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Winnipeg Transit drivers won’t ask riders to pay Thursday amid escalating tensions with city

By | June 26, 2019

Bus drivers on Thursday won’t ask riders to pay in an act of defiance toward the city and its failure to negotiate a fair deal, says the union representing transit operators. “We’re taking this step because the City of Winnipeg isn’t listening to our proposals and isn’t showing a willingness to bargain in good faith,” Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505… Read More »

‘These people have to survive’: City’s about-face on plan to dismantle homeless camps praised

By | June 26, 2019

The City of Winnipeg’s decision to scrap a plan to hire a contractor to get rid of garbage from temporary homeless camps is being praised by advocates and a resident who lives next to a park where people sometimes sleep. “These people have to survive, they have to live,” said Wolseley resident Ray Hignell who lives on Palmerston… Read More »

Winnipeg police constable abused authority by making threats against hotel and staff

By | June 25, 2019

A Winnipeg police officer has been demoted for threatening to harm a city business for their perceived refusal to turn over surveillance footage. Const. Richard Comte was found to have abused his authority in repeated attempts to obtain security video shot at the Green Brier Inn, during an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in October 2015. Under the Law Enforcement Review… Read More »

Province ordered agreement involving brokers in online auto insurance at expected cost of $23M: MPI documents

By | June 25, 2019

The board of Manitoba Public Insurance will turn over all of its online services to insurance brokers in a deal it didn’t want, but felt compelled to take because of the insistence of the provincial government, internal documents show. A package of documents, emails and presentations show Tory-appointed board members were squeamish about an agreement with insurance brokers that MPI estimated will cost Manitobans… Read More »

‘We’re a sanctuary’: Rescue farm says it faces backlash after choosing to quarantine, not cull, sick chickens

By | June 25, 2019

The owners of a Manitoba rescue farm say they’re facing a backlash from other farmers for deciding to quarantine their chicken flock after an outbreak of a contagious and fatal disease — instead of culling the birds. “Some of the [commercial] farmers have called us agro-terrorists, like we’re doing this to destroy the industry,” said Karl Schoenrock, who runs Kismet… Read More »

‘We should call it Finnipeg’: Prospects hit ice hoping to impress Winnipeg Jets brass, fans

By | June 25, 2019

The Winnipeg Jets’ newest hopefuls had the chance to take the ice Tuesday in front of fans keen to see what the next generation has in store. The Jets development camp is underway all week, with 41 players hoping to impress team brass. Among the fan favourites was Ville Heinola, the 18-year-old Finnish defenceman who was taken with… Read More »

City committee endorses free transit for kids, enhanced security on Winnipeg buses

By | June 25, 2019

Free transit for young kids and expanding the powers of transit constables were among dozens of items considered by a City of Winnipeg committee Tuesday. The city’s public works committee voted unanimously to refer the proposal to allow kids under 12 to ride Winnipeg Transit for free to the city’s 2020 budget process.  Winnipeg’s public service estimates the program will cost Winnipeg… Read More »