City hoping to reduce carbon footprint with potential purchase of electric vehicles

Winnipeg is going down the road of electrifying vehicles within its city-owned fleet to reduce its carbon footprint. The City of Winnipeg wants to buy two electric vehicles to test the feasibility of having more of them in its fleet of 2,200. A request for proposal on the city’s website is asking the winning bidder to supply and install three charging stations. “Support for electric vehicles is a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate City leadership in reducing the corporate carbon footprint as well as supporting the adoption of electric vehicles in…

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One man arrested in connection to domestic incident involving apartment fire: RCMP

RCMP in Portage la Prairie, Man., have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a serious domestic incident that resulted in a fire to an apartment complex on Feb. 15. The first officer on the scene observed smoke coming from the basement apartment and could hear screams from inside. The RCMP said when the officer entered the apartment he assisted a 41-year-old woman in evacuating. When he entered a second time, the officer encountered a 38-year-old man who, police said, refused directions to leave and had to be physically…

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RCMP allege man held woman against her will inside apartment on fire

CTV WinnipegPublished Monday, February 18, 2019 11:35AM CSTLast Updated Monday, February 18, 2019 12:18PM CST RCMP in Portage la Prairie, Man., have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a serious domestic incident that resulted in a fire to an apartment complex on Feb. 15. The first officer on the scene observed smoke coming from the basement apartment and could hear screams from inside. The RCMP said when the officer entered the apartment he helped the 41-year-old woman get out. When he entered a second time, the officer encountered…

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Portage la Prairie man set apartment ablaze, trapped woman inside: RCMP

Police arrested a Portage la Prairie man and charged him with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to trap a woman inside a burning apartment suite. RCMP responded to a call about a fire and possible domestic situation at an apartment complex on 5th Street in Portage la Prairie around 1:25 a.m. on Feb. 15. When the first officer arrived, he saw thick black smoke coming from the basement apartment and heard screaming from inside. After entering the building, he saw the door to the apartment open and smoke billowing…

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New Manitoba conservation area honours Roblin outdoorsman

A long-time Roblin, Man., family has donated an expanse of land near Riding Mountain National Park in memory of a loved one as a new conservation area.The Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands are a 169 hectare (418 acre) area made up of grasslands, forests, wetlands and a lake.READ MORE: New conservation area in Manitoba will protect 86 bird species: nature groupHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowThe family of Bob Mickelson and the Nature Conservancy of Canada made a joint announcement Monday, saying the gift allows the lands to…

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Importance of role fosters play for rescue shelters

February 18 2019 11:59am A foster with Winnipeg Giant Breed Rescue tells Global News Morning some of the roles she has when it comes to looking after the dogs. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, 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 ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function()…

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Train derailment highlights cellular shortcomings in St. Lazare, residents say

Even if the province had tried to send out an emergency cell phone alert after a trail loaded with crude oil derailed near St. Lazare, most of the people in the village wouldn’t have received it. Like many areas of Manitoba, cellular service in the small community near the Saskatchewan border is non-existent. “Lives are at stake here,” said resident Terry Haney. On Saturday, nearly 40 cars derailed and began spilling crude oil on a farm in the community, about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. Although no injuries or fires…

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RCMP rescue Portage la Prairie woman trapped in burning apartment

A woman was rescued from a burning apartment suite in Portage la Prairie Friday and a man has been arrested for attempted murder and arson.RCMP went to the building on 5th Street at about 1:25 a.m. Friday after being called about a fire and “possible domestic situation.”When the first officer arrived, he found thick black smoke pouring from the basement apartment and heard screaming inside. The officer ran inside and found the apartment door open and the suite full of smoke.Help us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowREAD MORE:…

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Slurpee delivery now available in Winnipeg – the Slurpee Capital of the World

‘Peggers are famous for sucking back sweet sugary slurpees even when it’s -45 with the windchill, but for those of us who prefer to hibernate during the winter chill, you can now get your colourful concoction delivered to your door.Food delivery service Uber Eats now offers deliveries from two 7-Eleven locations on their app and online, and yes, that includes slurpees.READ MORE: Winnipeg celebrates its Slurpee addictionHelp us improve Globalnews.caTake the survey now!Story continues belowFlavours are spelled out if you are a one-slurpee, one-flavour kind of person. If you like…

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Family donates land near Riding Mountain National Park in memory of Roblin man

The family of a Roblin man are donating a diverse swath of land near Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park to be preserved for future generations. The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced the creation of the Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands on Monday. The 169-hectare area (1.7 square kilometres) consists of grasslands, wetlands, forests and a lake, and his home to a wide variety of species of plants and animals. The Canada warbler has been designated as threatened in Canada. (Nick Saunders) The forests on the land provide shelter for moose, elk, and many…

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