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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Society
January was the coldest month in Winnipeg in the last 5 years. Due to the fact that the air temperature reached its critical minimum, the city’s hospitals were overcrowded. More than 10 cases of hypothermia and more than 60 cases of frostbite were officially registered in Winnipeg. These data have become a record for the last 5 years. If to compare to the data of 2015, there were only 20 cases of frostbite. "We've seen a lot more cold weather warnings this...
Society
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. But sometimes too much snow can bring some problems like difficult driving conditions and power outages. The winter forecast for Canada shows different temperatures and not as much snow, as it was last year. Based on the North American Ensemble Forecast System's values (NAEFS), Hasell said, "Looking at the values for the sixth of March to the 13th of March most models are pointing to below n...
Society
During recent months, the waiting time in Winnipeg hospitals has increased significantly. St. Boniface Hospital is no exception. The wait list for cardiac surgery at St. Boniface Hospital is twice longer than it was in autumn 2018. “We had a comment from one of the physicians, one of the surgeons who said, ‘You show up at the hospital for your surgery, which you’ve planned your life around, your family’s planned their life around, you’re told there’s no be...
Society
On Monday, Barack Obama met Winnipeg citizens. He said that he had great doubts about the future of the United States and the country's ability to withstand the crisis. "If we had a crisis today, I'm concerned that we, at least in the United States, may not be in the habit of trying to figure things out in a common sense, practical way," Obama said on Monday night. After his speech, Obama was answering questions for about an hour. It was the first stop of...
Society
Maples Met School students visited a VIP event and met former U.S. president Barack Obama. They met with the president before his speech on Monday evening. The meeting was dedicated to education and diversity. "Getting to see him in person is mind boggling," said Armaandeep Dhanoa, Grade 9. "I remember he said it doesn't matter where you come from or what race you are, anyone can succeed in America," added Dhanoa. "If you're willing to try and willing to b...
Society
Manitoba snow maze breaks Guinness record. Now, it is the biggest in the world. Clint Masse, the owner of A Maze in Corn, found out about his achievements on Monday morning. Before that, Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay was holding the record. "It feels good like when people ask, we can actually say Guinness says we're the biggest. We are, in fact, the biggest," said Clint Masse. Masse was sure of his victory, but he was silent about the size of...
Polar Bears
From October to December everyone will be able to observe the behavior of polar bears in their natural habitat. If you prefer the extraordinary or even extreme travel or just want to closely interact with the harsh inhabitants of the snowy land - polar bears, then you can safely book a place in the Canadian mobile hotel The Great White Bear Tundra Lodge. This comfortable hotel on wheels drives around the snow-covered lands of the province of Manitoba, offe...
Cannabis Tourism
Starting October 17th 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, got ready to reap a windfall from legal marijuana. Many new job positions were opened in information area, business, medical and tour...
Society
After the closing of the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre last year, empty building in Robinson Street was ransacked by vandals several times already. The North End centre for a long time was a gathering place for Winnipeg's Indigenous community but last year it lost funding and was closed. Now, Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres is looking for an organization that will help with its reopening. It released a request for proposals from city organi...
Society
After the coldest and snowiest winter in recent decades, climatologists predict a rather cold March in Winnipeg. David Phillips, the senior climatologist at Environment Canada, has already called this the coldest in the last 40 years in the city. According to him, the average air temperature was seven degrees below normal this winter in Winnipeg. "I'm not talking about the wind chill — when it gets this cold you don't need to embellish that kind of cold,"...
Society
A month has passed since the elevator broke down in the underground concourse at Portage and Main. Vandalism is the official cause of the breakdown. Some residents of the city especially acutely feel the breakdown of the elevator. For example, Allen Mankewich, a man using a wheelchair. He is frustrated due to the situation. "When you require different forms of accessibility, it just seems like you have to do another level of planning everytime you go out,...
Society
Winnipeg teachers use story vines to make their students be aware of Indigenous culture. Renee McGurry, a local teacher, began to use story vines about 10 years ago. The woman believes that they fit with oral traditions very well. "That's how information and knowledge and teachings were passed down … orally. So I thought this was a perfect way of sharing stories like that — the great flood or the creation stories — using the vines as a way of doing that."...
