Residents are salvaging what they can after a museum building in St. Georges was ablaze in the early morning hours. Powerview RCMP were called to the landmark in the community 120 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg around 4:00 this morning. The building, located in between the two other museum buildings, was fully engulfed in flames when […]
Sinkhole season continues in Winnipeg. Yet another hole is on northbound Raleigh at Linden Avenue – that’s just past East Kildonan Centennial Park. It’s the third sinkhole reported in four days, after the viral sensation St. Mary’s Road sinkhole opened up on Wednesday. Then Friday, a gaping hole showed up on Princess Street near Alexander, […]
Dozens of young, hopeful Winnipeg Blue Bombers took to the pitch at Investors Group Field Saturday for the 5th annual KidSport football camp.
Less than a week after a large sinkhole appeared on St. Mary’s Road, a new hole shut down a portion of road in the city’s downtown.
If 500 or 600 or 824 missing and murdered aboriginal women didn’t trigger a national inquiry, it’s not clear whether 1,181 will. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said his government is not inclined to convene a national probe into the epidemic of violence against indigenous women, though every
A house fie overnight in the North End is under investigation, the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service said today. Fire crews were called shortly after 1 a.m. this morning to 43 Powers Ave. There were no injuries but the flames had spread and the damage was extensive. A car parked behind the
Alcohol was named a factor in a fatal highway accident near Ashern that claimed the life of a 40-year-old man. Ashern RCMP say just before 4:00 a.m. they answered a call about a motor vehicle collision on Old 514 Road, approximately 5 kilometres north of Highway 68. Officers arrived on scene
MONTREAL – With all the sadness around the New York Rangers these days, winning a laugher may have been just what they needed. Martin St. Louis, who is to attend his mother’s funeral with his teammates on Sunday, got the opening goal as seven different Rangers scored and Henrik Lundqvist broke…
Eric O’Dell scored his sixth goal in four games to help St. John’s beat the Admirals 5-2 on Friday and eliminate Norfolk from the American Hockey League playoffs. IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge has recognized O’Dell’s contributions to the team, naming him alternate captain while regular captain Jason Jaffray was out for Game 6 of […]
A fire tore through a church built in 1904 southwest of Winnipeg in the community of Starbuck on Friday. It's believed to have started with a grass fire that spread to the church and neighbouring houses around 1 p.m.. Damage to the church is pegged at …
The City of Winnipeg closed down a lane on Princess Street near Alexander Avenue after a sinkhole formed Friday afternoon. “Crews are onsite and will be working to repair the leak and restore the road as soon as possible,” said the city in a release …
Winnipeg police issued a man a $113.10 ticket for walking on the sidewalk in a group “more than two abreast.” “I've walked past people four or five abreast. Why only give him a ticket?” said Chris Herda, a friend of the man who received the ticket …
Fire crews had their hands full with an overnight house fire that caused $120-thousand to a home on Powers Street. The call came in around 1 a.m. Saturday. The fire was mostly restricted to the rear of the home and a car was completely burned in the blaze.
An early morning fire has destroyed the Saint-Georges Museum in the community of St. Georges about 120-kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The fire began around 3:30 Saturday morning. Mike Boulet, the president of the museum's board said the central …
A troubled First Nation south of Winnipeg has flipped its leadership a second time in one week. Late… – Local – Winnipeg Free Press.
