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Adopt a Pet
Animal shelters are full of animals that are just waiting for someone to take care of them and bring them to a place they can feel safe at and could call it home. Many people would like to help and adopt a dog or other pets. But the question is - Are you ready to adopt a dog? Much time, thought and research should go into your decision – after all, your dog will be living with you for the next 10-20 years. Please think carefully about the following: Food c...
animal cruelty
Animal shelters are full of animals that are just waiting for someone to take care of them and bring them to a place they can feel safe at and could call it home. Doggy daycares across Winnipeg are filling up fast, there are many pets waiting to be adopted. Volunteers are working hard to help as much as they can to save and protect the animals that ended up on the street, people donate and contribute with food and other things for homeless pets and as far...
Bad Service
The city authorities dispatched multiple crews and road construction equipment to get the streets and roads cleaned up and safe to drive. Normally the cleaning crews would leave some warning signs on the road a few days before their arrival to notify locals in advance and for them not to park their vehicles in this area. Cars parked along the curb on the street may be in the way of cleaning machinery or completely blocking some parts of the street. But, ap...
Incidents
I’m sure, everyone likes to drive to the parking lot and find the open spot to park close to the entrance. But the reality today is the parking space is hard to find near popular locations, like big stores and shopping malls, you either get lucky to catch one or, most likely, need to wait for one to open or cruise around to find it. Costco stores are definitely a good example of a constantly busy parking lot, so people have to park just where they can and,...
Fire
A fire is always a scary and dangerous thing, people might get hurt or killed, especially children and elderly citizens since they are not able to react fast and evacuate the building by themselves. Especially, if the fire happens at the restaurant full of people of different ages from small children to older citizens. The Winnipeg firefighters had to deal with thick smoke, intense heat and other dangerous conditions when they fought the flame inside the r...
Wost Road
Winnipeg authorities published a list of streets and roads that will be repaired this year. At least 56 streets and 11 back alleys likely won’t be fixed in Winnipeg this year, thanks to funding spat between the City and the Province. The votes – which were submitted via Facebook and CAA’s website – were based on the following criteria: traffic congestion, potholes/crumbling pavement, the timing of traffic lights, pedestrian/cycling safety, and poor signs o...
Slurpee
What time is it? It`s Slurpee time! Every Winnipegger knows 7-Eleven, many people like the service and the convenient locations, but absolutely everyone loves the Bring your own cup day at 7-Eleven! Yes, 7-Eleven’s legendary Bring Your Own Cup Day will return on May 17 and 18, 2019! It means exactly what it says, you can and should bring your own container to any 7-Eleven in Canada and you can fill it up with Slurpee for only $2! Weird and wonderful contai...
Society
About 20 local schools will receive bike cages this spring. This will be possible thanks to a partnership between the Green Action Centre and the City. This month is Bike to School Month, an annual event that is coordinated by Green Action Center for schools all over Manitoba. Sean Carlson, the Program Co-ordination with The Active and Safe Routes to School Program at Green Action Center, explained why it can be so important to bike or walk to school and w...
Society
A report released in 2018 by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research estimated alcohol cost Canadians almost $15 billion per year in terms of lost productivity, justice costs, and more. The popular beer-filling program was introduced in October 2014 as a way to help develop the local craft beer industry, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries said in a statement Wednesday, May 8th. The growler bars wi...
Fishing
People take advantage of spring weather and having fun with family outdoor activities and, of course, winter fishing. Some people enjoy it as a hobby, time to think and relax, but fishing is the universal way to inner peace and good time spent outside breathing fresh air. The Manitoba government announced Monday that it hopes to restore Lake Winnipeg’s supply of fish by implementing a number of new measures. Sustainable development minister Rochelle Squire...
Society
A university or a college degree will help you land a job you desire. But what if you do not have a degree and still considering your options whether to go for higher education or save the time and money, a lot of money on education and start working and actually making money right now. If anything seems certain for high school graduates these days, it’s that the cost of the university will keep going up. The average annual undergraduate tuition fee climbe...
