Government of Canada invests in World Police and Fire Games

By | April 23, 2019

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.

Manitoba health minister to make announcement about organ transplants

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

Winnipeg woman’s friend died in Sri Lanka attacks

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

Shooting victim remembered as hard-working family man

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

‘It brings them closer to home’: Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual book collection

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

After Parkinson’s diagnosis, sailing gives Winnipeg man his life back

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

Marshals for Pride Winnipeg’s 2019 parade span generations

By | April 23, 2019

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 »

‘We thought that was ended’: Sri Lanka bombings upsetting to Winnipeg community

By | April 22, 2019

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 »