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Winnipeggers relieved as Waverley Street underpass opens early

By | August 19, 2019

Winnipeg commuters no longer have to fret about long delays due to trains in the city’s southwest with the opening of the Waverley Underpass over the weekend. The City of Winnipeg confirmed in a tweet on Sunday evening that the newly constructed Waverley Underpass is now operating. Northbound and southbound Waverley Street is now operating through the newly constructed Waverley Underpass.… Read More »

Mother-daughter team grow much more than their muesli business

By | August 19, 2019

It’s more than just a business when you see a mother-daughter team slinging muesli at South Osborne Farmers’ Market on Wednesday afternoons.  SuLi Burak, 19, has Down Syndrome. Her mom, Susan Burak, wanted her to learn skills that come with running a business, like dealing with money and people. They call their business SuLi’s Muesli.  “If she never rides… Read More »

Scores of kids seek shelter every night at drop-in centre named after Tina Fontaine

By | August 19, 2019

A safe haven created in honour of Tina Fontaine is seeing too many kids living on the streets and needing access to one of its beds, say its operators. Tina’s Safe Haven, which opened its doors in November 2018 on Selkirk Avenue, is full to bursting every night with 50 beds taken up by at-risk kids ages 13-24.  Tammy Christensen, executive… Read More »

Pickup truck fails to yield on Hwy 59, injuring victim in second vehicle, RCMP say

By | August 18, 2019

At least one person was airlifted to hospital following a T-bone crash on Highway 59 near Selkirk, Man., on Sunday morning. A small car carrying three people crashed into a pickup truck towing a boat when the truck driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic while crossing the highway southeast of Selkirk, police said in an email. Selkirk RCMP said they responded to a… Read More »

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives pledge more affordable child-care options

By | August 18, 2019

The Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party pledged Sunday to create more affordable child-care options by continuing to work with private businesses if re-elected in the fall provincial election. Heather Stefanson, the PC candidate seeking re-election in Tuxedo, made the announcement Sunday afternoon at Living Prairie Childcare Inc., a 74-space facility that opened in July in southeastern Winnipeg. “I think this is a prime example of how we… Read More »

Liberals commit to improve wait times for hip, knee replacements

By | August 18, 2019

Manitoba wait times for knee and hip replacements “are the worst in the country” and the Liberals will change that if elected, says party leader Dougald Lamont. On Sunday, Lamont cited Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) statistics suggesting wait times for both procedures are the longest in Canada and have worsened during Brian Pallister’s time as premier.… Read More »

NDP pledge to extend weekend hours at Winnipeg ACCESS centres

By | August 18, 2019

New Democrats are committing to extend hours and services on weekends at Winnipeg’s seven ACCESS Centres if the party is elected next month. Leader Wab Kinew said the plans would boost funding for the walk-in medical centres and increase the number of health-care staff working on weekends and open the centres on Sundays. “We believe that being able to… Read More »