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Society
We all remember a Disney love story of Lady and the Tramp. However, now it is about Lady and Tiger. Both dogs used to live in northern communities. They appeared in Winnipeg Animal Services about three months ago and it was unable to separate them. Animal Services’ Chief Operating Officer Leland Gordon said that the organization got both of them and it is looking for a new home for Lady and Tiger. Lady is a mixed terrier and Tiger is a Husky-Shepherd mix....
Society
Joel Penner is 28 and he is a filmmaker from Winnipeg. His work is different from what others filmmakers are doing – he sees art where other people see ick. He sees beauty in decomposing roadkill, mouldering fruit and rotting vegetables. Penner captures the circle of life since 2012. Once he was in the backyard at his parents' house and he thought that he would be interested to see how flowers would decay. The filmmaker has more than 20 scanners, set on ti...
Society
Ben Simcoe decided to help young people who have lost someone. Simcoe lost his mother when he was 24, and at that time he had nobody to talk about it. Now, Ben decided to make his contribution and to organize The Dinner Party for other young people in Winnipeg who want to talk about their grief. The Dinner Party is a non-profit and it has its chapters in many countries. It helps many young people survive their losses and interact with other people who are...
Society
Manitoba Liquor Mart employees are worried a lot about a large number of thefts. Now they more often ask not whether the robbery will occur but when it will happen. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries says it is working to solve the problem, however, now there are no changes. One of the employees said that the behaviour of the robbers goes beyond all limits. They smash entire windows, they empty stores. Sometimes, robbers threaten employees with a knife or pepper...
Legal Cannabis
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 expected to open, in information area, business, medical and...
Society
Flin Flon's new emergency room will open in April and it will be 8 times bigger than the current department. The provincial government said that the official opening will take place on April,1 and the expansion cost about $27.1 million. The new ER will have four stretcher bays, two treatment rooms, a procedure room, a trauma room, a family consult room, an isolation room/gynecological room, an intravenous therapy room and improved patient access from ambul...
Air Canada
The recent plane accident that involved Boeing 737 MAX planes brought up many questions about the safety and reliability of such vessels. On Friday, March 15th Air Canada announced that it was suspending the publication of its financial forecasts for 2019 as a result of the cessation of all flights of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, thus becoming the first airline in the world to link the disaster in Ethiopia and financial flows. Airlines bought 737 MAX for great...
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Crash
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. On Monday, March 18th a terrible car crash happened on northbound Isabel Street between Ross Avenue and Logan Avenue. First responders were called and had to attend a child and woman are in critic...
Society
Chad Swayze, a firefighter from Winnipeg, will have a very exciting but dangerous adventure - he plans to climb Everest. However, the goal of the man is not just to conquer the mountain, but also to raise money for the Never Alone Foundation. He is a member of the foundation, and he is proud to be able to help people with cancer. Swayze said that he spent about $60,000 to prepare for the trip. He went through long training and was almost ready to start his...
Culture
Winnipeg Art Gallery is going to expand next year. Its $65M Inuit Art Centre will attract the attention of city residents to Inuit art, and it promises to vault the art to new heights. After the opening, Winnipeggers will be able to see treasures of the North that are currently hidden from public view. Wight, the WAG's curator of Inuit art, explained that about 7,500 stone, bone, antler and ivory carvings from across the Arctic are in underground storage a...
Society
Winnipeggers were shocked when they were forced to use self-checkout at a Shoppers last week. Linda Chaikowski expressed her negative opinion after her visit to the shop. The woman uses a cane to walk, so self-checkout is not a good option for her. In order to make a purchase, she had to leave the cane and to pack the goods herself. The procedure gave her tremendous discomfort and self-doubt. A similar situation occurred in other Canadian cities. For examp...
Society
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 around the world. In this regard, Winnipeg craft brewery has prepared special green beer for the residents of the city. On any other day, the green colour of beer is a sign of its unsuitability. However, on St. Patrick's Day everything is different. Winnipeg craft brewery explained that as a rule a few drops of green food colouring add a special colour to the drink. A bottle with such food colouring is hidden und...
