Funeral arrangements announced for Oshawa family fatally shot by Winnipeg relative

By | September 12, 2020

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the four family members who were slain in their Oshawa, Ont., home earlier this month. The Oshawa Funeral Home says on its website that a drive past visitation for Chris Traynor, his sons Bradley and Joey and his daughter Adelaide, will held on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. A private funeral and… Read More »

Owners of fined hookah lounge feel penalties ‘unfair’

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — A hookah lounge is facing almost $13,000 in fines from the province, saying the lounge has broken public health orders. However, the owners feel the fines are unfair. 7 Arabian Dreams Restaurant and Hookah Lounge on Corydon Avenue can’t serve its namesake product due to health orders. “Basically it’s a hookah lounge and that’s all we… Read More »

How COVID-19 is impacting the lives of drag queens

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — Pride Week is coming to a close this weekend, but this year there won’t be any big parties or parades. Winnipeg Pride has gone digital this year due to COVID-19. “It’s very similar to what you’d see on the main stage: two days, eight-hour programming. Exactly as it would be at The Forks, just watching it… Read More »

Metis Federation alleges ‘systemic discrimination’ during Manitoba’s COVID-19 response

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) announced on Friday that the organization has sent a letter to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, alleging systemic discrimination against the Metis people throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was sent as a complaint against the Manitoba government, Cameron Friesen, the minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, and Dr. Brent… Read More »

Union alleges ‘toxic workplace’ for City of Winnipeg employees facing racism, bullying and harassment

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — The union representing city employees has sent a letter to Winnipeg’s mayor and council alleging inaction over complaints of racism, bullying, and harassment that has led to a ‘toxic workplace’. Gord Delbridge, the president of CUPE Local 500, said they have filed grievances against the City of Winnipeg over human rights issues and respectful workplace concerns.… Read More »

Another Winnipeg restaurant has been ticketed for breaking public health orders

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — Another restaurant in Winnipeg has been fined for allegedly breaking public health orders. On Friday evening, the province reported that Ibex Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge, located at 626 Sargent Avenue in Winnipeg, has been given a ticket of $2,542 for failing to comply with the special measures issued by the Chief Public Health Officer on August… Read More »

Manitoba First Nation confirms COVID-19 case

By | September 11, 2020

WINNIPEG — A First Nation community in Manitoba says one of its residents has tested positive for COVID-19. Fisher River Cree Nation confirmed the news in an online post on Friday afternoon. According to the post written by Chief David Crate, the individual became symptomatic on September 8, and went in for a test at Percy E. Moore… Read More »