Centre at Ryerson School to give refugees resources, ’emotional support’ in south Winnipeg

By | January 26, 2019

Jason Gaidola, CTV Winnipeg Published Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:37PM CST Last Updated Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:44PM CST A south Winnipeg school division is ready to accommodate a growing refugee community with support services close to home. On Saturday the Pembina Trails School Division, in conjunction with a number of immigrant support organizations, opened a “Newcomer Community… Read More »

Snowmobile driver treated for hypothermia after ice rescue

By | January 26, 2019

A snowmobile driver who broke through ice on the La Salle River in St. Norbert Saturday afternoon was taken to hospital to be treated for mild hypothermia. The incident has officials warning that all waterways can be unsafe, even in the kind of extreme cold conditions Winnipeg has been experiencing. Emergency crews were called to the incident at… Read More »

‘He still wants to fight’: After months-long wait for biopsy, Winnipeg man gets confirmation he has cancer

By | January 26, 2019

A Winnipeg man who waited months for a biopsy now has confirmation that he has cancer.  George Myer, 81, was told in September he likely had lung cancer. But he didn’t get a biopsy until Jan. 11, sparking concern from Manitoba politicians.  His daughter Kathryn Braun, a nurse practitioner, says the biopsy revealed the lung cancer is small-cell, which is more… Read More »

Fort Richmond community hub opens to provide services for growing newcomer population in south Winnipeg

By | January 26, 2019

A new community service hub that opened Saturday in Winnipeg’s south end is creating a space to welcome newcomer families, and provide much-needed supports for a growing immigrant population in the area where they live. The Newcomer Community Hub, located at Ryerson School in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood, is a new initiative intended to support new Canadians in the city, with a… Read More »

Proposed regulatory changes could accelerate Manitoba wetland loss, conservation groups say

By | January 26, 2019

Manitoba conservation groups are raising concerns over proposed legislative changes they say could accelerate wetland loss in a province that’s already seen 70 per cent of its historic wetlands disappear due to development and agriculture. The Lake Winnipeg Foundation and International Institute for Sustainable Development say they were encouraged last June when the province committed in principle to a “no… Read More »

Crisp & Delicious chicken nuggets recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

By | January 26, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crisp & Delicious brand Chicken Breast Nuggets due to possible Salmonella contamination. The uncooked breaded chicken pieces were sold in 1.6 kg packages with a best before date of July 19, 2019 (upc code 0 69299 11703 5). They were distributed by Sofina Foods Inc. in British Columbia,… Read More »

Social impact bond could not only help at-risk moms, but give Manitoba’s government a chance to shine

By | January 26, 2019

As Manitoba’s government enters the world of social impact bonds, it will face a widespread criticism of that funding model — namely, that social impact bonds are a way for governments to offload responsibility. On the contrary, Manitoba’s first social impact bond offers an opportunity to show the rest of the country that this model, if used well, can result… Read More »