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Economic Development Winnipeg, which is organizing the street parties, said Winnipeggers should not be alarmed. "The work that has gone into keeping Winnipeggers safe at these street parties is unprecedented, and it's something we're taking very seriously," she said. "We talk about it after every game.". police
Winnipeg is looking for solutions to make its taxis more accessible. On Monday night at a public meeting to discuss the new vehicle for hire bylaws, a group of people voiced their concerns about a lack of accessible vehicles. They said that new accessible taxis aren't being added quickly enough to the fleet,.

Cycling season is around the corner, and that means more chances for bikes to be stolen. The City of Winnipeg announced it was bringing its bike registry online on Monday, and as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 116 people had uploaded their bike's information to the database. It's a good idea to also have a ... Winnipeg
Free training to spot the warning signs of child trauma is being offered to front-line workers, in hopes of preventing sexual abuse. The Winnipeg Police Service and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, backed by funds from the Winnipeg Foundation, teamed up to launch the online training program. Police
"This was rushed and we had a very short window of time to take this over from the province," Winnipeg Parking Authority policy analyst Colin Stewart said. He said the time involved and overhead costs that come with converting cabs is responsible for the lack of accessible options in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Police are crediting smart policing initiatives for helping arrest three people for drug offences Monday night and early Tuesday morning. This involves using data to identify crime trends and patrols in high risk areas to be proactive. READ MORE: Winnipeg Police arrest 2 suspects following ...
A Winnipeg Police Service sits inside a building on Main Street Saturday. (Travis Golby/CBC). The crash into the Corolla sent the Police cruiser into the store, the IIU said. The passenger in the Corolla, a 73-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with a collapsed lung and a fractured right ankle, said the IIU.
WINNIPEG -- Organizers of WINNIPEG's Pride Parade say the cost of marching down Portage Avenue again this year is too high, and the parade will take a different route instead. Floats weaved through downtown including Portage Avenue last year, which was the festival's 30th anniversary.
Winnipeg has started a new online bicycle registry in the hopes of returning more stolen bikes to their owners. As of 9 a.m. Monday, Winnipeggers may register their bikes online for a fee of $6.60. The Winnipeg Police Service believes this registry will make it easier to match recovered bikes with their ...
According to the committee report, Winnipeg first formed a 14-year recycling contract with International Paper Industries Ltd., now known as Emterra, in 2002. On April 26, 2017, Council approved a single source negotiation with Emterra, for the extension of the processing and marketing of recyclables for a ...
"It's tough for anybody to come in 50 minutes into a hockey game, let alone a guy who hasn't played in the [NHL]," Jets coach Paul Maurice said of Foster after the game in March. "A great moment for him." McHale manages a website and works as a personal trainer in Winnipeg, but when he was younger ...
The Winnipeg Jets (49-20-10) voyaged down the Ottawa River last night after beating the Senators in order to take on tonight's opponent: the Montreal Canadiens (28-39-12). While I'm pretty confident they didn't travel by boat, it is a possibility. If the Montreal Canadiens season was a boat, it would have ...
Winnipeg police said a man has been charged after display cases were smashed and $28,000 in jewelry stolen from a business on Portage Avenue. Police were called to the robbery in the 300 block of Portage at about 10:10 a.m. Saturday, and officers were told a security guard had gone after a suspect.
"We got on the train in Saskatoon yesterday at 2 p.m.," she said by phone prior to their arrival in Winnipeg. Fraser and her family were travelling home to Winnipeg after visiting her parents for the Easter holiday. She echoed Peterson's concerns about others on the train. "People are under-prepared for food.
A group of students at West Kildonan Collegiate has launched a petition calling on Mayor Brian Bowman and city council to ban single-use plastic bags in Winnipeg. The online petition was launched by four Grade 12 students in the Sustainable Living Academy of Manitoba on March 15 and by Monday ...
A nurse who runs a program that tests drugs at Winnipeg raves in an effort to make the dance parties safer says the results sometimes surprise users. The drugs are cut with other substances and often it's meth, Bryce Koch says. "So a lot of people are inadvertently consuming methamphetamine and not ...

Winnipeg police are asking for the public's help finding a missing man. Russell Damian Sand was last seen on Saturday around 11:30 p.m. at The Forks. The 25-year-old was wearing a black leather jacket, a black hoodie, black jeans, blue/tan boots and carrying a grey backpack. Police describe him as ...
