CN Rail cuts jobs as weakening economy hurts freight volumes

By | November 15, 2019

Canadian National Railway Co. has confirmed that it is cutting jobs as freight volumes and revenue continue to fall amid a weakening North American economy. The company said in a statement that it will be “adjusting its resources to demand,” which means it will be placing some workers on leave and “reducing both management and union job numbers.”… Read More »

What roads are impacted by the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade

By | November 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — Santa Claus is coming to Winnipeg on Saturday, and to make way for his entrance, there will be several streets closed in the downtown area. The city said from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the following roads will be closed to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade: -Portage Avenue will be closed from Sherbrook Street to Main… Read More »

Swoop airline to offer direct flights from Winnipeg to five new destinations, including Vegas and Orlando

By | November 15, 2019

Swoop, a low-fare airline that’s a subsidiary of WestJet, announced on Friday it will soon be offering direct flights from Winnipeg to five new destinations. “Increased connectivity has the potential to strengthen our economy and is good for our community. With Swoop adding more routes, it shows they are confident in Winnipeg as a place to grow their… Read More »

Step into this Fun Home for a poignant, superbly performed coming-of-age musical

By | November 15, 2019

Tackling coming of age, gender identity, suicide and family dysfunction — all in a funeral home setting — Fun Home is an unlikely hit musical. Sarah Garton Stanley even points that out in the director’s notes for her production, running now at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Warehouse. Nonetheless, the 2015 musical — based on the bestselling graphic novel… Read More »

Mayor speaks out on proposed police pension changes, says there are 2 choices

By | November 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg’s mayor spoke out Friday morning about proposed changes to the police pension, and said they are two choices: unsustainable benefits or protecting positions. “The decision is going to come down, as we can see very clearly, between a choice between supporting unsustainable pension benefits or better protecting frontline police officer positions,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.… Read More »

Bursting at the seams: St. Boniface charity in need of bigger space to store donated items

By | November 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — Tables, sofas and chairs are stacked to the rafters at the Flavie Laurent Centre. The charity, located in St. Boniface, gives household supplies to thousands of vulnerable Manitobans each year. But it seems it’s becoming a victim of its success: The organization is now bursting at the seams with donated items and has run out of… Read More »

Guard tackled, assaulted by inmate at Winnipeg Remand Centre

By | November 15, 2019

WINNIPEG — A guard was attacked by an inmate at the Winnipeg Remand Centre, said the Winnipeg Police Service. The incident happened Thursday afternoon. Police said while in custody for charges from Winkler police, an inmate tackled a guard, took their key punch — which is similar in size, shape, and weight to a collapsed police baton —… Read More »