What’s happening over August long 2019

By | August 2, 2019

While some Manitobans may find themselves stuck in highway traffic jams en route to cottage country, city dwellers wondering what’s happening in Winnipeg this August long weekend have come to the right place for answers. Environment Canada is calling for mostly hot and sunny conditions throughout the daytime all weekend. Follow CBC meteorologist John Sauder’s live weather blog for more. Here’s what’s… Read More »

City rejection of phosphorous reduction plan shows ’embarrassing lack of leadership,’ advocate says

By | August 2, 2019

Advocates working to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg say they’re frustrated that City of Winnipeg officials have rejected a proposed interim solution to slow the flow of phosphorous into the lake. “Frankly, I think it’s an embarrassing lack of leadership on the part of the City of Winnipeg,” said Alexis Kanu, executive director of the Lake Winnipeg… Read More »

Video posted online of pedestrian hit by car a ‘real violation’ of privacy, ethics experts say

By | August 2, 2019

Dramatic video of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle in Winnipeg was shared thousands of times on social media this week, and ethics experts warn the case is an example of people posting sensitive material online without considering the long-term effects. “This is a case of someone’s privacy being violated in a way that could be quite upsetting… Read More »

Police seek witnesses to crash that killed teen in southwestern Manitoba

By | August 1, 2019

Police are seeking witnesses to a crash in southwestern Manitoba that killed a 17-year-old from Birdtail Sioux First Nation Wednesday night. Officers were called at 11:15 p.m. to the collision on Highway 83, less than half a kilometre south of the intersection with Provincial Road 355 — about 90 kilometres northwest of Brandon. According to a Friday news release from RCMP, the teen was… Read More »

‘We always love you’: Funeral held in Australia for B.C. murder victim Lucas Fowler

By | August 1, 2019

Lucas Fowler turned dreams of travel into reality and lived a life “many of us envied,” his father said at his funeral service in Sydney, Australia, on Friday. In his eulogy, Stephen Fowler said his 23-year-old son learned to love camping from a young age and was excited to embark on his latest adventure in B.C. with Chynna Deese,… Read More »

Bombers blow 20-point lead, lose to previously winless Argos on last-minute TD

By | August 1, 2019

McLeod Bethel-Thomson hit S.J. Green for an 11-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds remaining, and the Toronto Argonauts rallied from a 20-0 deficit to beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28-27 on Thursday for their first win of the CFL season. It was Bethel-Thompson’s third TD pass of the game, with newly acquired quarterback Zach Collaros watching from the… Read More »

‘Life flows forever’: Sagkeeng First Nation unveils MMIWG monument

By | August 1, 2019

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls gathered in Sagkeeng First Nation on an emotional Wednesday afternoon under the sweltering sun for the unveiling of a special monument. “I’ll be thinking of my granddaughter” when she looks at it, Janet Bruyere said. She lives in the community of about 3,000 people​, about 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, where affected… Read More »

Life getting back to normal, but uncertainty keeps Gillam on edge as hunt for B.C. fugitives scales down

By | August 1, 2019

For 10 days, all eyes have been trained on the small northern town of Gillam, Man., where RCMP have concentrated their search two suspects in three killings in B.C. Now, as the force begins to reduce its presence in the area, the community is split between a desire for continued security, and hopes life can soon get back to normal.… Read More »