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Manitoba Hydro sets record for electricity use on bitterly cold day

By | January 31, 2019

The cold snap in the province has pushed use of electricity from Manitoba Hydro higher than it’s ever been. “We set an all-time record for electricity use,” Manitoba Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen said Thursday. “Our peak load as of 7 a.m. yesterday was 4,924 megawatts. Our previous record, Jan. 13, 2017, was 4,801 megawatts, so a substantial increase.”… Read More »

Man accused of shooting Manitoba RCMP officer pleads guilty to attempted murder

By | January 31, 2019

The man accused of shooting an RCMP officer during series of break-and-enters in western Manitoba has pleaded guilty. Therae Racette-Beaulieu was charged last August with two counts of attempted murder as well as two counts of break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime and weapons-related offences. He entered guilty pleas to one count of attempted murder,… Read More »

City recreation managers again recommend permanent closure of Norwood pool

By | January 31, 2019

City of Winnipeg recreation managers chose the coldest week of the year to once again recommend the closure of an outdoor swimming pool in St. Boniface. A new report to council’s protection, community services and parks committee recommends the Norwood outdoor pool be decommissioned and demolished this summer at a cost of $150,000. City recreation managers initially made… Read More »

Extreme cold warning grips Manitoba for 3rd day

By | January 31, 2019

Keep your head up, Manitoba — you’ve earned bragging rights for another year. As January ends, Manitobans are nearing the end of the extreme cold that has gripped the province for much of the week; a warning from Environment Canada that’s been in place since Tuesday evening is expected to be lifted Thursday. “Wind chill values of –40 to –50 will gradually ease through the morning… Read More »

Extreme cold warning ends after deep freeze grips Manitoba for days

By | January 31, 2019

Keep your head up, Manitoba — you’ve earned bragging rights for another year. As January ends, Manitobans are nearing the end of the extreme cold that has gripped the province for much of the week; a warning from Environment Canada that’s been in place since Tuesday evening is expected to be lifted Thursday. “Wind chill values of –40 to –50 will gradually ease through the morning… Read More »