Category Archives: News

Greens promise to create more daycare spaces

By | August 20, 2019

Manitoba Greens are promising to create more daycare spaces if they’re elected next month, meaning all four mainstream provincial parties have brought a child-care plan into this world. Green Party Leader James Beddome pledged Tuesday to create 20,000 new child-care spaces over 10 years at a total cost of $310 million — plus $1.1 million a year in operating costs. He… Read More »

Police looking for 13-year-old missing nearly a week

By | August 20, 2019

Winnipeg police officers are asking the public for help in finding a 13-year-old girl who has been missing nearly a week. Rylee Pierce was last seen on Aug. 14 in Winnipeg’s Valley Gardens area. She is described as five foot two and 125 pounds with hazel eyes and dark brown that that has been dyed black. She also… Read More »

Completion of Diversity Gardens delayed, to open in 2021

By | August 20, 2019

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s newest project is going to take a little longer to complete. During a media tour of Canada’s Diversity Gardens project Tuesday, the conservancy said completion is delayed until some point in 2021. It says a clear plastic roof that will be installed needs to be constructed in the summer months. Conservancy president and CEO… Read More »

Winnipeg police looking for missing girl

By | August 20, 2019

Winnipeg police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing girl who hasn’t been seen since last Wednesday. Rylee Pierce, 13, was last seen in the Valley Gardens area of Winnipeg. The teen is five-feet-two, 125 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. She has two lip piercings and was last seen wearing a black hoodie. Winnipeg police are… Read More »

Funding changes ripple through newcomer support groups

By | August 20, 2019

At least two organizations that provide support services to newcomers in Manitoba have had significant portions of their funding cut from the federal government. An apparent wide-scale change has been started by the federal Liberal government over which organizations get funding to assist newcomers to Manitoba. Welcome Place, operated by the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, is losing one third… Read More »

Assiniboine Park’s Diversity Gardens opening pushed back to 2021

By | August 20, 2019

The opening of Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg has been delayed until 2021.  The Assiniboine Park Conservancy estimated the project at the southeast corner of the park would be completed at the end of 2020, but president and CEO Margaret Redmond said Tuesday it wouldn’t be done until 2021. “This is later than we had originally hoped, but with a unique… Read More »

Manitoba ranch gives visitors unique prairie experience

By | August 20, 2019

A Manitoba ranch is giving visitors an exotic experience. Westwood Ranch Garden Centre located about two hours from Yorkton in Kola, Man., is home to zebras, wallaroos, emus and lemurs. “Well I don’t think there’s many other zebras in Manitoba or Saskatchewan, there’s certainly no other lemurs around these parts,” ranch owner Mark Humphrie said. Humphries formerly owned… Read More »

Kasper Transportation cuts Selkirk to Winnipeg bus line

By | August 20, 2019

An Ontario-based bus company announced Monday it’s suspending its route between Selkirk, Man., and Winnipeg until further notice over financial woes. Kasper Wabinski, CEO and founder of Kasper Transportation told CBC’s Radio Noon the line hasn’t been profitable for about two years, even after implementing a price increase and reducing the number of trips per day. “Right now at this point… Read More »