Impaired Driving
Impaired driving and speeding are major factors in road accidents, as well as distracted driving. All of these factors can lead to serious crashes with vehicles damaged and people getting injured or even killed. An incident involving an impaired driver happened just a few hours ago at the intersection of Main Street x McDermot Avenue. An SUV with a clearly impaired person behind the wheel got in the middle of the Main St. Because of the chaotic maneuvering...
Crime
Winnipeg city authorities started a full-scale investigation on the city`s meth problem. More manpower and resources are dedicated to the matter than in any of the previous year and the new special units and target groups created to fight methamphetamine production and distribution in Winnipeg. On Sunday a man has been arrested following an incident where an axe stolen from a fire truck was used to threaten firefighters. Firefighters with the Winnipeg Fire...
School closed
City crews are actively working to eliminate potholes on the road and cleaning sewers after the winter. Now, they are concentrating on the main streets of the city and on the streets with the most popular bus routes. Spring thaws increase the risk of flooding basements and sewers gets clogged. Therefore, the city strongly recommends city inhabitants to take appropriate measures to protect their houses. But commercial properties and municipal buildings are...
Giveaway Weekend
Many great activities and family events available this upcoming weekend, the days are starting to get a little bit longer, which gives us even more time to enjoy what Winnipeg has to offer. Twice a year Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekends are held in Winnipeg, the next one will take place on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019. You’ll often find some items in good condition that you’ll never use again. Rather than throw them away, Giveaway Weekend give...
Society
The skywalk connects Portage Place and Cityplace along Hargrave Street, including the Cityplace bridge. The Bell MTS Place Skywalk is set to close Monday, April 6th while renovations take place to rejuvenate the walkway. New flooring, an LED lighting upgrade, and a new colour scheme, all of that will set a completely new modern look to the skywalk. Some part of it will reopen soon, but the portion of the skywalk will be closed until September. The 2019 Sta...
Power Outage
What can be worse than downtown traffic with all the cars and traffic lights, well… try downtown with all the electricity down? The representative of Manitoba Hydro said that extra crews are working to try to restore service to customers in south-central Manitoba. Saturday morning, May 4th a power outage is affecting a large area in Winnipeg. Manitoba Hydro says nearly 200 customers are currently without power along Pembina Highway from Taylor Ave. up to C...
Road Construction
Winnipeg authorities published a list of streets and roads that will be repaired this year. At least 56 streets and 11 back alleys likely won’t be fixed in Winnipeg this year, thanks to funding spat between the City and the Province. That after city administrators told the infrastructure committee Thursday morning that 34 local roads will be repaired in 2019 and they would be emailing the list of streets to councillors. Here is a full list: Andrews St ‐ Le...
Incidents
Most of the road accidents could be avoided by simply following the rules and driving regulations. Speed limits zones are very important, for instance, school zone or construction sites, where speeding fines are nearly doubled. On Thursday, May 2nd a serious accident happened near Pembina. One person is in critical condition after a car collided with a motorcycle on Pembina near Chancellor Matheson. The driver of the motorcycle, in his 20s, was taken to ho...
Incidents
For the fourth time this year, the Canadian Food inspection agency has recalled a frozen food product over the fear of salmonella contamination. More than 70 people across Canada are infected by a foodborne illness. An investigation into an outbreak of foodborne illness has led to frozen pastries. Various chocolate eclairs and cream puffs have been recalled due to the outbreak, which has caused illnesses in people ranging in age from one to 88. According t...
Missing Person
A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. Missing person cases involve people of any age who are lost or abducted, have run away or have mental health issues, among other things. Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl they say hasn’t been seen since April 22nd. Kyonna Richard-Thomas was reported missing May 1st and is believed to be in the E...
Society
Recycling is not new to Winnipeg, but every new project brings more opportunities to participate and help us save nature and save our planet! While some plastic and wood products are difficult to recycle, they are finding a new life at ReGen Composites. The Winnipeg-based company is using their technology to take items like clamshell plastics, coffee cups, plastic bags, and zip-lock bags and turning them into products like benches and building blocks. The...
