Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Woman facing drug, weapons charges after being caught asleep at the wheel of stolen truck

By | February 3, 2019

“Asleep at the wheel” proved to be more than an expression for one 28-year-old Winnipeg woman this weekend, who is facing a litany of charges after police caught her asleep at the wheel of a stolen vehicle early Saturday morning.  Police say a truck was stolen after being left running outside a convenience store in the 700 block of… Read More »

Frigid Winnipeg: Does 1 of the planet’s coldest big cities need warming centre?

By | February 3, 2019

In a city where winter can be almost guaranteed to bring temperatures below –30 C, saving homeless people and other vulnerable persons from severe frostbite or even death is a complex project. It relies on a lot of goodwill and elbow grease from Winnipeg’s non-profit groups and, despite efforts, street people still often need to shuffle between spots… Read More »

New Manitoba court for people with FASD could be game changer: experts

By | February 3, 2019

Lawyers and judges say a new court set to open in Manitoba specifically for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder could be a game changer. “If you have somebody who can’t read, can’t write, physically cannot connect cause and effect, there has to be a way to address a sentence that they will understand,” said Winnipeg defence lawyer Lori Van Dongen. “That is just common sense.”… Read More »

Up to 15 centimetres of fluffy snow set to blanket southern Manitoba

By | February 3, 2019

A snowfall warning is in effect for southern Manitoba today, while northern parts of the province are under an extreme cold warning. Environment Canada says southern areas of the province should expect snowfall amounts between 10 to 15 centimetres, with higher amounts for communities closer to the U.S. border. This snow will likely be fluffier than average, with… Read More »

MJHL hockey team joins stem cell registry to help 5-year-old with rare blood disease

By | February 3, 2019

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines hockey team had their cheeks swabbed and joined the stem cell registry Saturday in an effort to help a boy from Cross Lake, Man. waiting for a lifesaving stem cell transplant. Five-year-old Tanner McLeod was just six-months-old when he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called sideroblastic anemia. It means he’s unable to produce healthy red… Read More »

Manitoba volunteers needed for massive, multi-year national study on chronic disease

By | February 3, 2019

A massive national study that has been following the health and lifestyle habits of hundreds of thousands of Canadians is moving into Manitoba. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is the largest study of its kind in Canadian history. In all, more than 300,000 volunteers will be included in the study spanning B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada,… Read More »

‘From China, with passion’: Why one Chinese immigrant now calls Winnipeg his home

By | February 3, 2019

For Chinese New Year, CBC Manitoba sponsored the Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts event and the Chinese Business Gala to share Chinese New Year celebrations with Manitobans. Gang Wang is on the board of Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts.   Vancouver, May 27, 2004, sunny. That was the day I first came to this foreign country to pursue my dream, my… Read More »