Finance minister criticizes mayor’s impact fees initiative

By | February 14, 2019

The rift between Main Street and Broadway just keeps getting wider. Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding took to Twitter to criticize one of Mayor Brian Bowman’s initiatives: impact fees. The fees are added to the cost of new homes in Winnipeg suburbs. Fielding commented on a recent city report that shows $16 million in impact fees have been… Read More »

Norplex Pool in Thompson closed permanently over ‘critical safety issues’

By | February 14, 2019

The Norplex Pool in Thompson was suddenly and permanently closed Wednesday night after an engineering review found a number of critical safety issues with the pool’s infrastructure. The City of Thompson said Thursday the safety issues pose an imminent risk to employees and the public, which forced the unexpected closure of the facility. “It’s unfortunate that this decision has… Read More »

Province enters agreement for court-related air travel

By | February 14, 2019

The Manitoba government announced Thursday it’s formed an agreement with the Exchange Income Corporation to provide air travel for judges, sheriffs and accused. The terms of this contract are for five years, for $4.2 million per year, a savings from the previous contract of $1.3 million annually. Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says this agreement will ensure public safety… Read More »

Winnipeg CAO retires after 36 years in public service

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg CAO Doug McNeil is leaving his job with the city. McNeil says after 36 years in public service with both the province and the city, it’s time to retire. McNeil was appointed chief administrative officer in 2015 and will stay on until April 26 of this year. Mayor Brian Bowman says a new CAO selection committee will… Read More »

Winnipeg’s top bureaucrat retires after 4 years on job

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg chief administrative officer Doug McNeil is retiring after four years as the city’s top bureaucrat. McNeil tendered his resignation Thursday and says he plans to retire on April 26, sparking a city search for someone new to lead Winnipeg’s public service. “I’m 58 years old and it’s time to retire,” said McNeil, who spent 36 years in… Read More »

Missing 18-year-old last seen in the North End found: police

By | February 14, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:27AM CST Last Updated Friday, February 15, 2019 8:20AM CST UPDATE: On Friday police said Cynthia Forster has been found safe. The Winnipeg Police Service is concerned for the well-being of an 18-year-old girl who was last seen in the city’s North End. Cynthia Forster has been missing since Feb. 10… Read More »

Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation

By | February 14, 2019

Manitoba says it’s going to save money on general air transportation in a newly-signed contract handing the services over to the private sector. The province entered into a five-year contract with Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation at $4.2 million per year, the province said in a news release Thursday. The announcement comes after the province issued a request for proposals seeking a… Read More »