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Prospective Pantages owners seek deal with Crown corporation that runs nearby theatres

By | March 4, 2019

A pair of developers who have offered $530,000 for Winnipeg’s Pantages Playhouse Theatre are in discussions with a Crown corporation to take over programming at the heritage building if their bid is successful. Alex Boersma and Lars Nicholson told the city’s property and development committee that reaching an agreement with the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corp. will be their… Read More »

Prospective Pantages owners pass first hurdle deal to purchase theatre

By | March 4, 2019

A pair of developers who have offered $530,000 for Winnipeg’s Pantages Playhouse Theatre are in discussions with a Crown corporation to take over programming at the heritage building if their bid is successful. Alex Boersma and Lars Nicholson told the city’s property and development committee that reaching an agreement with the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corp. will be their… Read More »

Broken elevator at Portage and Main suggests accessibility’s not a priority, advocate says

By | March 4, 2019

A Winnipeg man is frustrated after a broken wheelchair lift has gone unrepaired for weeks at downtown Winnipeg’s busiest intersection. Allen Mankewich, who uses a wheelchair to get around, crosses Portage Avenue and Main Street on a regular basis and says the lift to get in and out of the underground concourse at 201 Portage was out of service… Read More »

New tours mark International Women’s Day at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

By | March 4, 2019

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is highlighting the journey toward gender equality with special 75-minute tours this week.  To mark International Women’s Day, the museum is hosting women’s right’s tours each day at the museum from March 3 to March 10. Interpretive program developer Angeliki Bogiatji said the tours focus on women’s rights, achievements and work toward… Read More »

Potential Highway 75 closure due to spring flood could cost millions says Manitoba Trucking Association

By | March 4, 2019

This year’s flood forecast is not looking good for one of the country’s most important trade arteries— Highway 75, which runs directly from Manitoba to the United States, is at risk of flooding again. Provincial forecasters are warning of widespread overland flooding along the Red River this spring, meaning the highway could be closed south of Morris, Man. for weeks.… Read More »

Manitoba Hydro cancels $4.2M payment to municipalities for Manitoba-Minnesota transmission line support

By | March 4, 2019

Manitoba Hydro has once again cancelled a planned payout — this time to the communities a controversial transmission line will run through — after a change in policy from the provincial government. The Crown corporation has backed out of an approximately $4.2-million compensation package for six southeastern Manitoba municipalities in connection with a transmission line that will carry power from Manitoba to Minnesota.… Read More »