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Coronavirus concerns prompt Winnipegger originally from Wuhan to cancel trip home for Lunar New Year

By | January 23, 2020

A Winnipeg entrepreneur won’t be home in China for the Lunar New Year, after cancelling his travel plans at the last minute following the outbreak of a new coronavirus in his hometown. Xiaoyu Zhou is originally from the city of Wuhan — where the outbreak of the new virus began — and was on his way there to visit his parents for Chinese New Year,… Read More »

Watch for signs of financial abuse of seniors, securities commission warns after mortgage salesperson charged

By | January 22, 2020

Allegations a Manitoba mortgage salesperson took more than $500,000 from a widow in her 80s have prompted the Manitoba Securities Commission to warn other seniors about how to avoid becoming the victim of fraud. Bret Allan Dobbin, 57, has been charged in provincial court with 18 counts of violating The Securities Act, including trading in securities without being registered,… Read More »

Special Manitoba Hydro rate class needed to offset challenges of living on First Nations, appeal court hears

By | January 22, 2020

Manitoba Hydro and the Public Utilities Board faced off in court Wednesday in a power struggle over whether the board had the right to order the creation of special electricity rate class for for Indigenous customers on reserves. The two entities were in court for an all-day hearing after Manitoba Hydro appealed the regulatory board’s order to create… Read More »

Memorial held for ‘ever-smiling’ Winnipeg Grade 5 student killed in Iran plane crash

By | January 22, 2020

A memorial was held in Winnipeg Tuesday evening to honour a young life that was cut tragically short in the crash of a passenger plane in Iran earlier this month. About 150 students, staff, parents and community members came together to share memories of Anisa Sadeghi,10, at Henry G. Izatt Middle School in Winnipeg’s Whyte Ridge neighbourhood.  Anisa was one of… Read More »

Winnipeg recycling facility can take more — but not all items thrown in blue bin are welcome

By | January 22, 2020

You get used to the smell and the noise fairly quickly — and then start to marvel at the sheer efficiency of it all. The GFL Environmental recycling plant — officially called a “materials recovery facility” — has been taking in and sorting the contents of Winnipeggers’ blue recycling bins since October, under a contract that will run for 10 years… Read More »

Manitoba manhunt for B.C. fugitives cost less than $800,000, RCMP say

By | January 22, 2020

Manitoba RCMP spent less than $800,000 on last summer’s hunt for two fugitives wanted for three B.C. killings — a cheaper price tag than the province’s top Mountie was banking on. “I’ll be honest with you, I was expecting about a million bucks, and that’s kind of what I had in my mind,” RCMP Assistant Commander Jane MacLatchy said in… Read More »

Manitoba manhunt for B.C. fugitives cost less than $800,000, provincial RCMP say

By | January 22, 2020

Manitoba RCMP spent less than $800,000 on last summer’s hunt for two fugitives wanted for three B.C. killings — a cheaper price tag than the province’s top Mountie was banking on. “I’ll be honest with you, I was expecting about a million bucks, and that’s kind of what I had in my mind,” RCMP Assistant Commander Jane MacLatchy said in… Read More »