City shifts gears on addressing homeless camps throughout Winnipeg

With makeshift tents and structures popping up around Winnipeg, the city is changing its tactics on dealing with complaints about homeless camps.Initial plans to outsource the cleanup and dismantling of the camps have been scrapped, after the idea met with...

Free unlimited wi-fi now available at 50 City of Winnipeg sites

You’ll now be able to access free Wi-Fi in a total of 50 City of Winnipeg facilities, including libraries, community centres, and outdoor locations like Old Market Square.The city announced an expansion to its Wi-Fi offerings Friday, which are in...

Refurbished military jet makes return to Winnipeg’s Woodhaven Park

A bright red Canadian military plane is soaring over Woodhaven Park in St. James once again.The Royal Canadian Air Force T-33 jet was gifted to the city of St. James in 1967.The refurbished jet was remounted on its pedestal at...

Winnipeg City Hall’s latest Kid Mayor has bold ideas for Portage and Main underground

Mayor Brian Bowman has some competition.The City of Winnipeg has announced its new Kid Mayor, who will be joining Bowman on the job for a day in July, and the 12-year-old has some big ideas for the city.Sadie Armstrong, a...

Addressing root causes of meth crisis as important as increased policing: Mayor Brian Bowman

The City of Winnipeg continues to work with other levels of government to combat the meth crisis, said Mayor Brian Bowman, but he doesn’t necessarily think increasing the police’s $300 million budget is the answer.The mayor told 680 CJOB that...

Winnipeg Indigenous Accord now has more than 140 local signatories

More than 140 local organizations and businesses have formally signed on to become partners of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, the city announced Tuesday at the third annual signing ceremony for the reconciliation-themed accord.The Indigenous Accord, with roots in the Truth and...

Transit move not a legal job action: Bowman

A threatened job action by Winnipeg Transit drivers appears to have fizzled.The transit union said Monday its drivers wouldn’t be collecting fares Tuesday in protest of the ongoing disputes over its collective bargaining agreement – calling it legal job action.According...

CentreVenture unveils plans for updated Chinatown

Change is coming to Winnipeg’s Chinatown.The City is asking for requests for proposals to develop a parcel of land just north of the Exchange District.The Paulin Biscuit Factory, as well as the neighbouring lot to the west between Ross Avenue...

Activist ‘shocked and dismayed’ over Winnipeg mayor’s call to remove her from event

Despite calls from mayor Brian Bowman to have her removed, an event featuring activist Linda Sarsour carried on Friday night in Winnipeg.And Sarsour also had a chance to respond to the mayor’s comments.“I thought I was being invited to a...

EPC votes to make report of investigation into city workers allegedly slacking off made public

The Executive Policy Committee voted unanimously to allow the report into the investigation of city workers to be made public.Right now the city’s Chief Administrative Officer’s office is continuing the investigating after media outlets in Winnipeg, including Global News, were...
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