Undies for all: Winnipegger crafts underwear for every body type, and for city’s homeless

By | January 31, 2019

Some call them “unmentionables” — but for Winnipegger Laura Everett, one mention is enough to stir a fire in her heart. That’s because she spends a good part of her time making environmentally minded underwear for people of all body types and genders — and trying to make sure those in need have undies too. Working at one… Read More »

Bruce Oake addictions treatment centre clears final hurdle at city hall

By | January 31, 2019

A plan to convert the old Vimy Arena site into a 50-bed addictions-treatment centre has cleared its final hurdle at city hall. City council voted Thursday to approve land-use changes that will permit the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre to rise on the decommissioned Vimy Arena site on Hamilton Avenue, in the Crestview neighbourhood in St. Charles. The council vote took… Read More »

Removing monuments, renaming streets not priority for Indigenous Manitobans: poll

By | January 31, 2019

While Winnipeg wrestles with how to handle historical markers that do not reflect Indigenous perspectives, a new poll suggests the issue may not be top of mind for Manitoba’s Indigenous population. The Probe Research poll found just 39 per cent of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Manitobans surveyed think removing statues and changing the names of places that… Read More »

Transit safety, convention centre cash come before Winnipeg council at January meeting

By | January 31, 2019

Transit safety, convention centre improvements and a report critical of Coun. John Orlikow are all on the agenda as Winnipeg’s city council meets as a whole for the first time this calendar year. The January council meeting, slated for Thursday at city hall, includes a final vote on a $3.15-million plan to install driver safety shields on all… Read More »

Family stuck in condemned home warmed only by oven, space heaters, Sandy Bay First Nation woman says

By | January 31, 2019

Charlene Houle has just two space heaters to heat her two-storey home on Sandy Bay First Nation. But when both are on, sometimes the power to her entire home shuts off, she said. She received a letter last year saying her home was uninhabitable and condemned. She’s been asking her First Nation, located 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg on the shores… Read More »

Removing monuments, renaming streets not priority for Indigenous Manitobans, says poll

By | January 31, 2019

While Winnipeg wrestles with how to handle historical markers that do not reflect Indigenous perspectives, a new poll finds the issue may not be top of mind for Manitoba’s Indigenous population. The Probe Research poll found just 39 per cent of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Manitobans surveyed think removing statues and changing the names of places that… Read More »

2 girls left in Manitoba home after sex assault allegations made against foster dad

By | January 31, 2019

Despite allegations of sex abuse, a police investigation and an arrest, child welfare officials allowed children to remain in the home of a foster father who is now convicted of sex crimes against foster children. “It’s unbelievable to me. It’s just negligence, pure negligence, leaving the child there. They should have all been removed,” said Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs… Read More »

Burst pipe forces Millennium Library to close

By | January 31, 2019

The Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg was forced to close Wednesday afternoon for a burst water pipe. The city said minor flooding occurred, and it’s being cleaned up. The library is expected to reopen as normal Thursday.  Our apologies – the Millennium Library is closed for the remainder of the day due to a burst water pipe. —… Read More »