Gas rates to go up Friday

By | January 29, 2019

Heating your home is going to get a little more expensive. The Public Utilities Board approved an increase to the primary gas rate effective Feb. 1. The PUB said the average customer will pay an additional $16 over the year, or 2.3 per cent. Primary gas is sold on a cost recovery basis without markup by Centra to… Read More »

After 35-year absence, Western Hockey League returning to Winnipeg

By | January 29, 2019

In a move that surprises few hockey-watchers, the board of governors of the Western Hockey League has approved the move of the Kootenay Ice to Manitoba from Cranbrook, B.C., effective for the 2019/20 season. The team will be called the Winnipeg Ice, according to owners of the major junior hockey club who made the announcement Tuesday afternoon in Oak Bluff, just outside… Read More »

Western Hockey League OKs Kootenay Ice move to Manitoba

By | January 29, 2019

In a move that surprises few hockey-watchers, the board of governors of the Western Hockey League has approved the move of the Kootenay Ice to Manitoba from Cranbrook, British Columbia, effective for the 2019/20 season. The Winnipeg owners of the major-junior hockey club are scheduled to make further announcements Tuesday afternoon in Oak Bluff, just outside Winnipeg’s city limits. The team… Read More »

League OKs Kootenay Ice move to Manitoba

By | January 29, 2019

In a move that surprises few hockey-watchers, the board of governors of the Western Hockey League has approved the move of the Kootenay Ice to Manitoba from Cranbrook, British Columbia, effective for the 2019/20 season. The Winnipeg owners of the major-junior hockey club are scheduled to make further announcements Tuesday afternoon in Oak Bluff, just outside Winnipeg’s city limits. The team… Read More »

Manitoba champs led to national Scotties by northern Ontario skip

By | January 29, 2019

A curler from Sudbury is going to compete at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts but she won’t be playing on team northern Ontario. Tracey Fleury is the skip of Team Manitoba. That team, which is made of of lead Kristin MacCuish, second Liz Fyfe, and third Selena Njegovan, just won the provincial championships securing a spot in the national Scotties… Read More »

Winnipeg Crime Stoppers doubling cash awards for meth-related crime tips

By | January 29, 2019

Winnipeg’s Crime Stoppers is upping the ante on meth-related tips, offering double the amount on its cash rewards for information that helps solve crimes related to meth. The tips program typically offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests, but is doubling that amount to $2,000 for information that helps solve meth-related crimes until the end of… Read More »

Fire, smoke forces highway closure northeast of Winnipeg

By | January 29, 2019

A highway just outside of Winnipeg was forced to close Tuesday morning as crews worked to fight a fire. Provincial Road 207 was closed in both directions between Hazelridge and Oakwood Roads around 9:30 a.m. According to a tweet from RCMP, firefighters from Springfield were busy extinguishing a garage fire Tuesday morning. There are no reports of injuries.… Read More »

Winnipeg working towards reconciliation with new initiative

By | January 29, 2019

Winnipeggers are invited to share their stories and be part of determining how the city will move forward in reconciling its history. On Tuesday the city launched ‘Welcoming Winnipeg,’ an initiative to re-examine historical markers and place names to resolve the absence of Indigenous perspectives, experiences, and contributions in stories remembered and commemorated in Canadian cities. “Listening to… Read More »

Winnipeg Crime Stoppers doubles reward for meth tips to fight ‘crisis’

By | January 29, 2019

Crime Stoppers in Winnipeg is doubling its cash rewards for information solving crimes related to methamphetamine use. The program’s chairman, Paul Johnson, says the Manitoba capital is experiencing a major crisis in meth-related crime. The group offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests for many crimes, but is doubling that amount to $2,000 for… Read More »

Smoke from garage fire east of Winnipeg forces police to close off part of highway

By | January 29, 2019

Oakbank RCMP have closed off a stretch of highway near east of Winnipeg due a garage fire that is causing poor visibility in the area. The fire started after 9 a.m. Tuesday at a business in the area, according to officials at the scene. The Rural Municipality of Springfield fire department worked to extinguish the blaze. No injuries have been… Read More »