Blue Bombers lose all-star centre Matthias Goossen to retirement

By | January 29, 2019

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers suffered a loss on their offensive line Tuesday when all-star centre Matthias Goossen announced his retirement. The second-overall pick in the 2014 CFL draft, Goossen played 87 career games for the Bombers, making 64 starts. He also started all four playoff games during his time with Winnipeg. “After much prayer and consideration, I have decided… Read More »

Former Churchill CAO gets 2 years in prison for fraud blamed on ‘psychologically torturous’ workplace

By | January 29, 2019

The former chief administrative officer of the Town of Churchill will spend two years in Stony Mountain Institution after a judge sentenced him for defrauding the town of $200,000. Albert Meijering, 50, pleaded guilty to five charges related to fraud and forgery offences in March 2016, but his sentencing was repeatedly delayed due to a series of health… Read More »

Former Wheeler Funeral Home director’s licence cancelled after complaint hearing

By | January 29, 2019

The Funeral Board of Manitoba has cancelled a Winnipeg funeral director’s licence after receiving several complaints from the public last year. Chad Wheeler’s licence to provide funeral or embalming services was suspended last July, pending a hearing before the board. At the hearing held on Nov. 19, 2018, the board found that Wheeler took money for pre-arranged funeral… Read More »

Wine store’s lawsuit demands Manitoba cut off online ‘bootleggers’

By | January 29, 2019

A Winnipeg wine store is suing alcohol regulators in the province, alleging they are allowing online retailers to sell wine to Manitobans at a discount and siphon off customers from local brick-and-mortar businesses — and accusing the online retailers of “bootlegging.” Banville & Jones, a wine shop on St. Mary’s Road, is suing the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba… Read More »

Winnipeg funeral director’s license cancelled following hearing

By | January 29, 2019

A Winnipeg funeral director’s license has been cancelled and his certificate of qualification has been revoked. After a hearing on Nov. 19, 2018, the Funeral Board of Manitoba found Wheeler received money for pre-arranged funeral services on 19 occasions, but failed to keep the money and place it in a trust account as required by The Prearranged Funeral… Read More »

Winnipeg wants input on colonial monuments, markers, place names

By | January 29, 2019

Winnipeg is seeking public input on the future of old statues, monuments, plaques and place names that only reflect colonial views of the city’s past. The city wants to develop a framework to deal with historical markers that do not reflect Indigenous perspectives, such as a Main Street  statue commemorating soldiers who fought against Louis Riel and suppressed Métis resistance.… Read More »

WHL’s Kootenay Ice to relocate to Winnipeg for 2019-20 season

By | January 29, 2019

The Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice will relocate to Winnipeg before the start of the 2019-20 season. The league officially announced the move at a media conference in Cranbrook on Tuesday. The Ice have been playing in Cranbrook since moving to the British Columbia Interior from Edmonton in 1998. The team won the WHL championship and Memorial Cup… Read More »

Frostbite: What it is and how to treat it

By | January 29, 2019

The temperature across much of Canada has plummeted to its coldest level this season, triggering warnings about the extreme risk of frostbite. Oh, we know it’s cold. We can feel Jack Frost nipping at our noses. But what about when he gnaws a little harder — what exactly does “frostbite” mean? People tend to underestimate the potential for severe injuries in the… Read More »

Frostbite: What it is and how to identify, treat it

By | January 29, 2019

Manitoba’s temperature has plummeted to its coldest level this season, triggering warnings about the extreme risk of frostbite. Oh, we know it’s cold. We can feel Jack Frost nipping at our noses. But what about when he gets gnaws a little harder — what exactly does “frostbite” mean? People tend to underestimate the potential for severe injuries in the cold, says… Read More »