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Winnipeg Synagogues Revoke Radical Speaker's Invitation After Being "Inundated" With Complaints

WINNIPEG - A sudden change of plans was announced late Wednesday afternoon by the Shaarey Zedek synagogue - the "Shabbat Across Winnipeg" dinner Friday night was not going to be nicknamed "the Rabbi Who Came To Dinner", because his invitation to be the guest speaker was withdrawn. Heeding deep concerns expressed across the Jewish community…

Winnipeg Looking for its Next Kid Mayor

Do you think you've got what it takes to be mayor? If you're between the ages of eight and twelve and are living in Winnipeg, Mayor Brian Bowman is inviting you to apply. “This is an initiative introduced last year to help nurture a greater appreciation for and understanding of municipal government,” said Mayor Brian…

Jewish Federation Withdraws from Shabbat Dinner Over Controversial Critic of Israel

WINNIPEG - The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg backed down on Tuesday from any direct association with a US leader of the far-left anti-Israel IfNotNow faction, who is to speak at an upcoming local Synagogue dinner. Detailed information from my two columns in Manitoba Post alerted members of the community, including Federation donors, to the aggressive…

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Facing Widespread Pressure Over Anti-Israel Dinner Speaker

WINNIPEG - Pressure ramped up on the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and 3 area synagogues after donors and supporters learned from Marty Gold about the links of an upcoming guest speaker to a radical anti-Israel, pro-BDS (boycott Israel) faction. https://www.manitobapost.com/winnipeg-events/opinion-jewish-federation-of-winnipeg-unaware-guest-speaker-a-member-of-anti-israel-radical-group-117305 Now, it's been learned that Lex Rofeberg, slated to deliver a keynote address at the…

No End to Winnipeg Winter Yet

WINNIPEG - While the sun will be a welcome sight, it will still feel bitterly cold, al least through this week. The temperatures will stay in the minus teens, but the windchill will make it feel much colder. The long term forecast shows temps nearing a more seasonal average but don't hold your breath. Farmer's…

Manitoba Pauses Relationship with Former B.C. Premier

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is "pausing" its relationship with Gordon Campbell following an allegation in a British newspaper that the former B.C. premier groped a woman in the United Kingdom. Campbell was hired by Manitoba last fall to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial…

RIP Signage to Honour Fallen Colleague Not Allowed on Buses

Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago. Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display "RIP #521" or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the…

WPS Half-Marathon Biggest and Best Yet

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its half marathon and hopes to make it the biggest and best yet. This year's race is set to break the $2 million fundraising mark; the message from all leaders was simple: by working together, life can be BIGGER than cancer. Registration for…

New Mattress Recycling Program

WINNIPEG - The city is launching a free mattress recycling program in partnership with Mother Earth Recycling. The program will run until January 31, 2020 or until 8,000 mattresses are collected. Up to six mattresses can be dropped off at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot (1777 Brady Road). Mother Earth Recycling, a Winnipeg-based Indigenous social…

Assiniboine Park Zoo Welcomes New Baby

WINNIPEG - Maya and Samson are proud to announce the birth of their new baby gibbon on February 4. This is the first offspring for the pair of white-handed gibbons who were the first residents of the Zoo's new gibbon habitat. For the past week, the gibbon family has been enjoying privacy in an off-exhibit…

Standing Hearing Set for Stony Mountain Death

WINNIPEG - The death of 50 year-old Lewis Sitar, who died at Stony Mountain Correctional Institute has prompted a standing hearing to determine who will participate in his inquest. Sitar was attacked in his cell on February 20, 2017 and died two weeks later. The two men who attacked him were subsequently convicted of manslaughter.…

Pembina Highway Closure for Long Weekend

WINNIPEG - Pembina Highway will be completely closed for the February Long Weekend. From 8:00 pm on Friday, February 15 to 4:00 am on Tuesday, February 19, Pembina Highway between Jubilee and Stafford will be closed both Northbound and Southbound. The closure will facilitate the installation of girders for the new Transitway over the Pembina…

Residential Street Plowing Begins Sunday

WINNIPEG - Residential streets will get some much needed snow-clearing starting on Sunday night. Starting at 7pm the Residential Parking Ban will be in effect. Check what zone you are in to ensure that your vehicle doesn't get towed. RESIDENTIAL PARKING BAN SCHEDULE Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, February…

Red River College and Indspire Announce $1 Million in Bursaries to Advance Indigenous Achievement

Winnipeg, MB – Today, Red River College (RRC) and Indspire announced a commitment to double the funding for the Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards. This renewed investment will support Red River College’s continued efforts to create more pathways to education for aspiring Indigenous students. Today’s announcement builds on RRC’s commitment to advance Indigenous…

Pollock's Hardware Holding Vote to Close

MARTY GOLD - After 6 straight years of losses totalling $220,000 and a sales decline of 24% below budget, Pollocks Hardware Co-op Ltd. has called a Special Meeting of shareholders on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Luxton Community Center, 210 St. Cross St.to vote on whether to close the…

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