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Winnipeg could close St. Boniface fire hall, shutter libraries, arenas and pools to meet budget targets

By | November 16, 2019

Winnipeg may have to close a fire-paramedic station, shutter libraries, pools and arenas, and turf improvements to athletic fields in order to meet tough new requirements to rein in public spending, the city committee responsible for community services was told Saturday. As part of a new four-year budget process, all city departments have been asked to come before council committees and propose how… Read More »

WFPS fight fire on Cambridge

By | November 16, 2019

WINNIPEG – Fire crews battled a garage fire on Cambridge Street late Saturday morning. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said crews were called to the 400 block of Cambridge Street for a reports of a garage fire shortly before 11:30 a.m. The garage was attached to a two-storey house. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and began… Read More »

The specialty lab helping patients with rare blood conditions

By | November 16, 2019

WINNIPEG — For most of us, our blood falls within the four major types. In the case of an emergency, you would be given a blood donation from another person whose blood is compatible, but in some cases, a person’s blood can contain antibodies which trigger immune reactions against other blood types — reactions which can be fatal.… Read More »

City considers $35M in cuts to staff, parks and services ahead of multi-year budget

By | November 16, 2019

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg’s multi-year budget is under scrutiny at city hall.  On Saturday, the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks met to take in presentations from the public works department, community services department and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. Around $35 million in possible cuts is being considered. Councillor Sherri Rollins chairs the… Read More »

CN union gives Tuesday strike notice amid weekend contract talks

By | November 16, 2019

Canadian National (CN) conductors, train persons and yard persons have given strike notice ahead of a Tuesday deadline. The union, which represents 3,200 workers, provided the 72-hour notice Saturday as contract negotiations continue this weekend. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference warned in October it was prepared to launch job action after over six months of unsuccessful talks. A strike could begin at… Read More »