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Police investigating ‘serious incident’ in Elmwood

By | July 15, 2019

Police said they were investigating a “serious incident” in Elmwood Monday night. An SUV with significant front-end damage could be seen parked on Watt Street near Larson Avenue and Watt was closed to traffic between Bowman and Martin Avenues. Witnesses said a large police presence could be seen in the area surrounding Watt Street. Monday night police confirmed… Read More »

University severs ties with researcher who was escorted out of National Microbiology Lab

By | July 15, 2019

The University of Manitoba has cut ties with a researcher who was escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, until an RCMP investigation is complete. Dr. Xiangguo Qiu is a medical doctor and virologist who helped helped develop ZMapp, a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus. She was also an adjunct professor in the university’s… Read More »

‘Trust has left the room,’ says head of property planning and development

By | July 15, 2019

The head of Winnipeg’s property, planning and development department (PP and D ) admits a video showing city inspectors pursuing personal business on city time has damaged its credibility and shaken managers’ confidence in their staff. “Trust has left the room,” John Keirnan told councillors on the committee overseeing PP and D.  “To be blunt, the concern was there… Read More »

Heat a factor in two weekend deaths: province

By | July 15, 2019

The province said the deaths of two people over the weekend have been linked to hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature. A provincial spokesperson said officials are working with the chief medical examiner to confirm causes of death, and to see if drug use played a role. The province said hyperthermia is “caused by a failure of the… Read More »

‘This is my spiritual home’: Gay Winnipeg Anglicans respond to church’s rejection of same-sex marriage

By | July 15, 2019

The Anglican Church of Canada’s vote to approve same-sex marriage failed Friday night at its general meeting in Vancouver. The decision is one that is felt by LGBTQ Anglicans in Winnipeg. Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt got engaged to her partner, Maureen Hanon in Dec. 2018, and they want to get married at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Winnipeg in September… Read More »

Manitoba PCs promise to remove tax on costly haircuts if re-elected

By | July 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives are promising to remove the provincial sales tax from some haircuts if re-elected in the fall. Rochelle Squires, MLA for the constituency of Riel in Winnipeg, says the tax on haircuts and other personal care services disproportionately affects women’s expenses. In 2012, the NDP government at the time extended the sales tax… Read More »