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New Residential Infill Strategy   The City of Winnipeg is developing its new residential infill strategy. Winnipeggers who live in one of the City’s older neighbourhoods or who plan on moving to the City within the next few years should understand what this means to them. What’s more, if you live in Winnipeg, you can have your say and influence the strategy. We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, though, so let’s start by explaining exactly what residenti...
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 Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be without Matt Nichols for the remainder of the season. Nichols has been out of the Bombers’ lineup since suffering a shoulder injury after being sacked b...
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. Some Winnipeggers living in homeless camps just outside of the downtown core say they prefer the autonomy of the camp...
Society
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, if you like shows and concerts, this is definitely for you! Celine Dion has announced additio...
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. Springfield is closed in both directions at Rothesay Street. The Winnipeg Police Service says that Springfield Road will remain closed this afternoon due to a serious collision. There are not many details available at this time. One...
Job Fair
The summer is over, this means that students are back in class and their daytime positions will be opening. That means more job opening in the retail business. St. Vital Shopping Centre will be expediting the hiring process by offering a Retail Job Fair on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Centre Court. You’ll be able to meet with employers and look for a new career. Youth Employment Services will also be on-site to assist applicants an...
Movies
Everyone loves movies, movie night is great, but with such a great deal it is movies weekend! The Fall 2019 schedule for Cineplex’s $2.99 Family Favourites has been released. Every Saturday morning at 11:00 am, they’ll be featuring a family favourite film for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. You’ll also earn Scene Points for every movie you watch. September 2019: September 28, 2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home October...
Recall
Four times 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. Recent cases of food and drink recall show just how dangerous a little mistake in food processing or packaging can be, and later evolve into a massive life-threatening issue. Now many popular brands of gripe water are being recalled after the company tha...
Society
McDonald’s just never stops to amaze its customers, with constant promotion, coupons, charities, and other great events. The McDonald’s Canada “Coast to Coast” Monopoly game will return Tuesday, October 8, 2019! It will be a special Canada-only Monopoly Coast to Coast Game with 1-in-5 chances of winning. The 2019 instant win prizes include: Food Prizes Five Dollar ($5) Hudsons Bay Promotional Gift Card Fourteen (14) Days of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Ten Doll...
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets fans give big support for the team at every game, and fans can get rewarded with the team win or with a much better gift. Get your tickets now for the next game, if do not have it already or plan a game night with your friends and family to support our own Winnipeg team! The Winnipeg Jets have suspended defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for refusing to report to training camp. Byfuglien asked for a leave of absence from the Jets on the opening day...
Society
During long and cold Winnipeg winter days parents are always looking for indoor places to take their children to play around, run and communicate with other kids. So, any indoor playground will be popular among Winnipeggers. But, unfortunately, some places like that are closing and that leaves fewer options for indoor winter activities for our kids. Sandra Hagenaars is the General Manager of Kildonan Place. She says the mall removed their popular play area...
Politics
At some point, the negotiation between the Winnipeg Transit and city authorities didn’t work. The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The previous agreement expired on Jan. 12. The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers at Winnipeg Transit. It appears there will not be a transit strike in Winnipeg. The City and the Amalgamated Transit Union say they have rea...
Society
Everyone loves pizza, so the new pizza place in town will be visited by many Winnipeggers. A Little Pizza of Heaven will be opening at the former Pizza location on Regent and Day. This will be the fourth location for the pizza restaurant. The Winnipeg locations are: Portage Avenue, Osborne, St. James, St. Vital Regent. Regent and Day is a prominent corner in Transcona and hearkens back to a time when the street was the main commercial drive for a city. Als...
National Cheeseburger Week
Who doesn’t like a cheeseburger? How about a FREE one!? McDonald’s is celebrating National Cheeseburger Week with FREE cheeseburgers for everyone! From September 18 – 24, 2019, you’ll receive a FREE cheeseburger with any food or beverage purchase. Limit one offer per customer. $1 minimum purchase required. But there is a rule, you’ll have to use the My McD’s app to show a coupon. Please follow the link below for more information and to download the App for...
Promo
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 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 prices in Winnipeg can vary about 10-30 cents depending on the area and the neighborhood. But there is good news for every driver, free...
