Extended breaks, long shopping trips: City building inspectors allegedly doing personal activities during work hours

By | April 5, 2019

Allegations of extended lunch and coffee breaks, long shopping trips, and being home by midday. Several Winnipeg building inspectors may have been caught on video doing personal activities during regular work hours. “My first thoughts obviously were of concern and anger as a taxpayer,” said Mayor Bowman. Following frustration over the length of time it was taking to… Read More »

Amazon-owned Winnipeg business setting up in expanded space at The Forks

By | April 5, 2019

Amazon Web Services has opened a new office in at The Forks in Winnipeg. The 13,000-square-foot space in the Johnston Terminal building will be the new home of AWS Thinkbox, a cloud computing company providing services for entertainment, architecture and engineering industries. ThinkBox technology has been used to produce such feature films such as Independence Day 2, Captain America:… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit workers reject city contract offer by 98 per cent

By | April 5, 2019

Winnipeg Transit workers have overwhelmingly rejected a city contract offer but are not in position to strike just yet. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 has been without a collective bargaining agreement since Jan. 12. More than 98 per cent of its members voted this week to reject a city contract offer, ATU 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary said Friday afternoon.… Read More »

Rap star Common, Bobby McFerrin announced for 2019 Jazz Winnipeg Festival

By | April 5, 2019

A musician with multiple Grammys and an Oscar to his name is coming to this year’s Jazz Winnipeg Festival. The lineup for the 30th annual festival, announced Friday, will be headlined by rap star Common. Jazz Winnipeg artistic director Mike Falk says luck, timing and a whole lot of patience goes into booking artists for the festival. “It’s a really… Read More »

How high are vaccination rates in Manitoba?

By | April 5, 2019

As officials in Ontario and B.C. warn people to take protective measures amid measles outbreaks, the Province of Manitoba has provided CTV News with its latest figures on how many Manitoba kids are immunized. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers for Manitoba children at age seven, as of 2017: -Meningitis C vaccine: 91 per cent -Polio vaccine: 90… Read More »

Breaking bread and barriers

By | April 5, 2019

Manitoba·Video For the 23rd straight year, the Winnipeg Police Service hosted a spring feast with members of the Indigenous community and the Bear Clan Friday at R.B. Russell Vocational School. Social Sharing Posted: Apr 05, 2019 4:46 PM CT | Last Updated: April 5 For the 23rd straight year, the Winnipeg Police Service hosted a spring feast with… Read More »

Haunting theatre: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s John is moody, weirdly funny and captivating

By | April 5, 2019

Annie Baker has a love for the pause that would make Harold Pinter blush. Sure, the master British playwright loved pauses so much that the “Pinter pause” is actually a thing. But Baker — a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright — writes pauses so pregnant in her beautifully haunting play John that they give birth to whole new layers of… Read More »

‘They are irreplaceable in my mind’: How a 30-year friendship has thrived through exchanging audio cassettes

By | April 5, 2019

Cassette tapes often bring up a lot of memories for people. For some, they’re memories of sliding a tape into their Walkman and visiting Sam The Record Man. For others, it’s dubbing songs off the radio by hitting play and record at the exact moment the DJ stopped talking. And for a lot of people, it was the sheer terror… Read More »