RCMP locate missing woman not properly dressed for the cold

By | January 30, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:22AM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:19PM CST The RCMP said Wednesday afternoon Magen Spence was safely located. EARLIER: The RCMP in Nelson House, Man., are concerned for a woman’s well-being after she left a home, improperly dressed for the cold, and hasn’t been seen since. Police said they… Read More »

Manitoba CAA suspends at-home service to focus on emergency calls

By | January 30, 2019

Anyone who is calling CAA Manitoba from the comfort from their home or office, might have to look for alternate arrangements. The company said the freezing temperatures have prompted an extreme spike in demand, and consequently they’ve had to suspend at-home service so that they can focus on helping those in emergency situations. Erika Miller, a communications consultant… Read More »

Canada is c-c-c-cold right now — protect yourself and your pets

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »

‘Extremely dangerous’ cold weather grips Prairies, Ontario, Quebec

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »

New heliport at Portage la Prairie hospital will save time for patients, paramedics, STARS says

By | January 30, 2019

Patients who need to be transported by air from the Portage la Prairie hospital to Winnipeg will now spend less time in a ground ambulance, thanks to a new heliport. The heliport in the southern Manitoba city, about 80 kilometres west of Winnipeg, has officially opened next to Portage la Prairie’s hospital. The non-profit air ambulance service, which has been operating… Read More »

Cold-weather response van lets Winnipeg’s shivering homeless know ‘they’re not alone’

By | January 30, 2019

On nights when most Winnipeggers are snug and snoozing in their beds, Mark Stewart is out roaming the city’s frozen streets, looking for people to help. Stewart is the director of the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter. When temperatures drop below –10 C, he gets behind the wheel of their extreme environment response van to ensure homeless people have the opportunity to escape… Read More »