Society
Winnipeg has been declared the Slurpee Capital of the World for 20 years in a row. Fellow Winnipeggers, everyone who loves Slurpee it is definitely time to celebrate!! Slurpee’s have been such a big part of Manitoba’s culture that last year, the City of Winnipeg designated a street with the honourary name of ‘Slurpee Way’. Name Your Price Day is back! On Thursday, September 19, 2019 head over to 7-Eleven and pay whatever you want for a Large Slurpee! Name...
Speeding
Speeding is not only dangerous but also is against a law and can cost you a hefty fine and license revocation for a period up to two years without a right for renewal. The driver of a minivan, who was speeding, has been slapped with a $2,694 fine. Manitoba Mounties say they nabbed a man driving 161 km/h through a construction zone where the speed limit was only 60. To make matters worse, police say he continued to speed through the zone on Highway 16 while...
Power Restored
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. What can be worse than downtown traffic with all the cars and traffic lights, well… try the whole West End with all the electricity down. A large power outage in Winnipeg's West End had thousands...
SALE
If you like shopping or just looking for some gift for your friends and family, here is your last chance! Despite the in-store sale ended yesterday, the online sale is on 12-16 of September! SportChek is changing things up this time around. For their Friends & Family sale, they’re now offering up to 60% off select products instead of the standard 30% off. For online purchases use the promo code FF19SEPT. Promo excludes: Apple, Arc’teryx, Brooks, Fitbit, Fo...
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 Winnipeg Blue Bombers will hold their 2019 Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at IG Field. At Fan Appreciation Day, you’ll be able to meet the team,...
Incidents
When you park your car in the garage or a parkade you expect it to be safe and protected for the sun and rain. But, apparently, some people can just forget their vehicle in the parking garage. This is what happened to the Audi, that got left for over a month and finally got towed. The owner was fined $28 for every day the car stayed idle and after 30 days the Towing services were called in and the Audi was taken out of the parking garage to free space for...
Incidents
The Winnipeg Police Service says they were called just after 12 p.m. about a report of a 10-year-old girl. The young girl tells police she was approached by two males and grabbed in a strip mall near Kildare Avenue East and Wayota Street at about 12:20. The males then tried to force her into a vehicle. The male who tried to grab her is described as a 16-year-old male, black, tall, with an average build and wearing a red or maroon sweater with a stripe. The...
Meth Problem
Drug usage is a rising problem in Canada. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (methamphetamine users) and other people around them, violent attacks (some took place inside bus shelter), some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims. Sometimes it looks like the government and the city authorities just ignore the problem. The politicians ju...
Society
From September 1st to 7th 2019, various Winnipeg restaurants will create original and unique burgers for you to enjoy. You’ll see a wide variety of burgers from the classic patty and cheese, to things like a donut burger! There were dozens of restaurants taking part and presenting their burgers, juicy, creative and delicious burgers! Form total of over a hundred participants the winners of the 2019 edition of Le Burger Week Winnipeg have been announced! WI...
Society
Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP, and Popeyes Lousiana Chicken and more. Endless shrimp is back at Red Lobster! For $22.99 you can enjoy Endless Shrimp! Try a variety of never-ending shrimp choices. The Endless Shrimp meal is also served with salad, a side, and unlimited Signature Biscuits. Choices: New! Crispy Sriracha-Honey Shrimp Teriyaki-Grilled Shrimp Shrimp Linguini Alfredo Savou...
Society
The Pitfalls of Transit Strikes Labour strikes are nothing new in our City, and the threat of a strike is often enough to move the needle in labour disputes. The City, for its part, also has the option of locking out Transit workers if no deal can be agreed upon. Either way, unless the dispute is resolved, we’ll see a period of time where there could be no buses for Winnipeggers to ride. This might take place during certain hours of the day or all day long...
Incidents
Many residential fires occur because of the tenant's fault or negligence of fire safety and common sense. But, sometimes, it is just an accident. A fire in the city's West End has left a number of homes and other property damaged. The Fire Department received a call about a fire in the rear of a home in the 500 block of Agnes Street just before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Fire crews were able to get the blaze under control quickly, but not before it spread to five n...
Incidents
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. The Winnipeg Police Service says that a missing 10-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy have been safely located. The two were last seen in the Southdale neighbourhood of Winnipeg the afternoon of September 5th. Children had not been seen in almost 24 hours when they were reported missing. The WPS...
