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Biking is good for your physical health and mental state. Many Winnipeggers enjoy biking as family time, for sport and soul recreation, but some take it further, even set records! Winnipegger Arvid Loewen has spent the past 15 years cycling across Canada (four times), the United States (twice) and beyond, all in support of a street children’s rescue mission in Africa. A local grandfather and ultra-marathon cyclist will be receiving the Order of Manitoba on...
Incidents
A minor train derailment is blocking traffic in the Polo Park area. Sargent was closed between Empress and Strathcona Streets following the incident. BNSF LINE reporting 4 cars derailed. A spokesperson from BNSF Railway said that four cars – two empty tank cars and two boxcars with lumber products – derailed, but didn’t tip over. The tracks can still be crossed at Ellice Avenue. Sargent Avenue has reopened to traffic in Winnipeg’s St. James neighbourhood,...
Society
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed City of Winnipeg Insect Control Branch and Heliport Relocation Project, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The recent rain and heat means the city has gone from one extreme to the other, and we should be expecting an increase in the flying pests soon. Winnipeggers can contribute to curbing the mosquito menace – while the...
Society
Who doesn’t like root beer? How about a free one!? Cool down at A&W for the unbeatable price of $0.00, because Free Root Beer Day is back for 2019 and you can get a free root beer at all A&W locations on Saturday, July 20! No purchase necessary. Simply head into your nearest location and pick up a free cold glass of some of the best root beer in town. A&W root beer is made with natural cane sugar and all-natural flavours including anise, birch bark, licori...
Power out
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 downtown with all the electricity down? A city spokesperson said the outages affected traffic lights at 38 i...
Society
The Winnipeg Gliding Club turns 60, the 60 years of a great adventure and happiness, thousands of amused customers and students. The doors were open on July 14th to the public from 11 am 'til 2 pm and serving burgers chips and drinks for $5. Discovery Flights were available at special event pricing of $125 for a 2000 ft. tow. Flights in the club’s brand new two-seater training gliders were also offered throughout the day. The main focus of the open house w...
Society
Amazon Prime Day is underway, and the savings are flowing in all directions. There's so many products on sale during this 48-hour event that it's a bit hard to keep up on. We are hoping to help you out during Amazon's longest event to date by keeping all the best deals right here! We help you with some of the best deals: Amazon Products: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote – $27.99 All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7″ display, 16 GB) – $49.99 Save up to 30% on Amaz...
58-Cent Pancakes
Believe it or not, IHOP has been around for sixty years, and honestly, that makes them an American treasure worth celebrating. Tomorrow on their birthday, we'll be showing lots of love for the breakfast chain by throwing down on a short stack or two (or three). In fact, EVERYONE should be getting in on these birthday celebrations. From 7:00am to 7:00pm, get a short stack of their World Famous Buttermilk Pancakes for only $0.58. Winnipeg’s only IHOP is loca...
Society
The summer is here and many great family events are available now and even more, coming to Manitoba. Naturally, people looking for new activities and the big and bright fair sounds like an amazing idea! This year was the Carman Country fair's 140th Anniversary, and as always the event was a huge hit! This fair has got it all, with rides, games, great food, vendors, a demolition derby, truck pull and the big hit, the parade! Among visitors were locals and t...
Free Wi-Fi
Every single person nowadays needs and uses the internet, so Wi-Fi in public places is a must-have. Free Wi-Fi is just amazing! The city announced an expansion to its Wi-Fi offerings Friday, which are in addition to more than 130 civic facilities offering Shaw Guest Wi-Fi. While the Shaw Guest sites have a data cap for non-Shaw customers, the new city sites offer free unlimited browsing with no data caps for both Winnipeggers and visitors to the city. WPG-...
Yummy!
The Mac And Cheese Festival Winnipeg. July 19th-21st at the CN stage outside at The Forks. Local chefs and foodies will come together to enjoy everything Mac and Cheese. They are competing for 3 prizes that add up to $5,000: $2,500 for the Most Creative Award, $1,500 for the People’s Choice Award and $1,000 for the Judge’s Choice Award. Judges choice, most Creative and people choice. We have some amazing judges: Deputy mayor Markus Chambers Chef Jeremy Sen...
New Restaurant
A new place in town is always good, but a new restaurant is even better! Especially if we are talking about the famous Popeyes Lousiana Chicken, one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in North America. Now we have an announcement for the new Popeyes location east of Winnipeg on Regent at Crossroad Station. I just can’t wait to check out the new location and of course, get a taste of the famous chicken. Also part of the complex where Popeyes will be...
Society
The summer is here and 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 family pool day sounds like an amazing idea! The city has recommended Canad Inns Polo Park as the site for Winnipeg’s new Water Park that was recently approved. The plan will include a 66,000 square foot water park that will be attached to Canad Inns Polo Park and is...
