How you can give a toy to a kid in need this Christmas

By | December 8, 2019

WINNIPEG — The 16th annual Toy Mountain, a toy drive put on by the Salvation Army, kicked off in Winnipeg at CF Polo Park this weekend. The goal of the event is to collect unwrapped toys which will then be dispersed to families in need at Christmas. “It’s a dignified way to address Christmas morning for many children… Read More »

‘It ignored the most important part’: Advocate says downtown safety report missing piece of puzzle

By | December 8, 2019

WINNIPEG — A prominent advocate for community safety in Winnipeg is speaking out in response to a report on downtown safety from Tuesday. Sel Burrows said the Asper report, which was released by the Manitoba Police Commission, is missing a large piece of the puzzle. “It ignored the most important part of crime prevention,” he said. “That’s the… Read More »

Woman learns braille to help give Christmas cards to the blind

By | December 8, 2019

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman is working to make Christmas cards more accessible to the visually impaired. Kayla Dubaets, a receptionist at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, learned braille in order to transcribe Christmas cards. “People were having to wait, sometimes more than a week, because there were only two people who did it,” Dubaets said.… Read More »

West End business owner blames 3-year construction project for decision to sell

By | December 8, 2019

The owner of a popular institution in Winnipeg’s West End says constant street repairs outside his business have forced him to sell.  Yonas Zewude listed Bunty’s, a fried chicken restaurant, car wash, laundromat and convenience store, on the corner of Arlington Street and Ellice Avenue, for $1.3 million. Zewude said a three-year-long construction project on the roadway outside the business slowed sales.  The… Read More »