Blue Bombers
Everyone loves football, game night with friends and family always bring us together for a good time, and lucky ones visit the game and have a chance to support their team in person. Our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! It is great news for all of us, the star linebacker will stay with our team for future seasons and we can expect nothing but great games and great show! New...
Alcoholism
Liquor and Lotteries claim that it refuses to sell alcohol to people who are intoxicated, and last year, employees at the Ellice store refused to serve such customers about 4,000 times. 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. A report released in 2018 by the...
Crime
March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. When police arrived minutes later, they found a man attacking 17-year-old Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the man. The suspect identified as a 29-year-old Ronald Chubb, he has a long history of breaking and entering, according to court documents. As an adult, C...
Crime
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. A Winnipeg man is behind bars after he was observed assaulting four people in a downtown bus shelter. A 56-year-old Glen Roger Asselin faces charges of uttering threats, possessing a weapon, and f...
Robbery
Two robbers, a man, and a woman broke into the Flamingo Vape Shop in St. Norbert for vapers and took the Acer laptop, the iPad, as well as several electronic cigarettes. The whole robbery process was recorded by surveillance cameras. Judging by these records, the criminals could not even imagine how to behave during the raid. The store owner even posted a video with unlucky thieves on Youtube, along with his mocking comments. What should criminal wear duri...
Society
On Thursday, World Kidney Day was held all over the world. Kidney diseases are widespread nowadays. Thousands of people in Manitoba have problems with their kidneys. Winnipeg’s University professor John Bond is among them. On World Kidney Day he called residents of the province to start leading a healthy lifestyle not to be in his place. Bond said that the diagnosis was a complete surprise to him. No one in his family had kidney problems. He had lived with...
Society
Now Winnipeg can truly be considered the modern city of the future. On March 14, a new self-driving snowplow, named Otto, was demonstrated to public. Otto is able to clear runways of snow autonomously, without the help of a driver. It became a breakthrough in North America. Otto creator Shawn Schaerer from Northstar Robotics said that people use GPS to guide a snowplow. Otto has a built-in radar to avoid possible obstacles in its path. The Winnipeg Airport...
St Paddy's Parade 2019
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! Discover Agriculture in the City Celebrate agriculture in an innovative and engaging way! Come churn butter with Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, try Manitoba Turkey Producer’s turkey trivia and win some prizes, and test your knowledge with Man...
Drugs
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. On Tuesday, March 12th Winnipeg p...
Society
Walking School Bus program is in jeopardy. Walking School Bus program is aimed at increasing attendance rates. However, it cannot operate well without permanent funding. Pat Graham, the principal of Shaughnessy Park School, a K-8 school in Winnipeg’s North End, expressed his concerned about the future of the program. Recently, more and more parent volunteers and educational assistants help children who have difficulty getting to school to get to their clas...
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. On Thursday, March 14th Winnipeg Jets handed the Boston Bruins their third straight loss with a 4-3 victory. Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game-winner with seven minutes remaining in the third period after defenceman Jacob Trouba made it 4-2 early in the period. Charlie Coyle cut Winnipeg’s lead to...
Society
Friends and relatives of Danielle Moore got together to honor the memory of the girl. Recall that Danielle died in the recent plane crash in Africa. A memorial ritual was held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Bonnycastle Park. Danielle Moore was only 24 years old. The girl moved to Winnipeg about a year ago. She was an activist. Moore wanted to visit the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya. That’s why she was on that plane. Moore’s family said that she wa...
Society
On Thursday, Millennium Library visitors had a meeting with library staff to discuss new security measures. Last month, the library management decided to make changes to the security system. Now all visitors must show their bags and be tested for metal objects and alcohol. These innovations were adopted in connection with the increase in incidents of cruelty in the library. However, not all residents of the city liked the new security system. In this regar...
Society
Based on the North American Ensemble Forecast System's values (NAEFS) March models are pointing to below normal temperatures continuing at least in southern Manitoba Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada, Natalie Hasell said after this week and the weekend of cold temperatures, we'll see a very slow, gradual increase in temperatures. March is going to remain in the below normal trend." Due to the harsh weather conditions for the past 2...
