After Parkinson’s diagnosis, sailing gives Winnipeg man his life back

By | April 23, 2019

When Steve van Vlaenderen was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, he was devastated. But realizing his dream of sailing has, quite literally, put the wind back in his sails. Van Vlaenderen and his partner, Darlene Hildebrand, have already sailed up Lake Winnipeg and travelled 1,400 kilometres on lakes Superior and Huron. Starting in June, they plan to… Read More »

Marshals for Pride Winnipeg’s 2019 parade span generations

By | April 23, 2019

When Peetanacoot Nenakawekapo marched in Winnipeg’s first Pride parade in 1987, she was one of the only people not wearing a paper bag over her head to hide her identity. “I went there because I’m proud,” said Nenakawekapo, a two-spirit person and trans woman from Skownan, Man. “[I wanted] to express that without any kind of disguise.” This… Read More »

‘We thought that was ended’: Sri Lanka bombings upsetting to Winnipeg community

By | April 22, 2019

The Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka brought back horrifying memories for expats living in Winnipeg. Hasaka Ratnamalala, president of Friends of Sri Lanka Canada, helped organize a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember the nearly 300 people killed in the bombings. For many of the people who gathered on the steps of the Legislative… Read More »

One person dead after house fire in Norwood

By | April 22, 2019

One person is dead after a fire Monday morning in Norwood. The City of Winnipeg said in a press release, crews responded at 11:23 a.m. to a house fire in the 100-block of Horace Street with reports of someone being trapped. When they arrived, firefighters used a ladder to get inside the home where they found one person… Read More »

One person dead after Norwood house fire

By | April 22, 2019

One person died in a house fire in the Norwood neighbourhood Monday. Firefighters were called to a fire on Horace Street near Tache Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m. One person managed to escape the two-storey, single family home, but firefighters had reports that someone else was trapped inside. Crews used a ladder to get inside and found one person… Read More »

2 families ordered to evacuate as rising Red River threatens to flood near St. Jean Baptiste, Man.

By | April 22, 2019

At least two families near St. Jean Baptiste have been told to evacuate as the rising Red River threatens to flood their homes. Eight other families in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm could soon lose road access to their properties. The municipality declared a state of emergency as water from Red and Roseau rivers is about to cover Provincial… Read More »

Time to take a hike: Book highlights 110 adventures in Sask. and Manitoba

By | April 22, 2019

Local listeners were eager to share their favourite spots, but people that don’t live here can overlook Saskatchewan, travel writer Jenn Smith Nelson said. “Sand dunes and desert landscapes, to grasslands and beyond,” she said. “There’s so much to uncover for those who aren’t familiar with our province.” That’s one thing she hopes to change by co-authoring a new book, 110… Read More »

Central Canada Comic Con cancelled for October

By | April 22, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Monday, April 22, 2019 3:42PM CST Last Updated Monday, April 22, 2019 3:45PM CST Central Canada Comic Con will not be taking place in October 2019 in Winnipeg – 24 years after the event’s inception. “I would like to thank all of the attendees, volunteers, artists, and exhibitors that supported C4 for the past 24… Read More »