Crash that badly injured cyclist wasn’t hit-and-run, police say

By | April 26, 2019

A mysterious bicycle crash that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries is no longer being investigated as a hit-and-run. Christopher Ditchfield, 42, was riding his bike west on the sidewalk along Sargent Avenue near Empress Street in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon when the incident took place. According to his sister Michelle, he woke up on the pavement with… Read More »

Stuartburn, Man. firefighters continue to battle brush fire

By | April 26, 2019

Firefighters in the rural municipality of Stuartburn, Man. are continuing to battle a brush fire, as dry, windy weather proves to be problematic in the area. The blaze broke out around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon about 6 kilometres southeast of Vita, Man. Vita is located roughly 100 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg. On Friday afternoon, Stuartburn fire chief Bob… Read More »

Province spending $15,000 to help Manitobans attend victims of impaired driving conference

By | April 26, 2019

The provincial government is dishing out $15,000 to help Manitobans attend a national conference for victims of impaired driving. Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced Friday that the funding will help Manitobans attend a conference hosted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada in Toronto this weekend. “Every year, MADD Canada brings victims and survivors of impaired driving together… Read More »

Signage comes down at Winnipeg café where police say hate crime was staged

By | April 26, 2019

It appears the Winnipeg family accused of staging an anti-Semitic attack at their own restaurant won’t be reopening the business anytime soon. BerMax Caffé and Bistro has been closed since April 18, when the family that operates the restaurant — who are Jewish — told police they’d been the victims of a hate crime. They alleged owner Oxana Berent had been… Read More »

As protesters gather outside, sold-out crowd greets Linda Sarsour with cheers, laughter

By | April 26, 2019

Inside a packed room at the Ukrainian Labour Temple in Winnipeg’s North End Friday night, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour began by addressing the controversy surrounding her appearance there. “It is I — I am the drama that you heard about before you got here. This is it,” she said, arms outstretched, to laughter and cheers from the crowd. Outside and across the street, a… Read More »

‘I think I can take a little mayor from Winnipeg’: Linda Sarsour stands her ground before panel appearance

By | April 26, 2019

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman’s call for organizers of a panel planned for Friday evening to drop Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour is unprecedented, she said at a press conference held before the event. “Never have I received a mayor of a town, an actual sitting elected official, that has actually wanted to deny … me my right to speak,”… Read More »

‘I think I can take a little mayor from Winnipeg’: Sarsour stands her ground before panel appearance

By | April 26, 2019

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman’s call for organizers of a panel planned for Friday evening to drop Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour is unprecedented, she said at a press conference held before the event. “Never have I received a mayor of a town, an actual sitting elected official, that has actually wanted to deny … me my right to speak,”… Read More »

Activist Linda Sarsour calls out Winnipeg mayor over attempt to get her removed from panel

By | April 26, 2019

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman’s call for organizers of a panel planned for Friday evening to drop Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour is unprecedented, she said at a press conference held before the event. “Never have I received a mayor of a town, an actual sitting elected official, that has actually wanted to deny … me my right to speak,”… Read More »

Metis Federation claims vendetta behind Pallister’s decision to pull self-governance funding

By | April 26, 2019

David Chartrand says the premier of Manitoba is being “vindictive” in cancelling a third funding agreement with the Manitoba Metis Federation in the space of just over a year. The MMF president alleges Brian Pallister is yanking $290,000 in annual provincial money for the federation because Chartrand disputed the premier’s explanation for the resignation of most of Manitoba Hydro’s board last year.… Read More »

‘I thought I was being invited to a democratic country’: Linda Sarsour reacts to Mayor Bowman’s comments

By | April 26, 2019

An activist invited to speak in Winnipeg said she was shocked by recent comments from Mayor Brian Bowman, who earlier this week called for her to be removed from a panel discussion Friday night. “I thought I was being invited to a democratic country where the Canadian people enjoy freedom of speech and want to afford it to… Read More »