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. A...
Society
In Manitoba, unusual Amphibex machines came out on the ice of the Red River. Their task is to break the ice to ensure navigation on the 25-kilometer stretch of the river, as well as to speed up the drift and reduce the consequences of the spring flood. Four amphibious excavators clear 25 km of the river annually. Right before Spring to come to these machines work seven days a week. They use a ladle as support to fall on the ice, and then crush it with thei...
Society
On Wednesday, the Winnipeg Arts Council faced misunderstanding and criticism from city councilors. The situation happened after WAC found out about $500K funding cut. Starting from 2004, the organization received money in an annual allocation for their art programs. However, this year it sees a big funding cut. Winnipeg Arts Council shared the information online and after that the city councilors received a lot of complaints. On Wednesday morning, the mayo...
Society
Students from the University of Manitoba decided to live on the street for five days to attract the attention of city residents to homelessness. Shona Grewar is one of the students who take part in the initiative. She said that they built the shelter on March 10 near the University. Starting from that day they live on the street and take food, water and other donations from caring city residents. The students also raise money for Resource Assistance for Yo...
Society
As it became known, the province decided to cut home repair programs for residents with low incomes. Now this category of the population will not receive financial support for the repair of their houses from the province. Manitoba Government cut several very important programs, including assistance for people with disabilities who want to re-equip their homes and to make them more convenient for life. Innovations shocked the 83-year-old resident of Winnipe...
Society
Rocky the dog is a fortunate guy – now he is a new member of Bell MTS Place security team. Rocky's story could have ended very sadly because if the rescue team had not found a home for him, he would have been euthanized. However, this guy was lucky! Rocky is a very energetic dog, so it was so difficult for the rescue service to find him a new home. When people saw his hyperactivity, they abandoned the poor fellow. A few days before he was to be euthanized,...
Culture
The premiere of I'm Going to Break Your Heart has already taken place at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida are partners both in life and in music, and they came to the city to premiere a new film about their couple. The film is called I'm Going to Break Your Heart and it is based on their life after getting married. It also shows the making of Moon vs. Sun’s new album. The couple has been married for 20 years and both are conf...
Incidents
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Unfortunately, a lot of those drivers are teenagers, who are not just irresponsible to their own vehicles and lives, but to other people’s health and lives as well. Some drivers just really don’t...
Crime
The crime is on the rise in Canada for the last couple of years, and the Winnipeg, unfortunately, is not an exception. Violent attacks, beating, and stabbing happens almost every day in our city. Winnipeg Police dedicate a lot of manpower and recourses to fight crime, to locate and punish those responsible for criminal activity in the city. Police Cst. Jay Murray said on Tuesday, March 12th that the number of firearm-related homicides, as well as the numbe...
Skating Trail
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. People take advantage of winter weather and having fun ice skating, sledding and, of course, winter fishing. But now the days are starting to get a little bit longer and the spring is just around the corner, the skating trail at The Forks is still open. Winnipeg officials made the call to officially close the Red River Mutual trail to skaters for the season on Tuesday, March 12th. The reason...
Society
The film is based on the true story of a criminal who lived a double life in order to support his daughter. Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn will spend some time in Winnipeg this summer. Two-time winner of the Academy Award for the best male role will shoot his new film in the city. On Tuesday, March 12th Buffalo Gal Pictures, an independent production company, held a casting for children actors for a feature film about a father who lives the double...
Politics
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. Despite hints of a massive property tax increase, Mayor Brian Bowman said it wasn’t fair for city taxpayers to shoulder an $85 million funding shortfall, which he put squarely in the pockets of the province. Mayor Brian Bowman and his inner circle agreed to spend $100,00...
Society
Recently, there has been a trend towards the popularization of alcohol consumption among women. As it is known, men drink more alcohol than ladies. However, recent studies show that women are almost on the same level with men. Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is alarming because the number of women who died from alcohol in Winnipeg and Manitoba increased by 26%. The number of men increased only by 5%. AFM has conducted lectures on the dangers of various p...
