‘Truly their space’: Bell Hotel offers contrasting view of beverage room woes facing Winnipeg police

By | January 26, 2020

It’s been about a decade since the Bell Hotel on Main Street underwent a dramatic transformation.  Back in 2007 when it closed, it was a derelict, century-old beverage room and hotel with shared bathrooms and a reputation for crime and violence. It reopened in 2011 and continues to be a warm, airy low-income housing complex with on-site mental health and… Read More »

Lake research video translated into Ojibway to help promote language as well as science

By | January 26, 2020

An environmental science video has been translated to Ojibway and the creators are hoping it sparks youth interest in science and language revitalization. “We really believe that language is an essential part of culture and any way that we can help kind of promote local languages, the better,” said Pauline Gerrard. Gerrard is the deputy director of the… Read More »

Crews working to extract vehicle after it hit ‘major’ hydro pole: police

By | January 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — Crews are working to extract a vehicle, which struck a ‘major’ hydro pole Saturday night, according to the Winnipeg Police Service. Around 8 p.m., police said southbound Lagimodiere Boulevard is closed between Marion Street and Dawson Road as Manitoba Hydro and officers work to resolve the situation.  Police said there are no serious injuries, and said… Read More »

Satellite timelapse of Winnipeg over 35 years

By | January 25, 2020

WINNIPEG — The city of Winnipeg has changed a lot since 1984. Back then, the city was suffering from the closures of several prominent businesses and trying to recover from the early 1980s recession.  Fast forward to today, Winnipeg has stretched its boundaries, worked to revitalize its downtown core and grown to about three quarters of a million… Read More »

‘Help your country’: Winnipeg non-profit working to raise funds for Filipino victims of volcano, earthquake

By | January 25, 2020

A Winnipeg non-profit has teamed up with the supermarket Seafood Place to raise money for people in the Phillipines impacted by the active Taal volcano.  More than 125,000 people have fled from their homes after the volcano erupted more on Jan. 12, covering many communities in Batangas province near Manila, in a blanket of ash. Thousands are now living in emergency shelters in… Read More »

‘The monster is dead’: Edwin Proctor, convicted of 1979 murder, sexual assault, dies in custody in Saskatoon

By | January 25, 2020

A man convicted of horrific sexual assaults against two Winnipeg women, and the murder of a third, has died in custody in a Saskatoon psychiatric facility. Edwin Dennis Proctor died Friday at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon of apparent natural causes following an illness, Correctional Service Canada said in a news release. Proctor was serving an indeterminate sentence for crimes he… Read More »

Canada’s first ‘presumptive positive’ case of coronavirus found in Ontario

By | January 25, 2020

TORONTO — Ontario’s chief medical officer has confirmed Canada’s first ‘presumptive positive’ case of coronavirus. In a news conference Saturday, officials said the man in his 50s fell ill after travelling to Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of the outbreak. The patient is in stable condition at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Officials in Ontario have… Read More »

Canada’s 1st ‘presumptive’ case of coronavirus to be tested at Winnipeg infectious diseases lab

By | January 25, 2020

Canada confirmed its first “presumptive” case of coronavirus in Toronto as the number of infections worldwide surpasses 1,900 cases. Public health officials announced Saturday afternoon the confirmed case —  a man in his 50s who had travelled to Wuhan, China — was found at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Within a day of arriving, officials say, he became “quite ill,” said… Read More »