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Police arrest 2 in ‘serious incident’ at downtown Winnipeg apartment

By | January 29, 2019

Two men are in custody after Winnipeg police surrounded a Colony Street apartment for hours Monday night. Police were called to a Colony Street apartment at about 3:30 p.m. and blocked off the street between Broadway and York Avenue. They remained on scene until about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.  A police armoured vehicle was spotted near the… Read More »

On a wing and a prayer: Winnipeg man finds live butterfly in his garage — in January

By | January 29, 2019

A Winnipeg family is harbouring an unexpected guest after a butterfly was found hiding out inside their garage over the weekend — alive. “It can’t do anything but put a smile on your face, you know, to just see something so beautiful like that when you’re not expecting it,” said John Watson, who made the discovery on Sunday.… Read More »

Leak in the men’s shower drain the latest problem at $214M police headquarters

By | January 29, 2019

Water poured down from a shower drain into a busy office where people in custody are detained and processed at Winnipeg Police Headquarters on Saturday. A video of the leak shared with CBC shows water raining down on scaffolding and lockers in the central processing area — just a short distance from desks and employee uniforms. It’s the latest trouble… Read More »

‘If you’re waiting for a bus, it is brutal’ but should the city invest in heated shelters or service?

By | January 29, 2019

Winnipeg’s mayor says he still wants to install dozens of new heated bus shelters— but transit advocates say the focus should be on improving service, so people aren’t left waiting in shelters in the first place. Mayor Brian Bowman vowed during the last election to use $4.1 million set aside to replace a roof at Winnipeg Transit’s garage to… Read More »

Community group flooded with donations for those displaced by West End fires

By | January 29, 2019

A West End community organization is applauding those who stepped up and donated loads of items to as many as 100 people displaced by recent fires. The outpouring of support was so great that a storage room used to keep all of the donated clothes and household items is too full to accept anything more at this time, said Benjamin Simcoe. “It’s been… Read More »