Society
The University of Manitoba thinks a new online tool should be created. The representatives of this educational institution explained that they are asking Manitoba Health to create a new online tool that will give city residents the opportunity to evaluate and compare personal care homes located in Winnipeg and Manitoba. The author of the study stated that all residents of the province are interested in ensuring that personal care homes provide maximum comf...
Society
Jimboy, the 17-year-old boy from Winnipeg, was killed when unknown people broke into his house. The parents of the deceased young guy want their son not to be forgotten and reopen the family bakery because he loved to bake so much. Now, Winnipeg residents call city inhabitants to come to the Filipino bake shop and to support the family. Arlene Pabiz came to Jimel's Bakery at 660 Sheppard St. on Monday. The woman bought bread and buns and she was deeply tou...
Society
Winnipeg’s animal services agency said that animal adoption and dog licencing fees can rise in 2019. City’s Standing Policy Committee on Innovation prepared a report stating that the agency considers it necessary to increase fees for everything from licensing dogs to charging fees and trapping. As the report showed, about 148,386 Winnipeg residents have cats and about 112,139 residents have dogs at their homes. Due to such large populations of domestic ani...
Incidents
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. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is reminding the public to be safe with space heaters after battling a house fire in the 700 block of McPhillips Street early Tuesday, March 12th. Investigators believe the fire was accidental and caused by the unsafe...
Blue Bombers
Everyone loves football, game night with friends and family always bring us together for a good time, and lucky ones visit the game and have a chance to support their team in person. Our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! It is great news for all of us, the star linebacker will stay with our team for future seasons and we can expect nothing but great games and great show! New...
Society
As the founder of one of the biggest cat shelters in Winnipeg says, about 100,000 feral cats can live in Winnipeg. Lynne Scott from Craig Street Cats explains that Winnipeg is perfect for feral cats, they can always find a place to sleep and food. The city has a great agrarian history and it has been a center of grain transportation for many years. Therefore, there are many rodents living in the city. It is not surprising that cats choose this particular c...
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets is an amazing team and has a huge army of fans and supporters. Go Jets Go! 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 Jets. Unfortunately, the last game was not successful for our team, San Jose Sharks got a win 5-4 over the Winnipeg Jets. Both teams worked hard and showed great skills, but the Sharks overpowered the Jets. The Jets fell t...
Crime
Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. When police arrived minutes later, they found a man, 29, attacking 17-year-old Jaime Adao with a weapon. In order to stop the attack, police had to shoot the man. The wounded criminal was delivered to a hospital in critical condition, where doctors were fighting for his life. As of now, the...
Society
From October of 2018 marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. It 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. 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 Manitoba government is taking steps to combat the illicit cannabis m...
Society
Winnipeg experts are studying misses to prevent collisions in the future. Winnipeg-based road safety engineer Craig Milligan co-founded the firm called MicroTraffic about a year and a half ago. He created a team of 16 more people to make city roads safer for drivers and passengers. "We're looking for situations where a serious injury or fatality was narrowly avoided,” said Milligan. "They're looking for abnormally elevated risk levels so that they can get...
Society
Winnipeg professor urges city councilors to be more attentive when making solar power investments. Robert Parsons is working at the Asper School of Business, and he created a review on solar systems. As the man believes, using solar systems is not financially lucrative. On Monday Parsons had a meeting with city councilors and he was speaking about his discoveries. In particular, his speech was about the use of solar energy to light buildings, parks and str...
Society
Winnipeg School Division approved the budget on Monday. As it became known, the Winnipeg School Division's board of trustees complied with the province's demand not to raise property tax above 2%. "We didn't pass the budget of the Winnipeg School Division, we passed a budget that was essentially mandated for us by the minister of education," said Lisa Naylor, WSD's finance chair. "We passed the budget because we weren't left with any real choices." Initial...
