Feed mill responsible for 14,000 hogs burns to ground

By | May 17, 2019

A ninety-foot-tall feed mill in Woodland Colony, responsible for producing food for 14,000 hogs, burned to the ground Monday morning. Farm owner Jack Hover said smoke was seen coming from the mill just before 9 a.m. It eventually collapsed. Firefighters from the RM of Woodlands were called to the scene. An official said they were assisted by firefighters… Read More »

Tory MLA wants Manitoba election candidates to publicly disclose criminal records

By | May 17, 2019

Proposed changes to Manitoba’s election rules could require candidates to publicly disclose if they’ve pleaded guilty or been convicted of a crime. Private member Bill 240, the Elections Amendment Act, would also require the chief electoral officer to publish the candidates’ criminal pasts online. The bill is being put forward in the Manitoba legislature by Fort Richmond MLA Sarah Guillemard, who is… Read More »

Well-being check led to police response that shut down Riverview street

By | May 16, 2019

Residents in Winnipeg’s Riverview neighbourhood were kept up Thursday night by what appeared to be a police standoff that lasted a couple of hours. At 9 p.m., tactical officers could be seen on Maplewood Avenue, between and Fisher Street and Mabel Street. Traffic was blocked off to the area and an ambulance waited nearby. Police said they were called for a… Read More »

Apparent police standoff blocks evening traffic in Riverview

By | May 16, 2019

Residents in Winnipeg’s Riverview neighbourhood were kept up Thursday night by what appeared to be a police standoff that lasted a couple of hours. At 9 p.m., tactical officers could be seen on Maplewood Avenue, between and Fisher Street and Mabel Street. Traffic was blocked off to the area and an ambulance waited nearby. As the incident progressed, officers could repeatedly… Read More »

Feds delay deadline to approve Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project

By | May 16, 2019

The federal government has pushed back a deadline to approve the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project, citing outstanding concerns raised by impacted Indigenous communities. In an email to CBC News late Thursday, a spokesperson for the Minister of Natural Resources pointed specifically to the Pallister government’s decision to back out of deals inked between Manitoba Hydro and Indigenous communities as… Read More »

Winnipeg MP says Canadian garbage in Philippines a ‘sore point’ as Canada misses Duterte’s deadline

By | May 16, 2019

The Liberal MP who chairs a parliamentary friendship group between Canada and the Philippines says the ongoing garbage war between the two countries is both embarrassing and unlikely to end soon. Kevin Lamoureux, a Winnipeg MP whose riding has one of the largest Filipino populations in Canada, tells The Canadian Press that Canada told the Philippines clearly that… Read More »

Police incident shuts down Main Street

By | May 16, 2019

Drivers have been told to expect delays after north and southbound lanes of Main Street were shut down Thursday evening. Winnipeg Police Service vehicles are on scene, including the service’s armoured rescue vehicle. The closure stretches between Cathedral and Polson Avenues. More to come…