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Croatian midfielder brings ‘wealth of experience’ to Winnipeg’s Valour FC

By | February 14, 2019

Midfielder Josip Golubar, 33, has played more than 400 professional games. (Canadian Premier League) Winnipeg’s Valour FC has added veteran Croatian midfielder Josip Golubar to its Canadian Premier League roster. The 33-year-old has played in Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, most recently with NK Varazdin in Croatia’s second division. “Josip has played over 200 matches in the top division… Read More »

Winnipeg police half-marathon on pace to cruise past fundraising milestone for brain cancer research

By | February 14, 2019

A Saskatchewan researcher says his team is on the brink of “groundbreaking” treatment for brain cancer — and runners in Winnipeg could help them meet their goal. At a launch event in Winnipeg Thursday, the Winnipeg Police Service said it is on pace to break a fundraising milestone with this year’s half-marathon event — money that will go toward the fight against one of the deadliest forms… Read More »

Manitoba’s police watchdog clears officer of perjury charges

By | February 14, 2019

Manitoba’s police watchdog has decided charges are not warranted against an RCMP accused of perjury during a murder trial last year. The officer was called as a witness for the prosecution during a Court of Queen’s Bench trial in Thompson, Man. She had been asked to testify about the accused’s level of intoxication while interacting with police. While… Read More »

Winnipeg police officer acquitted of impaired charge after being found asleep in running car

By | February 14, 2019

A Winnipeg police officer has been acquitted of an impaired driving charge, after he testified he’d been drinking that night but was not impaired behind the wheel. Const. Leslie McRae was arrested in November 2017 when a Manitoba RCMP officer found him asleep in a still-running vehicle pulled over on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. He was charged… Read More »

Winnipeg water and sewer rate hike hits a snag as council committee vote splits

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg’s proposed water and sewer rate hike has hit a snag at city hall. City council’s water and waste committee couldn’t agree Thursday about a plan to raise water and sewer rates by 4.7 per cent for residential homes this year — a move that would cost the average Winnipeg homeowner $61 per year. The committee was hung up in… Read More »

Winnipeg mayor chastises Manitoba finance minister for Twitter ‘trolling’

By | February 14, 2019

Winnipeg’s Mayor Brian Bowman has chastised Manitoba’s finance minister for trolling him on Twitter as relations between the city and province continue to be testy. On Tuesday, Finance Minister Scott Fielding tweeted his displeasure with Winnipeg’s growth fees, which have generated $16 million for the city since late 2017 when they were applied to new residential developments in… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit tells bus drivers not to memorialize slain colleague on 2nd anniversary of killing

By | February 14, 2019

Two years after Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser was killed on the job, transit managers have instructed operators not to memorialize their slain colleague. Fraser, 58, was killed on the University of Manitoba campus on Valentine’s Day in 2017. Brian Thomas, 24, was convicted two weeks ago of second-degree murder in the killing.​ Following Fraser’s death, Winnipeg Transit… Read More »

Winnipeg Transit tells drivers not to memorialize slain colleague on 2nd anniversary of killing

By | February 14, 2019

Two years after Winnipeg Transit driver Irvine Jubal Fraser was killed on the job, transit managers have instructed operators not to memorialize their slain colleague. Fraser, 58, was killed on the University of Manitoba campus on Valentine’s Day in 2017. Brian Thomas, 24, was convicted two weeks ago of second-degree murder in the killing.​ Following Fraser’s death, Winnipeg Transit… Read More »

Jets, Moose celebrate Indigenous culture with special logos

By | February 14, 2019

The logos of Winnipeg’s professional hockey teams have been given a redesign in honour of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities and cultures. On Saturday, the NHL’s Jets will honour the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre with WASAC night, while on Sunday the Moose host Follow Your Dreams Day. Both initiatives are part of the NHL’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusiveness in hockey, according to True North Sports and Entertainment,… Read More »