‘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 »

Budget 2019: Advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

By | April 5, 2019

Since its first budget in 2016, the Government of Canada has taken significant action to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples has improved the way Indigenous people access services in their own communities.

City investigating allegations workers conducting personal business during work hours

By | April 5, 2019

The city has launched an investigation into allegations some city employees are slacking on the job, according to an email sent by Winnipeg’s top civil servant Thursday night. In an email sent to Mayor Brian Bowman and city councillors, CAO Doug McNeil wrote: “I suspect many of you have already been made aware of the Winnipeg Free Press article posted online this evening,… Read More »

Province plans to open Portage Diversion, Red River Floodway

By | April 5, 2019

The province of Manitoba plans to open the Portage Diversion within the next week in an effort to prevent ice jams and manage Assiniboine River levels between Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg.  Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre said in a news release Friday an Amphibex icebreaking machine has also been working in the diversion channel and at the channel’s outlet. The… Read More »

Bike registrations triple in Winnipeg after move to online system

By | April 5, 2019

Winnipeg bike registrations are picking up speed now that owners can register bikes online.  Typically around 1,000 bikes are registered in the city every year, said Winston Yee, community bylaw enforcement manager. Since the introduction of the online system in 2018, about 3,000 bikes have been registered.  “We’ve had a better result in terms of people entering their information,”… Read More »

Thieves hit homes under renovation or construction in South Osborne

By | April 5, 2019

Several tools and appliances were stolen from homes under renovation or construction during a crime spree in Winnipeg’s Lord Roberts neighbourhood, police say. The items were later sold online.  The thefts happened from Feb. 14 to March 5. Video surveillance helped lead police to the two suspects they arrested on April 4, they said. A 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman are… Read More »

Former broadcaster Stephen Vogelsang sentenced to five years after guilty plea

By | April 5, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, April 5, 2019 11:52AM CST Last Updated Friday, April 5, 2019 12:02PM CST A former broadcast and journalism instructor at Red River College has pleaded guilty to bank robberies in Saskatoon and Regina in 2017. Stephen Vogelsang, 55, also faces charges in Medicine Hat. Vogelsang pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery in connection… Read More »

Police make multiple arrests in recent string of thefts

By | April 5, 2019

Following an investigation the Winnipeg Police major crimes unit has arrested one male and one female in relation to numerous thefts in the South Osborne area. Police say they identified both the male and female suspects on Thursday and they were taken into custody in the 300 block of Nassau Street. The female suspect initially gave police a… Read More »

Public Health Agency: Manitoba among six provinces with confirmed salmonella cases

By | April 5, 2019

The Canadian Press Published Friday, April 5, 2019 11:37AM CST Last Updated Friday, April 5, 2019 9:35PM CST A salmonella outbreak in six provinces, including Manitoba, prompted a notice from the Canada’s Public Health Agency Tuesday. According to the notice, 63 lab-confirmed cases of salmonella have been investigated across the country as of April 5th, 2019. Ten of… Read More »

Tests being done on whether salmonella caused deaths of personal care home residents

By | April 5, 2019

Tests are being done to confirm whether salmonella bacteria caused the deaths of two residents of a Winnipeg personal care home. Golden West Centennial Lodge says it’s been notified that three people tested positive last month for salmonella. Two of them died in hospital while the third person recovered. Special measures that were put in place at the… Read More »