Society
One of the schools in St. Boniface is using a new system of helping kids at school - 2D stickers. École Provencher, a school which kids from kindergarten to grade three are visiting, provides fun for children and at the same time help them study better. 2D stickers can be seen throughout the school. “Even though they look like 2D stickers, we’re having 3D, 4D fun,” said Vladimir, a grade three student at École Provencher. The main task of 2D stickers is to...
Incidents
Every automaker company got into the situation when a major problem with a vehicle is noticed after thousands of cars were already sold, sometimes millions, which makes it even harder and very expensive to recall such vehicles for inspection and possibly replacement of faulty parts or modules. Honda Company is not an exception, but this time the recall involves some older models, that were on the roads for years. Honda will be recalling about 1 million old...
Car Theft
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. The stolen vehicle was first spotted just before 4 a.m., stuck in the snow...
Incidents
Flood water is a hazard to health and extremely dangerous when moving. Flooding can occur at any time of the year and can be due to many causes from heavy rainfall and blocked drains to burst water mains, tidal ingress and burst river banks. ... Whatever the cause, flood water presents a general hazard to health. Based on predictions, water levels in his town could rise to 2011 levels with a normal melt season – which harms local businesses if the highway...
Crime
Methamphetamine is a real problem in Canada, the majority of people involved are youth and older teenagers. There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Res...
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. On Sunday, March 10th Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) crews responded to reports of a fire in a single-family home in Wildwood Park. Approximately at 12:00 p.m. crews arrived at the scene and found a fire in the attic of the home. Thankfully,...
Culture
A Maze In Winter Romance, a movie based on Manitoba snow maze, will appear next winter. Most recently, a snow maze near Winnipeg drew the attention of the whole world - it broke the record and got into the Guinness Book of Records. When filmmaker Juliette Hagopian heard about the maze, she came up with the idea of a movie. "We heard about the maze, and the buzz that was happening with it, and it breaking the Guinness World Record," Hagopian said. "Then we...
Society
Winnipeg's Millennium Library started using a new security system in February 2019. In connection with the increase in incidents and threats, the library decided to check visitors' bags for metal objects or alcohol when they enter the building. City officials say the new security system is a necessary measure. However, do all residents of the city like innovations? Lara Rae comes to this library all her life. For her, this is a place where she can read, th...
Society
Winnipeg author Jamie Michaels and illustrator Doug Fedrau created Christie Pits, a new graphic novel about the largest race riot in Canadian history. The event took place in 1993 at public baseball game in Toronto. More than 10000 people were involved.  Now, a new graphic novel tells the story of the event. "We certainly don't live in the same hateful conditions of 1933, but I believe that there are lessons to be gleaned from the Christie Pits riots that...
Society
Danielle Moore, an activist from Winnipeg, was 24 and she was on board the plane that crashed Sunday morning. An Ethiopian Airlines crash took the lives of 157 people, 18 among them were from Canada, including Danielle Moore. Moore was going to take part in a United Nations environmental conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Moore worked in Canada Learning Code. On Saturday, she shared her joyful news. "I'm so excited to share that I've been selected to attend and...
Teen Killed
Last Sunday, March 3rd a teenager was killed during a violent home invasion at night. Responding police shot the 29-year-old suspect, who remains in critical condition. Police chief Danny Smyth updated media on the investigation at a community meeting Friday night at Maples Collegiate. “Our early indications from our investigators is that he may have been using meth beforehand,” Smyth said. “We don’t know that for certain yet and certainly once we get an o...
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. Ka...
Sexual Assault
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. Also, a big problem is the sex...
$100,000 Win
Winnipeg Jets is an amazing team and has a huge army of fans and supporters, which give big support for the team at every game, and fans can get rewarded with the team win or with a much better gift. Winnipeg Jets had a very lucky recent game and the team`s captain, Blake Wheeler scored a rare four goals in one game. Thanks to that a Manitoba resident Wanda Nabess is walking away with the money after winning the Safeway Score & Win contest. “I’d never ever...
Skating Trail
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. People take advantage of winter weather and having fun ice skating, sledding and, of course, winter fishing. But now the days are starting to get a little bit longer and the spring is just around the corner, the skating trail at The Forks is still open. The Red River Mutual Trail has been open for 74 days, breaking last year’s record of 72 days. The longest the trail has ever been is 10 kilo...
