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New heliport at Portage la Prairie hospital will save time for patients, paramedics, STARS says

By | January 30, 2019

Patients who need to be transported by air from the Portage la Prairie hospital to Winnipeg will now spend less time in a ground ambulance, thanks to a new heliport. The heliport in the southern Manitoba city, about 80 kilometres west of Winnipeg, has officially opened next to Portage la Prairie’s hospital. The non-profit air ambulance service, which has been operating… Read More »

Cold-weather response van lets Winnipeg’s shivering homeless know ‘they’re not alone’

By | January 30, 2019

On nights when most Winnipeggers are snug and snoozing in their beds, Mark Stewart is out roaming the city’s frozen streets, looking for people to help. Stewart is the director of the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter. When temperatures drop below –10 C, he gets behind the wheel of their extreme environment response van to ensure homeless people have the opportunity to escape… Read More »

‘Things have not gotten better’: Winnipeggers mark 2nd anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

By | January 30, 2019

The sounds and smells from a smudge ceremony and Indigenous healing song filled a small space at a Winnipeg Church where people of all backgrounds gathered to remember those who died in a Quebec mosque massacre two years ago. Thirty people attended the memorial event at Knox United Church on Tuesday, one of dozens of similar ceremonies across Canada. “We wanted… Read More »