Power outage at University of Manitoba cancels classes

Power outage at University of Manitoba cancels classes Numerous classes have been cancelled at the University of Manitoba due to a power outage that has impacted several buildings. Classes in the following buildings on the Fort Garry campus are cancelled for Monday: Helen Glass Building Biological Sciences Building Fitzgerald Building  Wallace Building  Education Building St. John’s College and Residence St. Paul’s College  Students in residence have been relocated to other accommodations, according to ​a notice on the U of M website. The notice also says classes are expected to resume Tuesday. Students and…

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Father sings emotional song for son on World Autism Awareness Day

Father sings emotional song for son on World Autism Awareness Day April 2 2018 9:11am The lead singer of the Royal Canadian Air Force band has released an independent song, called A Special One to celebrated his son, Hugo. He joined us on Global News Morning to perform the song. ‘ }); } else /”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) catch (e) ; }, 1000 ); };…

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Police say deaths of father and son in Steinbach, Man. are 'suspicious'

Police say deaths of father and son in Steinbach, Man. are 'suspicious' STEINBACH, Man. – Police are investigating what they call the “suspicious” deaths of a father and son whose bodies were found in a home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Steinbach, Man., on Saturday. Officers with the Steinbach RCMP say they aren’t looking for any other suspects in the case and there’s no threat to public safety. They say they were called to the home at about 2 p.m., and they found the bodies of two men aged 54…

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Some U of M classes cancelled after power outage

Some U of M classes cancelled after power outage Classes in several buildings on the Fort Garry Campus at the University of Manitoba have been cancelled due to a power outage on Monday. According to U of M’s website, classes that take place in the following building are cancelled: Helen Glass Building, Biological Sciences Building, Fitzgerald Building, Wallace Building, Education Building, St. John’s College and Residence and St. Paul’s College. Students in residence have been relocated to other buildings. Power is expected to be restored at some point Monday and…

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Entertainer Al Simmons ready to take stage after devastating fire

Entertainer Al Simmons ready to take stage after devastating fire Manitoba entertainer Al Simmons is crediting an outpouring of community support in helping him rebuild and return to the stage. Nearly two months ago, a fire tore through two storage trailers on Simmons’ Anola property.  Fire officials with the RM of Springfield told CTV News they believed the fire was electrical in nature.  The structures held most of the performer’s costumes and props, which were specially-made items he’d collected over decades in show business.  Simmons was at home when the…

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Price of soccer sidelines some newcomer players

Price of soccer sidelines some newcomer players When Anthony Chance came to Winnipeg as a refugee from Rwanda in 2010, he and his friends made a point of not getting involved with the wrong crowd, so they turned to soccer. Now he’s worried other people won’t get the same chance. “The team has kept me busy, from getting in trouble. That’s the biggest thing,” Chance said before a recent game. He plays defence on the Wasps FC team in the Manitoba Major Soccer League. Several players on his team face getting…

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Winnipeg high school students seeking environmental change – one plastic bag at a time

Winnipeg high school students seeking environmental change – one plastic bag at a time Four Winnipeg high school students have launched a petition, calling on the city to ban single-use plastic bags. The students, who attend West Kildonan Collegiate, told CTV News they’re hoping to reduce waste in the province.  Victor Selby, one of the students pushing the petition forward, said the inspiration came from Montreal’s ban on single-use plastic bags. Montreal implemented a ban in January, making it the first major Canadian city to do so.  “We really figured that…

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Tougher language laws sought

Tougher language laws sought OTTAWA — Advocates for French-speaking Manitobans are calling for tougher federal language laws, while praising the Liberals for promising to spend more money on official languages. The Liberals unveiled their plan for supporting official languages Wednesday. Over five years, they’ll spend another $500 million on top of $2.2 billion already earmarked for French outside Quebec and English within that province. The funding will largely be devoted to grants for local groups, instead of programming typically run by public servants. Liberal MP Dan Vandal, who represents St.…

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries leaves $2M for addiction treatment and research unspent

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries leaves $2M for addiction treatment and research unspent Even though Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is required by law to allocate two per cent of its net income to addictions research and treatment, the Crown corporation has been cutting back its spending on social responsibility. The government introduced the requirement in 2013, and since then the social responsibility budget has reached about $12 million. But in 2015, $869,000 was left unspent, and that amount more than doubled in the past year to $2.1 million, according to MLL’s annual reports. “There’s…

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Power outage forces class cancellations at University of Manitoba

Power outage forces class cancellations at University of Manitoba Some University of Manitoba students will have themselves an extra long weekend.A power outage has forced the cancellation of classes Monday in seven buildings at the Fort Garry campus.The buildings affected include:Helen Glass BuildingBiological Sciences BuildingFitzgerald BuildingWallace BuildingEducation BuildingSt. John’s College and ResidenceSt. Paul’s CollegeThe university says power should be restored later Monday and classes are expected to resume Tuesday. Published at Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:56:03 -0400

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