Lottery
When reading news and there is an article about someone hitting a lottery jackpot, didn’t it make you think: “Not with my luck”? But still, 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! One lucky Winnipegger just became a millionaire, although now he or she does not even know about it. Just yesterday, March 1st West...
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. Siloam Mission is expanding — and the organization is creating a women-only space in its new building that’s currentl...
Society
Evelyn Casey, the manager of volunteer services at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre, wholeheartedly thanks the residents of the city for their fast assistance. This year, HSC clothing depot faced a severe lack of resources due to record high demand and low donations. Evelyn Casey put out a public plea on Tuesday. Now she is happy to announce that she has encountered another, much more pleasant problem. She had to look for a place in the depot for inboundi...
Society
Mark Kinsley, a waste division supervisor for the City of Winnipeg, announced the deplorable situation with used diapers in blue bins. Despite the clear list of what can not be put into the blue bun, one banned thing continues to appear there with an enviable frequency in Winnipeg. This is used diapers. "When it was really bad, we were finding anywhere between two and four thousand per week," said Mark Kinsley. According to him, now the situation has impro...
Society
Lisa Dyck and her 17-year-old son bought tickets for a meet-and-greet with former U.S. president Obama but her son was banned by the Secret Service. The woman cannot understand why her son was forbidden to attend a meeting that should take place on Monday during Obama’s visit to Winnipeg. This week, the family received a message that Aaron Dyck is not allowed to attend the event without giving a reason. Mother said that for a 17-year-old boy it was a real...
Flood Warning
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. The Manitoba Government is predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. On Thursday, February 28th a Sustainable Development Minist...
Society
Transit drivers together with Winnipeg kids show that they do not forget the tragedy that happened two years ago. Students from Winnipeg's Luxton elementary school created more than 274 handwritten notes in March 2017 and gave them to Transit drivers. On Thursday, February 28, Transit drivers came with gratitude towards the children. Drivers brought treats and letters of thanks. They also brought a thank-you banner. The transit union said that children's c...
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! March Tabletop Game Day If you and your family love games, then this monthly event is for you! Everyone is we...
Society
In Winnipeg, there has been a significant shortage of police staff. Therefore, firefighters have to take over their functions in critical situations. The union that represents Winnipeg firefighters is worried about the situation. Recently, firefighters arrived at the hotel instead of the police, when they received a call saying that a drunk person does not want to leave the building. When they arrived and saw the situation, the firefighters realized that t...
Society
The fight against sexual abuse continues. Martina Saunders was a teenager when she became a victim of sexual violence. The woman admitted that decades had passed before she was able to recover. Precisely because of such a long recovery process, Martina could not pass by and gave a speech on this topic. "I've gone through different healing journeys," said Saunders. "It's helped me to come to terms with what I went through and I'm still learning about it." M...
Weather
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. But sometimes too much snow can bring some problems like difficult driving conditions and power outages. The winter forecast for Canada shows different temperatures and not as much snow, as it was last year. Based on the North American Ensemble Forecast System's values (NAEFS), Hasell said, "Looking at the values for the sixth of March to the 13th of March most models are pointing to below n...
MPI
Winnipeg Police continue to receive reports of hijackings of cars that were abandoned or with the keys in the ignition. In mid-December, Manitoba Public Insurance issued a press release stating that of the 3,100 hijackings last year, 90% of the hijackers used the original keys. In about 50% of the cases, the keys were in the ignition or in the glove compartment. In other cases, the keys were stolen from the house or from the pockets of owner`s jackets. Man...
Society
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. Animal Services introduced the Doggie Date program a few months ago and said they saw an immediate reaction from people who wanted to participate. The idea is so that people instead of adopting the dog right away, now they can take dogs and puppies for a week, weekend or even just one day, to kin...
Society
State-of-the-art facility at HSC was planned to be open in 2014, however, there were some delays. More than 4 years have passed since then, and, finally, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority received the keys to the building. The new facility is at 665 William Ave. Officially the building will be open at the end of the year, and then it will be able to accommodate many women and babies. The need for a new women's hospital was announced in 2007. Its openi...
