Large purses and backpacks not invited to Whiteout Street Parties

By | April 4, 2019

New security measures will be implemented at this year’s Whiteout Street Parties, including bag restrictions that will keep large backpacks and bags out. A policy outlined on Economic Development Winnipeg’s website reads: “For security purposes there is a size restriction for all bags entering the Street Parties. Bags, backpacks and purses that exceed 14”x14”x6” will not be allowed… Read More »

Hike in gas prices no surprise for industry analyst

By | April 4, 2019

Motorists needing to fill up their tanks Thursday had a nasty surprise waiting for them — gas prices had spiked. The price at some stations leapt from a posted price of about $1.19 Wednesday morning to $126.9 just one day later. Some motorists said they were surprised by the sudden increase. But according to industry analyst Dan McTeague… Read More »

Manitoba hasn’t spent federal meth treatment money because of delay in request for proposals: health minister

By | April 4, 2019

Manitoba’s health minister was asked Thursday to answer for internal government documents that showed the province received a promise of $4.1 million from Ottawa last December to help people struggling with addictions — but has so far spent none of the money. The government says it has been unable to issue a request for proposals for new treatment beds and mobile units… Read More »

2 residents at Winnipeg personal care home die after salmonella outbreak

By | April 4, 2019

Two residents at a Winnipeg personal care home died after a salmonella outbreak last month, but the source of the food poisoning remains a mystery. Information about the deaths came to CBC in a leaked internal email from Golden West Centennial Lodge, a 116-bed personal care facility for medically vulnerable people in the Sturgeon Creek neighbourhood. Public health… Read More »

Committee orders report on security incidents at Millennium Library, alternatives to security checkpoint

By | April 4, 2019

In response to public backlash against metal detectors and bag inspections, a City of Winnipeg committee voted unanimously Thursday to ask library services to detail just how many security incidents there are at the Millennium Library — and to look at other options to make patrons feel safe. “I’m pleased that the policy committee will be holding library management accountable,” said… Read More »

City wants report on security incidents at Millennium Library, alternatives to security checkpoint

By | April 4, 2019

In response to public backlash against metal detectors and bag inspections, a City of Winnipeg committee voted unanimously Thursday to ask library services to detail just how many security incidents there are at the Millennium Library — and to look at other options to make patrons feel safe. “I’m pleased that the policy committee will be holding library management accountable,” said… Read More »