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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! But some people do not have the ability to ride a bicycle and enjoy the activity in full, so a camp in Winnipeg is aiming to give everyone a chance to learn how to ride a bike. The camp, based out of the United States, has been taking place in the city for four years. Winnipeg’s...
Society
Mental health is very important, no doubt. Reports of mental health concerns are very high, with 65 percent of respondents in Canada reporting they had been diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime. The World Health Organization now recognizes work “burnout” as an occupational phenomenon. The syndrome is included in the agency’s handbook of medical diagnoses, which guides health professionals around the world. According to the WHO, doctors can...
Speed Limit
Fellow Winnipeggers please don’t text and drive, follow the speed limits, the limits there for a good reason, keep our roads safe and easy to drive. Every driver should pay attention to the traffic lights and the situation on the road. Winnipeg drivers could one day be forced to slow down on all residential streets. After a month of presentations and debates at city hall, the council is directing city officials to do an analysis of a city-wide speed limit...
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...
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, but free outdoor movies – even better! Transcona Movie Nights: Movies to be shown at Transcona Centennial Square (135 Regent Avenue West). July 18 @ 9:45 p.m.: Captain Marvel July 25 @ 9:45 p.m.: Ralph Breaks the Internet August 1 @ 9:30 p.m.: Jurassic World Fal...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
$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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Society
City authorities recognize and understand the importance of constant transport infrastructure growth and modernization to be able to satisfy the needs of Winnipeg citizens and a workforce visiting our city every day. Winnipeg Transit has now shifted to its 2019 Spring Schedule. Transit service is adjusted four times a year to match seasonal changes in ridership. The following routes will operate under the new schedule: 20 Academy 36 Northwest Super Express...
Society
A group of Winnipeg seniors want to get back to the building that currently no one is using. The Charleswood 55+ Active Living Centre was using this building, however now it is empty. Last May, the centre received a letter in which it was said that people should leave the building since it was put up for sale. As it became known, the place was still empty even 9 months after people left it. Only in 2019 it went on sale. Camilla Waitt, executive director of...
Society
Manitoba Public Insurance revoked Star Trek-themed licence plate. Nicholas Troller is a big fan of Star Trek. He applied for the personalized licence plate with the phrase "ASIMIL8" and he received approval. He installed it on his car together with a licence plate holder that reads "We are the Borg" and "Resistance is futile." These two phrases are a reference to a fictitious alien race from the series. Several years after, this information became known to...
Society
Take Pride Winnipeg says that this spring the city looks much worse than last year. Spring has come to Winnipeg. The snow has melted, and along with the joyful emotions of warm days, all residents of the city are disappointed when they see a considerable amount of litter on the streets of the city. The local charity which is engaged in cleaning the city has already made its assessment and reported that in 2019 Winnipeg is dirtier than in 2018. The city cen...
Society
West End Women's Centre launches domestic violence program for newcomer women. Representatives of the centre said that this program will be one of the three that are scheduled for launch. On Monday, the centre received its annual funding of $118,000 and plans to spend the money to combat domestic violence. Statistics show that in Manitoba the level of domestic violence is much higher than in other provinces. This is especially true for women from the Indig...
Society
A new place in town is always good, but a new restaurant is even better! Especially if we are talking about the famous P.F. CHANGS, one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in North America. Based on documents filed with the City of Winnipeg, a brand new 6,248 sqft restaurant in the Polo Park area will be the first location in Winnipeg of P.F. Chang’s Chinese Bistro. It’s being built on the parking lot of the former Polo Park Target location and will be...
Society
Now, the office of AWS Thinkbox is at The Forks in Winnipeg. AWS Thinkbox is providing services for entertainment, architecture and engineering industries. The new home of Amazon-owned business is the 13,000-square-foot space in the Johnston Terminal building. ThinkBox technology is known to be used for creating a lot of famous movies, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The appearance of the company in Winnipeg opens up enormous opportunities f...
Society
Golden West Centennial Lodge decided not to inform the families of the patients about the salmonella outbreak. As the daughter of one of the patients of care home explained, she learned about the epidemic from the news. Holly Doan's mother has been at Golden West in Winnipeg for a long time. She is 93, she has dementia and other health problems. In the past, the care home always reported any issues, but not this time. Now the information is kept secret, an...
