Rapid transit stop work order lifted, still no answers

A weeks long stop work order for a half-billion dollar city mega project has been lifted.The City of Winnipeg confirmed construction crews are back on-site along two portions of the rapid transit corridor.Four weeks ago Manitoba Hydro ordered crews off the construction site for the Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, claiming work was being done too close to  hydro lines and towers. In some cases, the footing around transmission towers had been nearly completely excavated.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Manitoba Hydro issues stop work order on $500M bus rapid transit projectHydro said…

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Five sexual harassment investigations involving faculty ‘ongoing’ at the University of Manitoba

As 30,000 students poured into classes Wednesday morning, the president of the University of Manitoba stood in front of media and delivered a shocking message.David Barnard admitted the school has multiple ongoing investigations into sexual assault, harassment and human rights; five of which involve faculty.READ MORE: Warning issued following sexual assault at U of W FridayAccording to number provided by the university, five open investigations under the University of Manitoba’s Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy and Sexual Assault Policy involve faculty as the respondent.One is for sexual assault and…

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City report recommends expanding U-Pass to Red River College

Right now students at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg pay a reduced fee for a universal pass even if they don’t ride the bus. Now, Red River College could be the next school to get on board. Taxpayers currently spend more than $2 million annually for the universal transit pass program, to give students at U of M and U of W a break on their bus fares. A report, which will be in front the city’s standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works on…

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Youth convicted in Charleswood homicide to serve sentence in community

A youth convicted in the 2015 homicide of a Winnipeg woman will serve the remaining sentence in the community, and he won’t be able to use marijuana. An argument over the drug played a “central” role in the killing, a Crown prosecutor says. Kathleen Leary, 66, was fatally attacked inside her home on Cheltenham Cove in Charleswood on May 19, 2015. Officers found the grandmother, originally of Norway House Cree Nation, suffering from upper body injuries. She later died. A youth, known to Leary and police, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, but those charges were…

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Clinic offering front-line help for those with addictions opens in Winnipeg

The first of five Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics, which offers front-line help to those dealing with addictions, opened in Winnipeg on Aug. 31. The new clinic is located at Winnipeg’s Crisis Response Centre, near the Health Sciences Centre, at 817 Bannatyne Avenue. “RAAM clinics help patients more easily navigate the health system, moving them between addiction medicine specialists, primary care providers and community supports,” said health, seniors and active living minister Cameron Friesen. “The opening of these clinics is an important step toward addressing long wait times…

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Clinics offering front-line help for those with addictions open in Brandon, Thompson

CTV WinnipegPublished Wednesday, September 5, 2018 4:58PM CSTLast Updated Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:13PM CST UPDATE: The province said on Wednesday, Oct. 18 that two more of the previously announced Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine clinics, also known as RAAM clinics, have opened their doors. The new clinics are located in Brandon, Man. and Thompson, Man. The Brandon clinic is located in the 7th Street Access Centre and the RAAM clinic in Thompson is at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba’s Eaglewood site.   Winnipeg is already home to two RAAM…

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Election-style attack ad blames mayor for 911 staffing shortages

A new election-style attack ad is raising alarm bells about 911 staffing levels and is targeting Mayor Brian Bowman. The video depicts a girl hiding in a closet from a home invader. You can hear glass break as she dials 911, but no one is on the other end to answer her call for help. “You have reached the Winnipeg police emergency line,” a recorded voice states. As the home invader approaches, the narrator in the video asks,“Why is Winnipeg 911 not fully staffed? Ask Mayor Bowman.” The online attack…

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Mayor Bowman denounces police association ad as ‘fear-mongering’

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is slamming a public service ad released by the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) and said it’s nothing more than “fear-mongering” during an election campaign.The WPA released two ads for television and online, which will begin airing on Sept. 10. One ad features a young woman hiding in a closet during a home invasion, and being placed on hold when she dials 911.[embedded content]

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West Kildonan residents want idling trains to go away

People living in a West Kildonan neighbourhood say they’re dealing with a noisy and smelly problem caused by trains passing right through their community. “What happens is they bring it up here and they park it,” said area resident Al Donahue. “It’s called yarding.” Donahue said the trains are sometimes left idling for more than two days at a time. Others in the neighborhood want it to stop. “This one is very noisy because you can hear the air drier dumping constantly,” said nearby resident Kevin Williams. In statement to…

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U of M president apologizes to students who have experienced sexual assault, harassment

The president of the University of Manitoba apologized Wednesday to students who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus. “Inappropriate behavior, including sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus is unacceptable, and, quite honestly, I find such conduct to be horrible and appalling,” said David Barnard in a statement. “Today, I am apologizing to students who have experienced such inappropriate behavior. I am deeply sorry.” Barnard said the university is working to expand services to help students identify and report any type of sexual violence. He also said…

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