OTTAWA – The federal government will contest an injunction that allows people to continue to grow medical marijuana while a full legal challenge plays out in the courts. It is the latest salvo in a series of legal actions over how the government administers its medical pot program. Earlier this
While the winter just won’t end, neither will the onslaught of frozen water pipes on Winnipeg properties. New statistics released by the City of Winnipeg on Monday showed that there were 23 new reports of frozen water pipes since Saturday. The total is 2,282 reports of frozen pipes this
Susan McVarish could hardly believe it when her phone rang Monday morning and a complete stranger told her he was coming over to chop through the solid, ice-chunked windrows covering her North Kildonan boulevard path and blocking her garage. She had called the city’s 311 line twice over…
WINNIPEG – The relationship between Bachman-Turner Overdrive's four core members was once so frosty, the band couldn't even agree long enough to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Well, that long-awaited honour finally came at …
Tegan and Sara won three Juno awards at Sunday night's Winnipeg ceremony, taking home trophies for single of the year for Closer as well as best group and best pop album. Serena Ryder and Arcade Fire each won two awards, with Ryder winning artist …
Members of the band the Sheepdogs arrive on the red carpet during the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 30, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods. Juno Awards 20140330. Adonis Puentes arrives on the red …
ET Canada's Erin Cebula, here for the Junos, blogs about her tour of Winnipeg sights – the legislature, the human rights museum, Slurpees and perogies.
WINNIPEG—March 27, 2014–Winnipeg is improving or staying the same in 11 out of 16 key indicators but losing ground for five key indicators highlighted in a city-wide check-up that looks at everything from core housing …
Photos of snow in Grand Forks, North Dakota (Steve Dubois) Weather Warnings Driving conditions in the southern part of Manitoba and into North Dakota are not good because of high winds and heavy snow. Steve Dubois of Winnipeg, who was on his way back from to Winnipeg from Minneapolis when the highway was closed […]
The latest Insightrix Research Poll conducted for 680CJOB asked Manitobans whether prostitution should be legalized in Canada. Poll results showed a slight majority (54%) opposed the idea, while just over 30% support the legalization. This both a timely & sensitive matter as the Federal Government has until the end of the year to introduce a […]
Children’s hockey programs are winding down for the season, but the lucrative business of unregulated spring teams is just kicking off — sparking debate about whether kids should be playing year-round, and if the pricey leagues are worth it.
Those involved in overseeing aspects of sport in Manitoba seem exasperated after another violent incident at a minor hockey game took place on the weekend.
A Gull Lake couple convicted in what animal welfare officials called the worst case of animal hoarding they have ever seen are appealing their sentences.
Despite enduring one of the worst winters in the province’s history, the potential for spring flooding remains near normal in most parts of Manitoba.
Police are investigating after a Garden City-area home was shot up early Monday morning.
Police are on the lookout for a pair of men who creeped out a pair of young girls in Valley Gardens on Friday.
First Nations in Manitoba will be the first to experience portable “pop-up” movie theatres that will screen both first-run films, such as The Lego Movie and Divergent, as well as aboriginal films. A partnership between Bandwidth Digital Releasing Inc., and the Adam Beach Film
SUSAN McVarish is trapped on her East Kildonan property due to windrows of hard-packed ice chunks covering her pathway to the street and another blocking her garage. The 64-year-old called 311 to ask fo the city’s help cutting through the metre-high windrow on the boulevard in front of her
Visits to the Assiniboine Park Zoo will cost you more starting Tuesday, April 1st. Admission for adults will rise from $8.50, to $10.75. Prices go up for seniors, youths and children too. You can still buy a yearly family pass, but that’s going up from $115 to $189. The price of admission will rise again when […]
Damage is estimated in excess of 100-thousand dollars in a St. Vital house fire this afternoon on Hastings Boulevard near Dunkirk. The Winnipeg Fire-Paramedic Service was called to the fire which may have started in a closet. While characterized as a small fire, it caused a lot of smoke. There were no injuries. A 12-year old […]
The Winnipeg Jets cap off their three-game swing through California with a game against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center Monday night.
Many arts groups in Winnipeg couldn’t survive without one woman – Jean Giguère.
A new program has launched in the North End to help families find healthy food in areas where grocery stores are scant.
A group of sisters who escaped a deadly civil war have turned their difficult past into success as singers in Winnipeg.
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I have a newfound appreciation for recycling teams, like the one at Sisler High School. Before spending time with a few of the students on the school's Recycling Team and Lauren Sawchuk , the energetic teacher in charge of the group, I didn't give much …
WINNIPEG– Despite massive amounts of snow still on the ground, flood forecasters expect high water will not be a significant issue in southern Manitoba this spring. The second flood outlook of the season predicts a normal levels. “We may or may not …
Highway 75 should stay open and the rest of southern Manitoba should see little in spring flood flooding, the province said today. So little in fact the Red River floodway around Winnipeg may not be used and same goes with the Portage Diversion that empties in Lake Manitoba. Both diversions
It’s the latest incident of on-ice violence that has put minor hockey league in the public spotlight. Now one of the coaches who had a bird’s eye view of Sunday’s melee in Stonewall says stiff sanctions are needed to send the message that this sort of conduct won’t be…
If you were planning to head down south for some cross-border shopping today, think again. The North Dakota department of transportation and the state highway patrol have closed the northbound and southbound lanes of I-29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border. Falling and blowing snow have
ANAHEIM – Winnipeg Jets fans will get a chance to share some good memories tonight as they watch their team play one of their heroes for a final time. The Jets meet Teemu Selanne’s Anaheim Ducks tonight (9 p.m., Jets on TSN, TSN 1290) for likely the last time in a relationship that
Vaibhav Saija emigrated from India just five months ago, but already he’s had a quintessentially Canadian experience — tax-return dread. Fear of the forms propelled Saija and his wife, Mamta, into the basement of a downtown government building last week, where a team of volunteer tax experts,
ROSEAU River First Nation is headed back to court. After three years without a single dispute spilling into the province’s courts, the Ojibwa First Nation known for its internal political struggles will be back before a judge. This time, a band councillor and elder contend the current chief and
An official is the latest victim of the sometimes ugly face of minor hockey violence. Players kicked and punched the linesman while he was lying on the ice during an Interlake bantam minor hockey playoff game in Stonewall on Sunday afternoon. The game, which saw the Stonewall Blues take the
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the last day of March, meaning March came in like a lion…. and is going out like a lion. The national weather service issued the warning in the wee hours of Sunday …
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