Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Pollock’s Hardware co-op members vote to keep Winnipeg institution open

By | February 16, 2019

Pollock’s Hardware has dodged another bullet. Members of the 97-year-old Winnipeg hardware store voted Saturday to reject the co-op board’s recommendation to shut down the business over financial woes. On Feb. 6, the board told members in a letter the business was no longer economically viable, in part because of competition from retail giants. All but one member of… Read More »

‘A total loss’: Vandals ransack Indian and Metis Friendship Centre

By | February 16, 2019

A long-standing gathering place and cultural hub for Winnipeg’s Indigenous community has been ransacked by vandals. Extensive damage to the inside of the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, located on Robinson Street in the North End, was discovered by patrolling Bear Clan members Friday night. “It’s really, really bad,” said Bear Clan leader James Favel, who has toured… Read More »

Vehicle clips firefighter before crashing into north Winnipeg house

By | February 16, 2019

A vehicle that drove through a collision scene clipped a Winnipeg firefighter before crashing into a nearby home Friday night.  Fire-paramedic crews were responding to a two-vehicle collision near Inkster Boulevard and Parr Street around 10:30 p.m. Friday. No one was injured in the collision.  That’s when another vehicle drove through the scene, hitting a firefighter. The firefighter… Read More »

‘You can smell crude in the air’: Train carrying oil derails near southwestern Manitoba village

By | February 16, 2019

CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed near a southwestern Manitoba village early Saturday morning. CN crews are responding to the derailment, which occurred at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning near St. Lazare, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, a spokesperson from the railway… Read More »

‘You can smell crude in the air’: Train carrying oil derails near western Manitoba village

By | February 16, 2019

CN Rail is working to clean up an oil leak after nearly 40 train cars carrying crude oil derailed near a village in western Manitoba early Saturday morning. CN crews are responding to the derailment, which occurred at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning near St. Lazare, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, a spokesperson from the railway… Read More »

Fighters, scientists, protectors: Meet 5 notable black Manitobans you may never have heard of

By | February 16, 2019

Keith Sandiford remembers being the only black person on the bus in Winnipeg — and among the faculty at the University of Manitoba. Black people were scarce in Winnipeg when the Barbadian took a chance on the city, coming here in the 1960s as a history professor. He tells the story of his friend, a new teacher, puzzling one household in a small… Read More »

Creating safe spaces starts with talking — and listening — to each other, says Lara Rae

By | February 16, 2019

Recently, I’ve been thinking about safe spaces — as a woman, as a trans person, and as someone temporarily hobbled by an icy slip. There, my lack of safety came from unsalted sidewalks, but other definitions of safe versus unsafe spaces can be just as slippery. Spaces are alive, so nothing is permanent — even their perceived safety. Light is a factor. Certainly,… Read More »

Sparks fly as 50th annual Festival du Voyageur gets underway

By | February 15, 2019

Winnipeg’s 50th annual winter celebration of fur-trapping and Franco-Manitoban culture got started with a bang. Festival du Voyageur opened Friday night with fireworks that filled the night sky over the St. Boniface festival grounds. George Forest founded the festival in 1969, coinciding with Canada’s centennial and distinctly tied to the francophone heritage. Festival-goers warm up by a fire near a table… Read More »

Premier expresses frustration, calls for calm in barbed tweet to Winnipeg mayor

By | February 15, 2019

Tense relations between the City of Winnipeg and provincial government continue to take the form of tweets, this time from Manitoba’s premier. On Twitter Friday, Premier Brian Pallister called for calm in the ongoing back-and-forth between Mayor Brian Bowman’s office and the province. “Despite our frustration with the assertions made by the mayor’s office in the past few weeks,… Read More »

Former B.C. premier hired for Manitoba Hydro review faces sex assault allegation: U.K. report

By | February 15, 2019

A former British Columbia premier hired to review cost overruns with Manitoba Hydro megaprojects is being investigated by Scotland Yard for an alleged sexual assault related to his stint as Canadian High Commissioner in London, according to U.K.-based publication The Telegraph. Gordon Campbell is under investigation for an incident said to have occurred in January 2013. Scotland Yard has confirmed… Read More »