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Bouquets, chalk art show support after café hit by racist attack

By | April 23, 2019

Bouquets and chalk art outside BerMax Caffé and Bistro are helpful signs of Winnipeg’s support for the Jewish community after a racist attack at the restaurant on Thursday, says Ran Ukashi of B’nai Brith Canada. “When you experience something like that, you often feel alone,” Ukashi said Tuesday morning. “It’s actually very heartwarming to see that there’s a big community… Read More »

After Parkinson’s diagnosis, sailing gives Winnipeg man his life back

By | April 23, 2019

When Steve van Vlaenderen was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, he was devastated. But realizing his dream of sailing has, quite literally, put the wind back in his sails. Van Vlaenderen and his partner, Darlene Hildebrand, have already sailed up Lake Winnipeg and travelled 1,400 kilometres on lakes Superior and Huron. Starting in June, they plan to… Read More »

‘It brings them closer to home’: Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual book collection

By | April 23, 2019

The Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual collection — books in languages other than English, French and Indigenous languages — a step which may allow users to finally search the collection online and make hold requests. “With our community being so diverse and the population continuing to grow, we want to make sure that we’re meeting our… Read More »

‘We thought that was ended’: Sri Lanka bombings upsetting to Winnipeg community

By | April 22, 2019

The Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka brought back horrifying memories for expats living in Winnipeg. Hasaka Ratnamalala, president of Friends of Sri Lanka Canada, helped organize a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember the nearly 300 people killed in the bombings. For many of the people who gathered on the steps of the Legislative… Read More »

One person dead after Norwood house fire

By | April 22, 2019

One person died in a house fire in the Norwood neighbourhood Monday. Firefighters were called to a fire on Horace Street near Tache Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m. One person managed to escape the two-storey, single family home, but firefighters had reports that someone else was trapped inside. Crews used a ladder to get inside and found one person… Read More »

2 families ordered to evacuate as rising Red River threatens to flood near St. Jean Baptiste, Man.

By | April 22, 2019

At least two families near St. Jean Baptiste have been told to evacuate as the rising Red River threatens to flood their homes. Eight other families in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm could soon lose road access to their properties. The municipality declared a state of emergency as water from Red and Roseau rivers is about to cover Provincial… Read More »

Manitoba pork plant HyLife sells half its shares to Thailand-based pork producer

By | April 22, 2019

Manitoba-based pork producer HyLife has inked a deal worth close to half a billion dollars to sell half of its shares to a company in Thailand. The company, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF), operates in 17 countries and exports products around the world. The deal is estimated to be worth $498 million.  Claude Vilfaure, president of HyLife,… Read More »

Province announces over $1M in funding for Oak Hammock Marsh

By | April 22, 2019

The provincial government will give $1.125 million to Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre over the next five years. The centre will receive $225,000 per year — a funding agreement arranged with the guidance of wetlands conservation organization Ducks Unlimited Canada, which jointly manages Oak Hammock Marsh with the province. “Continuing to educate the public about the value of… Read More »