Impaired driving
Impaired driving and speeding are major factors in road accidents, as well as distracted driving. All of these factors can lead to serious crashes with vehicles damaged and people getting injured or even killed. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. On Tuesday, April 30th Winnipegger was busted and charged with impaired driving.  A 23-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after a single-ve...
$20 Tickets
Winnipeg is getting more and more popular tourist and business destination for international travelers as well as domestic visitors. This will definitely have a positive effect on the city`s business and infrastructure growth and will bring more jobs, more opportunities for Winnipeggers in the years to come. But also, there is time to relax and enjoy your day off with these amazing deals for Winnipeg`s shows and concerts. To celebrate National Concert Week...
Crime
How often do you see an ad or article online about a person missing? How about flyers at busy intersections and downtown building walls? Nowadays people go missing in Canada almost every day. Most of them are found fast and returned home safely, but for in some cases, the search continues for months. A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. Ov...
Legal Marijuana
From October of 2018 marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online. Businesses across the country, from growers and retailers to the tech and tourism sectors, are preparing to reap a windfall from legal marijuana. Many new job positions are opened in the information area, business, medical and touris...
Society
This year spring is a really cold one. So far the daily temperature for this month is almost four degrees cooler than normal. The little snowy flurries yesterday morning changed to warmer temperatures later in the today. Winnipeg and the Red River Valley may get to experience multiple seasons in a day, from a snowy morning to the risk of thunderstorms late afternoon and into the evening. The chance is slim, but there is the potential to see scattered showe...
Society
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, serving 4,305,744 passengers in 2017, and the 11th busiest airport by aircraft movements. As per Armstrong Airport authorities, more than 1.1 million travelers in the first three months of 2019 went through the airport. That is very impressive, up 7.5 percent, increase from last year. By the end of March, the numbers were trending even h...
Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! New players are always welcomed on the team. Bombers management is constantly in search of new talents to show great performance and result for the team. The Bombers announced they’ve sign international receiver Josh Stewart on Monday after he attended their mini-camp last week. The 24-year-old had been playing with the San Antonio Commanders bef...
Salmonella Outbreak
Everyone likes to eat the food that tastes good, but also we need to think about the health aspect of the food we consume and the nutrients and vitamins it gives our body. An investigation into an outbreak of foodborne illness has led to frozen pastries. For the fourth time this year, the Canadian Food inspection agency has recalled a frozen food product over the fear of salmonella contamination. More than 70 people across Canada are infected by a foodborn...
Air1
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, thankfully in Winnipeg, we have the Air1 helicopter that helps police to track down and find the stolen vehicle fast! A new report from the Canadian Insurance Bureau says that picky car thieves are increasingly targeting Ford trucks and high-end SUVs. At the same time, the total number of car thefts continues to grow throughout the country. But also, the copter can help and track down other criminals that are fleei...
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets is an amazing team with thousands and thousands of fans and loyal followers. Every game there are millions of fans watching our team perform on TV and support at a game in person, all hoping for a win and the first places for Winnipeg Jets. So, now every fan has an opportunity to purchase the tickets for the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster, please visit a link below for more information and ticke...
Culture
The 2019 World's best travel destinations include Italy, Peru and … Manitoba. Winnipeg is not only on the list but actually gets more popular with every month at the end of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Here are some numbers of how many people actually visit our city every month: September 2018 Total international travellers – 18,844 Total Canadian residents – 10,269 October 2018 Total international travellers – 18,521 Total Canadian residents – 10,5...
Weekend Fun
Many great activities and family events available this upcoming weekend, the days are starting to get a little bit longer, which gives us even more time to enjoy what Winnipeg has to offer. Let’s make some great memories! Run Your Lungs Out race: It may be called Run Your Lungs Out (RYLO), but even non-runners can get in on this one — you can also do yoga or join the Bootcamp. No matter the method, there are tons of fun ways to get active and give back thi...
