American fashion retailer Dillard’s to purchase Nygard inventory, trademark

By | June 30, 2020

American fashion retailer Dillard’s has reached a settlement with companies owned by Canadian designer Peter Nygard, and it includes buying inventory to sell in its chain of luxury department stores.  Dillard’s, which has nearly 300 stores in the U.S., dumped Nygard in February after the FBI raided his New York headquarters and California home as part of a… Read More »

City to start opening outdoor and wading pools in July

By | June 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — The city has announced that select outdoor and wading pools are scheduled to be opened starting as early as July 3. If Winnipeggers are looking to book a two-hour swim block, they can start to do that on July 1. The facilities that will open are: Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool at 2015 Main St.; Broadway Wading… Read More »

Tornado officially confirmed in southwest Manitoba on Sunday

By | June 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — Environment Canada has officially confirmed a tornado touched down near Rapid City, Man. on Sunday. The report, released Tuesday afternoon, has assigned the tornado a preliminary rating of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which tracks wind speed and damage from tornadoes. Environment Canada said the tornado touched down at 3:45 p.m. on June 28, five… Read More »

Winnipeg looking to study speed limits in some residential zones

By | June 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg is getting closer to studying reduced speed limits in residential neighbourhoods. The city is looking at studying whether it should reduce speed limits in certain residential zones, from 50 kilometres per hour to 30 or 40 kilometres per hour. A report is listed in the agenda for the standing policy committee on… Read More »

Storm forecast has soggy Brandon bracing for more flooding

By | June 30, 2020

It could be another wet and hectic 24 hours in Brandon: The city’s emergency response team is readying for potentially more flooding. People in southwestern Manitoba are keeping an eye to the sky as more thunderstorms threaten to pile more rain on to the massive dump in the area on Sunday. Meanwhile, crews in sopping-wet Brandon are closely monitoring the Assiniboine… Read More »

Business is booming for fireworks industry

By | June 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — For many in the province and throughout Canada, Canada Day is going to be a little different than in previous years. Many celebrations will be virtual, which is leading people to get creative with their celebrations. Candice Mitchell with Archangel Fireworks said people are turning to fireworks for some entertainment, and as a result business is… Read More »

Manitoba police watchdog investigates off-duty RCMP officer who fired gun inside his home

By | June 30, 2020

A Mountie who recently fired his gun in his home is being investigated by the Independent Investigation Unit. The RCMP notified the IIU on Saturday that one of its members discharged his service weapon inside his residence that day. He was off-duty at the time, the IIU said, and no injuries were reported. The IIU director, Zane Tessler, determined an… Read More »

RCMP arrest man, 22, in northern Manitoba homicide

By | June 30, 2020

RCMP have arrested a man in connection with a northern Manitoba homicide. Pukatawagan RCMP were called Friday to investigate reports of a dead body. They found a 22-year-old woman dead in the woods around Mathias Colomb Cree Nation. August Thunder Caribou, 22, was arrested and charged Monday with second-degree murder. RCMP also disclosed that Caribou was recently working as… Read More »

Canadian Desiree Scott pulls out of NWSL’s Challenge Cup for personal reasons

By | June 30, 2020

It’s been a topsy-turvy four months since COVID-19 put the sports world on hold. For Canadian national team midfielder Desiree Scott, it’s been full of uncertainty. First, the Tokyo Olympics were postponed. Then her National Women’s Soccer League season was temporarily put on hold. And now, as her Utah Royals begin their journey at the league’s Challenge Cup,… Read More »

Manitoba announces funding for personal care homes

By | June 30, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has announced funding for healthcare projects across the province. Cameron Friesen, the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, made the announcement on Monday, noting the investment totals $358 million. “Our government is undertaking the most significant transformation to the Manitoba health-care system in 40 years,” said Friesen in a statement. “These investments… Read More »