Incidents
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) conducted the investigation of the incident occurred October 24th near Burrows Avenue and Salter Street. Police were pursuing a man wanted on an arrest war...
Society
St. Boniface Street Links hires more bike patrols for the next summer. In summer 2019, there will be much more bike patrols with St. Boniface Street Links on the road. St. Boniface Street Links is a non-profit organization that aims to end with homelessness, poverty and crime in the city of Winnipeg. Last year, its foot patrols walked along the lanes and rivers. This year, the patrol will be equipped with bicycles. "Now, we are beginning to address the cha...
Society
The opening of the new library took place on Thursday. Now, a new chapter begins in the history of the Winnipeg libraries. The construction of this library was included in the five-year plan for updating the libraries in the city. The new library is at Transcona Boulevard and Plessis Road. Transcona Library has spaces for meeting and study, areas for children and even an outdoor reading deck and garden. "Libraries are a vital part of building healthy and t...
Society
Everyone wants to live in a big house, with many rooms and the property big enough to drive around in a golf cart, with a pool and four-car garage, but not everyone can afford it, especially counting the fact that after purchasing a house like this for a hefty price, you will have to pay annual taxes on the property that could reach like $40-50 thousand dollars annually. A total of 724 homes were sold around Winnipeg in February according to Winnipeg Realt...
Crime
Liquor thefts are a big and constantly increasing problem in Winnipeg. Winnipeg police said that security staff of these stores is not doing their job, not doing enough to prevent thefts like this from happening in their stores, but also often employees do not even try to intervene or confront thieves when such crimes occur. Despite calls for Winnipeg Liquor Mart staff to react more aggressively in response to ongoing daylight booze thefts, a loss preventi...
Society
A Winnipeg jury decided that a Wasagamack man is guilty of second-degree murder of his cousin. The incident occurred at the end of October 2016. Brendan Harper was found dead along the shore of Island Lake. In 2018, Harmony Mason, Orien Harper's co-accused, admitted her guilt. The decision on Orien Harper was made by the jury on Thursday evening. No one from the family of accused or victim was present at the hearing. He received a life sentence with a mini...
Culture
Winnipeg theatre’s 2019-20 season features several world class premieres. All theatre fans definitely looked forward to the announcement of the premieres of the new season. 2019-20 season is different due to the fact that viewers will see several world premieres, including a long-awaited new play from a Governor General's Award-winning Winnipeg playwright and a new adaptation of a Robert Munsch favourite. Here what we will see next season at PTE: 1. The Th...
Meth Crisis
There is a study conducted by Winnipeg Police department about how people on meth are no longer productive, so they have to find other ways to get money to fuel their addiction and get more drugs. People on meth turn to pity theft and other, more serious crimes. Bike theft, residential break-ins, garage theft is now a rising problem in the city. It appears that Manitoba’s “Grand Plan” for combating illicit drugs is being postponed. The Winnipeg Police Serv...
Society
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. People take advantage of winter weather and having fun ice skating, sledding and, of course, winter fishing. But now the spring is just around the corner, many great family events in this first weekend of March and the days are starting to get a little bit longer. Make some memories! Freeze Frame International Film Festival For Kids of All Ages Created to provide young people in Manitoba acc...
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. Around 30 people were forced out of an apartment building in the 400 block of Hamilton Avenue Wednesday after the fire broke out in a suite. The city said crews responded to the fire on the main floor at 5:42 p.m., and it was brought under control a...
Society
The changes took effect on March 1. Now, all residents of Winnipeg and Manitoba will have to pay more to check their cars. Manitoba lifted $55 fee cap, starting from March it can become from $100 to $200. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler explained that it becomes more and more difficult and expensive for mechanics to work. That’s why the decision on lifting the price cap for the safety inspections was made. "The list is getting longer and longer and the...