Power Outage
What can be worse than downtown traffic with all the cars and traffic lights, well… try downtown with all the electricity down? The representative of Manitoba Hydro said that extra crews are working to try to restore service to customers in south-central Manitoba. This morning, April 27th a power outage is affecting a large area in Winnipeg. Manitoba Hydro says the outage stretches from Oak Bluff to Linden Woods. Traffic lights in the area, including all i...
Fake Crime
Just last week the Winnipeg police were called to a cafe on Corydon Avenue on a hate crime report. The attack happened last Thursday, April 18th around 10:45 p.m. An incident at a Corydon Avenue cafe that was originally reported as one of Winnipeg’s worst-ever hate crime was apparently staged, said police. When officers arrived, they found a woman inside the restaurant who had been assaulted. She was taken to hospital in stable condition, treated and relea...
Society
Every year hundreds of stolen and lost bicycles, that the Winnipeg Police recovers, are auctioned off at the annual Winnipeg Bicycle Auction. All Bikes purchased through the bike auction will be pre-registered with the City of Winnipeg’s bike registry. The $6.70 fee will be added to the purchase price of the bike (children’s bikes not included). The two-day event takes place on: Saturday, April 27: Public Viewing from 7:00 am to 8:45 am The auction begins...
Road Construction
Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year. The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. The City of Winnipeg says that "urgent road work" is being carried out on Century St. The City's Traffic...
Society
A few months ago, in the worst cold weather, the province’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) announced that natural gas prices would increase from Friday, February 1st. PUB approved the application of Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. on the rate hike. New tariffs will come up to $0.091 per cubic meter compared to the current $0.083 per cubic meter. The increase of about 2.3 percent or about $16 a year for the average consumer, PUB said. Natural gas prices are revised...
Ecology
Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need and also to keep our city clean and nature-friendly. CAA Manitoba joined forces with members of Clifton School’s safety patrol to pick up trash around near Polo Park on Earth Day. About 30 students wearing bright yellow vests walked from the school on Sargent Avenue to the CAA Manitoba location at 870 Empress Street to pick up their equipment and begin tidying up the creek on the ot...
Crime
Recently the acts of vandalism based on racial and religious hatred happening more often in Winnipeg. Most of such cases never get solved and the investigation leads nowhere. Winnipeg police are investigating an incident at a cafe on Corydon Avenue as a hate crime. Emergency services were called to BerMax Caffe for a medical call on Thursday around 10:45 p.m. When they arrived, responders found a woman inside the restaurant who had been assaulted. She was...
Missing Person
A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. Missing person cases involve people of any age who are lost or abducted, have run away or have mental health issues, among other things. Winnipeg police are looking for 62-year-old Winnipegger, who went missing on March 26th. Garry Albert Beaudry, 62, was last seen on March 26 in the area of the Salvati...
Incidents
The spring is here and the summer is just around the corner, many great family events are available now and even more coming to Manitoba. Naturally, people looking for new activities, something different after the long winter, the pool sounds great and safe, but thing happen. On Sunday, April 21st the incident occured in Winnipeg’s Courts of St. James pool. The City of Winnipeg’s Fire Paramedic service confirmed three people had been taken from the pool to...
Road Construction
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. The Arlington Bridge was closed Sunday after a huge hole was discovered on the road. Police had sent out a tweet flagging the issue about half an hour after the problem was identified. This helped to notify many drivers, who were heading that way or planning their trip t...
Flight Diverted
Taking a flight to your destination is the safest and fastest way to travel, sometimes, though, the incidents happen.  Air Canada announced that 146 passengers on a flight from Vancouver to Winnipeg will arrive at their destination about six hours late. On Thursday, April 18th the aircraft made an emergency landing in Regina, instead of the destination in Winnipeg. The airline says reports of smoke coming from a galley oven on Flight AC290 prompted the cre...
