Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Despite Canadian citizenship, Kenyan immigrant can’t get travel visas for family

By | April 22, 2019

Sila Kisoso has called Winnipeg home for 18 years, but in that time, the Kenyan-born Canadian’s immediate family has never been approved for a travel visa. “Can you imagine how many families are distressed because of not been been given the advantage of having their families visit them?” she said. “It’s quite stressful.” Since 2011, Kisoso has applied… Read More »

‘It literally grew up with the city of Winnipeg’: St. Mary’s Academy celebrates 150 years

By | April 22, 2019

St. Mary’s Academy stands tall on Winnipeg’s Wellington Crescent today, but the crosses and Catholic iconography that jut out from its old brick exterior haven’t been there for the entire 150-year history of the private school. The story of how St. Mary’s got its start — one year before Manitoba was officially a province and four years before the… Read More »

Reimagining Point Douglas: How the historic district could become a model for a changing Winnipeg

By | April 22, 2019

Winnipeg’s Point Douglas area is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges. But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas. A model based on inclusion. A model of reconciliation. A model… Read More »

‘There’s no words’: Winnipeg’s Sri Lankan community gathers after bombings

By | April 21, 2019

Members of Winnipeg’s Sri Lankan community gathered Sunday to pray for the victims of Sunday morning’s deadly bomb attacks that left more than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka. Roughly 50 people came to a Buddhist ceremony acknowledging those who have departed called a puja, held at the Manitoba Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Association. “We wanted to have special… Read More »

Dog rescued from Corydon area house fire

By | April 21, 2019

No injuries have been reported after a fire tore through a Corydon neighbourhood home Sunday. Fire crews were called to the single-storey home at 697 Warsaw Avenue at about 6:15 p.m. District Chief Ted McDougall said the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area before spreading into the attic. He said firefighters were able to get… Read More »

3 in critical following incident at pool in west Winnipeg

By | April 21, 2019

Winnipeg police say three people were taken to hospital in critical condition Sunday following an incident at a pool in Winnipeg’s Courts of St. James. A police spokesperson tells CBC News emergency crews were called to the apartment complex and shopping centre at the corner of Portage Avenue and Ronald Street shortly before 5 p.m. The spokesperson wouldn’t… Read More »

Arlington Street Bridge reopened after repairs

By | April 21, 2019

The Arlington Bridge has reopened to traffic. Winnipeg Police tweeted Sunday afternoon that the bridge was closed to traffic in both directions, due to newly discovered road damage. Police had the bridge blocked off Sunday. (Rudy Gauer/CBC) In a release later in the day Sunday, the city said the bridge was closed after reports of “unsound conditions” on the bridge deck.  An inspection found some… Read More »

Arlington Street Bridge closed due to road damage

By | April 21, 2019

If you’re planning to take the Arlington Street Bridge Sunday, you’re out of luck. Winnipeg Police tweeted Sunday afternoon that the bridge is closed to traffic in both directions, due to newly discovered road damage. Police had the bridge blocked off Sunday. (Rudy Gauer/CBC) Police say the bridge will likely remain closed for some time. More from CBC Manitoba: