Winnipeg cycling, pedestrian routes extended to September

At Friday’s meeting, Winnipeg’s city council extended eight of nine temporary cycling and pedestrian routes put in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic until September, but councillor Kevin Klein argued successfully to have the closed stretch in his ward axed.The routes...

Winnipeg pilot project to deter homeless camps cancelled, councillors say they weren’t informed

The City of Winnipeg is quickly backtracking on a pilot project aimed at deterring Winnipeg’s homeless population from settling near local infrastructure after public outcry.The project, which city officials said began in April, used what the city calls “noise deterrents”...

Petition calls for renaming of Winnipeg’s Wolseley Avenue, schools

Some are calling for Wolseley Avenue and two schools bearing the moniker of 19th-century military leader Garnet Wolseley be renamed for the Métis people who lived in what is now Manitoba instead.A petition titled ‘Wolseley was a cop’ has made the...

Winnipeg to form community group to look into historical street, monument naming

The City of Winnipeg is looking for volunteers to help make decisions about historical markers and place names throughout the city.The city put out a call on Tuesday for residents to apply to become part of the Welcoming Winnipeg Committee...

Winnipeg resident without clean water for nearly two weeks and counting

A Winnipeg woman says she’s been without proper drinking water for more than a week after city crews tore up the road in front of her home.Leslie Carey says she was told her water would be shut off on June...

Kapyong Barracks developers ask for public input ahead of final master plan

The developers working on a “First Nation urban economic zone” on the Kapyong Barracks land expect to settle on a master plan for the site this fall, and are soliciting feedback from the public.Some 800 people tuned in to a...

Coronavirus: Winnipeg Transit Union calls for return to full service

Winnipeg’s transit union is calling on the city to immediately restore service as the province gets set to move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan.In a statement Tuesday, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 says the current level of...

Manitoba man seeks $16M plus for 23 years in prison

A Manitoba man who spent 23 years in prison before his first-degree murder conviction was overturned is suing the federal government, the City of Winnipeg and others for more than $16 million in damages, plus interest and legal costs.Frank Ostrowski...

Winnipeg decides to accept gifted flashing school zone lights four years later

Flashing amber lights will soon be set up in school zones across Winnipeg at next to no cost to taxpayers, some four years after a man offered to supply the lights and set them up for free.Chuck Lewis, owner of...

Winnipeg Disraeli Freeway homeless camps slowly dismantled amid eviction order

Residents in a long-term homeless encampment off the Disraeli Freeway adjacent to the Manitoba Metis Federation’s headquarters slowly packed up their belongings and moved off the plot of civic-owned land Friday after the city served them with formal eviction notices...
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