Winnipeg water and sewer rate hike hits a snag as council committee vote splits

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg’s proposed water and sewer rate hike has hit a snag at city hall. City council’s water and waste committee couldn’t agree Thursday about a plan to raise water and sewer rates by 4.7 per cent for residential homes this year — a move that would cost the average Winnipeg homeowner $61 per year. The committee was hung up in… Read More »

Winnipeg mayor chastises Manitoba finance minister for Twitter ‘trolling’

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg’s Mayor Brian Bowman has chastised Manitoba’s finance minister for trolling him on Twitter as relations between the city and province continue to be testy. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Scott Fielding tweeted his displeasure with Winnipeg’s growth fees, which have generated $16 million for the city since late 2017 when they were applied to new residential developments in… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit tells drivers not to memorialize slain colleague on 2nd anniversary of killing

By | February 14, 2019

Two years after Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser was killed on the job, transit managers have instructed operators not to memorialize their slain colleague. Fraser, 58, was killed on the University of Manitoba campus on Valentine’s Day in 2017. Brian Thomas, 24, was convicted two weeks ago of second-degree murder in the killing.​ Following Fraser’s death, Winnipeg Transit… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit tells bus drivers not to memorialize slain colleague on 2nd anniversary of killing

By | February 14, 2019

Two years after Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser was killed on the job, transit managers have instructed operators not to memorialize their slain colleague. Fraser, 58, was killed on the University of Manitoba campus on Valentine’s Day in 2017. Brian Thomas, 24, was convicted two weeks ago of second-degree murder in the killing.​ Following Fraser’s death, Winnipeg Transit… Read More »

‘My heart sank:’ Thompson’s only public pool closed permanently over safety issues

By | February 14, 2019

Rachel Bergen, CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:16PM CST Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:41PM CST The only public pool in Thompson, Man., has been ordered closed immediately and permanently over critical safety issues with the facility’s infrastructure. The decision to close the Norplex Pool was made by city council on the advice of administration… Read More »

Thompson’s only public pool closed permanently over safety issues

By | February 14, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:16PM CST Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:25PM CST The only public pool in Thompson, Man., has been ordered closed immediately and permanently over critical safety issues with the facility’s infrastructure. The decision to close the Norplex Pool was made by city council on the advice of administration Wednesday night… Read More »

Jets, Moose celebrate Indigenous culture with special logos

By | February 14, 2019

The logos of Winnipeg’s professional hockey teams have been given a redesign in honour of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities and cultures. On Saturday, the NHL’s Jets will honour the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre with WASAC night, while on Sunday the Moose host Follow Your Dreams Day. Both initiatives are part of the NHL’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusiveness in hockey, according to True North Sports and Entertainment,… Read More »

Committee vote on water bill increase ends in a deadlock

By | February 14, 2019

A proposed increase for Winnipeg water bills is not flowing smoothly through city hall. A vote on a $60 hike for 2019 was deadlocked at the water and waste committee in a 2-2 outcome. Councillors Kevin Klein and Jason Schreyer voted against the increase. Klein says he doesn’t have enough information yet to say yes and Schreyer called… Read More »