Anyone know any islands/secluded areas where about 8 guys could get to by fishing boats and take in a weekend of camping and fishing in late June? Being 3 hours or less from Winnipeg would be ideal, but we'd probably stretch it for phenomenal camping/fishing. submitted by energyst [link] [13 comments]
I just received my "recommended specs" for the laptop I need for the program, and I feel they are a little excessive: http://imgur.com/CNKtZcV Is there anyone here that's gone through the program recently that has a more reasonable expectation of what I would need? I'm not sure if I'd get burned just for going after […]
The days may be numbered for Manitoba’s smallest public school. Reynolds Community School in Prawda has a projected enrolment of only 4.5 full-time-equivalent students for September in the kindergarten to Grade 6 school that had 84 students in the late 1990s. While the provincial moratorium on
SELKIRK — Officials were buoyed on Friday by the prospect the derelict MS Lord Selkirk might finally sail away to a graveyard. The vessel has been abandoned for 23 years in a slough near a river-side park, Selkirk’s main tourist attraction, and city officials are eager to be rid of the craft
BRANDON — In deciding whether to send embezzler Edith Chalmers to jail, Justice John Menzies had a problem. On one hand, here was an aboriginal woman who’d overcome a horrific childhood to become a model citizen. On the other, she was a former First Nation welfare administrator who stole tens
Repairs to the shuttered Sherbrook Pool took on a bigger scope after the province announced it would contribute to the repair and renovation project at the inner-city facility. Several civic and provincial politicians gathered outside the Sherbrook Street pool Friday to hear Kevin Chief say the
An NDP backbencher has resigned from the legislature for health and family reasons. Frank Whitehead had represented The Pas since 2009. His resignation came on Friday, a day the house doesn’t sit. “After lengthy discussions with health professionals and my family, I’ve made the difficult
Radio Mic After 40 plus years in radio, I'm no longer looking for full-time work, and I'm glad. I'm glad because the business that was so great for so long is now a race to the bottom in many ways. Of all the traditional mainstream media, radio should …
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad is exactly one week away, where an estimated 1,200 motorcycles will rev their engines in an effort to fight prostate cancer. The annual fundraiser is May 24 and will depart from Earl's at Polo Park Shopping Centre …
OTTAWA — The International Monetary Fund says the Canadian government should look for ways to clip the wings of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and eventually get out of the mortgage insurance business altogether. The Washington-based …
Steinbach RCMP need your help in finding a person of interest Police report around 8pm on Wednesday a man wearing a black shirt, black skirt, black tights, black high heels and a black wig with a pink stripe was seen at a playground in Steinbach. RCMP would like to speak with this individual […]
The Manitoba and Canadian governments have joined forces to launch a four year, one million dollar program to help reduce flooding and other damage to agricultural lands caused by beavers. The program will also educate farmers and other stakeholders about humane removal methods. Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural development minister Ron Kostyshyn says the damage […]
Churchill – in our province, but a completely different world. A trip to Churchill is on the ‘bucket list’ of many, including myself. We spoke to Melanie Gamache of The Churchill Experience on the Nighthawk about why you should take part in a “tundra safari”. You can hear our conversation, which includes wildlife and history […]
An early lead was all the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ pitching staff needed for Winnipeg’s first win of the very young 2014 season. On the back of an early 3-0 lead and a shutdown pitching effort, the Goldeyes (1-1) beat the Amarillo Sox (1-1) 5-2 Friday night in the Texas city. Goldeyes left fielder Ray Sadler started […]
Three people face several charges following a string of armed robberies in Thompson, Manitoba. RCMP say between May 13 and May 15 during the early morning hours, officers responded to reports of victims being robbed at knife point by suspects wearing masks on the trails in the Eastwood area. One suspect was arrested while fleeing […]
The Canadian Coast Guard’s efforts to clean up the MS Lord Selkirk II, an eyesore that has vexed people in Selkirk, Man., for nearly a quarter of a century were stalled on Friday by a huge block of ice.
Steinbach RCMP are asking people to help them find a man dressed in black wearing tights, heels and a wig.
A kind and humble man at grocery check-out It was one of those mornings when you lift up the carton of milk and realize it’s too light. This means a quick trip to the grocery store is in order before your child needs to go to daycare and you need to go to work. As […]
(NC) — Ecological restoration. By their very nature, bison, or buffalo, are “ecosystem engineers,” their presence triggering physical changes in the landscape that benefit other fauna and flora. By extension, this preserves precious ecosystems and …
Small Farms Manitoba A new online directory now lists Manitoba farms actively offering a wide range of local products. Small Farms Manitoba features 104 farm profiles from across the province. Kalynn Spain, founder and the directory's independent …
The Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have a chance this summer to do something very out of character for them. And though I'm not sure they're willing to go here, I thought that the dots are out there so why not try and connect them?
Would you pay an extra $2 for the privilege of getting better seats in a movie theatre?… – Movies – Winnipeg Free Press.
Winnipeggers will be forgiven for doing a dismayed double take when they see snowflakes on their mid-May five-day forecast.