City eyeing speed reduction on stretch of Pembina

By | January 30, 2019

The City of Winnipeg is assessing the speed limit of Pembina Highway from the Perimeter to the La Salle River Bridge. Public input was collected from residents in the spring of 2018 to see what factors should be considered in the assessment. The city said it received more than 250 responses. Overall, 59 per cent of respondents said… Read More »

Burst pipe closes Millennium Library during frigid Winnipeg weather

By | January 30, 2019

A burst pipe forced readers to leave the Millennium Library Wednesday as the municipal building closed for the remainder of the day. A city spokesperson confirmed the closure was in effect as of the afternoon and extended into the evening. The pipe burst amid –30 C temperatures Wednesday. Staff expect the library will open again Thursday. More from CBC Manitoba:

All school divisions in Winnipeg cancel buses Thursday amid extreme cold

By | January 30, 2019

Frigid conditions in the forecast have prompted all divisions in Winnipeg to cancel school buses Thursday. All seven divisions in the city are affected and won’t be providing bus service, including the Winnipeg School Division, St. James-Assiniboia, Pembina Trails, Louis-Riel, Seven Oaks, River East-Transcona and the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine “The extreme cold weather sustained over several days has had an impact on… Read More »

31-year-old man dies in custody: Manitoba Justice

By | January 30, 2019

A 31-year-old man has died while in custody at the Headingley Correctional Centre, according to Manitoba Justice. The province said the man died on Tuesday, and his family has been notified. Further information about the man will not be released, said Manitoba Justice. The death has been reported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as is… Read More »

Defence argues it was Winnipeg Transit driver, not accused, who produced weapon during fatal altercation

By | January 30, 2019

Lawyers representing Brian Thomas, a 24-year-old who stabbed a Winnipeg Transit driver to death in 2017, told jurors Wednesday he acted in self-defence. Brian Thomas is fighting a second-degree murder charge in the death of Irvine Jubal Fraser. The 58-year-old was stabbed to death just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2017, at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry… Read More »

Defence argues it was Winnipeg Transit driver, not accused, who produced knife during fatal altercation

By | January 30, 2019

Lawyers representing Brian Thomas, a 24-year-old who stabbed a Winnipeg Transit driver to death in 2017, told jurors Wednesday he acted in self-defence. Brian Thomas is fighting a second-degree murder charge in the death of Irvine Jubal Fraser. The 58-year-old was stabbed to death just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2017, at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry… Read More »

Manitoba Mounties to be led by first female commanding officer

By | January 30, 2019

For the first time in its nearly 87-year history Manitoba’s Mounties will be led by a woman. Chief Supt. Jane MacLatchy was appointed as commanding officer of D Division on Tuesday. MacLatchy replaces former assistant commissioner Scott Kolody, who retired after 34 years of service on Monday. Born in Halifax, MacLatchy joined the RCMP in 1988 as a general duty police officer… Read More »

Winnipeg not developing enough serviced industrial land: report

By | January 30, 2019

Winnipeg is losing out on manufacturing and other businesses to neighbouring communities. A new report at city hall concludes Winnipeg is not developing enough shovel ready industrial land with services like water and roads. The study says Winnipeg faces a shortfall of serviced industrial land to deal with projected growth over the next 20 years. It says the… Read More »