Fire starts at site of new Winkler school set to open this fall

By | April 3, 2019

Black smoke could be seen billowing from a new elementary school still being built in Winkler, Man., on Wednesday, after a fire started at the construction site. The fire started at the site of the new Pine Ridge Elementary School some time in the afternoon, said Todd Monster, superintendent of Garden Valley School Division. Construction started at the school… Read More »

Judge rules teen won’t serve any more time in custody for ‘senseless’ killing of 18-year-old in Gimli

By | April 3, 2019

A Manitoba judge has decided a 17-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a Gimli man nearly two years ago won’t serve any more time in custody after Wednesday. Judge Murray Thompson sentenced the youth, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, Wednesday morning in a Gimli community hall that was… Read More »

Judge rules teen won’t serve anymore time in custody for ‘senseless’ killing of 18-year-old in Gimli

By | April 3, 2019

A Manitoba judge has decided a 17-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a Gimli man nearly two years ago won’t serve anymore time in custody. Judge Murray Thompson sentenced the youth, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, Wednesday morning in a Gimli community hall that was turned into a… Read More »

Winnipeg doctors asked to send letters urging stricter gun laws

By | April 3, 2019

Doctors in Winnipeg are being asked write letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday, as part of a national campaign urging Ottawa to pass tougher gun laws. The national day of action, organized in more than a dozen cities by Canadian Doctors For Protection From Guns, is pushing for legislation to curb gun violence and a ban on handguns and assault weapons. “I don’t… Read More »

Pallister government to launch court challenge against federal carbon tax

By | April 3, 2019

The province is launching a legal challenge against the federal government over the carbon tax, it announced Wednesday. The tax imposed by the federal government went into effect Monday in Manitoba. Premier Brian Pallister has been vocal in his opposition to the tax and announced in October that Manitoba would not charge one, an about-face from previously announced… Read More »

Manitoba will challenge federal carbon tax in court, has ‘credible greenhouse gas-reduction plan’: premier

By | April 3, 2019

The Manitoba government will go to court over Ottawa’s imposition of a carbon tax. Premier Brian Pallister revealed Wednesday his government will launch a legal challenge against the federal government, which imposed its new levy as promised on Manitoba, along with three other provinces, Monday. “We’re going to court, sadly, to challenge the Ottawa carbon tax because Ottawa cannot impose a carbon… Read More »

Manitoba will challenge federal carbon tax in court

By | April 3, 2019

The Manitoba government will go to court over Ottawa’s imposition of a carbon tax. Premier Brian Pallister announced Wednesday his government would launch a legal challenge against the federal government, which followed through on imposing its new levy on Monday. “We’re going to court — sadly,” he told reporters, after refusing for months to commit to a court challenge after… Read More »

Call over bike theft leads officers to 10K in meth

By | April 3, 2019

Winnipeg police found $10,000 worth of meth after responding to a report of a man trying to steal a bike outside a residence in the 200 block of Burrows Avenue Tuesday. Police were called to the scene just after 4:00 p.m. Officers found a mini-van at the rear of the home with two adult passengers inside. Police said… Read More »

Mother Nature is co-operating on flood, say Winnipeg officials

By | April 3, 2019

As the spring melt begins to rise Red River water levels, officials monitoring Winnipeg’s flood risk told the water and waste committee Wednesday, Mother Nature, so far, is co-operating. Moira Geer, director of water and waste, updated the committee of four city councillors on the latest preparations in Winnipeg and the city’s flood outlook. Cool, dry weather this spring delivered… Read More »

Mother Nature is cooperating on flood, say Winnipeg officials

By | April 3, 2019

As the spring melt begins to rise Red River water levels, officials monitoring Winnipeg’s flood risk told the water and waste committee Wednesday, Mother Nature, so far, is cooperating. Moira Geer, director of water and waste, updated the committee of four city councillors on the latest preparations in Winnipeg and the city’s flood outlook. Cool, dry weather this spring delivered… Read More »