Feds commit $30M toward innovation of Canada’s food/drink-processing industry

By | July 19, 2019

The federal government is promising up to $30 million towards advancing the food- and drink-processing industry across Canada.  International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr made the announcement Friday at Peak of the Market on King Edward Street.  The money — which will come from the federal government’s strategic innovation fund— will go toward the Canadian Food Innovators Network, an… Read More »

Police helicopter review endorses increased flying time, 2nd chopper

By | July 19, 2019

An external review of Winnipeg’s police helicopter says it is a valuable resource that needs to keep flying. In fact, the city should have two of them, the report from Meyers Norris Penny says. “Purchasing a second helicopter would allow the [Flight Operations Unit] to significantly reduce the annual number of days that it was not operational due to maintenance,” the Report of Findings and Conclusions states. “The FOU should increase its capability and capacity to spend more… Read More »

Sharing bed with baby ‘relatively common’ in Canada, despite risks: study

By | July 19, 2019

Sharing a bed with an infant is still a “relatively common” practice in Canada despite public health warnings, according to a first-of-its-kind study looking at the prevalence of bed-sharing in the country. The study used data collected from Statistic Canada’s 2015 and 2016 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), which surveyed 5,329 women between the ages of 15 and… Read More »

Six building inspectors fired following probe into City of Winnipeg property department: source

By | July 19, 2019

The City of Winnipeg has fired six building inspectors. A source tells to CTV News six inspectors have been let go following an internal investigation. Last week the city announced three had been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the internal probe. Two others had quit and a third retired. The city says due to the confidentiality… Read More »

Man buys gas then burns down nearby restaurant in Manitoba, RCMP say

By | July 19, 2019

RCMP are searching for a man who likely has burns on his hands after a business in northern Manitoba was set ablaze. Emergency crews were called just after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday to the fire on Selkirk Avenue in the city of Thompson. The business, Butter Chicken Express, was engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Police on Friday released photographs that… Read More »

RCMP looking to identify suspect in Thompson business fire

By | July 19, 2019

CTV News Winnipeg Published Friday, July 19, 2019 10:02AM CST Last Updated Friday, July 19, 2019 10:05AM CST RCMP are looking for a male suspect after a business on Selkirk Avenue in Thompson, Man., caught fire Thursday. The Thompson Fire Department attended the fire just after 3:30 a.m. RCMP believe a suspect filled a small bottle with gas… Read More »

No plans to slash prices for NFL pre-season game in Winnipeg, promoter says

By | July 19, 2019

Greg Payonk has travelled to watch three NFL games, but he’s skipping the one in his own backyard because of the ticket prices. The Winnipeg resident doesn’t appear to be the only one making that decision. According to the Ticketmaster seating map, thousands of tickets are still available for the Aug. 22 pre-season game between the Oakland Raiders… Read More »

Winnipeg brewer flat on Ontario maker’s expansion to downtown market

By | July 19, 2019

A Winnipeg brewer is disappointed the True North’s Hargrave St. Market downtown features an Ontario beer company rather than local suds. “We could certainly have some capacity to be in that market and adjacent to a major sports team,” John Heim, owner of Winnipeg’s Torque Brewing, told CBC’s Ismaila Alfa on Friday. “There’s 16 local brewers now. We all make… Read More »