Election Day
Manitoba citizens and Winnipeggers are not always happy with a Federal Government politic and laws for the province. The first and major issue is, of course, taxes, but also new rules and regulations in business and farming sectors. But now it’s almost time to vote! The 42nd Manitoba Provincial General Election takes place Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Here is a list of rules and regulation on the Election Day: Election day voting hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm...
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets fans give big support for the team at every game, and fans can get rewarded with the team win or with a much better gift. Get your tickets now for the next game, if do not have it already or plan a game night with your friends and family to support our own Winnipeg team! The Winnipeg Jets Fan Fest takes place on Saturday, September 14 to kick off the start of the 2019/20 season. The event will run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Bell MTS Iceplex (...
Society
Who doesn’t like coffee? How about a 1$ one!? This Fall McDonald’s will help Winnipeggers to stay warm with this amazing deal! For a limited time, get any size coffee for only $1 plus tax! This includes the Extra Large size! I mean, Extra Large size coffee for just a dollar! Also, each coffee comes with a sticker. Collect 7 stickers and get a medium coffee free! If that is not what you were looking for, how about a small Latte for $2. Thank you McDonald’s!...
Society
Winnipeg’s finest food trucks will gather on Memorial Blvd. where you can purchase food and vote for your favourites! The 2019 Winnipeg Food Truck Wars will take place from September 6 – 8, 2019. Hours: Friday, September 6, 11:00 AM – Midnight Saturday, September 7, 11:00 AM – Midnight Sunday, September 8, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM 2019 Participating Food Trucks: A Little Pizza Heaven BBK BBQ BDI Beavertails Pastry Better Than Baba’s Blue Haze Barbecue Campfire G...
Speed Limits
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. When school is out and the 30 km/h school zone limits enforced by by-law 76/2014 are no longer in effect for Summer. The reduced speed limit will be enforced again beginning September 1, 2019. So now reduced the speed limit at Schoo...
Society
Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP, and Popeyes Lousiana Chicken and more. But, unfortunately, some have to close to make way for new food places to open. The Perkins on Madison Street closed this week, making it the fourth Perkins to shut down since last fall. Last year it was the Kenaston and Fermor locations closing. This year was Henderson, and now Madison locations. Three more Perki...
Society
Everyone loves movies, movie night is great, but with such a great deal it is movies weekend! From August 30 – September 3, 2019, see ANY movie for only $6.99. VIP, UltraAVX, IMAX will also be discounted to a lower price. Offer valid only on showtimes from August 30 to September 3, 2019. Offer applies only to Adult General Admission at participating theatres. Valid for films in 3D, IMAX, Prime Seats, UltraAVX, 4DX, ScreenX, D-BOX and VIP (must be legal dri...
Giveaway
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 The Curbside Giveaway Weekends are held in Winnipeg, the last one took place on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019. The next Fall Curbside Giveaway 2019 will take place on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8. You’ll often find some items in...
Winnipeg Events
Another great event is coming to Winnipeg! Le Burger Week Winnipeg. From September 1st to 7th 2019, various Winnipeg restaurants will create original and unique burgers for you to enjoy. You’ll see a wide variety of burgers from the classic patty and cheese, to things like a donut burger! Here is a list of participants: NICOLINO’S CUCINA ITALIANA Il Campione $18 AALTOS – CANAD INNS DESTINATION CENTRE FORT GARRY MB 150 Burger $17.99 PONY CORRAL PEMBINA Beyo...
Free Meals
Who doesn’t like pizza? How about some yummy pizza for you and a free meal for your kids!? For a limited time at Boston Pizza, donate a minimum $5 to the Boston Pizza Foundation and get a Kids Card which gets you to 5 FREE Kids Meals. The Kid Card promotion is great if you’re a parent who loves the occasional outing. The regular price for kids meal is $6.99 so the Kids Card is valued at $34.95. Kids Meal Options Include: BP Mini Cheeseburgers Bugs ‘n’ Chee...
Long Weekend
The last summer long weekend is coming and everyone is excited about the extra days off. But that also means that many stores and other businesses will be closed, to be able to let people go and enjoy the weekend. School is back, and it’s the last long weekend of Summer 2019, let’s make it a good one! Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hou...
