‘We just want our voices heard’: Protest truck passes through Manitoba en route to Ottawa

By | February 15, 2019

A convoy of at least 70 trucks protesting Ottawa’s oil and gas policies is passing through Manitoba on Friday on its way to Parliament Hill, hoping to pick up steam among local drivers. “We want the current government to realize that they have a huge disconnect with a lot of issues, and the biggest is our oil and gas industry… Read More »

Semi-trailer hit by train after getting stuck on tracks

By | February 15, 2019

A train carrying potash crashed into a semi-trailer Friday morning, after snow drifts caused the trailer to get stuck on the tracks. RCMP, who responded to the collision around 3 a.m., said the semi-trailer was travelling west on Wilkes Avenue and turned onto PR 334 when it got stuck. The Mounties note that the train tracks were at… Read More »

Water main break floods Winnipeg street with ankle-deep icy water

By | February 15, 2019

A water main break has flooded a large area in Winnipeg’s Crescentwood area. Ice chunks are floating through ankle-deep water around the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Wentworth Street. The frigid water is also flowing along Wentworth toward Grosvenor Avenue and along Dorchester toward Stafford Street. Drivers are advised to avoid the area, where cars that were parked overnight now have water up to the… Read More »

Minister Joly to attend the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg

By | February 15, 2019

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the Festival du Voyageur, the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Minister Joly will also tour the festival grounds and engage with local visitors.

Newest member of Team Jennifer Jones says she has ‘big shoes to fill’ heading into Scotties

By | February 15, 2019

It’s a Thursday afternoon in early February, and inside the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, champion curler Jocelyn Peterman is perfecting her craft. You might expect the pressure to be intense for Peterman heading into the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S., this weekend, as the new second for Team Jennifer Jones — taking over from Jill Officer, who announced last year… Read More »

A note in history: How a Manitoba-made guitar tells the story of Festival du Voyageur

By | February 15, 2019

If someone were to tell the story of Festival du Voyageur without words, it might look and sound something like this guitar. The instrument was commissioned to commemorate the festival’s 50th anniversary and Christian Dupont was asked to build it. “Since the festival is a celebration of music and culture, a guitar just fits in so perfectly,” said Dupont, a Franco-Manitoban luthier — a person who builds and repairs… Read More »