Pollock’s Hardware co-op members vote to keep Winnipeg institution open

By | February 16, 2019

Pollock’s Hardware has dodged another bullet. Members of the 97-year-old Winnipeg hardware store voted Saturday to reject the co-op board’s recommendation to shut down the business over financial woes. On Feb. 6, the board told members in a letter the business was no longer economically viable, in part because of competition from retail giants. All but one member of… Read More »

Dzingel leads Sens past Jets in OT

By | February 16, 2019

Ryan Dzingel scored at 3:44 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 road victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. Mark Stone, Rudolfs Balcers and Matt Duchene scored power-play goals, and Stone and Dzingel each had one assist. Anders Nilsson stopped 23 shots to help the Senators improve to 3-7-0 in their last 10. Tyler… Read More »

‘A total loss’: Vandals ransack Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

By | February 16, 2019

A long-standing gathering place and cultural hub for Winnipeg’s Indigenous community has been ransacked by vandals. Extensive damage to the inside of the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, located on Robinson Street in the North End, was discovered by patrolling Bear Clan members Friday night. “It’s really, really bad,” said Bear Clan leader James Favel, who has toured… Read More »

Vehicle drives through crash scene with emergency responders, injures firefighter

By | February 16, 2019

The City of Winnipeg is reminding motorists to slow down when emergency responders are working at the scene of collisions. The city said on Friday around 10:30 p.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to a two vehicle crash near Inkster Blvd. and Parr St., when another vehicle drove through the scene. “Clipped a firefighter and then crashed… Read More »

Train derailment causes crude oil leak near St. Lazare, Man.

By | February 16, 2019

Environmental teams rushed to clean crude oil from the scene of a train derailment in southwest Manitoba early Saturday morning. About 37 crude oil cars derailed around 3:30 a.m. near St. Lazare, said CN. It said a full assessment will determine exactly how much oil spilled and how many cars were involved. There are no reports of injuries… Read More »

Vehicle clips firefighter before crashing into north Winnipeg house

By | February 16, 2019

A vehicle that drove through a collision scene clipped a Winnipeg firefighter before crashing into a nearby home Friday night.  Fire-paramedic crews were responding to a two-vehicle collision near Inkster Boulevard and Parr Street around 10:30 p.m. Friday. No one was injured in the collision.  That’s when another vehicle drove through the scene, hitting a firefighter. The firefighter… Read More »

‘You can smell crude in the air’: Train carrying oil derails near western Manitoba village

By | February 16, 2019

CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed near a village in western Manitoba early Saturday morning. CN crews are responding to the derailment, which occurred at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning near St. Lazare, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, a spokesperson from the railway… Read More »

‘You can smell crude in the air’: Train carrying oil derails near southwestern Manitoba village

By | February 16, 2019

CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed near a southwestern Manitoba village early Saturday morning. CN crews are responding to the derailment, which occurred at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning near St. Lazare, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, a spokesperson from the railway… Read More »

Creating safe spaces starts with talking — and listening — to each other, says Lara Rae

By | February 16, 2019

Recently, I’ve been thinking about safe spaces — as a woman, as a trans person, and as someone temporarily hobbled by an icy slip. There, my lack of safety came from unsalted sidewalks, but other definitions of safe versus unsafe spaces can be just as slippery. Spaces are alive, so nothing is permanent — even their perceived safety. Light is a factor. Certainly,… Read More »

Fighters, scientists, protectors: Meet 5 notable black Manitobans you may never have heard of

By | February 16, 2019

Keith Sandiford remembers being the only black person on the bus in Winnipeg — and among the faculty at the University of Manitoba. Black people were scarce in Winnipeg when the Barbadian took a chance on the city, coming here in the 1960s as a history professor. He tells the story of his friend, a new teacher, puzzling one household in a small… Read More »