Peggo upgrades could shorten waits for transit riders, city says

By | June 7, 2019

Transit riders may start to notice improvements to the Peggo card system as early as this summer, the City of Winnipeg says. Starting later this June, Winnipeg is rolling out new tablet-based systems to Shoppers Drug Mart stores, 7-Elevens and other merchants that load fares and monthly passes onto Peggo cards for Winnipeg Transit users. The new tablets have… Read More »

‘I’m deeply sorry,’ says president of Winnipeg hospital after family buries wrong baby

By | June 7, 2019

The president of a Winnipeg hospital says she’s “deeply sorry” and promised a complete review, after a Nunavut family learned that the health-care facility accidentally sent the wrong baby’s body to the northern territory. The mix-up happened after the death of Tony Alagalak and Alice Kinakbaby’s newborn baby boy at St. Boniface Hospital in April. The hospital sent a body to parents Tony Alagalak and… Read More »

Pilot program bringing flock of sheep to Living Prairie Museum

By | June 7, 2019

A flock of sheep is heading to Winnipeg’s Living Prairie Museum, as part of a pilot program to see if their grazing will help with vegetation management. According to the City of Winnipeg the project is in partnership with Millar Safety & Environmental Services, Prairie Habitats Inc. and a long-time sheep farmer, and will take place for about… Read More »

City looks for public input on pre-paid taxi fares

By | June 7, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, June 7, 2019 12:04PM CST Last Updated Friday, June 7, 2019 12:06PM CST Pre-paid taxi fares are being put to the test in Winnipeg. On Friday the city said it’s looking for public input on an upcoming pilot project that would require passengers to pay part of their fare before the trip during certain… Read More »

Hot weather prompts campfire ban at provincial park

By | June 7, 2019

Hot weather and strong winds have prompted the province to implement a ban on campfires at Stephenfield Provincial Park, located in southwestern Manitoba. Manitoba Sustainable Development said on Friday that in most other provincial parks in the Interlake and Eastern parts of the province, campfires are permitted in approved pits from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. It advises… Read More »

City steps in ‘at 11th hour’ to stop demolition of 110-year-old Crescentwood mansion

By | June 7, 2019

A 110-year-old mansion slated for demolition won’t be torn down for the time being. On Thursday night, the City of Winnipeg rescinded the demolition order obtained by the owner of 514 Wellington Cresc. in Crescentwood. The move follows efforts from neighbours and local history buffs to preserve the building. They feared the home would be demolished Friday. Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort… Read More »

Winnipeg pauses demolition of 110-year-old home after neighbours, historians complain

By | June 7, 2019

A 110-year-old mansion slated for demolition won’t be torn down for the time being. On Thursday night, the City of Winnipeg rescinded the demolition owner obtained by the owner of 514 Wellington Crescent in Crescentwood. The move follows efforts from neighbours and local history buffs to preserve the building. Area Coun. John Orlikow said the city is considering whether to extend… Read More »

Sex assault charge stayed against former city councillor Russ Wyatt

By | June 7, 2019

A sexual assault charge laid against former city councillor Russ Wyatt has been stayed. The long-time councillor from Transcona had been charged with what police called a “serious sexual assault” in July 2018. The charge was stayed by the Crown in a Winnipeg courtroom Wednesday, according to provincial court records. The charge against Wyatt stem from an alleged encounter in January 2018 with a… Read More »