After 10 years of no redevelopment at the St. Charles Hotel, the area's city councillor is losing his patience. “To have this building sitting here for years and years and years is really unacceptable,” Point Douglas Coun. Mike Pagtakhan said. “It's like people are dragging their heels. Like I said I'm not happy ...
HEADINGLEY — An alleged full-patch member of an outlaw motorcycle gang is in custody after the RCMP says one of its officers was almost hit by a passing motorist during a traffic stop near Winnipeg. Police at Headingley say the Mountie was on traffic duty on the Perimeter Highway late last Saturday ...
Service has been restored to about 16,400 people who were without power this morning in parts of Transcona, St. Boniface and East Kildonan, Manitoba Hydro says. Just 480 customers were still without power by 8 a.m., Manitoba Hydro said. The utility expects full service to be restored by 9 a.m..
Plante was last seen in Ontario by his family in September 2017 where it is believed he was then travelling to Winnipeg. Police say he was last seen in the downtown area of Winnipeg on January 22 this year. He is described as 6-feet-tall, 250 pounds with a heavy build, white hair and blue eyes.
The Assiniboine Park Zoo plans to bug its visitors this summer. A limited-time exhibit called Xtreme Bugs will feature animatronic bugs, including a six metre Japanese hornet and a four metre praying mantis, in an up-close look at the physical characteristics of bugs and the science behind the behaviours of ...
Winnipeg traffic was snarled by a sinkhole Tuesday. Just after 3 p.m., the city's traffic account on Twitter tweeted about a possible sinkhole at McPhillips Street at Leila Avenue. A couple hours later, Winnipeg police tweeted confirming it was a sinkhole. Northbound McPhillips is closed, police said, as is ...
A pedestrian was rushed to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday. Emergency crews were called to Smith Street and York Avenue just after 6:30 a.m. All northbound traffic on Smith was blocked, starting at Broadway, for more than two hours and police tape surrounded ...
The Winnipeg Outreach Network (WON) created a one stop guide as a way to reach vulnerable people who may find it difficult to access help or supports. ... aren't connected to services, can access these services and become more aware of them,” Althea Guiboche from End Homelessness Winnipeg said.
Air1 has become a ubiquitous sight in the skies over Winnipeg, and the WPS has praised its value numerous times since it first took flight in 2011. However, its original operating cost rose from $1.2 million yearly to $1.8 million in 2015, and the city recently replaced the chopper's infrared camera to the tune ...
A 33-year-old man from Winnipeg is dead after losing control of his snowmobile on a Manitoba trail on Saturday, police say. Just after 11 a.m. that morning, Powerview RCMP were called about a snowmobile crash on Snoman Trail No. 220, about 45 kilometres north of Broadlands Road in the rural ...
The Canadian Pacific Railway marshalling yards in Winnipeg are huge — over 200 acres of land — with room for a wide variety of possible uses. With the relocation of the yards, park land, recreation, rapid transit, housing, services, businesses and cultural activities could all find homes in the area, which ...
Entering Rover Station is like stepping into a different ecosystem — and into a piece of Winnipeg's past. Inside, the air is warm and stale. Sunlight shines through broken windows and a blackish-grey dust coats every surface, even the walls. Pigeons fly near signs warning of electrocution and asbestos.
Just over a week since two ride-hailing apps became available in Winnipeg, spokespeople from both companies say they're focused on increasing the number of drivers they have on the road. Cowboy Taxi, one of the ride-hailing apps competing against conventional taxi services, faces a lack of drivers, ...
Starting in Lower Manhattan and working backwards, a Muslim academic from Winnipeg is about to release a new book to spread understanding about an often misunderstood approach to Islam. Rory Dickson, an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg, says Sufism can also be thought of as "a ...
Winnipeg police are looking for a missing man with dementia last seen in the Spence neighbourhood. Reginald Copenace, 61, was last seen around 5 p.m. on the 600-block of Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg police said Sunday. "It's a concern because Mr. Copenace has been diagnosed with dementia, ...
Hot off a performance on Parliament Hill for International Women's Day, Winnipeg loop pedal musician Rayannah performed for a live audience Friday at CBC Manitoba. 5:16. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices · Report Typo or Error|Send Feedback ...
