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Former motocross athlete to open rehab centre for people with spinal cord injuries

By | June 25, 2019

A new rehabilitation program set to open this summer will help Manitobans recover from spinal cord injuries without having to travel to another province.  “[It will be a place to] meet new friends that are in the same situations and try to build up that peer group,” said Shane Hartje, a paraplegic who is the executive director of First Steps Winnipeg. First… Read More »

Spanworm infestation comes to sticky conclusion for the season

By | June 25, 2019

If you live in a leafy neighbourhood infested with elm spanworms, the City of Winnipeg says there’s light at the end of the sticky, excrement-encrusted tunnel. The dark purple inchworms, which have been eating their way through the tree canopy in riverside neighbourhoods for nearly six weeks, are starting to come down from their arboreal perches in order to pupate near… Read More »

‘I’m glad I came here:’ Alternative high school program boasts largest graduating class

By | June 25, 2019

High school had never mattered to Dorian Sandy, regardless of where his classes were held. He was working on his Grade 9 studies when he transferred to Gordon Bell High School’s Off-Campus program, an alternative for students struggling at traditional high schools. “I was kind of indifferent about the whole thing,” Sandy said about his thoughts at the time. But his thinking has… Read More »

Having a blast: Winnipeg fireworks store offers free show for info on pyrotechnic pincher

By | June 24, 2019

A Winnipeg fireworks retailer is offering a free show for the tip that catches their pyrotechnic pincher. Red Bomb Fireworks is exchanging a dazzling $1,000 fireworks display for information that leads to the arrest of a thief who apparently couldn’t wait for the store’s door-crasher specials, so he smashed the window. Co-owner Matt Bialek watched the break-in live on video from… Read More »

Decision on when to close Seven Oaks ER still pending

By | June 24, 2019

Staff at Seven Oaks Hospital still don’t know when its emergency department will be shut down. Senior staff at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority recommended the facility’s emergency room be closed in July, two months earlier than originally planned. The recent public disclosure of that possibility has created further tension among staff waiting to see how the changes will affect the hospital.… Read More »

Councillors concerned over potential for province to override city land-use decisions

By | June 24, 2019

Members of Winnipeg’s property and development committee raised concerns Monday about the province’s ambition to create an appeal body that could override Winnipeg land-use decisions. Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital), chair of the property and development committee, said while the city’s system is far from perfect, he isn’t thrilled about the prospect of another layer of provincial bureaucracy. “I’m… Read More »

Langside Street shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

By | June 24, 2019

A 24-year-old man is charged in connection with a shooting in Winnipeg in early June. The man was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm with intent, possessing a weapon and possessing a controlled substance. He had a weapon and a small amount of crack cocaine on him when the arrest happened, police said. The attempted murder… Read More »