Time to try out zipper merge, again: councillor

By | February 5, 2019

A Winnipeg city councillor is not giving up on zipper merging for drivers. The concept sees drivers in both lanes, when one is down to construction, take turns merging once they reach the construction zone. A pilot project spearheaded by St. Boniface councillor Matt Allard in 2016 showed most Winnipeg drivers weren’t buying in to the idea. Allard… Read More »

Outage in East St. Paul leads to ‘rare’ power surge

By | February 5, 2019

Manitoba Hydro is receiving phone calls from several customers who say there was a power surge early Jan. 31. “It is rare, but it does happen,” said Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen in a phone call with CTV News. The outage, which happened in East St. Paul, affected approximately 3,000 customers. “The cause was a downed power line… Read More »

Accused dog hoarder arrested in Manitoba says she’s had death threats in custody

By | February 5, 2019

A woman facing multiple animal cruelty charges has asked to be moved to solitary confinement for her own safety. April Dawn Irving, 59, says she’s received death threats while in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. She appeared via video link in provincial court Tuesday to ask Justice G.S. Maxwell for the extra protection. Irving faces 13 counts… Read More »

Winnipeg to study electric bike and scooter regulation

By | February 5, 2019

The City of Winnipeg is studying how to make room on its streets for electric bikes and scooters, the low-speed vehicles that have been praised for augmenting public transit but also criticized for cluttering boulevards. City council’s public works committee voted Tuesday to direct city staff to spend six months determining how scooter-share and bike-share companies such as Lime… Read More »

‘Feels good to be home’: Neil Young revisits his old stomping grounds in Winnipeg

By | February 5, 2019

For decades Neil Young has called California home, but this week he returned to his fomer Canadian hometown of Winnipeg and visited some of his favourite stomping grounds. “December, 1962. The first known photo of The Squires. Neil, Alan Bates, and Ken Koblun rehearsing in drummer Jack Harper’s house in Winnipeg,” reads the caption on a Neil Young… Read More »

Winnipeg ringette champ named Manitoba flag-bearer for 2019 Canada Winter Games

By | February 5, 2019

A Winnipeg ringette star will carry the flag for Team Manitoba at her first Canada Winter Games later this month. Alana Lesperance, a full-time student-athlete at the University of Manitoba, will represent more than 200 athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Games in Red Deer, Alta., which start Feb. 15. “We’ve put in so many hours and effort,… Read More »

Man convicted of murdering fellow Stony Mountain inmate had kidnapped woman, killed another inmate

By | February 5, 2019

A Stony Mountain inmate who pleaded guilty in December to murdering a fellow prisoner had a long violent history in prison, including killing another inmate in Alberta and taking a woman hostage at a New Brunswick prison. Todd Irving was already serving a life sentence for first-degree murder when he and Cory Derdak led fellow Stony Mountain inmate Nolan Randal Thomas into a cell,… Read More »

Ottawa tables legislation to protect and promote Indigenous languages, Inuit call it ‘colonial’

By | February 5, 2019

The federal Liberal government tabled legislation Tuesday to protect Indigenous languages in Canada — many of which are facing extinction because of a shortage of speakers after centuries of colonialism. The legislation sets up the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages, a new federal entity meant to protect and promote such languages as Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Mohawk, Mi’kmaq, Michif (the native tongue… Read More »