City to begin reopening library services as community ambassador program winds down

By | June 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg has announced it will be reintroducing some library services and will end the community services ambassador program as the province continues to reopen. On Tuesday, the city said the Millennium, Henderson, and Pembina Trail libraries will be open for holds pick-up service only starting Monday, June 8. The city said check-out and… Read More »

Fire crews battle blaze Tuesday afternoon

By | June 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — A home on Kay Crescent suffered significant damage after a fire broke out Tuesday afternoon. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) was called around 11:05 a.m. to a single-family bungalow in the 1-100 block of Kay Crescent for reports of a fire, according to the City of Winnipeg. The city said when crews arrived smoke could… Read More »

Lake Manitoba First Nation postpones powwow over public health concerns

By | June 2, 2020

Lake Manitoba First Nation has postponed a powwow that was supposed to start on June 19 as a public health precaution. Chief Cornell McLean and band council announced last week that the annual event would run on the First Nation, about 160 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, from June 19-21. But on Monday, they voted to wait for at least another month.… Read More »

Brandon University planning mostly online classes in fall term

By | June 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — Brandon University (BU) has announced its plans for the fall term. The university said it plans on delivering most of its instruction online. “While COVID-19 trends in Manitoba look promising, BU is taking a cautious and prudent approach that is in line with provincial phased reopening plans. We will limit in-person instruction to where it is… Read More »

Tissue Bank Manitoba honoured with award

By | June 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — Tissue Bank Manitoba announced Tuesday they’ve received the Emerald Award of Excellence this year. The award is given to companies and agencies who exceed best practice levels in all areas. In a statement to CTV News, Mike Real, vice president of procurement with MTF Biologics, explained one of the reasons the organization was selected. “We awarded… Read More »

‘It hurts my heart’: Family, advocates speak out about lack of action on MMIWG Inquiry’s final report

By | June 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — June 3 will mark one year since the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report was presented to the Federal Government — and a year later some say nothing has changed. The report outlined 230 recommendations, calling for transformative change to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Community leaders, advocates, and… Read More »

Most Winnipeg spray pads reopen on Wednesday

By | June 2, 2020

The City of Winnipeg is opening most of its spray pads on Wednesday — with a word of caution. The facilities will not be sanitized against COVID-19 and on-site washrooms will not be open, the city said in a news release Tuesday. Physical distancing rules are in place, so users must stay at least two metres from other individuals. That rule does… Read More »

Ex-Bombers QB Khari Jones says he received racist death threats as CFL player in Winnipeg

By | June 2, 2020

Khari Jones says he received death threats while he was the quarterback of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers because of his interracial marriage. Jones, entering his second season as the Montreal Alouettes head coach, said during a teleconference with reporters Tuesday the threats came in the form of letters that remain in his possession to this day. Jones… Read More »