Major flooding forces an evacuation at Portage Avenue building

Flooding in a west-end building Sunday morning forced out 30 residents.Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews received reports of flooding inside a Portage Avenue building near Sherburn Street.Crews arrived on scene just after 5:30 a.m. and were unable to shut off the water to the building. The front of a building with severe flood damage on Portage Avenue.Michael Draven / Global NewsIn a news release sent out Sunday morning, the city said “the flooding was progressing quickly” and as a result, the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department was called…

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Man rescued on Lake Manitoba after spending night stranded on boat

A 60-year-old camper spent nearly 24 hours on Lake Manitoba before being safely brought to shore.The camper didn’t return to his campsite at Vakker Beach Campground on the west shore of Lake Manitoba on Friday night.READ MORE: Goat Island in Manitoba attracting adventure seekers from around the worldStory continues belowLocal campers began a search on the water first thing Saturday morning, after last seeing the man fishing in his boat just after 5 p.m. the night before.RCMP Search and Rescue crews received a call regarding the missing boater just before…

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Missing teen could be in Winnipeg

Police in Roseau River, Man.  are looking for a missing teenager they say could be in Winnipeg.Avriel Alexa Govereau, 14, was last seen by her family on July 10. She’s described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 215 pounds, with long brown hair usually worn in a bun and brown eyes.READ MORE: Winnipeg cops working with U.S. authorities to find missing 6-year-oldOn July 15, Govereau told a family member she was in Winnipeg with her boyfriend.Police are concerned for her well-being and are asking anyone with information on her…

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Manitoba hopes to woo Quebec civil servants worried about religious symbols ban

The Manitoba government is planning to recruit civil servants from Quebec who are concerned about a new law in the province banning religious symbols.Manitoba has a shortage of bilingual civil servants, Premier Brian Pallister says, and will send letters to Quebec professional organizations, colleges and other entities to invite public-sector workers to move west.“We think that there may be people in Quebec right now who want to come to a province where we don’t have clothing police, where their freedoms will be respected and their rights will be respected,” Pallister said Thursday.The…

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‘It’s causing me to not want to live’: LGBTQ2 community members recount time with Journey Canada programs

Jonathan Brower was 20 years old the first time he attended a program operated by Journey Canada. Back in 2005, the organization was known as Living Waters and had rented space for the program from Calgary’s First Alliance Church.“I can visualize the room and walking up the stairs and the feelings I had every time I went in there and the hope that I would be cured,” Brower said.Story continues belowGrowing up in a Christian church, Brower said he felt he had no choice but to suppress feelings that he…

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Where are carbon monoxide alarms required in hotels across Canada?

Fifty-two people and one dog were evacuated from a Super 8 motel in Winnipeg Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide (CO) leak was detected in the building.As a result, 46 people were taken to hospital for CO exposure, 15 considered to be in critical condition.Everyone had been discharged from hospital as of Wednesday.READ MORE: What you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoningStory continues belowOfficials have confirmed that a carbon monoxide detector in the motel’s boiler room detected dangerous levels of the colourless, odourless gas, triggering an alarm that called…

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‘Lolli’ exhibit sheds light on plight of child pornography victims

It’s an empty shipping crate, roughly 30 feet by 13 feet, covered wall-to-wall and ceiling in lollipops.10,824 lollipops to be exact.The hard candies represent the number of child pornography images detected online globally every 12 hours, by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.“In the offender community, the term ‘lolli’ is a very disturbing term that is one used to describe victims or child sexual abuse material,” said the Centre’s executive director, Lianna McDonald.Story continues below“On the flip side, it’s sort of a symbol of childhood,” added McDonald. “We cannot show…

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Premiers want to ensure local jurisdiction respected when it comes to climate change decisions

Canada’s premiers are calling on the federal government to give provinces “full credit” for emission reductions in their respective jurisdictions and put forward “sufficient” funding for local adaptation and mitigation projects.This comes on the second day of the annual Council of the Federation (COF) meeting, where the premiers are gathering in Saskatoon.The joint statement acknowledges climate change as a global threat that has immediate and long-lasting impacts on the environment, public health and safety.Story continues below“We live in a part of the world where we see, daily, the effects of…

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Canada’s premiers to focus on trade, economy as they meet in Saskatoon

Trade and economic competitiveness is the main focus of the first day of the annual Council of the Federation (COF), taking place in Saskatoon Wednesday and Thursday.This is the annual meeting of Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers.Story continues belowRelatedView original article here Source

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All victims of Winnipeg hotel carbon monoxide poisoning discharged from hospital

All the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning at a Winnipeg hotel Tuesday have been discharged from local hospitals.Forty-six people were taken to hospital Tuesday morning after a carbon monoxide leak at the Super 8 hotel on Portage Avenue. Fifty-two were evacuated from the hotel.Fifteen of those people were considered to be in critical condition due to the levels of carbon monoxide in their systems, said Fire Chief John Lane.Story continues belowREAD MORE: 46 people taken to hospital after carbon monoxide leak at Winnipeg hotel“None of the patients were requiring resuscitation,…

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