Society
Nowadays everyone takes flights, even the people, who are afraid of planes, still fly because it is the safest and fastest way to travel. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, serving 4,305,744 passengers in 2017, and the 11th busiest airport by aircraft movements. The reconstruction of one of two runways at Winnipeg’s airport this summer means the area under one flight path...
Spring Cleaning
As the snow melted away with a spring coming to Winnipeg the residents of the city are disappointed when they see a considerable amount of litter on the streets of the city. Also, a huge number of potholes showed on our roads. The city authorities dispatched multiple crews and road construction equipment to get the streets fixed and make it safe to drive. The city will begin the annual spring cleanup operation of streets, sidewalks and back lanes on April...
Green Transport
Winnipeg`s authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. But at the same time, made in Winnipeg zero emission public busses get delivered and start working in different cities, like Toronto. On Monday, April 15th the first of the zero-emission electric...
Traffic
Who likes to be stuck in traffic? I guess, no none, but that is what you have to deal with in a big city. There are certain streets and neighborhoods you know you always will be stuck in traffic, so, naturally, people try to plan their routes avoiding such roads. Despite the usual traffic movement, sometimes accidents or other things happen, which can block your usual “traffic-free” way to work. What can be worse than downtown traffic with all the cars and...
Society
This year`s April has been a cool one. Not terribly rainy or snowy but on the cool side for sure. So far the daily temperature for this month is almost four degrees cooler than normal. The little snowy flurries yesterday morning changed to warmer temperatures later in the today. Winnipeg and the Red River Valley may get to experience multiple seasons in a day — from a snowy Monday morning to the risk of thunderstorms late afternoon and into the evening. Th...
Missing Person
Unfortunately, almost every day a police report filed about a missing person in Canada. Most of them are found fast and returned home safely, but for in some cases, the search continues for months. A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. A 16-year-old teenage girl is missing since early April, who was last seen in the downtown area. Aminata D...
Society
According to the recent polls, 38 percent of Canadians use pot solely for recreation, while 12 percent say their pot consumption is only for medical reasons. The number of Canadians who use pot has not increased since legalization, with 22 percent before and 21 percent after. PARDON is a campaign making its way across the country to raise awareness and collect signatures. Saturday, April 13th it stopped in Winnipeg. The Campaign was formed by a B.C. cannab...
Whiteout Party
The Winnipeg Jets Street Party took place in the downtown area in Winnipeg on Friday night. According to Winnipeg police, there were a number of incidents on the streets including drunken fights and conflicts between participants, in some cases even between people in the same group, friends all because of too much alcohol. Constable Rob Carver of the Winnipeg Police Service said the event kept the officers in suspense much more than they expected. A series...
Road Construction
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. The overpass was scheduled to be closed on April 29th, but with an increase in work required to reconstruct and rehabilitate the roadway and overpass, the city closed the southbound lanes Wednesday evening. Southbound Empress street over Portage Avenue between Westway an...
Society
Peter Kattuk from Nunavut has been waiting for his home dialysis for more than two months in a Winnipeg hospital. The man said that he feels hostage to this situation because he does not know when he will have the opportunity to have home dialysis and who will pay for it. The 68-year-old man was in a financial clash between the two provincial governments. He has been living in uncertainty for several months now and is dreaming of returning home to his fami...
Society
The otter that the residents of Winnipeg found in the city downtown is finally returning to its wild habitat. In February, several Winnipeggers saw an otter under a garbage can and immediately contacted Winnipeg Humane Society. Centre staff immediately carried the animal to Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre to cure it and prepare for the wild. The otter was not injured, however it weighed less than necessary and was dehydrated. However, as soon as it be...
Crime
A series of recent retail store robberies left store owners and management concerned and the employees are worried about their own safety. Winnipeg Police currently investigating few recent robberies and employees attack, officers talk about a large number of thefts. Nowadays in Winnipeg, there is no question if the robbery will occur but when it will happen. On Friday, April 5th police arrested a man following separate incidents – the first at the Marlbor...