Drugs
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. Last week two search warrants resulted in seizures of over $27,000 worth of drugs in Winnipeg. August 23rd the first bust was carried out by members of the Winnipeg...
Blue Bombers
Adam Bighill showed that Bombers can perform at the highest level as a team of players, who listen and understand each other, win games against the strongest competitors and get on top to be the best team. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a team of many stars and top performer athletes. Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive end Willie Jefferson is the CFL’s top performer of the week for week number 11. Jefferson was chosen as the player of the week for his monster p...
Train Collision
The train collision or a derailment can be quite dangerous not just for the train workers, the traffic crossing tracks, but also for the environment if the cargo (oil, fuel, chemicals, etc.) spills over and gets into soil or water. A truck collided with a CP Rail train at the crossing and was pushed onto the bridge going over the Assiniboine River. The Winnipeg Paramedic and Fire Service Water Rescue Unit is on the scene for the safety of rescue workers. T...
Road Construction
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019, some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 millions. 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. But still, there are many road construction projects in the works, like the Skywalk repair, which includes some downtown streets. Vaughan Street was...
Sports
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 NFL regular season will kick off on Thursday, September 5 between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Last Friday, August 23rd was a historic night at Winnipeg’s IG Field! An NF...
Car Theft
Car theft is a growing problem in Canada, 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. A carjacking victim has his vehicle back after it was stolen at gunpoint at a Keewatin Street gas station Wednesday morning. A 27-year-old man says he was approached by a male at a gas station...
Society
Everyone loves movies, but free outdoor movies – even better! Every Friday evening during the month of August, Assiniboine Park will feature free family entertainment on the Lyric Lawn. They’ll be screening favourite summer blockbusters on a cinema-style outdoor screen. All you have to do is bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks. The earlier feature will usually be a kid-friendly movie, with the late feature a bit more tailored to an older crowd. This we...
Winnipeg Night Market
Yes, it is back! The Downtown Winnipeg Night Market is happening in just one week! The Downtown Winnipeg Night Market will take place on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm. The market takes place on Kennedy Street between Portage Avenue and Graham Avenue, down Graham Avenue and at Manitoba Hydro Plaza. Here a list of the fun things you can do at the Night Market: Farmers’ Market vendors on Manitoba Hydro Plaza 5pm-11pm Beer garden on Rudy’s Pa...
Society
Among dozens of great festivals and other events, The Ribfest is one of the most anticipated events in Winnipeg! The 2019 RibFest presented by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg takes place from August 23 – 25 at The Forks! There will be various food vendors offering ribs as well as other alternatives. Admission is FREE! Head to http://www.ribfestwinnipeg.ca/coupon/ to print out a coupon to save $3 on a 1/2 rack rib dinner! Valid August 23 from 11 am – 5 pm only....
Incidents
Many residential fires occur because of the tenant's fault or negligence of fire safety and common sense. But, sometimes, it is just an accident. On Sunday, August 18th a fire occurred in a vacant North End building. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey house in the 600 block of Pritchard Avenue. One of the firstresponreds got injured during the search mission inside the building. Initially, upon...
Lightning Strike
Severe thunderstorms can produce tornadoes. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. 13 people were taken to hospital after a lightning strike during a powwow on a Manitoba First Nation. The Prairie Mountain Health Region says in an email that a large tent blew over Friday night at the Ebb and Flow First Nation. When people rushed to pick it up, lightning hit. EMS assessed 25 people at the scene and 13 people were sent to Ste. Ros...
Society
This summer the Assiniboine Park offers plenty for fun and creative time with friends and family from free movies on Fridays to various masterclasses from handcrafts to cooking classes. And soon the Brew at the Zoo at the Assiniboine Park Zoo will feature the craft brewery industry in an adults-only after-hours event. The event will showcase the growing craft beer industry. You’ll be able to enjoy samples from craft breweries and food trucks. Beer not for...
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. The city administrators told the infrastructure committee Thursday morning that 34 local roads will be repaired in 2019. Starting this Sunday, southbound Empress Street is closing for months-long construction. From August 18 u...
Free Movies
Everyone loves movies, but free outdoor movies – even better! Every Friday evening during the month of August, Assiniboine Park will feature free family entertainment on the Lyric Lawn. They’ll be screening favourite summer blockbusters on a cinema-style outdoor screen. All you have to do is bring a chair, blanket and some snacks. The earlier feature will usually be a kid-friendly movie, with the late feature a bit more tailored to an older crowd. Today th...
