The Bard, the Beatles and Austen-inspired Christmas story coming to RMTC next season

By | February 2, 2019

As he leaves the theatre he’s helmed for 30 years, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre artistic director Steven Schipper has lined up a season centred on stories of change. Royal MTC’s 2019-20 season will be its first under new AD Kelly Thornton, but the last to feature a lineup chosen by Schipper, who is moving on to become artistic… Read More »

Canada Border Services agents seize opiate called ‘doda’ at Winnipeg airport

By | February 2, 2019

Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 1.35 kg of doda and $21,000 in undeclared cash at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. CBSA said the doda was declared as craft supplies and the seizure happened in January. Doda is an illegal substance made from ground up opium poppy pods. Extract from opium poppies pods can… Read More »

Rural families, some just outside city, say they’re refused service at Winnipeg youth mental health facility

By | February 2, 2019

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says efforts are underway to improve access to mental health care, amid complaints that rural families are being denied some services at the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre. Angela Taylor, founder and executive director of Inspire Community Outreach, says she recently heard from 21 different families over the span of three days who say… Read More »

‘Naive’ young mother spared more jail time over failure to testify at murder trial

By | February 2, 2019

A Manitoba judge spared a young mother further jail time after she failed to appear as a witness at the trial of a man charged with murder. Sanin Shayleen Clemons, 20, was sentenced Thursday to two months time already served, plus an 18-month conditional sentence, for failing to appear when she was called as a witness last November in the trial… Read More »

Concerns remain over lack of parking in the Exchange

By | February 2, 2019

Parking problems in Winnipeg’s Exchange District are creating headaches for some area business owners. The addition of protected bike lanes saw some on-street parking converted into a pathway for cyclists. One business owner wants to encourage people to cycle but says the lanes should be removed during winter. Designer and shopkeeper Lennard Taylor said the new bike infrastructure… Read More »

City of Winnipeg struggles with backlog of residents calling about lack of water

By | February 1, 2019

A few days of bone-chilling cold has resulted in a record number of service requests to the City of Winnipeg from residents without water. It’s meant a backlog as crews struggle to work through the high volume of calls to the city’s 311 line. There were 539 no- water calls from Jan. 29-31. For the most part, the problem hasn’t been in the… Read More »