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Wintry weather doesn’t slow Winnipeg cycling enthusiasts from picking up fat bikes, tools for good causes

By | December 8, 2019

A little frozen rain and snow hasn’t stopped Winnipeg cycling enthusiasts from roving around St. Boniface on fat tires, or building bikes for kids in the city’s northwest. About 150 cyclists took fat bikes out for a spin around St. Boniface as part of the 8th Annual Global Fat Bike Day and Fun Fest in the Fort Gibraltar area… Read More »

Increasing visibility of LGBTQ community in Pembina Valley leads to sense of safety, connection: advocate

By | December 8, 2019

The recent opening of an LGBTQ-focused counselling service in Manitoba’s Pembina Valley is a sign the community is becoming safer and more inclusive for that group, an advocate says. After Morden, Man., celebrated its first Pride celebration this past summer, the community has made some strides, says organizer and founder D Vaisius. Vaisius, who is non-binary and uses the pronouns they and… Read More »

Winnipeg’s biggest school division may offer IB program to retain French-immersion students

By | December 8, 2019

Winnipeg’s largest school division will consider adding an International Baccalaureate program in French to keep students from leaving their studies in French immersion.  Officials with the Winnipeg School Division say they will study the feasibility of offering the enriched university entrance-focused program, in light of division numbers that show the number of students in French immersion begins to drop as they… Read More »

Taking (private) stock: Manitoba’s social housing plans follow failed examples

By | December 8, 2019

Manitoba Housing says it has 7,000 households on its waiting list, but rather than increase the supply, the Brian Pallister government is selling social housing and transferring management to non-profit agencies and the private sector. This is happening while the federal government has promised to work with provinces and committed funding to increase the supply of social and… Read More »

Newcomer holiday party welcomes 600 immigrants and refugees to Winnipeg

By | December 7, 2019

When Besma Salih moved to Winnipeg from Sudan three years ago, she had never heard of Santa Claus. “He’s so cute. I always take a picture with him,” she laughed. Originally from Eritrea, the Winnipegger is now one of 24 youth volunteers who helped organize a holiday party Saturday afternoon for the city’s new immigrant and refugee families. “Back home, we didn’t… Read More »

‘I do need you to come in to stay afloat’: Small business owner, advocate highlight value of shopping local

By | December 7, 2019

Kimberley Bialkoski is relieved she is no longer trying to put on a fake smile these days. However, the food maker has been worried that her Winnipeg shop, which opened a year ago, won’t make it to its second anniversary. She recently took to social media with an earnest post, pleading for support. Bialkoski is the founder of… Read More »

Nobel Prize laureates — including Winnipeg-born James Peebles — urge action on climate change

By | December 7, 2019

Nobel Prize laureates gathered in Stockholm to receive their awards took the opportunity Saturday to stress the importance of addressing climate change. Winners of the prizes in physics, chemistry and economics made the assessment Saturday ahead of next week’s presentation of the prizes. The remarks come as a global summit on climate change takes place in Madrid. The… Read More »

Cold snap on the way as band of freezing rain exits Manitoba, slicking up highways

By | December 7, 2019

A band of freezing moved through southern Manitoba on Saturday, just in time for a cold snap to begin creeping into the northwest region of the province. A freezing rain warning was issued Saturday for much of the Red River Valley, the Portage la Prairie region, the city of Winnipeg, and the Whiteshell, but had ended as of 3 p.m. Saturday.… Read More »

Part of Highway 1 closed as freezing rain warning issued for southern Manitoba

By | December 7, 2019

A stretch of Highway 1 has been closed in southern Manitoba, as much of the region — including the city of Winnipeg — is under a freezing rain warning. In addition to Winnipeg, the warning covers most of the Red River Valley, the Portage la Prairie area and the Whiteshell. The Trans-Canada Highway is closed from Headingley to Portage la Prairie due to poor… Read More »