Hail as big as a teacup reported during southern Manitoba storm Wednesday

By | August 1, 2019

A number of communities across southern Manitoba were walloped with hail Wednesday evening, after Environment and Climate Change Canada said a low pressure system tracking across the province triggered severe thunderstorms. In Rathwell, Man., teacup-sized hail was reported. An Environment Canada spokesperson told CTV News some hail reported in that area was around 8 cm in diameter and… Read More »

Manitoba Tories would eliminate PST for filing taxes if party wins election

By | August 1, 2019

Premier Brian Pallister is promising to take away an extra cost attached to filing taxes if his Progressive Conservatives are re-elected in next month’s provincial election. Pallister announced Thursday he would eliminate the provincial sales tax on preparation of tax forms — saving Manitobans about $3 million a year. Manitobans go to the polls Sept. 10. “The NDP… Read More »

Mosquito fogging to resume Thursday: City of Winnipeg

By | August 1, 2019

The City of Winnipeg will resume its mosquito-fogging operation Thursday evening after pausing it due to weather conditions last weekend. The efforts will focus on parks and open spaces. The following are schedule to be fogged between 9:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.: Brookside Cemetery, Charleswood Dog Park, Crescent Drive Park, Dakota Park, Fraser Meadow Park, Harte Trail, Kildonan… Read More »

High-risk sex offender released from Stony Mountain, expected to live in Winnipeg: police

By | August 1, 2019

Winnipeg police have issued a warning to the public as a sexual offender deemed a high risk to reoffend is being released from Stony Mountain Institution. Christopher Assiniboine, 36, is being released from prison on Thursday, police said in a news release, and is expected to live in Winnipeg.  Assiniboine “has a history of violent sexual offending. He is an untreated… Read More »

Police searching for 18-year-old woman from The Pas

By | August 1, 2019

CTV News Winnipeg Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:30PM CST Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:31PM CST The Mounties are looking for an 18-year-old woman from The Pas, Man., they said was last seen July 18 walking down Cathedral Avenue in the community. The woman, Kendra Ballantyne, was reported missing on July 26, RCMP said, and it’s… Read More »

‘Far too many tragedies’: Impaired boating a problem in Manitoba

By | August 1, 2019

Heading into a hot long weekend, police plan to crank up the spot checks for booze, drugs and cannabis on boats in Manitoba, where more than half the boating-related fatalities involve alcohol, the Lifesaving Society says. The Winnipeg police river patrol will be out in full force while the RCMP will cruise lakes and other river systems, reminding people that impaired… Read More »

Pallister pledges to remove PST from tax prep services

By | August 1, 2019

Premier Brian Pallister is continuing his campaign theme of removing the PST from products and services. Now Pallister says if re-elected he’ll eliminate the sales tax from tax preparation services. He estimates this will save Manitobans $3 million a year. “We are the only team that is fighting for lower taxes,” said Pallister. The announcement comes after previous… Read More »

CMHC sees some overvaluation in Winnipeg’s housing market, but little vulnerability overall in Canada

By | August 1, 2019

After waving a red flag of warning about Canada’s housing market for more than two years, Canada’s national housing agency says the overall level of vulnerability has inched down from high to moderate over the past six months. That’s one of the main takeaways of a quarterly report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on Thursday, in… Read More »

CMHC sees ‘moderate overvaluation’ in Canada’s housing market, but little vulnerability overall

By | August 1, 2019

After waving a red flag of warning about Canada’s housing market for more than two years, Canada’s national housing agency says the overall level of vulnerability has inched down from high to moderate over the past six months. That’s one of the main takeaways of a quarterly report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation on Thursday, in… Read More »