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’. Food delivery service Uber Eats now offers deliveries from two 7-Eleven locations on their app and online, and yes, that includes Slurp...
FREE movies
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, the Downtown Drive-In is back for the second year in a row. The screening will take place at MPI’s cityplace parking lot (behind the MTS Centre) every Saturday in August. The screenings are FREE for people arriving on bikes, transit, or on foot. If you prefer to...
KidsPalooza
Share this wonderful time with your family and loved ones, enjoy the summer in our beautiful city and do not forget to create magic not only for your children but for everyone around you! KidsPalooza will take place at Shaw Park on August 10, 2019! 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! KidsPalooza will be an unforgettable...
Za Pizza Bistro
A new restaurant in town is always good! Especially if we are talking about the new pizza place, everyone loves pizza. Osborne Village had a very successful Canada Day event. Moreover, since Assiniboine Park pretty much shut down at 7 PM on the big day, it left very few late night places to celebrate. The Forks did its job, of course, but Osborne felt like it was reaching a tipping point to being a busy, social and successful street once again. So now the...
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. 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. Fellow Winnipeggers please don’t text and dr...
Society
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. The City of Winnipeg asks motorists to reroute their trips this weekend if they're trying to cross Louise Bridge. In a release, the City says, "The n...
Crime
James Favel, Bear Clan Patrol executive director, informed that last year the organization found forty thousand of needles on the streets of the city. This year, it will probably see two times more. Favel said that most needles are found when spring begins, usually in March and April. Bear Clan joins locals who care about their community and the city to be clean, drug and weapon free environment for their children and youth. Volunteers with the Bear Clan h...
Ecology
This year spring was a really cold one. The daily temperature was almost four degrees cooler than normal. Winnipeg and the Red River Valley got to experience multiple seasons in a day, from snowy mornings to the risk of thunderstorms late afternoon and into the evening. Now 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 amount...
Society
The Manitoba law prohibits retail stores and businesses from opening to the public on defined holidays. However, there are exemptions that allow some businesses to open. But the Food Fare Winnipeg stayed open on a holiday, again. Munther Zeid, the owner, and manager of the Winnipeg grocery store says it's not fair that his stores cannot stay open when marijuana stores and casinos were open, too. Last year the same situation happened and now all five Winnip...
Society
Canada Day is once again a long weekend this year! There will be plenty to do throughout the city. Many communities are putting final touches on Canada Day celebrations, including Winnipeg. The Forks Canada Day at The Forks offers a wide range of activities all day. There are skateboard demonstrations, musical performances, pow wows and it of courses caps off with fireworks at 10:45 p.m. St. Norbert’s Farmers Market The south side of the City will be offer...
Society
As many Winnipeggers sit back and reflect on what makes being in Canada so great, some businesses will be adjusting hours on July 1st. Here’s a quick guide to get through the day: Errands: All City of Winnipeg civic offices are closed. Provincial offices are closed, most federal buildings are closed. Garbage and recycling collection will take place. Canada Post will be closed and will not deliver mail. Transportation: Winnipeg Transit will be running on a...
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 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 here is good news! Canadians are paying 10...
Blue Bombers
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 Winnipeg Blue Bombers home opener will take place tonight at IG Field against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Bombers are off to a great start to the season. They won their season opener against the BC Lions 33-23. Fellow Winnipeggers, everyone who loves and supports Blue Bombers, get your tickets...
Lightning strike
Friday evening a grass fire in Winnipeg's Tuxedo Industrial neighbourhood halted train traffic and damaged multiple Hydro poles after it was set off by lightning. Around 7:45 p.m. fire crews got to the scene at Kenaston Boulevard at Lindenwood Drive East. Crews had it under control by around 8:20 p.m., the spokesperson wrote. The lightning and the fire damaged several Hydro poles and train traffic was halted in the area as a precaution. As of now, there is...
Declawing Ban
A historic day for felines in our province as Manitoba's veterinarians voted to officially ban the practice of declawing. Manitoba is the sixth province in Canada that has banned the practice of non-medically necessary partial digital amputation (PDA), better known as cat declawing. Alberta banned it in March, Newfoundland and Labrador banned it in January, and British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia banned it in 2018. The Manitoba vote clo...
Pet Adoption
Doggy daycares across Winnipeg are filling up fast, February and March is pretty much the peak season for daycare and boarding. But still, even after the winter is over, there are many pets waiting to be adopted and find a new home. Fosters and supplies are always needed to help support the animals being taken care of by animal shelters. When you actually decide that you and your family members are ready to adopt a dog, make sure you consider the costs of...
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...