A review of Winnipeg's snow-clearing policy is coming to city council — but not until most of this winter's accumulation has melted. A report recommending changes to the city's snow-clearing procedures will be ready in April, city council public works chair Marty Morantz said. "It's just an overall review of our ...
Now in his 80s, Swiderek has dedicated much of his career to depicting Winnipeg in his art, since getting started painting while working at Rainbow Stage. "It's necessary to do it. I like painting because, you know, [it's] easy to express myself. Especially old buildings … old structures," which Swiderek said ...
Police seized more firearms in Winnipeg last year than in any of the past five years, and the rise in crystal meth use and related drug and gang activity are partly to blame, they say. The Winnipeg Police Service took possession of 1,165 firearms in 2017 — the most the force has seized since at least 2013, ...
Ridesharing is officially legal in Winnipeg and Friday we put them to the test – comparing a traditional cab with one of the new ridesharing companies. We compared the Unicity Taxi to the TappCar in terms of speed of service and price. We called both to City Hall at lunch time, taking a trip to CF Polo Park.
Already facing trafficking charges in Lethbridge, a man with ties to a Winnipeg-based street gang was arrested this week as part of an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams investigation into the drug trade in the southern Alberta city and on the nearby Blood First Nation Reserve. Corey Amyotte, 33 ...
Winnipeg police are asking the public to help identify a number of people they want to question in connection with a serious assault and stabbing that happened in the Corydon Village area in early January. The images of six men were taken from surveillance video in the area of the 700 block of Corydon, ...
If it ever happens, it would go down as one of the biggest projects the City of Winnipeg has ever seen. On the surface, the task of relocating the city's railway yards and lines seems daunting: it's pricey, long-term and has been talked about — and shot down — multiple times. But a new group composed of ...
A popular breakfast spot in Winnipeg has been left with damage after a fire Thursday evening. Cora restaurant on Waverley Street was newly renovated when the blaze broke out. The fire started in the restaurant's utility room and caused extensive damage, according to the owner. A city spokesperson ...
The season is coming to a close on Winnipeg's popular skating trail, which reached its longest-ever distance this winter. "This has been a great winter for the Red River Mutual Trail and we'll keep it going as long as we can on the Red River," said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks. "But the conditions on the ...
Winnipeg police are looking for a man who showed up at a Winnipeg trampoline park with a gun. The incident happened around 7 p.m. Thursday at the Flying Squirrel on St. James Street. Police say the man appeared to be looking for someone, then turned around and walked out. As soon as he left, staff ...
WINNIPEG — The chief of police in Winnipeg says the force did its best to investigate the death of a 15-year-old girl whose body was pulled from the Red River. Danny Smyth told the city's police services board Friday that he was disappointed a jury last week acquitted the man accused of killing Tina ...
Friday night, Winnipeg artist Hannah Doucet has a new exhibition opening at Platform, and Women's Open Mic is back with guest host Angie St. Mars. Saturday, The Good Will hosts Australian singer Amy Shark, and on Sunday, there's a kids' film festival. Of course, all weekend long, there's a festival of ...
The Winnipeg Police Service has announced a new partnership with the MedicAlert Foundation. The non-profit company's MedicAlert Connect Protect service, which launched in Winnipeg Thursday, gives officers 24-hour access to a photo, identity, past wandering history and other emergency information ...
Parmeter and Stewart said discrimination is rampant toward trans and gay folks who are living in shelters and on the streets of Winnipeg. They have first-hand knowledge because they've both lived at the Salvation Army. "Lots of times I didn't even want to leave my room," said Parmeter, speaking about the ...
In 2017, Trudeau hosted town halls from coast to coast to coast, hearing directly from Canadians on how to create well-paying jobs, strengthen the middle class, grow the economy and ensure more opportunities for everyone, according to a statement from Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid. (The area MP ...
Watching Tuesday night's Winnipeg-Tampa Bay game, there was a sequence at 5-on-3 that had me muttering in frustration. Dustin Byfuglien had the puck on the point and made a short pass to Patrik Laine, camped out in the “Ovi Spot.” Laine did his thing but, given the relatively short distance of the pass, ...


 

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