Society
Shaftesbury High School students’ dream has come true. Some students at Shaftesbury High School had a very unusual experience. They had an opportunity to communicate with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques. Now, the astronaut is on a mission to the International Space Station and the students asked him many interesting questions. Shamim Mir Ahmadi is a grade 9 student and she was surprised how calm the man was when communicating with the kids. The girl...
Incidents
The City of Winnipeg is warming that ice is not only on the city's retention ponds is not safe, but also on the Red River. As spring approaches it is important to recognize the longer days and sunshine is melting all the ice around the city. The thin ice warning is actually in effect year-round for retention ponds as the ice conditions are not routinely monitored. As a result of negligence, one person was transported to the hospital after being swept away...
Blue Bombers
Fellow Winnipeggers, everyone who loves and supports Blue Bombers, get your tickets early for the next game or for the whole season! Let us all come together and show our support for our city team. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fan Fest is one of Winnipeg`s most anticipated events each year for members of the business community and football fans. The 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Fan Fest will take place on Saturday, April 27 at Investors Group Field. This free event...
Sports
GO JETS GO! The Winnipeg Jets playoff run starts on April 10 and the city is getting ready for big fun. If you want to visit the first two Whiteout parties this year, you should buy a ticket. The ticket’s price is 5$. The city authorities decided to make a paid entrance to the parties in order to limit the number of people there and to avoid any possible incidents. If you have a ticket to the game, then you have the opportunity to attend the party for free...
Culture
After Jerusalem was created by Vancouver-based (and Winnipeg-born) playwright Aaron Bushkowsky in 2011. Currently it closes Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's season and it gets the best reviews and a fresh and entertaining spin on the romcom genre. This romantic comedy tells a story about a middle-aged, Labradoodle-owning, Honda Accord-driving guidance councillor from Regina. Under certain circumstances, she meets a man whose name is Vlad. The man is an Israeli so...
House Fire
A residential fire is always a scary and dangerous thing, people might get hurt or killed, especially children and elderly citizens since they are not able to react fast and evacuate the building by themselves. Tuesday, April 9th a deadly residential fire occurred in Winnipeg. One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a house fire on Boyd Avenue. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said two cats were also killed in the heavy blaze at 470 Bo...
Society
City authorities recognize and understand the importance of constant transport infrastructure growth and modernization to be able to satisfy the needs of Winnipeg citizens and a workforce visiting our city every day. Winnipeg Transit has now shifted to its 2019 Spring Schedule. Transit service is adjusted four times a year to match seasonal changes in ridership. The following routes will operate under the new schedule: 20 Academy 36 Northwest Super Express...
Winnipeg Jets
Every game there are millions of fans watching our team perform on TV and support at a game in person, all hoping for a win and the first places for Winnipeg Jets. The 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs starts today, April 10 and we’ll have at least 2 games (and hopefully more) at Bell MTS Place! Here is the full first round schedule against the St. Louis Blues: Wednesday, April 10 – 7:00 pm – St. Louis at Winnipeg Friday, April 12 – 8:30 pm – St. Louis at Winnipeg...
Society
A group of Winnipeg seniors want to get back to the building that currently no one is using. The Charleswood 55+ Active Living Centre was using this building, however now it is empty. Last May, the centre received a letter in which it was said that people should leave the building since it was put up for sale. As it became known, the place was still empty even 9 months after people left it. Only in 2019 it went on sale. Camilla Waitt, executive director of...
Society
Manitoba Public Insurance revoked Star Trek-themed licence plate. Nicholas Troller is a big fan of Star Trek. He applied for the personalized licence plate with the phrase "ASIMIL8" and he received approval. He installed it on his car together with a licence plate holder that reads "We are the Borg" and "Resistance is futile." These two phrases are a reference to a fictitious alien race from the series. Several years after, this information became known to...
Society
Take Pride Winnipeg says that this spring the city looks much worse than last year. Spring has come to Winnipeg. The snow has melted, and along with the joyful emotions of warm days, all residents of the city are disappointed when they see a considerable amount of litter on the streets of the city. The local charity which is engaged in cleaning the city has already made its assessment and reported that in 2019 Winnipeg is dirtier than in 2018. The city cen...
