Province announces over $1M in funding for Oak Hammock Marsh

By | April 22, 2019

The provincial government will give $1.125 million to Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre over the next five years. The centre will receive $225,000 per year — a funding agreement arranged with the guidance of wetlands conservation organization Ducks Unlimited Canada, which jointly manages Oak Hammock Marsh with the province. “Continuing to educate the public about the value of… Read More »

‘Taking time to heal’: Community stepping up to help cafe owners after anti-Semitic act

By | April 22, 2019

A close friend said the owners of BerMax Caffé and Bistro are still recovering from an anti-Semitic act at their restaurant Thursday – one day before the start of Passover. “Taking time to heal. From what we’ve been told, the attack was quite traumatizing. They aren’t online because of the holiday, so they aren’t aware of the fundraiser… Read More »

Mandatory evacuation issued for several Montcalm homes

By | April 22, 2019

A state of local emergency has been declared in one southern Manitoba community after floodwater overtook a section of a road. The Manitoba government tweeted on Thursday that mandatory evacuations have been issued for a number of homes in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm for precautionary reasons. The province is in contact with the R.M. RM of Montcalm… Read More »

Flooding forces evacuations in the R.M. of Montcalm

By | April 22, 2019

Two families have been forced from their homes near St. Jean Baptiste, Man. due to spring flooding along the Red River south of Winnipeg. R.M. of Montcalm councillor and emergency coordinator Jean Barnabe said the mandatory evacuations were ordered as a precaution because it’s expected the families will soon lose road access to their homes. The R.M. has… Read More »

No one hurt in 2 fires early Monday morning

By | April 22, 2019

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to two fires early Monday morning, including a blaze discovered by firefighters while en route to another call. Around 2:50 a.m. crews went to an empty home in the 700 block of Stella Avenue following reports of a fire. Firefighters found the residence engulfed in heavy black smoke and flames and attacked… Read More »

Government of Canada to support environmental DNA monitoring

By | April 22, 2019

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Status of Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, that will benefit… Read More »

Fewer Prairie households hovering close to financial insolvency: Ipsos survey

By | April 22, 2019

Fewer residents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are close to financial insolvency than they were a few months ago, according to the MNP Consumer Debt index. The index, which is a quarterly survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MNP, measures Canadians’ attitudes toward their consumer debt and gauges their ability to pay their bills. According to the results,… Read More »

Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg

By | April 22, 2019

Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges. But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas. A model based on inclusion. A model of reconciliation. A model… Read More »