Winnipeg’s –36 C forecast could be bad news for emerald ash borers

By | January 28, 2019

Extreme cold temperatures in the forecast could be good news for Winnipeg’s ash trees and very bad news for emerald ash borers. The city started battling the invasive species even before its presence was confirmed last year; the beetle could cost the city millions of dollars and devastate the tree canopy, which includes more than 350,000 green ashes.… Read More »

‘I hurt everywhere’: Families describe pain and loss during Humboldt Broncos crash sentencing hearing

By | January 28, 2019

The families of 29 people who were killed or injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash have begun telling their stories in a Melfort, Sask., courtroom. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this month to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the crash that left 16 dead… Read More »

Court hears Crown’s opening arguments in sentencing for semi driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash

By | January 28, 2019

A sentencing hearing is underway for the semi driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus that killed or injured 29 people last April in Saskatchewan. Families and victims willl be able to speak directly to Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who drove the semi involved in the crash, during his sentencing hearing, which began Monday in Melfort, Sask., with the court hearing the… Read More »

Big city mayors call for emergency federal funding to deal with housing crunch

By | January 28, 2019

The mayors of Canada’s largest cities are ramping up pressure on the Trudeau government to deliver a major cash infusion to cope with a housing shortage they say has been driven in part by refugees. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities ‘Big City Mayors’ caucus was to gather in Ottawa today before meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and delivering… Read More »

Sentencing begins for semi driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash

By | January 28, 2019

Twenty-nine families will get their chance this week to face the semi driver who caused the crash that killed or injured their loved-ones. They’ll be able to speak directly to Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who drove the semi involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, during his sentencing hearing, which begins Monday in Melfort, Sask. Sidhu, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this month to… Read More »

Barack Obama speaking in Winnipeg Monday

By | January 28, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Monday, January 28, 2019 8:20AM CST Last Updated Monday, March 4, 2019 7:16PM CST Former U.S. President Barack Obama is making a trip up north for a speaking engagement in Winnipeg. Obama will be at Bell MTS Place on Monday, March 4, 2019 for the event ‘A Conversation with President Barack Obama.’ As of late… Read More »

Highways near Morden, Winkler reopened following winter wallop

By | January 28, 2019

Several Manitoba highways that were closed Sunday night due to falling snow, blowing snow and low visibility are open to traffic once again.  Manitoba Highways had issued a warning just before 6 p.m. Sunday that several highways south of Portage la Prairie to the U.S. border were closed, affecting communities near Morden, Winkler and St. Claude.  Manitoba Highways said… Read More »

Winter wallop prompts closure of highways near Morden, Winkler

By | January 28, 2019

Several Manitoba highways are closed Sunday night due to falling snow, blowing snow and low visibility.  Manitoba Highways issued a warning just before 6 p.m. Sunday that several highways south of Portage la Prairie to the U.S. border are closed, affecting communities near Morden, Winkler and St. Claude.  The closures are:  Highway 2, from Starbuck to St. Claude.… Read More »

Cold weather brings rash of water main breaks

By | January 28, 2019

Cold temperatures are keeping the city’s water and waste department busy. Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department attended to at least 20 water maintenance calls across the city last week. The calls consist of mainly repairing, replacing and connecting water main breaks in all city neighbourhoods. The breaks did cause some delays for repairs in certain areas. “Certainly they… Read More »