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Winnipeg could close St. Boniface fire hall, shutter libraries, arenas and pools to meet budget targets

By | November 16, 2019

Winnipeg may have to close a fire-paramedic station, shutter libraries, pools and arenas, and turf improvements to athletic fields in order to meet tough new requirements to rein in public spending, the city committee responsible for community services was told Saturday. As part of a new four-year budget process, all city departments have been asked to come before council committees and propose how… Read More »

Swoop adds 5 direct flights from Winnipeg to Las Vegas, Mexico, Florida

By | November 16, 2019

People in Winnipeg can now fly directly to Mexico, Nevada and three cities in Florida on a low-cost airline operated by WestJet. Swoop now offers direct flights between Winnipeg and Los Cabos, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nev.; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Tampa Bay, Fla. The additions connect Winnipeg to 11 domestic, transborder and international destinations. The first flights… Read More »

Highway 1 from Portage to Brandon reopens after collisions forced closure

By | November 16, 2019

Highway 1 between Portage la Prairie and Brandon has been reopened after closing because of poor winter driving conditions Saturday morning. Manitoba RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Paul Manaigre said RCMP in Portage la Prairie, about 85 kilometres west of Winnipeg, received reports of several collisions overnight on Highway 1 due to suspected black ice conditions. Around 5:45 a.m., a semi-trailer… Read More »

Vale Manitoba operations to make case for $1-billion investment in Thompson mine

By | November 16, 2019

The operators of the Vale nickel mine in Thompson, Man., are hoping a $1-billion investment could extend the mine’s life span by 25 to 30 years. Gary Eyres, head of Vale’s Manitoba operations, said the mine’s team has been stepping up its exploration efforts, including aerial and magnetic surveys, and believes there are large enough ore deposits to warrant the investment.  Eyes… Read More »

‘Surviving and thriving’: Universities turn to peer groups, parties to help students handle exam season stress

By | November 16, 2019

As exam time approaches, many students are feeling the pressure — and universities are turning to everything from peer-led groups to pop-up parties to therapy dog visits to lend support, with a reminder that everyone needs to care for their mental health. Schools are getting more creative about addressing mental health on campus, say students, administrators and counsellors — something that’s essential… Read More »

‘That can’t be my Winnipeg’: Racism on the rise here, says woman born and raised in city

By | November 16, 2019

I was born and raised in Winnipeg. In fact, I’ve lived here so long, the hospital where I was born doesn’t even have a maternity ward anymore. I have spent the majority of my life in Winnipeg, but people still don’t see me.  When I started school, I was one of two people of colour among three classes. My classmates stayed… Read More »

Operation Red Nose launches 25th year in Manitoba, covering 11 communities

By | November 15, 2019

Operation Red Nose kicked off for the holiday season on Friday.  The program is celebrating its 25th year of driving people’s cars home for free, if they’ve been drinking or smoking weed.  This year, it’s operating in 11 communities: Winnipeg, Brandon, Flin Flon, Gimli, Portage la Prairie, La Broquerie/Steinbach, Saint-Malo, Selkirk, Shilo, The Pas and Thompson. Last year,… Read More »