Disappointed her motion for hotel stays for homeowners without water due to frozen pipes was kyboshed on Wednesday, a councillor is now calling on the city to come up with a prevention plan. Coun. Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) said pipes are …
Full playlist – http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1F3F1A4E8E5F1346 From the album Reconstruction Site. Great Canadian Mixtape Part 1 – Western Canada I…
The number of properties waiting for pipes to be thawed declined for the fourth day in a row. But a city official said those properties could remain without full water service until late June. There are 1,345 properties on the waiting list, down two from Thursday. There were 1,372 on the list
The list of potential mayoral candidates became a little shorter on Friday.
The Lucky Loonie issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to the City of Winnipeg on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA). There was an awkward moment on Thursday when the Royal Canadian Mint made a presentation to the City of …
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If there’s one thing Winnipeg ought to despise more than a 24-year Grey Cup winless streak, it’s a six-decade rapid-transit debate. The city has been contemplating one form of mass public transit or another since 1959, when transportation engineer Norman Wilson dreamed up a three-line subway
The head of Winnipeg Transit laid out plans today for the second leg of the city’s rapid transit system, as some councillors debated the project’s future.
City hall plans to get tough with Winnipeg’s hazardous industries in the wake of an October 2012 massive explosion and fire at St. Boniface industrial park. An administrative report recommends the city start regular inspections of 300 plants across the city to seek out operators that pose
Premier Greg Selinger won’t say whether the province would be in for more money if the city tried to convert plans for bus rapid transit to light rail. “We have to get a proposal from the city. We don’t speculate,” says the premier. “Eventually, as we continue to grow, I think light rail will become […]
WINNIPEG — Many Winnipeggers have been complaining about slow city services all winter but it appears there's a way to get city hall's attention — call the media. On at least three occasions in the past month, city crews showed up to fix problems …
PASADENA, Calif. – Get ready for more flying sharks. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy’s sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers.
Coun. Scott Fielding says the number of people who’ve signed his online petition is proof of “overwhelming” support from Winnipeggers that city hall should abandon the second phase of the dedicated bus corridor. Fielding said more than 1,700 people have signed his petition…
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The snow may have still been falling on Thursday, but city officials are nonetheless preparing for spring.
City hall is looking for public input on its proposed walking and cycling strategies. The draft strategies will be unveiled at a series of open houses later this month, where the community is asked to comment on how city hall plans to shape the community’s resources for walking and cycling.
WINNIPEG – The number of homes with no water due to frozen pipes is increasing dramatically, faster than city crews can thaw them out. Officials revealed Monday that 537 properties are now on the waiting list to have their pipes thawed, a jump from 300 …
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A union representing city workers have filed a grievance over council’s plan to force employees to take unpaid leave over the Christmas holidays.
A controversial private contractor who has been thawing hundreds of frozen pipes in Winnipeg homes and commercial businesses remains befuddled as to why the city had ordered him to stop.
The City of Winnipeg’s biggest union has filed a grievance against the city over what it calls a violation of the collective agreement. The City wants to force employees to take 3 1/2 unpaid days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 president Mike Davidson tells 680 CJOB […]
The City of Winnipeg’s largest union is filing a grievance over a plan to force employees to take three and a half unpaid days off between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500 has given the city notice of a grievance over what the union believes is a…
A private contractor who has thawed frozen pipes in hundreds of Winnipeg homes and businesses says the city is forcing him to stop.
A civic election coming? The City of Winnipeg has an app for that. The City of Winnipeg announced Monday the launch of its 2014 election mobile app. The free app can be downloaded on iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad), Android and BlackBerry devices in both English and French. The 2014 General Civic
So I work for a certain sandwich "restaurant" and they have a policy of deducting shortages in the cash from employees paychecks- Which as I understand is quite illegal. They've done it to a few co workers of mine since I've started here and as of last Tuesday it may be happening to me. Basically […]
Winnipeg city councillors have their eyes on land outside city limits. A consensus is developing among councillors that land in neighbouring rural municipalities within the Perimeter Highway should be annexed if growth in surrounding communities isn’t controlled. Wednesday’s discussion of
Winnipeg has held on to its spot as the most competitive city in the Midwest for the fifth year in a row.
The out-of-control costs of the frozen pipes battle has led city council to turn to the province for funding.
An annual report on Winnipeg’s waste management strategy sparked harsh criticism by city councillors over the high number of missed garbage pick-ups from the city’s private collector.
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A consensus is developing on Winnipeg city council for the annexation of neighbouring rural municipalities within the Perimeter Highway if growth in the surrounding communities isn’t controlled. The trigger to the annexation discussion at city council is the plan to close two residential
A bitter feud between city hall and the Aquatic Hall of Fame has ended with the resolution of a 2007 lawsuit over the hall’s eviction from the Pan Am Pool. Luke Small, chairman of the Aquatics Hall board, said he’s looking forward to partnering with city hall for the display of
With no end in sight to the flow of cash required to fix Winnipeg's frozen pipes emergency, city council voted in favour of applying for disaster financial assistance. Mayor Sam Katz and Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) authored the DFA motion for …
They are among the most vulnerable of society: sex-trade workers often targeted for harassment and violence. Now a lengthy Winnipeg police investigation has revealed five women in the city’s low-track area were allegedly victimized by an officer. Const. Remi Van Den Driessche, 39, has been
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The frozen pipes fight has spurred city staff to custom build thawing machines. Tim Shanks, water distribution engineer for the water and waste department, said his department's employees have spent weeks modifying four hot water pulse jetting thawing …
The city's municipal leaders are mulling an application for disaster financial assistance over Winnipeg's frozen pipes emergency. Coun. Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) said the $305 fee per home for the thawing of frozen pipes isn't the only cost …
The Aquatic Hall of Fame is returning to its home at the Pan Am Pool. A last-minute settlement has been reached in a 2007 lawsuit between the hall and the City of Winnipeg, which will see the hall’s collection returned on display at the Pan Am. A report to city council states the city will […]
Winnipeg might be ready for a new moniker — Disaster City. Mayor Sam Katz confirmed city officials have considered elevating the frozen-waterlines situation from an emergency to disaster status. The move would make the city eligible for financial assistance from Ottawa and the
Residents who battled residential frozen pipes in December and January may be seeing a reimbursement from the city.