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Whisky production comes back to the city after almost 140 years.   Patent 5 distillery set is ready to start its work in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday, February 28. An artisanal distillery plans to produce vodka, gin and whisky. There will also be a large tasting room. Patent 5 distillery is located on Alexander Avenue in the building that was used to house steamship-delivery horses during Winnipeg's warehouse boom. Patent 5 distillery owners were looking...
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Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre does not have enough warm clothing. Severe weather continues in the province, and in Winnipeg in particular. Therefore, there is a high shortage of warm clothing in the city. Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre had a big stock of winter clothes for people in need. However, now it is almost over. The hospital is asking for help from the residents of the city. "Right now we're at an all-time high for demand and we're at an all...
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The season of change began in the Millennium Library in Winnipeg. Starting from Monday, February 25, the new security system began its work in the library. Now all visitors need to show not only their library cards but also their bags. In addition, all library visitors will also undergo a manual examination for the detection of metal objects and other prohibited items. "There was a mix of reactions but overall, people were generally understanding why this...
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City authorities support the idea of selling the Pantages Playhouse Theatre. The new owners will continue to use the building for performing-arts and will develop the territory around it. The building will be sold for $530,000. The final decision on making Alex Boersma and Lars Nicholson the new owners of the theatre will be made next week. "The proponent has negotiated a potential partnership with a facility manager to continue to operate the subject city...
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...
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Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew thinks that the problem of health in the province requires increased attention. At the moment, there is a significant shortage of nurses at St. Boniface Hospital. Due to this patient care can be worse than necessary. “Patient care might suffer simply because of this government’s obsession with cutting healthcare costs,” said Kinew. The Pallister government does not fully agree. It said that the neo-natal intensive care unit sh...
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Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living reported that the number of infants infected with syphilis is increasing in Winnipeg and Manitoba as a whole. As it became known, 10 babies have been diagnosed with this terrible disease in the last six months. The epidemic began in 2014, but right now its growth is becoming very noticeable. “The increase in women is noteworthy, from 16 in 2014 to 168 in 2018, and this is of particular concern because historically...
Flights canceled
Nowadays everyone takes flights, even the people, who are afraid of planes, still fly because it is the safest and fastest way to travel. The Air Canada just announced that it has canceled direct flights between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg and Saskatoon. “We review all of our routes on a regular basis, and our scheduling decisions are commercially based,” said a spokesperson for Air Canada. The airline will also reduce from two flights a day to...
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The cold weather in Winnipeg did not stop Steve McNeil, and he spent 19 hours and 26 minutes at the rink at the Forks to raise money to fight Alzheimer's. This event was the last of his tour through Canada. He visited all Canadian cities in which there are NHL teams to raise money to fight the disease and draw public attention to this problem. “I do it for my mother who battled Alzheimer’s for 20 years and to pick-up the awareness level of the disease righ...
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Shoppers Drug Mart removes night work hours in five locations, which caused concern among Winnipeg medical staff. Claire Blomeley, a nurse in the recovery room at Health Sciences Centre, believes that it can cause trouble to residents of the city, who may urgently need medicines. She was in such a situation 2 years ago when she fell ill with the flu. The doctor wrote her a prescription at about 1 a.m., and she was able to buy the necessary medicines only a...
Road Closed
Every winter in Winnipeg there is special parking rules implemented to help snow cleaning services move the equipment around the city and clean the streets to make it possible and safe to drive and get to work and back home. The city authorities use special signs to mark places that are prohibited from parking, which are priorities for snow removal. Due to the harsh weather conditions for the past 24 hours, some of the Manitoba highways are closed to prohi...
Weather
Everyone loves snow days and beautiful weather the winter brings. But sometimes too much snow can bring some problems like difficult driving conditions and power outages. The winter forecast for Canada shows different temperatures and not as much snow, as it was last year. It is expected that the eastern part of the country throughout the winter will have a lot of rain and snow, predicts Accuweather. This week will deliver the coldest temperatures and high...
Million dollar win
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! Theresa Marcelino bought a ticket for the Jan. 30 6/49 draw at Kim’s Lottery Link in Winnipeg Square and is now “living in a dream.” “Winning a million dollars just doesn’t feel like a real thing,” Marcelino said in a statement released by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Fri...