Missing Winnipeg man believed to be in Calgary

By | November 16, 2019

CALGARY – Police in Airdrie are asking the public to help them find a man who went missing from his home in Winnipeg and may be in the Calgary region. Airdrie RCMP issued the alert on Friday evening after 18-year-old Michael Elendu was reported missing on Nov. 14. They say Elendu was last seen at his home in… Read More »

Swoop adds 5 direct flights from Winnipeg to Las Vegas, Mexico, Florida

By | November 16, 2019

People in Winnipeg can now fly directly to Mexico, Nevada and three cities in Florida on a low-cost airline operated by WestJet. Swoop now offers direct flights between Winnipeg and Los Cabos, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nev.; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Tampa Bay, Fla. The additions connect Winnipeg to 11 domestic, transborder and international destinations. The first flights… Read More »

Highway 1 from Portage to Brandon reopens after collisions forced closure

By | November 16, 2019

Highway 1 between Portage la Prairie and Brandon has been reopened after closing because of poor winter driving conditions Saturday morning. Manitoba RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Paul Manaigre said RCMP in Portage la Prairie, about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg, received reports of several collisions overnight on Highway 1 due to suspected black ice conditions. Around 5:45 a.m., a semi-trailer… Read More »

Highway 1 closed from Portage la Prairie to Brandon

By | November 16, 2019

Highway 1 between Portage la Prairie and Brandon has been closed due to poor winter driving conditions, Manitoba Infrastructure said in a news release Saturday morning. The province said closure gates and variable message signs may not be present at closure locations. Portage la Prairie is located about 83 kilometres west of Winnipeg, while Brandon is about 201… Read More »

‘That can’t be my Winnipeg’: Racism on the rise here, says woman born and raised in city

By | November 16, 2019

I was born and raised in Winnipeg. In fact, I’ve lived here so long, the hospital where I was born doesn’t even have a maternity ward anymore. I have spent the majority of my life in Winnipeg, but people still don’t see me.  When I started school, I was one of two people of colour among three classes. My classmates stayed… Read More »

‘Surviving and thriving’: Universities turn to peer groups, parties to help students handle exam season stress

By | November 16, 2019

As exam time approaches, many students are feeling the pressure — and universities are turning to everything from peer-led groups to pop-up parties to therapy dog visits to lend support, with a reminder that everyone needs to care for their mental health. Schools are getting more creative about addressing mental health on campus, say students, administrators and counsellors — something that’s essential… Read More »

Vale Manitoba operations to make case for $1-billion investment in Thompson mine

By | November 16, 2019

The operators of the Vale nickel mine in Thompson, Man., are hoping a $1-billion investment could extend the mine’s life span by 25 to 30 years. Gary Eyres, head of Vale’s Manitoba operations, said the mine’s team has been stepping up its exploration efforts, including aerial and magnetic surveys, and believes there are large enough ore deposits to warrant the investment.  Eyes… Read More »