Fire breaks out at vehicle compound on Wall Street

By | June 25, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:37AM CST Last Updated Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:40AM CST A number of vehicles are destroyed following a fire at a vehicle compound on Wall Street early Tuesday morning. Winnipeg police said officers and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews were called to the scene of Wall Street and Richard Avenue shortly… Read More »

Wolseley school publishes book on reconciliation from child’s perspective

By | June 25, 2019

A Wolseley school presented a newly-published book on reconciliation from a child’s perspective Monday. Grade 4, 5, and 6 English and alternative classes from Laura Secord School published “Answering the Calls: A Child’s View of the 94 Calls to Action.” According to a news release from the Winnipeg School Division, the book was funded by the Canadian commission… Read More »

Former motocross athlete to open rehab centre for people with spinal cord injuries

By | June 25, 2019

A new rehabilitation program set to open this summer will help Manitobans recover from spinal cord injuries without having to travel to another province.  “[It will be a place to] meet new friends that are in the same situations and try to build up that peer group,” said Shane Hartje, a paraplegic who is the executive director of First Steps Winnipeg. First… Read More »

‘I’m glad I came here:’ Alternative high school program boasts largest graduating class

By | June 25, 2019

High school had never mattered to Dorian Sandy, regardless of where his classes were held. He was working on his Grade 9 studies when he transferred to Gordon Bell High School’s Off-Campus program, an alternative for students struggling at traditional high schools. “I was kind of indifferent about the whole thing,” Sandy said about his thoughts at the time. But his thinking has… Read More »

Spanworm infestation comes to sticky conclusion for the season

By | June 25, 2019

If you live in a leafy neighbourhood infested with elm spanworms, the City of Winnipeg says there’s light at the end of the sticky, excrement-encrusted tunnel. The dark purple inchworms, which have been eating their way through the tree canopy in riverside neighbourhoods for nearly six weeks, are starting to come down from their arboreal perches in order to pupate near… Read More »

Border agency still using licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack

By | June 25, 2019

Canada’s border agency is still using Perceptics’s licence plate reader equipment, even after the company fell victim to a recent malicious cyberattack in the U.S. Earlier this month, news surfaced that photos of travellers and licence plates collected for U.S. Customs and Border Protection had been compromised in a May privacy breach. The Canada Border Service Agency, which… Read More »

Having a blast: Winnipeg fireworks store offers free show for info on pyrotechnic pincher

By | June 24, 2019

A Winnipeg fireworks retailer is offering a free show for the tip that catches their pyrotechnic pincher. Red Bomb Fireworks is exchanging a dazzling $1,000 fireworks display for information that leads to the arrest of a thief who apparently couldn’t wait for the store’s door-crasher specials, so he smashed the window. Co-owner Matt Bialek watched the break-in live on video from… Read More »