How high are vaccination rates in Manitoba?

By | April 5, 2019

As officials in Ontario and B.C. warn people to take protective measures amid measles outbreaks, the Province of Manitoba has provided CTV News with its latest figures on how many Manitoba kids are immunized. Here’s a breakdown of the numbers for Manitoba children at age seven, as of 2017: -Meningitis C vaccine: 91 per cent -Polio vaccine: 90… Read More »

Breaking bread and barriers

By | April 5, 2019

Manitoba·Video For the 23rd straight year, the Winnipeg Police Service hosted a spring feast with members of the Indigenous community and the Bear Clan Friday at R.B. Russell Vocational School. Social Sharing Posted: Apr 05, 2019 4:46 PM CT | Last Updated: April 5 For the 23rd straight year, the Winnipeg Police Service hosted a spring feast with… Read More »

Haunting theatre: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s John is moody, weirdly funny and captivating

By | April 5, 2019

Annie Baker has a love for the pause that would make Harold Pinter blush. Sure, the master British playwright loved pauses so much that the “Pinter pause” is actually a thing. But Baker — a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright — writes pauses so pregnant in her beautifully haunting play John that they give birth to whole new layers of… Read More »

‘They are irreplaceable in my mind’: How a 30-year friendship has thrived through exchanging audio cassettes

By | April 5, 2019

Cassette tapes often bring up a lot of memories for people. For some, they’re memories of sliding a tape into their Walkman and visiting Sam The Record Man. For others, it’s dubbing songs off the radio by hitting play and record at the exact moment the DJ stopped talking. And for a lot of people, it was the sheer terror… Read More »

Budget 2019: Advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

By | April 5, 2019

Since its first budget in 2016, the Government of Canada has taken significant action to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples across Canada. Working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples has improved the way Indigenous people access services in their own communities.

City investigating allegations workers conducting personal business during work hours

By | April 5, 2019

The city has launched an investigation into allegations some city employees are slacking on the job, according to an email sent by Winnipeg’s top civil servant Thursday night. In an email sent to Mayor Brian Bowman and city councillors, CAO Doug McNeil wrote: “I suspect many of you have already been made aware of the Winnipeg Free Press article posted online this evening,… Read More »

Province plans to open Portage Diversion, Red River Floodway

By | April 5, 2019

The province of Manitoba plans to open the Portage Diversion within the next week in an effort to prevent ice jams and manage Assiniboine River levels between Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg.  Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre said in a news release Friday an Amphibex icebreaking machine has also been working in the diversion channel and at the channel’s outlet. The… Read More »

Bike registrations triple in Winnipeg after move to online system

By | April 5, 2019

Winnipeg bike registrations are picking up speed now that owners can register bikes online.  Typically around 1,000 bikes are registered in the city every year, said Winston Yee, community bylaw enforcement manager. Since the introduction of the online system in 2018, about 3,000 bikes have been registered.  “We’ve had a better result in terms of people entering their information,”… Read More »

Thieves hit homes under renovation or construction in South Osborne

By | April 5, 2019

Several tools and appliances were stolen from homes under renovation or construction during a crime spree in Winnipeg’s Lord Roberts neighbourhood, police say. The items were later sold online.  The thefts happened from Feb. 14 to March 5. Video surveillance helped lead police to the two suspects they arrested on April 4, they said. A 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman are… Read More »