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Indoor Pools Re-open

WINNIPEG - The Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex and Pan Am Pool are open again but at limited capacity. You can sign up at the website below for two hour swim blocks. Staff will be sanitizing in between uses and overall cleaning has been increased. https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/leisureonline/Home Photo: @cityofwinnipeg

Online Police Auction

WINNIPEG - If you like auction action, police are selling unclaimed goods online. The auction is underway now and runs until July 28th. You can see the items up for grabs at the link below. There's also a link there if you want to place a bid. Good luck and have fun bidding! https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/auctions/auction20200717.stm

Restaurants Want Tax Break

WINNIPEG - At city hall today, mayor Brian Bowman's executive policy committee is scheudled to look at reducing business taxes for local restaurants. The motion would cut the taxes in half for several months for independently owned eateries. Restaurants hope to pay lower taxes from June to November or until the province eliminates social distancing…

Cop Car Crash

WINNIPEG - There was an accident at McPhillips and Inkster this morning involving a police car. The cruiser collided with a car in the intersection. Southbound traffic on McPhillips was slowed for a period of time. No word on injuries. Photo: Facebook

Folk Fest Goes Virtual

WINNIPEG - Under normal circumstances, Birds Hill Provincial Park would be packed this weekend with Folk Festival fans but not this year. CoVid-19 changed all that. Organizers cancelled the event a few months ago at the height of the pandemic but the show must go on and it will tonight, virtually. The Winnipeg Folk Fest…

Deadly Motorcycle Crash

WINNIPEG - At about 3:45 this morning, emergency crews were called to Salter and Jefferson for a motor vehicle accident. Once there, they found the driver of a motorcycle in critical condition. He died later in hospital. Police are investigating.

Home Sales Recovering

WINNIPEG - Home sales in the city were solid last month, 24 per cent higher than last June. Winnipeg Realtors says while sales slipped early in the pandemic, they're now bouncing back nicely. In fact, the first half of the year is within one per cent of the five year average. However, while sales are…

Growth Fees Go Back

WINNIPEG - The city's latest loss in court involves impact fees that have been collected since 2017. The judge in the case involving the Manitoba Home Builders' Association has ordered the $30 million dollars be returned with interest. City hall is considering its next move but could appeal the decision. These impact or growth fees…

Eating Disorders Get More Money

WINNIPEG - The province is investing $1.1 million to expand eating disorder programs at Health Sciences Centre. It's also creating a safe nutrition clinic for people living with eating disorders. “Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating are the number one cause of death among all mental illnesses,” said health minister Cameron Friesen.…

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…

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…

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