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Fort Richmond community hub opens to provide services for growing newcomer population in south Winnipeg

By | January 26, 2019

A new community service hub that opened Saturday in Winnipeg’s south end is creating a space to welcome newcomer families, and provide much-needed supports for a growing immigrant population in the area where they live. The Newcomer Community Hub, located at Ryerson School in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood, is a new initiative intended to support new Canadians in the city, with a… Read More »

Proposed regulatory changes could accelerate Manitoba wetland loss, conservation groups say

By | January 26, 2019

Manitoba conservation groups are raising concerns over proposed legislative changes they say could accelerate wetland loss in a province that’s already seen 70 per cent of its historic wetlands disappear due to development and agriculture. The Lake Winnipeg Foundation and International Institute for Sustainable Development say they were encouraged last June when the province committed in principle to a “no… Read More »

Social impact bond could not only help at-risk moms, but give Manitoba’s government a chance to shine

By | January 26, 2019

As Manitoba’s government enters the world of social impact bonds, it will face a widespread criticism of that funding model — namely, that social impact bonds are a way for governments to offload responsibility. On the contrary, Manitoba’s first social impact bond offers an opportunity to show the rest of the country that this model, if used well, can result… Read More »

3 restaurants open in 2 months to bring together a Winnipeg Nigerian population that’s doubled in size

By | January 26, 2019

Elizabeth Lawal loves to bring Nigerians in Winnipeg together, and now she’s doing it over flavourful dishes of pounded yam or jollof rice. “That is the joy I have — to see something that is not in the city I created,” she said. Lawal is the first to admit she was taking on a challenge in opening Akin’s African Restaurant and Bar on Sargent Avenue, in the… Read More »

Filling a void with flavours from home: New eateries bring West African dishes to growing Nigerian community

By | January 26, 2019

Elizabeth Lawal loves to bring Nigerians in Winnipeg together, and now she’s doing it over flavourful dishes of pounded yam or jollof rice. “That is the joy I have — to see something that is not in the city I created,” she said. Lawal is the first to admit she was taking on a challenge in opening Akin’s African Restaurant and Bar on Sargent Avenue, in the… Read More »

Pilot reunites with plane he was forced to leave on frozen Manitoba lake during rescue

By | January 26, 2019

A 72-year-old Manitoba pilot who had to be rescued last week was reunited with the plane he was forced to leave behind on the frozen surface of a remote northern lake. Happy Bednarek and a crew of five other family members and friends buzzed out on snowmobiles to Pickerel Lake Tuesday to see if they could get his two-seater prop plane back in… Read More »

‘Like a circus clown on steroids’: Warming huts taking shape on Winnipeg’s river trail

By | January 26, 2019

If you’re walking, skating or running along Winnipeg’s frozen rivers, you’ll soon be able to warm up inside hollow snowman-shaped huts, a box that seems to hover above the ice and an H.R. Pufnstuf-inspired shelter. The architectural teams behind the winners of this year’s warming huts competition were at The Forks to work on their creations Thursday and Friday. The huts… Read More »

Manitoba union accuses MGEU of ‘fear-mongering’ in government merger of health sector bargaining units

By | January 26, 2019

Two Manitoba unions that stand against a new government decision to shrink the number of health sector bargaining units in the province are at odds over how the change will impact their members. On Thursday, Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen announced the province will be merging the current 180 bargaining units into 40. Friesen said the move will improve… Read More »

Province appoints Aboriginal Council president to Winnipeg Police Board

By | January 25, 2019

The president of the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg is joining the city’s police board, increasing the Indigenous representation on a body that has endured some criticism for the way it reflects the city’s demographics. Manitoba Justice announced Friday it has appointed Damon Johnston to the Winnipeg Police Board. Johnston, who is also a member of Mayor Brian Bowman’s Indigenous advisory circle,… Read More »

Facebook fibs give way to deeper, darker secrets in funny and tragic new play from Daniel MacIvor

By | January 25, 2019

“Facebook is all lies.” If you’ve ever spent any time on the world’s biggest social media site, that statement probably rings at least a bit true (is anybody’s vacation really as deliriously happy as your second cousin’s appears to be?). Those sort of misleading appearances — and questions of how we deal, or don’t deal, with the past… Read More »