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Water main break floods Winnipeg street with ankle-deep icy water

By | February 15, 2019

A water main break has flooded a large area in Winnipeg’s Crescentwood area. Ice chunks are floating through ankle-deep water around the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Wentworth Street. The frigid water is also flowing along Wentworth toward Grosvenor Avenue and along Dorchester toward Stafford Street. Drivers are advised to avoid the area, where cars that were parked overnight now have water up to the… Read More »

Newest member of Team Jennifer Jones says she has ‘big shoes to fill’ heading into Scotties

By | February 15, 2019

It’s a Thursday afternoon in early February, and inside the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, champion curler Jocelyn Peterman is perfecting her craft. You might expect the pressure to be intense for Peterman heading into the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S., this weekend, as the new second for Team Jennifer Jones — taking over from Jill Officer, who announced last year… Read More »

‘It was just a disaster’: Ill-timed snow clearing has parents fearing for kids’ safety

By | February 15, 2019

Staff and parents at Laura Secord School in Wolseley are disappointed in the city’s snow clearing efforts this year. After waiting days for the roads and sidewalks in their residential area to be cleared, the fix that finally came wasn’t what they were hoping for. Late last week, parents dropping kids off at the school were met by… Read More »

A note in history: How a Manitoba-made guitar tells the story of Festival du Voyageur

By | February 15, 2019

If someone were to tell the story of Festival du Voyageur without words, it might look and sound something like this guitar. The instrument was commissioned to commemorate the festival’s 50th anniversary and Christian Dupont was asked to build it. “Since the festival is a celebration of music and culture, a guitar just fits in so perfectly,” said Dupont, a Franco-Manitoban luthier — a person who builds and repairs… Read More »

‘How do you view Riel today?’ A descendant of the Métis leader reflects on his complicated history

By | February 15, 2019

Since 2008, Manitobans have officially honoured Métis leader Louis Riel. On Monday, Feb. 18, they will honour Riel again — thanks to the 2007 decision by the province to legislate an annual statutory holiday in his name. But Riel, who was born in 1844 and hanged for treason in 1885, remains a controversial figure in Canadian history.  To most, he… Read More »

Appeal hearing scheduled for Bruce Oake addictions-treatment centre

By | February 14, 2019

A plan to replace a decommissioned arena with a 50-bed addictions-treatment facility was thought to have cleared a final barrier late last month, but dozens of opponents will soon have another chance to challenge the project again. In January, city council voted to approve zoning changes to allow the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre to be developed on the old site of… Read More »

Butterflies worn as hundreds march on Valentine’s Day in honour of MMIWG

By | February 14, 2019

Hundreds marched in the streets in Winnipeg on Valentines Day night — showing love for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the families they’ve left behind. Many carried posters of cutout butterflies, with the names of their loved ones, along with the date they disappeared or were killed. “I’m walking tonight for my sister,” said Kelly Ducharme. “She was murdered three… Read More »

Manitoba courts processing more cases, more quickly, in wake of Jordan decision

By | February 14, 2019

Nearly three years since a Supreme Court ruling imposed firm deadlines aimed at expediting Canada’s court process, Manitoba appears to be processing more cases more quickly. Data from Manitoba Justice shows there were 48,808 cases processed in 2017-18, representing an increase just shy of six per cent. Figures from 2016-17 show 46,163 cases were processed. The number of cases that took… Read More »