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Nearly 1,500 without power after Winnipeg outage

By | August 20, 2019

Nearly 1,500 Manitoba Hydro customers in Winnipeg were without service Tuesday morning. The outage was focused on the Charleswood neighbourhood, Manitoba Hydro said. Crews are working to restore power but Hydro hasn’t indicated when repairs will be completed. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/mboutage?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#mboutage</a> We’re responding to an outage in Charleswood affecting approximately 1,400 customers. We’ll update when more information is available.… Read More »

Manitoba Liberal candidate attacked while campaigning in St. Vital

By | August 20, 2019

A candidate in the upcoming Manitoba provincial election says he was attacked while door-knocking in a Winnipeg apartment building. Jeffrey Anderson, who is running for the Liberals in the St. Vital constituency in south Winnipeg, said he was canvassing voters along with two supporters on Monday afternoon. Anderson said a man started berating one of his supporters about… Read More »

Yazidi refugee-run farm grows tenfold, hopes to offer financial independence

By | August 20, 2019

A farming project for Yazidi refugees is growing into a sustainable food source — and hopes to nurture roots for their independence. What started last year as half an acre of potatoes has blossomed into an entire farming operation ten times the size, growing a wide range of vegetables and fruit this summer. With  9,000 kilograms of produce grown this season, the 200… Read More »

Group spearheads restoration of dozens of headstones at 137-year-old Manitoba cemetery

By | August 20, 2019

It’s located near the end of a short, narrow dead-end road in southern Manitoba, but the connections of a small cemetery on a plot of land along the roadside are international.  The Grund Lutheran Cemetery, north of Baldur, Man., in the rural municipality of Argyle, was founded in 1882 — 137 years ago and seven years before the… Read More »

‘He didn’t deserve to die’: Mother of man killed by RCMP officer finds closure, calls for cameras

By | August 20, 2019

The mother of a Thompson man killed by an RCMP officer in 2015 says her family has found some closure after the officer charged in her son’s death was found not guilty of manslaughter on Monday. “My son was a kind and loving man,” said Shirley Huber, mother of Steven Campbell, 39. “I just want people to know that he… Read More »

Fundraiser for people with disabilities shuts down Winnipeg’s Edmonton Street

By | August 20, 2019

A portion of Edmonton Street will temporarily shut down as Winnipeggers dressed up as superheros rappel down the exterior of the Manitoba Hydro building like Spiderman on Tuesday to raise money for Manitobans with disabilities. Edmonton Street will be temporarily closed to traffic between Graham Avenue and Portage Avenue from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday during the fundraiser in support… Read More »

Rookie polling firm recants initial claim, now says PCs well ahead in Manitoba

By | August 19, 2019

A rookie polling firm that claimed Manitoba’s election campaign is close now says it made a mistake and the Progressive Conservatives are well ahead of all other parties heading into the provincial vote on Sept. 10. On Friday, Converso Research issued a poll claiming the PCs and NDP are in a “dead heat” in Manitoba. CBC Manitoba published the results on Saturday.… Read More »

First Nations police search for man wanted in alleged sex assault of another man, one in custody

By | August 19, 2019

A man accused of sexually assaulting another man at a house party in western Manitoba last month has been arrested by First Nations police as the force continues hunting for a second suspect. A 30-year-old victim reported to police that he had been sexually assaulted on July 6 by two men in a residence on Waywayseecappo First Nation, located about 280 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, First… Read More »