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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 »

Undies for all: Winnipegger crafts underwear for every body type, and for city’s homeless

By | January 31, 2019

Some call them “unmentionables” — but for Winnipegger Laura Everett, one mention is enough to stir a fire in her heart. That’s because she spends a good part of her time making environmentally minded underwear for people of all body types and genders — and trying to make sure those in need have undies too. Working at one… Read More »

Transit safety, convention centre cash come before Winnipeg council at January meeting

By | January 31, 2019

Transit safety, convention centre improvements and a report critical of Coun. John Orlikow are all on the agenda as Winnipeg’s city council meets as a whole for the first time this calendar year. The January council meeting, slated for Thursday at city hall, includes a final vote on a $3.15-million plan to install driver safety shields on all… Read More »

Family stuck in condemned home warmed only by oven, space heaters, Sandy Bay First Nation woman says

By | January 31, 2019

Charlene Houle has just two space heaters to heat her two-storey home on Sandy Bay First Nation. But when both are on, sometimes the power to her entire home shuts off, she said. She received a letter last year saying her home was uninhabitable and condemned. She’s been asking her First Nation, located 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg on the shores… Read More »