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$2.3 Million to Fight Gun and Gang Violence

WINNIPEG - The battle against guns and guns has $2.3 million in funding over the next two year thanks to the Federal Government's initiative to Take Action against Gun and Gang Violence. The funding will enable Manitoba to equip police agencies and Manitoba Justice with the tools, equipment and capacity they need to disrupt and…

17 Year-Old Survives Train Collision

OAKBANK - A 17 year-old is lucky to be alive after his vehicle collided with a train at an uncontrolled intersection. The incident occurred on April 24 at around 4:00pm on Briercliff Road less than half a kilometre south of Highway 213. The was travelling northbound on Briercliff Road when he collided with the train…

Major Restoration Planned for Memorial Park Fountain

WINNIPEG - The province is planning a major restoration of the Memorial Park Fountain as well as rehabilitation work on Memorial Boulevard as part of Manitoba 150 celebrations that will take place in 2020. The fountain is the first phase of $45 Million that has been committed to infrastructure projects across the province to Mark…

Annual Unclaimed Bike Auction this Weekend

WINNIPEG - The annual unclaimed bike auction will be taking place this weekend at the Terry Sawchuk Arena at 901 Kimberley Ave. Saturday, April 27, public viewing will run from 7 am. to 8:45 am and the auction will begin at 9:00 am. Sunday, April 28 public viewing will take place from 10 am to…

Does the Province Owe the City $40 million?

WINNIPEG - I believe in our City councillors. I believe in Mayor Bowman. I believe in our premier. But it seems that there is a major miscommunication about road construction funding that is hard to understand when you look at the facts. The mayor is loudly complaining that he has been short changed $40 million…

Spring Clean-up to Start Monday

WINNIPEG - The annual city-wide clean-up will begin across the city on Monday, April 22. This will involve the entire street network, including back lanes and will involve more than 300 pieces of equipment. The process will take up to six weeks at a cost of $6 million dollars. To assist in efficient street cleaning…

Love Letters Uncovered in Historic Building

WINNIPEG — Century−old love letters are being returned to a family after they were uncovered by a construction crew working on a historic building in Manitoba. The letters from 1918 and 1919 are addressed to a Rebecca (Becky) Rusoff in Winnipeg from a soldier in Halifax named Soko. The man writes about how he thinks…

2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards

WINNIPEG - The 2019 Coaching Manitoba Impact Awards honoured some of Manitoba's best in the coaching community. The annual event was held at Club Regent Casino and acknowledges the outstanding contributions they have made over the years. The winners are as follows: Vince Leah Memorial Award- Fundamentals June Mosiondz – Special Olympics Multi Sport –…

Winnipeg Flood Watch

WINNIPEG - The city of Winnipeg has revised its flood warnings and is now advising a reduction in the number of properties that will require sandbagging. Due to favourable weather conditions, the number of properties that could be at risk has been reduced to 18 properties from the 123 that were previously identified. The peak…

You Can Be a Part of All Valuables Removed Initiative

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service is encouraging all Winnipeggers to get involved in crime prevention through their new initiative, All Valuables Removed. You can do your part to stop crime in your neighbourhood by: Removing all valuables from your vehicles Never leave your vehicle running and unattended Always close windows and lock all doors…

Advance Electronics Owner Arnold Frieman Passes at 90

Arnold Frieman, a pillar of the Jewish cultural and business community in Winnipeg, passed away this weekend at the age of 90. A Member of the Order of Manitoba, he was best known as the genius behind Advance Electronics, which he bought in 1962 and evolved from the onset of AM-FM car radios, hi-fi stereos…

136 Years of Winnipeg Firefighters

WINNIPEG - There’s a hidden two-and-a-half story brick building located in downtown Winnipeg which has played a big part in the history of the city. The Winnipeg Firefighters Museum, a 115-year-old work of art located at 56 Maple Street, was built 22 years after the creation of the Winnipeg Fire Department, and remained an active…

City Kicks Off Two Major Transit Projects

WINNIPEG - Are you a Winnipeg Transit user? If so the City of Winnipeg would like to you to be a part of developing a plan for Transit for the next 25 years. With two major transit projects in the works, the city is starting a Transit Master Plan. There will be plenty of opportunities…

Crash Victim Killed by Live Hydro Wires

WINNIPEG - RCMP are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Roblin Boulevard adjacent to Beaudry Park on March 24. The vehicle was travelling westbound when it left the road and hit a hydro pole. The pole was knocked down leaving live wires on the ground. The 47 year-old driver came into contact with the…

Nourish Your Inner Garden and Lower Your Risk of Cancer

WINNIPEG - What we eat, weigh, and expose our body to all influence our health, as can sleep, exercise, and stress. In previous articles, I presented some of the most important things you can do to not only decrease the risk of developing cancer, but also to help fight the disease and prevent recurrences. Part…

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