Winnipeg forgoes fogging as mosquito numbers fall

By | August 2, 2019

The City of Winnipeg is parking its mosquito fogging trucks. The city announced Friday that it has suspended the nuisance mosquito fogging program for the foreseeable future. The average trap count in the city is 87 and is expected to drop even more after crews sprayed Thursday night. The current heat wave and dry weather also means there are fewer places of sitting… Read More »

Icelandic festival celebrates 130 years, from modest to major summer event

By | August 2, 2019

It had a modest start over a century ago with a few speeches and foot races, but the annual Gimli Icelandic Festival — now in its 130th year — has become a major event with international connections. Known as Islendingadagurinn, the festival, which celebrates Icelandic culture and descent, has been held every August long weekend in the Manitoba Interlake town,… Read More »

Parliamentary Secretary Duguid to announce support for life sciences initiatives in Manitoba

By | August 2, 2019

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, will announce support for future growth opportunities in Manitoba’s life sciences sector.

No confirmed sightings of homicide suspects in Ontario: police

By | August 2, 2019

The OPP said Friday morning that there have been no confirmed sightings of the two homicide suspects in Ontario. Bryer Schmegelsky,18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are wanted in connection with three deaths in British Columbia. The OPP said it has received a number of reports about suspicious vehicles or young men believed to be the suspects. It said… Read More »