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Bell MTS Place Skywalk Re-Opens

WINNIPEG - The Bell MTS Place Skywalk has re-opened after being closed this summer for renovation work. The skywalk reconnects Portage Place and City Place as part of the downtown skywalk system. Improved lighting and more durable flooring are featured in the renovated space and a new Premium Services Desk is now located at the…

Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Accident

WINNIPEG - A 71 year-old woman has died as a result of a pedestrian-vehicle collision that took place yesterday evening. The collision occurred at about 9:15 P.M. as the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in the 1000 block of McPhillips. The vehicle remained on the scene following the collision. This investigation is continuing…

Folk Festival Founder Mitch Podolak Passes Away

A creative force who single-handedly created a modern folk music industry in Canada died Sunday in Winnipeg, less than a month before his 72nd birthday. Melech "Mitch" Podolak was born in Toronto into a family steeped in Yiddish culture and socialist values, his father two decades older than his mother. Attending a concert featuring Pete…

Fatal Crash on Henderson Highway

WINNIPEG - A two vehicle collision on Henderson Highway has claimed the life of an 82 year-old man. The accident occurred at about 4:45 P.M. yesterday on Henderson Highway at the north Perimeter exit ramp. After investigating, it has been determined that a vehicle, being driven by an 82-year-old man from the RM of East…

RCMP Investigate Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision

ST. ANDREWS - A two vehicle collision on Highway 9 at Meadowdale Road has claimed the life of one person and left a second in hospital with life threatening injuries. The initial investigation has determined that a car, driven by a 78-year-old male from Warren, was travelling eastbound on Meadowdale Road, when it entered onto…

New Cutting-Edge Research Facility Opens Today

WINNIPEG – The robots are at the ready at Red River College (RRC). Along with the Government of Canada, industry partners, and community supporters, RRC will celebrate the official opening of the brand-new Smart Factory today. The new facility is the result of a $10 million investment over five years from Western Economic Diversification Canada…

City Pools Open Friday

WINNIPEG - Outdoor pools and wading pools are set to open this Friday, June 28 weather permitting. Heated Pools: Fort Garry Lion's St. Vital Westdale Both the Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool and the Transcona Aquatic Park opened for the season on June 14. Admission rates apply to each person entering the pool area. Unheated Pools:…

9-1-1 Celebrates 60 Years In Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - On June 21, 1959, Winnipeg became the first city in North America to adopt a 3-digit emergency number, which at the time was 9-9-9. In the early years, two operators were on duty 24/7 to handle the approximate 300 calls per day that were received on the switchboard. Before 1959, the public had…

5 Year-Old Child Killed in South-Winnipeg Collision

WINNIPEG - A five year-old child has died as a result of a two vehicle collision that occurred yesterday on Dalhousie Drive. Three children were taken to hospital: a 1 year-old and a 4 year-old in stable condition and the 5 year-old who was in critical condition. The 5 year-old has since succumbed to her…

Why should I Get My Pet Dog and Cat Fixed

WINNIPEG - By spaying or neutering your pet, you’ll help control the pet homelessness crisis, which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in Canada each year simply because there aren’t enough homes to go around. There are also medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your…

Celebrate Father's Day at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - Take dad to Assiniboine Park Zoo this weekend and he'll get 25% of regular Zoo admission. To celebrate Father's Day, the zoo is offering the discount both Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. “This is a great weekend for families to spend some quality time with Dad while exploring the Zoo,” said…

Olympian Pat Leech Inducted Into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame

WINNIPEG – Olympian Pat Leech (née Durnin) was inducted into Speed Skating Canada’s Hall of Fame as a builder, while the Williamson Derraugh Family were presented with theGagné Family Award, which honours the family legacies that run through the Canadian speed skating community. Leech, a native of Winnipeg, Man., was inducted into the Hall of…

Centennial Concert Hall Gets a New Roof

WINNIPEG - The Centennial Concert Hall will be getting some much needed repairs as the Province has invested more than $15 million to replace the roof and more. In addition to the roof replacement, the government is moving forward with a critical project to repair and restore the stone cladding on the façade of the…

Transcona Street Closures for Hi Neighbour Festival

WINNIPEG - The following temporary street closures will be in place from Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, June 9 at 11 p.m., for the Transcona Hi Neighbour festival: Northbound and southbound Day Street between Victoria Avenue to Melrose Avenue Northbound and southbound Bond Street between Victoria Avenue to Melrose Avenue Eastbound and…

RRC Financial Planning Students Best in the West

WINNIPEG - Red River College student are heading off to Vancouver next week to compete in the 2019 Canadian Institute of Financial Planner Case Challenge Competition. The students banked a first place victory at the Western Competition and will compete against the best in the East. The Business Administration students: Scott Lobban, Suzie Nguyen, Desiree…

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