Business
Sport is good for your physical health and mental state. Many Winnipeggers enjoy fitness and workout as family time, for sport and soul recreation. Some athletes go pro and take it to the next level breaking the records and setting the bar high for the next generations to try and beat it. Sacha Skirzyk is a men's kayaker for team Manitoba who competed in this year's 2019 Western Canada Summer Games. Skirzyk won big this year and was excited to share all ab...
Society
Among many great festivals and other events, The South Osborne Farmers Market is one of the best markets in Winnipeg! This great neighborhood event is educating, providing for and bringing together the community through local foods and goods! A lot happens at this little farmers market, live entertainment, fresh food, supporting local businesses and encouraging sustainable and responsible living. The Market achieves this in a lot of different ways and has...
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. Waverley Underpass project slated to be completed in 2020, now being pushed to open this year! The total cost for the project is now $98 million, down from the original $156 million budget. The construction at Waverly was completed ahead of schedule and $57 million under budget. The Waverley S...
Restaurant Closes
Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP, and Popeyes Lousiana Chicken and more. But, unfortunately, some have to close to make way for new food places to open. The Perkins on Madison Street closed this week, making it the fourth Perkins to shut down since last fall. Perkins parent company said it was closing 10 underperforming locations. The company also announced it wants to sell the busines...
Basketball
Canada and Nigeria met for a pair of exhibition games in Toronto and Winnipeg this week ahead of the men's FIBA World Cup. Unfortunately for Canada, the team lost 90-81 to Nigeria in exhibition play as Canada’s shooting went cold down the stretch on Friday night. Even though, Canada defeated Nigeria 96-87 on Wednesday night in Toronto in the opener of the two-game series. But the second game in Winnipeg was lost. Both teams are gearing up for the FIBA Worl...
Politics
Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. But at some point, the negotiation between the Winnipeg Transit and city authorities didn’t work. The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The previous agreement expired on Jan. 12. The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers at Winnipeg Transit. The City has t...
5$ Pizza
Who doesn’t like pizza? How about a 5$ one!? On Monday, August 12, 2019, get any individual pizza for only $5.00! This is Boston Pizza decided to celebrate a High Five Day, and we think it is a great idea. That deal includes everyone`s favourites such as Spicy Perogy, BBQ Chicken and The Meateor! The regular price for an individual 8″ pizza is $11.49 so this is a HOT deal! Also, The Seafood City Supermarket sign is now up at Garden City Shopping Centre. Th...
Weekend Fun
Many great activities and family events are available in Winnipeg, which gives us even more opportunities to enjoy what our city has to offer. Let’s make some great memories! Manitoba Night Market & Festival Sundays are for shopping at the Manitoba Night Market and Festival. The track at Assiniboia Downs will be packed with local artists and vendors, food trucks and talented performers. But what makes this market different is that you can shop under the st...
Blue Bombers
Blue Bombers can perform at the highest level as a team of players, who listen and understand each other, win games against the strongest competitors and get on top to be the best team. On Thursday it was a great game for Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the sole possession of first place in the West Division with a 26-24 victory over the Calgary Stampeders. Winnipeg has won seven straight home games dating back to last season, making it the longest home streak s...
Crash
Most of the road accidents could be avoided by simply following the rules and driving regulations. Yesterday, around 4 pm the road accident happened on Stafford Street and Mulvey Avenue crossing. One vehicle overturned and got thrown to the curb. As shown in the photos, police officers blocking the street for traffic and the ambulance is at the scene. As of now, there is no information about the injuries of people involved in a crash, as well as about the...
Incidents
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. On August 8, 2019, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to an automatic alarm at the Emterra Environmental facility in the 1000 block of Henry Avenue. When WFPS arrived, heavy smoke was seen from a rubbish fire. The fire was in one of the struct...
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. The city administrators told the infrastructure committee Thursday morning that 34 local roads will be repaired in 2019. A City of Winnipeg working group has released its final list of recommendations for road construction. Th...
Free Movie
This amazing summer Winnipeg gives us even more opportunities to enjoy what our city has to offer. Let’s make some great memories! Everyone loves movies, but free outdoor movies – even better! Movies on Memorial are back and will once again run every Tuesday in August. Movies start at sundown (around 9pm). Everyone is encouraged to bring your snacks, blankets and chairs and come early to enjoy the pre-movie activities. Below you can see the schedule for Au...
