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‘They’re killing themselves’: Acrid smoke from copper-wire fires plagues South Point Douglas

By | December 9, 2019

Noxious black smoke and the acrid smell of burning plastic have become regular irritants in South Point Douglas, thanks to illegal fires set to remove insulation from salvaged or stolen copper wire. Residents of the inner-city Winnipeg neighbourhood, which sits along the Red River to the immediate northeast of downtown, say they’re growing weary of wire fires set several times… Read More »

West End business owner blames 3-year construction project for decision to sell

By | December 8, 2019

The owner of a popular institution in Winnipeg’s West End says constant street repairs outside his business have forced him to sell.  Yonas Zewude listed Bunty’s, a fried chicken restaurant, car wash, laundromat and convenience store, on the corner of Arlington Street and Ellice Avenue, for $1.3 million. Zewude said a three-year-long construction project on the roadway outside the business slowed sales.  The… Read More »

2 killed, 3 injured following collision east of Winnipeg

By | December 8, 2019

Two people are dead after a two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon in eastern Manitoba. Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report of a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 44 around 2:30 p.m. about one kilometre east of Seddons Corner, Man., which is about 64 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The initial investigation determined that a car with three occupants was travelling east… Read More »

Fire, police respond to structural fire in William Whyte neighbourhood

By | December 8, 2019

Winnipeg fire and police crews responded to a house fire in the William Whyte neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the 500 block of Magnus Ave., at around 1:45 p.m., and encountered heavy smoke coming from a two-storey home, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said in a news release. They launched an offensive attack and declared the… Read More »

Fire, police respond to house fire in William Whyte neighbourhood

By | December 8, 2019

Winnipeg fire and police crews responded to a house fire in the William Whyte neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the 500 block of Magnus Ave., at around 1:45 p.m., and encountered heavy smoke coming from a two-storey home, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service said in a news release. They launched an offensive attack and declared the… Read More »