‘It was just a disaster’: Ill-timed snow clearing has parents fearing for kids’ safety

By | February 15, 2019

Staff and parents at Laura Secord School in Wolseley are disappointed in the city’s snow clearing efforts this year. After waiting days for the roads and sidewalks in their residential area to be cleared, the fix that finally came wasn’t what they were hoping for. Late last week, parents dropping kids off at the school were met by… Read More »

These slimy, hungry blobs may have been the Earth’s first creepy crawlies

By | February 15, 2019

These worm-like features are thought to represent the fossilized tracks of slime-mold like organisms in 2.1 billion year-old rocks. The scale bar represents a centimetre. (A. El Albani / IC2MP / CNRS – Université de Poitiers) Scientists think they’ve found evidence of extremely ancient organisms that could crawl and wriggle their way through the mud — extraordinary at a time when… Read More »

How to get your home closer to zero waste

By | February 15, 2019

Hello there! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: Getting your home down to zero waste How to become a fish detective Sunny ways: solar power in the desert A climate science… Read More »

‘How do you view Riel today?’ A descendant of the Métis leader reflects on his complicated history

By | February 15, 2019

Since 2008, Manitobans have officially honoured Métis leader Louis Riel. On Monday, Feb. 18, they will honour Riel again — thanks to the 2007 decision by the province to legislate an annual statutory holiday in his name. But Riel, who was born in 1844 and hanged for treason in 1885, remains a controversial figure in Canadian history.  To most, he… Read More »

Appeal hearing scheduled for Bruce Oake addictions-treatment centre

By | February 14, 2019

A plan to replace a decommissioned arena with a 50-bed addictions-treatment facility was thought to have cleared a final barrier late last month, but dozens of opponents will soon have another chance to challenge the project again. In January, city council voted to approve zoning changes to allow the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre to be developed on the old site of… Read More »

Butterflies worn as hundreds march on Valentine’s Day in honour of MMIWG

By | February 14, 2019

Hundreds marched in the streets in Winnipeg on Valentines Day night — showing love for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the families they’ve left behind. Many carried posters of cutout butterflies, with the names of their loved ones, along with the date they disappeared or were killed. “I’m walking tonight for my sister,” said Kelly Ducharme. “She was murdered three… Read More »

Police lay 1st-degree murder charge against father of girl found dead after Amber Alert

By | February 14, 2019

A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday has been charged with first-degree murder after her body was found in his basement apartment following an Amber Alert, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested after the alert was issued around 11 p.m. ET Thursday in the search for Riya Rajkumar. Her body… Read More »

Police to lay 1st-degree murder charge against father of girl found dead after Amber Alert

By | February 14, 2019

A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is facing a charge of first-degree murder after her body was found in his basement apartment following an Amber alert, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested after the alert was issued around 11 p.m. ET Thursday in the search for Riya Rajkumar. Her… Read More »

Police investigate death of 11-year-old Brampton girl in Amber Alert

By | February 14, 2019

An 11-year-old girl was found dead at a residence in Brampton, Ont., about an hour after an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday night, and her father has been arrested, Peel Regional Police say. Const. Taryn Hill told CBC News that Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, is in custody after the body of Riya Rajkumar was discovered in a basement apartment in the city about… Read More »

Avs end season-high 8-game losing skid with victory over Jets

By | February 14, 2019

Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Colorado Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Dominic Toninato recorded his first NHL goal while J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto also scored for the Avalanche. Matt Nieto had a pair of assists. Brandon Tanev scored… Read More »