Society
Winnipeg councillor suggests 3rd-party intervention to solve city-province funding fight. Coun. Shawn Nason expressed the idea of engaging Manitoba’s General Auditor or the provincial ombudsman to resolve the dispute between Winnipeg and the progressive conservative provincial government. "It seems like the two sides are not able to work it out between themselves," Nason said. "Maybe it's the time for an independent third party to look at ways to move forw...
Society
The man from Winnipeg gets an apology from Unicity after the driver decided to make racist, anti-Semitic comments. The accident happened about a month ago. Ron East was going to the airport and when the cab drove by the former Kapyong Barracks site on Kenaston Avenue, he and the driver started their talk. "The driver started to talk to me about the fact that actually, the neighbourhood there — Tuxedo, Whyte Ridge, and Linden Woods — is populated by Jewish...
Drug Bust
Unfortunately, meth and other drugs trafficking is a rising problem in Manitoba and Canada overall. Police and Drug Enforcement Agency working hard to identify and arrest those, who involved in drug trafficking organized crime activities. Police said they identified a primary target as well as a number of associates and homes and made the busts March 1st. Three homes – two in Bridgwater Forest and one in Garden City – were raided, resulting in the arrests...
Incidents
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Unfortunately, a lot of those drivers are teenagers, who are not just irresponsible to their own vehicles and lives, but to other people’s health and lives as well. Some drivers just really don’t...
Society
Winnipeg Yazidis call on the Canadian government to act after beheaded women were found in Syria. Supposedly, those women belonged to the Yezidi sect. On Wednesday afternoon, a few dozen refugees gathered on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for a rally. "Our message is clear — to help the international community raise the awareness, help the remaining people that are still captive, still missing," said Nadya Omar in Kurmanji — the Yazidi lang...
Speeding
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. In 2018 that number is already much higher throughout Canada. Mani...
Liquor Thefts
There is a huge amount of thefts in liquor marts nearly 2,602 reported last year, which a big increase in comparison to previous years 2017 and 2016. This statistics is at least concerning, but also shows a bigger problem in the city where crime lever constantly rises and police are not capable of preventing from increasing every year. Brazen, daylight thefts have been an ongoing problem at stores around Manitoba, leaving paying customers to wonder what is...
Culture
Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves, indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie will arrive to Winnipeg Folk Festival. Winnipeg Folk Festival will be on July 11-14, and more than seventy artists will perform during these four days. On Wednesday, the full lineup of the festival has already become known. So, Jason Mraz will perform on Friday evening and Half Moon Run – on Saturday.  Kacey Musgraves will close the festival on Sunday evening. Some of the artists will provide...
Crime
Brian Anderson wants to fight to prove he is innocent 45 years after a murder conviction. Now, the man is 64 and he leads a fairly normal lifestyle: he works and communicates with his children and grandchildren. At first glance nothing squeezes out the fact that he spent a decade in prison. "I struggle like everybody else. I gotta live," he says. "I try not to think about it — try to forget it, but it's there. Somebody's done you wrong, it's hard to forget...
Crime
In August 2014, Tina Fontaine’s body was found in the Red River in August 2014. Manitoba's Advocate for Children and Youth Daphne Penrose is going to give publicity to the report on how the provincial government has been involved in the case during the past few years. Tina’s death has attracted much attention to the disappearance and murder of girls and women in Manitoba, especially among the Indigenous population. The report will be released a year after...
Society
Students from the University of Manitoba want to help women who were exploited to return to normal life quicker with the help of fitness. If your workout clothes have not been used for long and you are not going to return to the fitness club, you can donate them. Students in the University of Manitoba's kinesiology and recreation management program collect used gym clothes for women who were sexually exploited. "Fitness is a really good way for these women...
Society
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre asks Winnipeg residents to donate old mascara wands. As Winnipeg animal rescue informed, mascara wands can become very helpful for little creatures. Mascara wands are able to clean gunk in fur and feathers. Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre used Facebook for spreading information. People who want to help can bring their donations either to the 24-hour emergency clinic on Pembina Highway or at Wild Birds Unlimited...
Incidents
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Justin Holz, who was an 8-year member of the Winnipeg Police Service, is facing a number of charges, including dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing death,...