Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Identity of leaked health information source remains a mystery after Ombudsman investigation

By | April 23, 2019

An investigation into leaked health information that identified dozens of professional athletes, politicians and other prominent individuals was unable to determine the identity of the person who leaked the information. The Manitoba Ombudsman opened its investigation in August 2017 after a confidential document — suggesting that certain Winnipeg Jets players, politicians and other public figures possibly received preferential… Read More »

Manitoba First Nations demand halt to flood channel work after lands cleared in private

By | April 23, 2019

A number of First Nations are calling on the Manitoba government to halt all work surrounding the construction of a flood outlet near their communities. In a letter to government ministers, the communities say they discovered a 23-kilometre route in the Interlake was cleared in preparation for a channel from Lake St. Martin to Lake Winnipeg — but they weren’t informed by the government, and… Read More »

City interviewed nearly 70 employees during inspectors investigation

By | April 23, 2019

As part of an investigation into allegations building inspectors are slacking off on the job the City of Winnipeg has interviewed nearly 70 employees, a department head said Tuesday. John Kiernan, director of planning, property and development, told its committee each employee was asked about 40 questions by members of Winnipeg’s labour relations and human resources department. The interviews… Read More »

Refurbishing Memorial Park on Manitoba’s to-do list for 150th birthday bash

By | April 23, 2019

The province will freshen the look of Memorial Park in time for Manitoba’s 150th birthday bash. Upgrades to the fountain, as well as lighting, seating and signage around the water feature, are among the projects benefitting from a $45-million investment in Manitoba’s infrastructure, the provincial government announced on Tuesday afternoon. The funding will represent a legacy for Manitoba 150,… Read More »

8 men arrested for arranging meetups with investigators posing as children, Winnipeg police say

By | April 23, 2019

Charges will be laid against eight men after they arranged to meet with children for a sexual purpose, Winnipeg police say. The men were arrested when they showed up and were greeted by police officers who had been posing as children online, said Sgt. Rick McDougall of the Winnipeg Police Service counter-exploitation unit. “We represent ourselves as underage… Read More »

Evacuation order rises to 5 homes as floodwaters rise near St. Jean Baptiste, Man.

By | April 23, 2019

More families are being forced from their homes near St. Jean Baptiste, Man., as rising floodwater advances in the area. So far, five houses have been ordered evacuated in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, says Jean Barnabe, emergency co-ordinator for the municipality. The municipality declared a state of emergency as water from Red and Roseau rivers is about to cover Provincial… Read More »

Mayor calls for removal of controversial American activist from Winnipeg panel

By | April 23, 2019

Mayor Brian Bowman is calling for the removal of U.S. activist Linda Sarsour from a speaking engagement planned for Winnipeg on Friday. The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute had booked Sarsour, one of the co-chairs of the Women’s March, to speak at an event called Sorry Not Sorry: Unapologetically Working for Social Justice, marking the council’s… Read More »

Mayor calls for removal of American activist from Winnipeg panel

By | April 23, 2019

Mayor Brian Bowman is calling for the removal of U.S. activist Linda Sarsour from a speaking engagement planned for Winnipeg on Friday. The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg and the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute had booked Sarsour, one of the co-chairs of the Women’s March, to speak at an event called Sorry Not Sorry: Unapologetically Working for Social Justice, marking the council’s… Read More »