Blue Bombers
Our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! New players are always welcomed on the team. Bombers management is constantly in search of new talents to show great performance and result for the team. The Bombers announced the signings of a pair of defensive backs on Monday, April 8th including Terrance Baldwin and Malik Boynton. A 22-year-old player, Terrance Baldwin worked out for t...
Incidents
The City is continually reviewing its flood protection measures, including monitoring river levels and filling sandbags. Other Winnipeg properties may still be at risk for overland flooding due to snowmelt. The level of the Assiniboine River has increased above the River Walk. The city authorities issued a warning and decided to close the River Walk to pedestrian traffic for safety reasons. A Communications Officer with the City of Winnipeg, Ken Allen said...
Society
West End Women's Centre launches domestic violence program for newcomer women. Representatives of the centre said that this program will be one of the three that are scheduled for launch. On Monday, the centre received its annual funding of $118,000 and plans to spend the money to combat domestic violence. Statistics show that in Manitoba the level of domestic violence is much higher than in other provinces. This is especially true for women from the Indig...
Society
A new place in town is always good, but a new restaurant is even better! Especially if we are talking about the famous P.F. CHANGS, one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in North America. Based on documents filed with the City of Winnipeg, a brand new 6,248 sqft restaurant in the Polo Park area will be the first location in Winnipeg of P.F. Chang’s Chinese Bistro. It’s being built on the parking lot of the former Polo Park Target location and will be...
Society
Now, the office of AWS Thinkbox is at The Forks in Winnipeg. AWS Thinkbox is providing services for entertainment, architecture and engineering industries. The new home of Amazon-owned business is the 13,000-square-foot space in the Johnston Terminal building. ThinkBox technology is known to be used for creating a lot of famous movies, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The appearance of the company in Winnipeg opens up enormous opportunities f...
Society
Golden West Centennial Lodge decided not to inform the families of the patients about the salmonella outbreak. As the daughter of one of the patients of care home explained, she learned about the epidemic from the news. Holly Doan's mother has been at Golden West in Winnipeg for a long time. She is 93, she has dementia and other health problems. In the past, the care home always reported any issues, but not this time. Now the information is kept secret, an...
Society
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre worries about the safety of little rabbits. That’s why the centre calls city residents not to take little rabbits from their nests if they notice them in their yards. Every spring, employees of the centre face this problem. Residents of the city find nests near their houses, and most of them believe that these nests are abandoned, so they urgently need to save the little rabbits. The situation is quite the opposite. M...
Sports
On April 1st Olympic hopefuls gather at the RBC Training Ground in Winnipeg. Athletes ranging in age from 14 to 25 converged at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, with their sights set on future Olympic Games. Similar events are held across Canada by the RBC Training Ground to identify and test future Olympians. Also, just two weeks ago, Winnipeg’s boxing community gathered in an effort to send Manitoba’s best boxers to 2019`s national championships....
Flooding
Winnipeg authorities are predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. The communities along the river banks know very well how dangerous floods could be. From the destruction power of moving water, that destroys houses and vehicles, to a deadly danger for people, who get caught by the stream. Back alleys across Winnipeg are seeing an influx of water as snow packs around the city melt. Back lane floods almost annually, and usually, city crews...
Gas Prices
The cost of filling up has already risen by as much as 20 cents per liter in Winnipeg. The new carbon tax on gasoline, diesel and heating fuels is now implemented in Manitoba since Monday, April 1st. The federal tax is $20 a tonne for this year and is set to increase by $10 annually until it reaches $50 a tonne in April 2022. The fuel prices vary in different cities, gas prices can differ for about 10-20 cents and even more. The prices can vary about 10-30...
Auction
Every now and then Winnipeg Police are organizing a sort of garage sale for the things that were seized by police but never claimed by their lawful owners. Most of them were never reported missing or stolen, so there is no chance for the police to find the owners and return their goods. Every year hundreds of stolen and lost bicycles, that the Winnipeg Police recovers, are auctioned off at the annual Winnipeg Bicycle Auction. All Bikes purchased through th...
Culture
Spring is officially here. If you want to spend the first weekend of April funny and interesting, check the following events. Believe, Winnipeg has prepared a lot of interesting things to do for the weekend of April 5-7. Here are the best ideas: 1. Winnipeg Model Railroad Club's Train Show You should definitely visit the biggest model railway event of the season, which takes place on the open day of the Winnipeg Model Railway Club. You will be able to see...
Society
Drugs to treat alcohol abuse are now easier to get. Dr. Ginette Poulin, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba medical director, noted that the city and the province made a huge step forward in the treatment of alcohol abuse. Now, people who get pharmacare or Manitoba Families drug plans can get access to Naltrexone and Acamprosate easier. Patients do not have to wait to fill their prescriptions and have the costs covered. The decision to make changes to the me...
Store Closing
Hudson`s Bay has announced that Home Outfitters across Canada will close. At one time there used to be near 70 stores across Canada but that number has dropped to 37 and 700 employees. In Winnipeg in 2016, HBC converted three Home Outfitters to Hudson’s Bay Home and the concept was supposed to spread across Canada. Those locations were Kenaston, Regent, and St. James. Since that, for a few years, the store was always full of customers, but in the last year...
Society
City of Winnipeg committee is looking for alternatives to new security measures at Millennium Library. Due to the fact that city inhabitants are extremely dissatisfied with the innovations at the library, the city committee decided to find out whether there are alternatives to bag checking. On Thursday, the committee unanimously voted to ask library management to elaborate on the number of security incidents which occurred at the library in recent years an...
Missing Person
How often do you see an ad or article online about a person missing? How about flyers at busy intersections and downtown building walls? Nowadays people go missing in Canada almost every day. Most of them are found fast and returned home safely, but for in some cases, the search continues for months. A missing person is always a tragedy for the family and friends. People have no rest, can’t sleep peacefully, when a family member is not at home and safe. Po...
Society
Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need. We are talking homeless people, poor, sick, disabled, children without parents…, the list is endless, so each volunteer, each day and each hour they give and provide the service, really helps those people and the cities to stay cleaner and a better place to live in. The West Central Women's Resource Centre is putting a call out for donations of hygiene items. A West End resource ce...
Sports
Winnipeg skate protective invention will help hockey players feel safe. Dan Palsson, a Winnipeg entrepreneur, came up with his brilliant idea after he took a shot to his goalie mask. He called his invention Helskore Skate Armour. Pucks can reach speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour and cause great injuries. The armour is made of thermoplastic and helps to distribute the shock of taking a puck to the foot. This does not negate all pain. Hockey players ar...
School Fire
Fire can be a scary and destructive force. Many residential fires occur because of the tenant's fault or negligence of fire safety and common sense. A fire in the industrial building or a business office brings a great danger and life-threatening panic to people inside and near the building. Even scarier is a school on fire. On Wednesday a large fire broke out in the afternoon at a school under construction. Fire Chief Richard Paetzold said the call came i...
Society
Armstrong's Point was created in the 1880s. It is hugged by a large bend in the Assiniboine River on three sides and has lots of century-old buildings and three iron-and-stone entrance gates. City council is still discussing whether this district should get a heritage status or not. Its decision will control the look of development in the area in the future. St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes supported the idea, however, he added that the Glenwood neighbourhood s...
Culture
Indigenous Music Awards is held in Winnipeg every year. In 2019 the awards will take place on May, the 17th. However, everything can go not very smoothly, because the event has already faced a certain type of controversy. As it became known, a group of Inuit artists decided not to take part in the Indigenous Music Awards. They think that the singer Connie LeGrande, who performs as Cikwes, appropriated Inuit style throat singing in her music. LeGrande was n...
Meth Lab
Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into the city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. Winnipeg Police have shut down a...