Society
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre worries about the safety of little rabbits. That’s why the centre calls city residents not to take little rabbits from their nests if they notice them in their yards. Every spring, employees of the centre face this problem. Residents of the city find nests near their houses, and most of them believe that these nests are abandoned, so they urgently need to save the little rabbits. The situation is quite the opposite. M...
Gas Prices
The cost of filling up has already risen by as much as 20 cents per liter in Winnipeg. The new carbon tax on gasoline, diesel and heating fuels is now implemented in Manitoba since Monday, April 1st. The federal tax is $20 a tonne for this year and is set to increase by $10 annually until it reaches $50 a tonne in April 2022. The fuel prices vary in different cities, gas prices can differ for about 10-20 cents and even more. The prices can vary about 10-30...
Auction
Every now and then Winnipeg Police are organizing a sort of garage sale for the things that were seized by police but never claimed by their lawful owners. Most of them were never reported missing or stolen, so there is no chance for the police to find the owners and return their goods. Every year hundreds of stolen and lost bicycles, that the Winnipeg Police recovers, are auctioned off at the annual Winnipeg Bicycle Auction. All Bikes purchased through th...
Society
Drugs to treat alcohol abuse are now easier to get. Dr. Ginette Poulin, Addictions Foundation of Manitoba medical director, noted that the city and the province made a huge step forward in the treatment of alcohol abuse. Now, people who get pharmacare or Manitoba Families drug plans can get access to Naltrexone and Acamprosate easier. Patients do not have to wait to fill their prescriptions and have the costs covered. The decision to make changes to the me...
Store Closing
Hudson`s Bay has announced that Home Outfitters across Canada will close. At one time there used to be near 70 stores across Canada but that number has dropped to 37 and 700 employees. In Winnipeg in 2016, HBC converted three Home Outfitters to Hudson’s Bay Home and the concept was supposed to spread across Canada. Those locations were Kenaston, Regent, and St. James. Since that, for a few years, the store was always full of customers, but in the last year...
Society
City of Winnipeg committee is looking for alternatives to new security measures at Millennium Library. Due to the fact that city inhabitants are extremely dissatisfied with the innovations at the library, the city committee decided to find out whether there are alternatives to bag checking. On Thursday, the committee unanimously voted to ask library management to elaborate on the number of security incidents which occurred at the library in recent years an...
Society
Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need. We are talking homeless people, poor, sick, disabled, children without parents…, the list is endless, so each volunteer, each day and each hour they give and provide the service, really helps those people and the cities to stay cleaner and a better place to live in. The West Central Women's Resource Centre is putting a call out for donations of hygiene items. A West End resource ce...
Society
Armstrong's Point was created in the 1880s. It is hugged by a large bend in the Assiniboine River on three sides and has lots of century-old buildings and three iron-and-stone entrance gates. City council is still discussing whether this district should get a heritage status or not. Its decision will control the look of development in the area in the future. St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes supported the idea, however, he added that the Glenwood neighbourhood s...
Road Repair
As the snow melted away with a spring coming to Winnipeg, 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. As of now, they are concentrating on the main streets of the city and on the streets with the most popular public bus routes. Workers also clear ditches and sewers in preparation for the possible coming spring flooding as th...
Society
Millennium Library visitors do not like new security measures that were introduced in the library about a month ago. On Tuesday more than 200 people participated in "read-in" event on the floor of the main lobby before the security entrance. They were holding signs, read books, and passed around a petition in the area right before mandatory security screening. Their main goal was to show that the library should be accessible to all people. New security mea...
Pet Adoption
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, 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 anima...
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. Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud, the Executive director at 1JustCity talks about making new plastic bags out of old plastic...
Flooding
Winnipeg authorities are predicting major flooding this spring along the Red River. The communities along the river banks know very well how dangerous floods could be. From the destruction power of moving water, that destroys houses and vehicles, to a deadly danger for people, who get caught by the stream. The biggest area of concern is the Red River and Highway 75, which leads from Winnipeg to the USA border. While some flooding may be inevitable, there a...
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. 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...
Indoor Pool
Just yesterday we got news about a floating water park big enough for 100 people is coming to Minnedosa Lake. The park is being developed by Calgary-based Splish Splash Water Park. And now another great news for water fun activities lovers in our city: a new indoor splash pad had just opened and people have until Saturday to check it out for free. I mean FREE ADMISSION, what can be better!? Thursday, March 28, 2019 members of the community celebrated the g...
