donated a Lockheed L-10A Electra to the museum for it's 85th anniversary. The plane was one of the first in the airline's fleet and it's the same model of aircraft that Amelia Earhart tried to fly around…

Trudeau To Visit Winnipeg Today

WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit Winnipeg on today to meet with Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson. Stefanson's Conservative government has been working with the federal government on several issues, including a recent agreement to upgrade the rail line to Churchill. However, Stefanson has also asked the feds to temporarily suspend the carbon…

Mosquitoes On The Rise In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - The number of mosquitoes in Winnipeg is increasing. The city's mosquito trap count is averaging 235 which is considered high. The northeast part of Winnipeg has the worst average, followed by the southeast area of the city. Mosquito fogging started on August 7th and wrapped up on Monday.

Manitoba's Biggest ER Closes Half Its Beds

WINNIPEG - The province's largest emergency department has been cut in half because of a shortage of nurses. Only beds for the most seriously ill patients remain open at Health Sciences Centre because current nursing capacity is only about 30 per cent. Patients with less serious needs will have to wait even longer for treatment…

Winnipeg's Folklorama Has Successful Return

WINNIPEG - A popular cultural festival in Winnipeg is celebrating a very successful return after a two year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Folklorama organizers say attendance was up 14 per cent compared to the event in 2019. There were almost 170,000 visits at two dozen pavilions over two weeks. Folklorama began in 1970…

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