The oil and gas industry in Canada requires monitoring of species and populations to ensure they meet environmental monitoring requirements with scientific data. It is vitally important that faster and less labour-intensive methods are developed, while also being less invasive to the species or ecosystem under investigation.
Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, to benefit providers of emergency technology services.
Latex suits and colourful capes will have to stay in the closet this year: the organizer of Winnipeg’s Comic Con says the event will not go on this fall. A post on the Central Canada Comic Con’s Facebook page said the event, which would have taken place in October, will not go forward. The post pointed to rising costs… Read More »
Manitoba’s health minister, Cameron Friesen, is expected to make an announcement related to a simplified organ and tissue donor registration process. The province saw a record number of 22 people who became deceased organ donors last year. READ MORE: Manitoba sees highest number of deceased organ donors in 2018 That’s due, in part, to a mandatory referral policy… Read More »
The Easter Sunday attacks in Columbo, Sri Lanka has a Winnipeg connection. Kusum Weerathunga lives in Winnipeg, but her family lives a town away from where the bombings occurred and she said they frequently visit the capital. The coordinated bombings of churches and hotels left 321 people dead and 500 people injured at last count. Sri Lankan police… Read More »
A Winnipeg man who was shot and killed Thursday is being remembered as a hard-working family man by those who knew him. Joselito Fernandez, 53, was known by friends and family as ‘Lito.’ He was pronounced dead in hospital after being found shot near a rail line in the area of the 1000 block of Selkirk Avenue around… Read More »
The Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual collection — books in languages other than English, French and Indigenous languages — a step which may allow users to finally search the collection online and make hold requests. “With our community being so diverse and the population continuing to grow, we want to make sure that we’re meeting our… Read More »
When Steve van Vlaenderen was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, he was devastated. But realizing his dream of sailing has, quite literally, put the wind back in his sails. Van Vlaenderen and his partner, Darlene Hildebrand, have already sailed up Lake Winnipeg and travelled 1,400 kilometres on lakes Superior and Huron. Starting in June, they plan to… Read More »
When Peetanacoot Nenakawekapo marched in Winnipeg’s first Pride parade in 1987, she was one of the only people not wearing a paper bag over her head to hide her identity. “I went there because I’m proud,” said Nenakawekapo, a two-spirit person and trans woman from Skownan, Man. “[I wanted] to express that without any kind of disguise.” This… Read More »
The Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka brought back horrifying memories for expats living in Winnipeg. Hasaka Ratnamalala, president of Friends of Sri Lanka Canada, helped organize a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember the nearly 300 people killed in the bombings. For many of the people who gathered on the steps of the Legislative… Read More »