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Last year by the city`s authorities was announced a big number of road construction projects in Winnipeg. Most of such works were already finished, but some of the projects are still in progress in different areas of the city. New Year, new construction projects! 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 it...
Legal pot
Now that pot can be purchased legally in a various online and offline store, many Canadians decided to try it for the first time for themselves or even get it as a gift for their friends and family members. A survey by Lift & Co. found that nearly 3 million Canadians plan to give the gift of cannabis this year. Of those, men are twice as likely as women to wrap up the pot as a present. According to the recent polls, 38 percent of Canadians use pot solely f...
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Wild turkeys were first seen in Winnipeg last week. Turkey flocks were wandering in many city areas, including yards in River Heights, roadways in south St. Norbert and even a Starbucks parking lot. Photos and videos of wild turkeys continue to appear on social networks. So, they are still in the city and as it became known the birds are making their way to Osborne Village.   City authorities continue to recommend people not to get too close to wild birds...
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Gender-neutral birth certificates can be allowed in Manitoba. Human rights hearing began on Monday and it is scheduled for four days in Winnipeg. After it, it will be decided whether gender-neutral birth certificates should be allowed in Manitoba. A person wearing a beautiful suit was at the hearing. T.A. is the person who does not identify as either male or female and uses the 'they' and 'them' pronouns. Despite the fact that they were wearing a male suit...
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John Scoles is glad to see the stolen guitar back to the music venue. Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club owner John Scoles informed that Fender 1957 Precision Reissue bass guitar was stolen last week. The man explained that somebody broke into the music venue and committed theft. He immediately made a post on Facebook and shared all the details of the incident. Moreover, he showed photos of the stolen guitar and asked all not indifferent people to help...
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Xavier Kennedy is twenty and he had not the best life. He has been bumped around through foster families and government care. He was living on reserves and in urban communities. Finally, he found something that makes him happy – a piano. Now, Xavier wants to make his life a little better and dreams of a musical career. The young man said that he saw a piano for the first time inside the home of one of his foster parents when he was about nine years old. As...
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A two-year-old girl has leukemia and heavy lifters decided to raise money to make her dream come true. A one-of-a-kind fundraiser was held in Winnipeg last weekend. Thanks to it, the family of the girl will go on a trip of a lifetime. Twenty-three deadlifters from across Manitoba raised more than $20,000. They donated the money to the Dream Factory and now little Maya Chernichan will have a Disney vacation. Maya’s family found out about her terrible diagno...
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Now, Brittany Livingstone is at home and she is taking care of her baby. However, not for long. In summer, the woman is going to return to her work. So, she is looking for a safe daycare for her eight-month-old Savannah. Livingston said she wants Savannah to attend a daycare, where the vast majority of other kids were vaccinated. She believes that all parents should have the right to be informed about the degree of immunization in the daycare before their...
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The average wait time in February was 2 hours 9 minutes, which is 25 minutes longer than in December 2018. On Thursday, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority reported that Winnipeg hospitals faced a record number of patients in emergency rooms. Most of them were patients using meth. Chief health operations officer Krista Williams said that more ambulances were arriving both from the city and from the countryside. In February, 169 ambulances arrived daily...
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Main Street Project hired a nurse to speed up access to detox beds. Now, all people that need detox can get better care in the shelter. Main Street Project operated sixty detox beds and innovations can truly change the work in the centre for the better. Tahl East, director of detoxification and stabilization at Main Street Project, said that previously, people had to be examined by a doctor or a nurse somewhere else, which made certain delays in the whole...
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Dozens of teachers took to the streets to show their disappointment. The province officially announced that it is going to close a resource centre for educators. In early March, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that the center which is located in the Robert Fletcher Building at the corner of Portage Avenue and Wall Street will start working online, and its employees will receive new positions. This decision caused a lot of discontent on the par...
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So long-awaited spring has come to Manitoba. However, this led to some not so pleasant consequences. Due to a large amount of precipitation that was seen in winter, the province is preparing for flooding. As flood experts explain, this year the province can face very strong flooding that can exceed 2009 levels. On condition that the weather will be warm and sunny, the water level may be slightly lower than in 2009. The peak of the flooding is expected from...