Society
Many great activities are available in Winnipeg this summer and even more to come! The Manitoba Night Market & Festival will return at Assiniboia Downs on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. The Assiniboia Downs racetrack will once again be filled to the brim with an exclusive variety of local food trucks and vendors. Tickets are $5 (children 5 and under free). There will be various activities including: More than 20 Food Trucks Vendors Galore...
Politics
At some point, the negotiation between the Winnipeg Transit and city authorities didn’t work. The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The previous agreement expired on Jan. 12. The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers at Winnipeg Transit. Winnipeg bus drivers safety means a lot for the city`s transportation inspectors. This is a huge plan, with a pretty hi...
Business
The Bank of Montreal has occupied the building at 335 Main Street for over 100 years. Now the Bank is moving out of Portage and Main. The famous branch at Portage Avenue and Hargrave Street will be moving across the street, into the main floor of 201 Portage Avenue. The Main Street Bank of Montreal building, now a designated historic site, was built by the architectural firm McKim, Mead and White in 1913. While the building will remain it's not clear who m...
Incidents
Many residential fires occur because of the tenant's fault or negligence of fire safety and common sense. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services battles two blazes on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. In a release, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said they responded to reports of a fire in a vacant bungalow in the 600 block of Beverley Street. Thankfully, no one was injured and none of the tenants were in the building when a fire occurred. Early yesterday morn...
Swimming Lessons
This summer is one of the hottest one for the last couple of years, naturally, people looking to cool off and new activities. So, a family pool day sounds like an amazing idea! Julia Puranen said she’s opening her pool to local kids looking for a place to have their swimming lessons this summer – after witnessing her son nearly drown 32 years ago. She believes swimming is a skill every child should have. She said children who already know how to swim are a...
Terry Fox Day
For almost 40 years now The Terry Fox Foundation has worked to achieve Terry`s vision, a world without Cancer. Canadians from all parts of the country gather together annually to help raise funds to fight cancer. Terry Fox Day brings people together for a good cause. This Terry Fox day the foundation will be celebrating the new Marathon of hope cancer network grant that consists of 150 million dollars in total granted to the organization over 5 years. The...
Society
A new place in town is always good, but a new seafood supermarket is even better! The Seafood City Supermarket sign is now up at Garden City Shopping Centre. The iconic Filipino-focused grocer will open sometime this year. They are known for being the leading one-stop market, shopping, dining and retail hub that caters to the Asian/Filipino community. Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP,...
Crime
Violence against women and young girls is a big problem in Canada. Unfortunately, statistic shows the increase in reports related to violence against women for the last decade. Manitoba had one of the highest rates of reported violence against girls and young women in 2017, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Our own Winnipeg is recorded as having the third-highest rate among Canadian cities, according to the report. Timothy Torres, 34, is a convi...
Alcohol Thefts
Over the last year, the number of thefts has increased by 300% and the management of the corporation has come up with a new plan to combat them. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries plans to implement a new security plan that will include ID check. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries president and CEO Peter Hak said that staff and clients should know that they are safe. Anyone who decides to commit theft will be found by the police as soon as possible. In addition, informa...
Incidents
Most of the road accidents could be avoided by simply following the rules and driving regulations. Emergency Services personnel responded to the scene just before midnight. A motorcycle had crashed into the bridge's median and both the male driver and an adult female passenger were transported to the hospital. A 28-year-old woman has succumbed to her injuries following a motorcycle crash on the Midtown Bridge late Wednesday evening. The woman was listed in...
River Patrol
According to Winnipeg police, alcohol abuse might be the ‘most taxing and common issue’ cops face on a daily basis. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) says alcohol has moved into the unenviable position as Canada’s worst substance. In its seventh year, Operation: Dry Water, The Life Saving Society of Manitoba and Manitoba RCMP are urging Manitobans to boat sober this August long weekend. A report released in 2018 by the Canadian Centre on Substanc...
Extreme Heat
This year Manitoba is experiencing the driest first half of the year in over a century. The amount of precipitation that Manitoba has experienced this year is over 60% less than our normal amounts. Now the heat warning was issued for Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg and much of the Red River Valley. Highs near 32 are expected today. Passage of a cold front will bring a return to more seasonal conditions on Monday, with daytime highs in the mid-twenties. O...
