Winnipeg left in the dust by neighbouring RMs due to shortage of industrial land

By | January 29, 2019

Industrial development is booming just outside Winnipeg’s borders because the city doesn’t have enough serviced land or any strategy to make that land available, according to a stark new report that states the Manitoba capital has “no clear vision” to make it more competitive. Over the past five years, only a third of new industrial land in the… Read More »

Junos 2019: Sarah McLachlan to host, Shawn Mendes leads nominations

By | January 29, 2019

Sarah McLachlan will host this year’s Juno Awards in London, Ont., where pop star Shawn Mendes, Grammy-winning R&B singer The Weeknd and DJ duo Loud Luxury will be among the top nominees vying for Canadian music honours. Juno organizers on Tuesday revealed that McLachlan — the singer-songwriter and activist best known for hits like I Will Remember You… Read More »

Polar bear dies at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo

By | January 29, 2019

Another polar bear has died at the Winnipeg zoo, the second in as many years. The death happened Monday, the Assiniboine Park Zoo said in a news release Tuesday morning. However, no other information — gender, age, name, cause of death — was provided. The zoo’s director of veterinary services, Chris Enright, will be taking questions from reporters later this morning. A polar bear named Eli died at… Read More »

Another polar bear dies at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo

By | January 29, 2019

Another polar bear has died at the Winnipeg zoo, the second in as many years. The death happened Monday, the Assiniboine Park Zoo said in a news release Tuesday morning. However, no other information — gender, age, name, cause of death — was provided. The zoo’s director of veterinary services, Chris Enright, will be taking questions from reporters later this morning. A polar bear named Eli died at… Read More »

Police arrest 2 in ‘serious incident’ at downtown Winnipeg apartment

By | January 29, 2019

Two men are in custody after Winnipeg police surrounded a Colony Street apartment for hours Monday night. Police were called to a Colony Street apartment at about 3:30 p.m. and blocked off the street between Broadway and York Avenue. They remained on scene until about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.  A police armoured vehicle was spotted near the… Read More »

‘I’ve come a long way’: Jazz guitarist Chet Breau’s journey from 600 pounds to performing again

By | January 29, 2019

Nearly two years ago, Lenny Chet Breau found himself in the hospital with his life hanging in the balance. At 602 pounds the jazz guitarist was morbidly obese, and his body was shutting down from congestive heart failure. “They had to do surgery immediately in order to save me,” Breau recalled. “They weren’t making any promises if I was… Read More »