Deal or no deal? Manitoba, Ottawa still negotiating top-up mental health, home-care funding

By | February 4, 2019

Seventeen months after signing a health funding agreement-in-principle, the Manitoba and federal governments are still wrangling over a bilateral deal to get money for mental health and home care flowing.  Spokespeople for health ministers from both governments won’t say what’s holding up the process. Manitoba has been a holdout before: it was the last province to sign on to the federal… Read More »

Stony Mountain inmate stabbed multiple times, bludgeoned to death, court hears

By | February 4, 2019

Cory Derdak and Todd Irving led a fellow Stony Mountain inmate into a cell, stabbed him multiple times with prison shanks and bludgeoned him to death over a bad drug deal, a court was told Monday morning. Derdak, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Nolan Randal Thomas, 26, in Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday. Irving… Read More »

Court hears brutal details of Stony Mountain inmate killing at sentencing hearing

By | February 4, 2019

Cory Derdak and Todd Irving led a fellow Stony Mountain inmate into a cell, stabbed him multiple times with prison shanks and bludgeoned him to death over a bad drug deal, a court was told Monday morning. Derdak, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Nolan Randal Thomas, 26, in Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday. Irving… Read More »

Winnipeg snow route parking ban declared for midnight

By | February 4, 2019

A declared snow route parking ban is now in effect throughout Winnipeg following weekend snowfalls. Parking on snow routes will be prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Vehicles parked on snow routes during the ban may receive a $100 ticket and be towed. No word yet on Environment Canada has released preliminary snowfall estimates for southern Manitoba.… Read More »

Man fined $1,375 for possessing more fish than legal limit, conservation officers say

By | February 4, 2019

A Winnipeg man got hit with more than $1,300 in fines after conservation officers found him with more than a dozen fish over the legal limit, hidden in cardboard boxes in his truck. Selkirk conservation officers got a call about the fisher on Sunday, according to a Facebook statement from the Manitoba Conservation Officers’ Association. He’d been fishing on the Red… Read More »

Developers warn infill housing will dry up if Winnipeg pursues new restrictions

By | February 4, 2019

Infill housing development in Winnipeg will grind to a halt if the city follows through on a proposed restriction on how much of a lot a new home can cover, developers warned city council’s property committee Monday. City of Winnipeg planners are putting together new guidelines for infill housing that could restrict the size of an infill home — a new house… Read More »