City ordered by court to refund close to $30M in impact fees

By | July 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg has been ordered by the court to refund millions of dollars in impact fees to developers and builders. On Wednesday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond handed down his 119-page decision on the controversial impact fees which have been in effect since 2017. Impact fees imposed a development charge on developers… Read More »

City ordered to refund close to $30M in impact fees

By | July 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg has been ordered to refund impact fees to developers and builders. On Wednesday, Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Edmond handed down his decision on the controversial impact fees which have been in effect since 2017. Impact fees imposed a development charge on developers and builders of $54.73 per square metre of… Read More »

Police watchdog investigates alleged ‘inappropriate conduct’ of off-duty Manitoba RCMP officer

By | July 8, 2020

An RCMP officer is under investigation for what Manitoba’s police watchdog is calling “inappropriate conduct” that allegedly happened last year. The RCMP said they learned on June 22 of an allegation of inappropriate conduct by an off-duty Mountie in eastern Manitoba in 2019. RCMP alerted the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba eight days later, on June 30, the IIU said in… Read More »

Via Rail cutting about 1,000 jobs amid struggles over COVID-19 pandemic

By | July 8, 2020

Via Rail is temporarily laying off approximately 1,000 unionized workers, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the travel industry. “Unfortunately, as we don’t anticipate ridership to be back to pre-COVID-19 levels in the foreseeable future, we have had to make difficult decisions to deal with the situation as we gain a better understanding of the impacts of the… Read More »

Via Rail to temporarily lay off about 1,000 employees due to COVID-19

By | July 8, 2020

MONTREAL — Via Rail will temporarily lay off 1,000 unionized staff across the country after the decline in ridership resulting from the the COVID-19 pandemic. In making the announcement on Wednesday afternoon, the Crown Corporation said affected employees will be notified and that departures will take effect on July 24.  The breakdown of layoffs by different regions was not… Read More »

The idea that could make Winnipeg more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians

By | July 8, 2020

WINNIPEG — Several groups have joined forces to ask all levels of government to help make Winnipeg more accessible to cyclists and pedestrians. The Green Action Centre, Winnipeg Trails, Safe Speeds Winnipeg, and Bike Winnipeg are calling on the government to create a pop-up connected cycling network in Winnipeg. This would mean Winnipeg cyclists and pedestrians could access… Read More »