Province’s Lifeflight planes won’t fly this weekend as distressed pilots given time off

By | June 7, 2019

Manitoba’s air ambulance program is being run entirely with private carriers this weekend, as publicly-funded pilots are given time off after learning their jobs are in jeopardy. The provincially-run Manitoba Government Air Services offered Lifeflight’s pilots a three-day leave, which began today, after they were informed on Thursday they may not be needed once the province uses private aircraft instead, said Dr. Renate Singh,… Read More »

Payroll system change that will delay July pay for CFS workers is ‘frankly quite ridiculous’: CUPE

By | June 7, 2019

Child and Family Services support workers from Winnipeg and the Eastman region are calling foul over changes to their payroll system that will see some paid less than half of what they were expecting next month. A group of workers rallied outside the CFS Emergency Placement Resource office on Garry Street in Winnipeg Friday to protest the changes,… Read More »

Fire in cottage community of Traverse Bay destroys buildings, forces evacuations

By | June 7, 2019

As many as 40 residences have been evacuated and several homes or cabins were destroyed in a cottage community on the east side of Lake Winnipeg after a wildfire in the area. Thirty to 40 residences in Traverse Bay, about 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, were evacuated because of the fire, said Jack Brisco, reeve of the Rural Municipality… Read More »

No injuries after semi rolls over at McPhillips and Perimeter

By | June 7, 2019

Traffic was backed up for several hours Friday at the intersection of Winnipeg’s Perimieter Highway and McPhillips Street/Highway 8 after a flat-deck semi truck rolled over. The truck, carrying farm machinery, rolled while turning north from the Perimeter Highway onto Highway 8 (which becomes McPhillips Street south of the perimeter) around 10:45 a.m. No injuries were reported. Police are… Read More »

Fire in Traverse Bay forces evacuations

By | June 7, 2019

A fire in Traverse Bay has forced evacuations in the Manitoba community. According to a public notice on the Rural Municipality of Alexander’s website, a fire ban was put in place Friday afternoon around 2 p.m. All outdoor burning, including the use of fireworks, is banned until further notice. The R.M. of Alexander said fires are at an… Read More »

Historic mansion demolition suspended due to heritage district nomination

By | June 7, 2019

The demolition of a historic mansion in Winnipeg’s Crescentwood area has been suspended, because the neighbourhood has been nominated as a Heritage Conservation District. CTV News reported on Wednesday that the City of Winnipeg gave the owner of the 110-year-old home a permit to demolish it, as well as a permit to build a 3500-square-foot, two-storey family dwelling.… Read More »

Family given wrong remains after baby’s death

By | June 7, 2019

A shocking mistake has been uncovered at St. Boniface Hospital: after a baby died, the wrong remains were given to the parents. A review is now underway to find out how this could have happened.  The family in question is from Nunavut, but the newborn baby passed away here in Winnipeg at St. Boniface Hospital. Martine Bouchard, president… Read More »