Province ordered agreement involving brokers in online auto insurance at expected cost of $23M: MPI documents

By | June 25, 2019

The board of Manitoba Public Insurance will turn over all of its online services to insurance brokers in a deal it didn’t want, but felt compelled to take because of the insistence of the provincial government, internal documents show. A package of documents, emails and presentations show Tory-appointed board members were squeamish about an agreement with insurance brokers that MPI estimated will cost Manitobans… Read More »

‘We’re a sanctuary’: Rescue farm says it faces backlash after choosing to quarantine, not cull, sick chickens

By | June 25, 2019

The owners of a Manitoba rescue farm say they’re facing a backlash from other farmers for deciding to quarantine their chicken flock after an outbreak of a contagious and fatal disease — instead of culling the birds. “Some of the [commercial] farmers have called us agro-terrorists, like we’re doing this to destroy the industry,” said Karl Schoenrock, who runs Kismet… Read More »

Vintage street lights in River Heights, Wolseley being replaced with newer models

By | June 25, 2019

There might be a light at the end of the tunnel for some of the oldest street lights in the city that are being replaced with newer models.   Manitoba Hydro is removing 245 street lights in parts of the River Heights and Wolseley neighbourhoods that have been standing since before the Second World War and replacing them with new LED… Read More »

‘We should call it Finnipeg’: Prospects hit ice hoping to impress Winnipeg Jets brass, fans

By | June 25, 2019

The Winnipeg Jets’ newest hopefuls had the chance to take the ice Tuesday in front of fans keen to see what the next generation has in store. The Jets development camp is underway all week, with 41 players hoping to impress team brass. Among the fan favourites was Ville Heinola, the 18-year-old Finnish defenceman who was taken with… Read More »

Winnipeg Jets release schedule for 2019-20 season

By | June 25, 2019

The Winnipeg Jets will open its next season with a four-game road trip before heading back to Winnipeg for the home opener against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 10. On Tuesday the team released its full 82-game schedule for the upcoming hockey season, which begins with a game Oct. 3 in New York against the Rangers. Also on… Read More »

China considering halting all meat products from Canada over fake veterinary health certificates

By | June 25, 2019

China is considering halting all meat imports from Canada starting Wednesday after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified China that it had discovered a number of fabricated veterinary health certificates in some meat products bound for China, according to a government official. China already has halted imports from three Canadian pork producers over food safety issues — two in… Read More »

City committee endorses free transit for kids, enhanced security on Winnipeg buses

By | June 25, 2019

Free transit for young kids and expanding the powers of transit constables were among dozens of items considered by a City of Winnipeg committee Tuesday. The city’s public works committee voted unanimously to refer the proposal to allow kids under 12 to ride Winnipeg Transit for free to the city’s 2020 budget process.  Winnipeg’s public service estimates the program will cost Winnipeg… Read More »

City not hiring contractor to dismantle tent cities

By | June 25, 2019

The City of Winnipeg will not be hiring a contractor to remove tent cities following opposition from community advocates. In May, the city put out a request for proposals for a contractor to conduct biohazardous waste management, which included collecting and disposing of shopping carts, mattresses, and blankets found on temporary homeless shelters in public spaces. On Tuesday,… Read More »