Society
Many great activities and family events are available in Winnipeg, which gives us even more opportunities to enjoy what our city has to offer. Let’s make some great memories! Everyone loves movies, but free outdoor movies – even better! The first installment of Assiniboine Park’s Movies in the Park kicked off Friday, August 2, 2019. They were showing 2 movies: INCREDIBLES 2 and the late feature CAPTAIN MARVEL. Every Friday evening during the month of Augus...
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. The accident occurred late Wednesday evening. Police tweeted just after midnight that the northbound lanes had been shut down. The Winnipeg Police Service says the motorcycle was involved in the accident. The passenger on the bike w...
Weather
August 1st the Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the City of Winnipeg. The warning included information about favourable conditions for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, damaging hail, and torrential rain. Several areas of Manitoba experienced severe weather. A number of severe storms swept through southern Manitoba Wednesday evening. Luckily for Winnipeggers, the...
Society
The August Long weekend is coming and everyone is excited about the extra days off. But that also means that many stores and other businesses will be closed, to be able to let people go and enjoy the weekend. Terry Fox Day will take place on Monday, August 6, 2019. This weekend is also often referred to as August Long Weekend and the second last long weekend of the summer. Since it isn’t a statutory holiday, most places will remain open: Grocery stores wil...
Festival
Folklorama began in 1970 and has since grown into an annual two-week festival of global culture. Over 40 volunteer-run pavilions participate each year. They showcase unique cultures in venues throughout Winnipeg. Pavilions feature lively entertainment, cultural displays, warm hospitality, and authentic ethnic cuisine. Folklorama is the largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world will run in Winnipeg from August 4 – 17, 2019! This is goi...
Society
This summer is one of the hottest one for the last couple of years, naturally, people looking to cool off and new activities. So, a family pool day sounds like an amazing idea! Winnipeg residents are encouraged by the City to come in, cool off, and get a drink of water from city facilities this weekend, during their regular hours. Spray pads and wading pools will also provide relief this weekend. Also, a very important safety reminder: When using additiona...
Storm Warning
This year Manitoba is experiencing the driest first half of the year in over a century. The amount of precipitation that Manitoba has experienced this year is over 60% less than our normal amounts. Now Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the City of Winnipeg, and much of southern Manitoba. As per Environment Canada: Conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous thunderstorms that may be capable of producing damaging...
ICELANDIC FESTIVAL
The Icelandic Festival is coming to Manitoba!! The Festival was recently named one of the 40 Best Arts and Cultural Festivals in North America. Get ready for the August Long Weekend. The Icelandic Festival will run in Gimli, Manitoba from August 2 to 5, 2019. The 130th festival theme is “Take a Viking Voyage”. Gimli, MB is located just an hour north of Winnipeg and is a very popular summer destination. Please follow a link below for more information and ev...
Ecology
The estimated hike in water-and-sewer tariffs by 4.7% was to increase the average household bill by $61 a year, but the executive police committee decided to postpone it. The City of Winnipeg uses a combined sewer system, which collects rainwater, snowmelt and wastewater from homes and businesses, all in the same pipe. It then takes it to the treatment plan and then releases it into the river. But when there’s heavy rainfall or snowmelts, the sewers are ov...
Lottery Winner
Everyone dreams of hitting a lottery jackpot, but not everyone even tries and buys lottery tickets. Life is full of surprises, not always good ones, but sometimes it's just your lucky day! A Winnipeg father and son, both named David Hunter, will share in a $2 million dollar lottery prize after the elder man descried to make good on a vow. The winning ticket was a free play redeemed at a lottery kiosk inside a Real Canadian Superstore on Portage Avenue, the...
Incidents
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 now requesting help in locating Wesley, who was last seen in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg on July 29, 2019. The man is described as Indigenous in appearance, around 5'6" tall with a skinny build, with short brown hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black tank top that has red trim, blac...
Incidents
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. Mary Byman, from Piney, Man., went missing while out picking blueberries with her friend near Menisino, Man. Family, friends, volunteers and search and rescue personnel looked through thick forest and dense brush for Byman. RCMP said planes and helicopters were also used in the search. Byman’s...
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