Missing woman last seen in Winnipeg’s North End

By | February 14, 2019

Cynthia Forster is described as being 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds with long brown hair with red highlights. (Winnipeg Police Service) Winnipeg police are asking for help from the public in locating a missing 18-year-old woman. Cynthia Forster was last seen in the city’s North End area around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. She is described as being 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds with long brown… Read More »

Mennonite Central Committee cuts programs, citing low thrift store revenue

By | February 14, 2019

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is making cuts to several programs because its main revenue generator isn’t pulling in enough funds. The international relief organization, headquartered in Winnipeg, anticipates a decrease of $800,000 in revenue coming from its thrift stores in the next fiscal year. Each store is essentially run as its own non-profit where revenues are balanced against daily expenses such as heating,… Read More »

Mennonite Central Committee cuts programs, citing low thrift store profits

By | February 14, 2019

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is making cuts to several programs because its main revenue generator isn’t pulling in enough funds. The international relief organization, headquartered in Winnipeg, anticipates an $800,000 decline in thrift sales in its next fiscal year. “This is somewhat of a wake-up call for us to make sure that we are on our toes,” executive director Rick Cober Bauman… Read More »

Manitoba’s biggest winter fest, star-crossed lovers and mic drops: Your top weekend picks for Feb. 15-17

By | February 14, 2019

This weekend, you can stay cool at Festival du Voyageur, see Romeo and Juliet as a ballet or in a kid-friendly theatre production, and hear a Grammy-nominated spoken word artist drop the mic at Queer People of Colour Winnipeg’s latest event. Three of CBC Manitoba’s on-air personalities share their top picks for the Feb. 15-17 weekend. Sam Samson’s pick: Festival du Voyageur It’s… Read More »

Steinbach woman finds 102-year-old letter from Manitoba Vimy Ridge soldier

By | February 14, 2019

The owner of a Steinbach antique shop and cafe is on a mission to find descendants of a soldier who wrote a letter 102 years ago.  The letter, addressed to a Selkirk woman, describes in detail how the woman’s brother saved the writer in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War. Amanda Kehler never dreamed she’d find such… Read More »

Restorative actions for non-Indigenous woman ‘won’t be easy,’ says Southern Chiefs justice director

By | February 14, 2019

The director of justice for the Southern Chiefs’ Organization is praising a Flin Flon woman for choosing restorative justice to make amends for uttering threats toward Indigenous people last year. “I applaud her for wanting to take that route because it won’t be easy,” said Chantell Barker, the head of restorative justice for 34 southern First Nation communities in… Read More »

Transplant Manitoba touts banner year for organ donations

By | February 13, 2019

Organ donations in Manitoba continued to climb last year, with a record number of people giving the gift of life, even as they were losing their own. According to Transplant Manitoba, 22 deceased donations took place in 2018. In a press release Wednesday, the organization’s Gift of Life program credited everyone from the donors, to their families, to… Read More »

Sikh community sends Valentine’s Day love to Winnipeg women’s shelters

By | February 13, 2019

Members of the Winnipeg Sikh community spent Wednesday night putting together something they hope will bring a little light to Valentine’s Day for survivors of domestic abuse. A group of volunteers with the World Sikh Organization of Canada placed hygiene products, chocolates, and baked goods into 107 colourful care packages that will head to those women in shelters on Thursday. “There’s definitely a lot of… Read More »