Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

In the first round of the playoffs, Winnipeg needs to get rid of the Blues

By | April 8, 2019

A year ago, the Winnipeg Jets stormed into the playoffs with the swagger of a team that won 11 of its last 12 regular-season games and wound up steam-rolling their way into the 2018 Western Conference final. The Jets are a very different team this April. Winnipeg effectively stumbled into the 2019 post-season, winning only three of their last nine regular-season… Read More »

Family of pedestrian killed by construction truck search for information

By | April 7, 2019

The family of a 57-year-old woman who was run over and killed by construction equipment are desperately asking anyone with information to come forward. Tamara Orellana was walking through the Garden City Shopping Centre parking lot Monday afternoon when she was hit by a construction truck. “This whole situation has left our family devastated. I lost my sister… Read More »

Fires close streets in Winnipeg’s North End

By | April 7, 2019

Fire tore through at least two neighbouring homes in the North End Sunday. Firefighters battled the fires at two two-storey duplexes in the 500 block of College Avenue over the supper hour. Police closed Andrews Street between College and Boyd Avenue. A CBC camera person could see firefighters using ladders to attack the fires from the roof of one of the homes. There’s no… Read More »

Fire closes streets in Winnipeg’s North End

By | April 7, 2019

Fire tore through a home in the North End Sunday. Firefighters battled a fire at a two-storey duplex in the 500 block of College Avenue over the supper hour. Police closed Andrews Street between College and Boyd Avenue. A CBC camera person could see firefighters using ladders to attack the fire from the roof of a neighbouring house. There’s no word yet on what caused the… Read More »

Flames and Jets fans rally around teams on Twitter ahead of NHL playoffs

By | April 7, 2019

The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets are being rewarded for their on-ice success with growing online fanbases. Both teams have grown their Twitter fanbases significantly in the past two years, with the Flames’ following growing 26 per cent and the Jets’ increasing by 38 per cent. Christopher Doyle, Twitter Canada’s director, partnerships, sees it as a natural result… Read More »

Manitoba teen hopes to toot his French horn at Juilliard

By | April 7, 2019

An Oakbank, Man. teen has been accepted into Juilliard and has the support of Winnipeg Symphony horn players who are hoping to raise money to help him get there. Connor Augusto,17, was just accepted to the prestigious U.S. performance school.  “It was a really good feeling when I got the acceptance letter,” he said. “It was really — overwhelming, almost,… Read More »

Man facing firearms charges after shots fired inside Windsor Hotel

By | April 7, 2019

Three people were taken into custody but only one man was charged after shots were fired inside the Windsor Hotel Saturday, Winnipeg police say.  Streets were closed off for hours around the downtown Winnipeg hotel while the police’s armed tactical support unit responded to reports of gunfire from within the building. Members of the tactical support team enter… Read More »

‘He was at a brink of greatness’: Eritrean youth holding vigil for Nipsey Hussle in Winnipeg

By | April 7, 2019

A group of Eritrean youth in Winnipeg are organizing a vigil for a slain rapper they’ve never met. Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside a clothing store he owned in L.A. last week. Though Hussle didn’t have ties to Winnipeg, Hermon Gidey, one of the organizers of the vigil, says he touched the lives of many Eritrean youth.  “I… Read More »