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Large Winnipeg police presence including armoured vehicle at St. Vital incident

By | September 27, 2020

A large presence of Winnipeg police officers are on the scene of an incident in St. Vital, including the armoured vehicle. Police have been in the area of Lavallee Road at St. Anne’s Road since around 3 p.m. The surrounding area was blocked off to traffic. CBC News saw a police officer using a bullhorn calling for a person to come… Read More »

‘My world just ended’: Family grieving after mother dies in weekend collision, baby in critical condition

By | September 27, 2020

Family and friends of a Winnipeg woman who was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon are grieving the loss of the young mother and praying for her nine-month-old son who is still in hospital. “My daughter was an amazing, amazing young woman,” said Candy Volk. Volk’s daughter, Jennifer Dethmers, 30, was killed when the van she was in… Read More »

‘It’s what happens when a community starts a bakery’: Celebrating 30 years of Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

By | September 27, 2020

Thirty years after Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company sold its first loaf, some of the same people are still lining up at the Wolseley bakery for cinnamon buns, muffins and more. “We’ve grown old together,” said co-owner Tabitha Langel of the bakery, which now also has a location at The Forks.  “One woman said to me, ‘I hope… Read More »

Mother of 3 fears losing home once Manitoba lifts ban on evictions, rent increases

By | September 27, 2020

Senait Negash lives with her three kids in an apartment in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood — but that could change once the provincial government’s ban on non-urgent evictions and rent increases ends next week.  Since losing her job at the start of the pandemic, Negash has relied on the federal government’s COVID-19 emergency response benefit to pay her rent. Now,… Read More »

Winnipeg’s ‘plant momma’ grows hobby into new North End store

By | September 27, 2020

A new plant store is blooming in Winnipeg’s North End. The store, PlantMomma, is the business venture of Dolly Villedo, who is now known by her customers as “Winnipeg’s plant momma.” Villedo’s store had humble beginnings. She started by selling plants on social media, which led to her opening her storefront in mid-August. “New faces, new customers are supporting us. I… Read More »

Diverse cultures and traditions featured in African Movie Festival in Manitoba

By | September 26, 2020

The richness and diversity of African cinema is on offer this weekend for a Winnipeg audience. The third annual African Movie Festival in Manitoba is the biggest to date, featuring 18 films from 11 different countries. Although the festival is international in scope, the founder and executive director says it’s important for locals to check out as Winnipeg grows to… Read More »

Manitoban artists capture 14 awards at 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards

By | September 26, 2020

Manitoba musicians picked up awards in more than a dozen categories at this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards. The annual awards ceremony was live streamed Friday night.  The Mariachi Ghost picked up two awards, for global artist of the year and visual media composer. Singer-songwriter William Prince captured three awards — recording of the year, songwriter of the year and… Read More »

Number of people taken to hospital after ‘very serious’ Winnipeg collision

By | September 26, 2020

A number of people were taken to hospital after a van and truck collided in Winnipeg’s William Whyte neighbourhood on Saturday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., first responders were on the scene of the crash near the corner of Boyd Avenue and Andrews Street. A spokesperson from the Winnipeg Police Service’s duty office said it’s a “very serious motor vehicle… Read More »