Whiteout party capacity to be reduced to 11,000

The tight crowd at the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Parties is set to become a little tighter.Economic Development Winnipeg said Tuesday capacity will be reduced for Thursday’s Whiteout Party to 11,000, down from 15,000.Tickets for Thursday’s party are already sold out.READ MORE: Winnipeg police asking fans to behave for Thursday’s whiteout partyLast Friday’s party proved to be too popular, and there were a number of incidents, Winnipeg police said Monday.Cst. Jay Murray said the crowd at Game 2 was much more unruly than at previous parties.“We saw some challenges we haven’t…

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Winnipeg police asking fans to behave for Thursday’s whiteout party

After a number of drunken fights and bad behaviour at last Friday’s whiteout street party, Winnipeg police are reminding fans attending Game 5 to be responsible.Cst. Jay Murray said the crowd at Game 2 was much more unruly than at previous parties.“We saw some challenges we haven’t seen before,” Murray said.READ MORE: Police report drunken fights, other bad behaviour at Winnipeg Whiteout PartyStory continues belowFights broke out, mainly after the game, and a number of fans were detained by officers and thrown in the drunk tank. Police also responded to…

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Tax deduction reason behind Whiteout donation discrepancy

Blame the GST.Taxes are the reason why a full $75,000 was not donated to the United Way after Friday’s Whiteout party.“The GST has to be collected on all ticket sales, so tickets are $5 and it [GST] works out to be 25 cents per ticket,” said Economic Development spokesperson Matt Schaubroeck.It may be a little chilly outside, but this warms our hearts. $69,170 raised at tonight’s #WPGWhiteout Street Party will be going to help @UnitedWayWpg agencies! pic.twitter.com/9sTRPE6Zhm— EconDev Winnipeg (@EDWinnipeg) April 13, 2019On Friday, Economic Development gave $69,170 to the…

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When NOT to call 911: Winnipeg police release funny video about nuisance calls

Arguments over pizza pops, adding a program to cable, and a broken furnace – these are just some of the bizarro calls Winnipeg police receive on the 911 emergency line.The cops put out a tongue-in-cheek video Monday featuring incredulous Winnipeg Police Service staff reading some of the not-so-urgent “emergency” calls the service has received.[embedded content]

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Feds introduce law to remove barrier to inter-provincial booze trade

The federal government has introduced legislation that it says will remove a final federal barrier to the easier flow of beer, wine and spirits across provincial and territorial boundaries.Now, it says, it’s up to the provinces and territories to enact changes of their own that would allow for direct-to-consumer sales of alcohol across Canada.Internal Trade Minister Dominic LeBlanc says the legislation, once passed, will remove the federal requirement that alcohol moving from one province to another go through a provincial liquor authority.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Supreme Court says it’s illegal…

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What you need to know for the first two Whiteout parties, Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets playoff run starts Wednesday and the Whiteout parties are gearing up. Here’s what you need to know if you live or work downtown, or if you plan to attend.TicketsTickets are a must to get into the partyTickets are $5 and are available through Ticketmaster, either online or through their appIf you have a ticket to the game, that ticket will get you into the Whiteout partyStreet closuresStreets will be closed from 10 a.m. Wednesday through 6:30 a.m. Thursday for Wednesday’s partyStreets will be closed from 11:30 a.m.…

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Winnipeg man fighting for right to ASIMIL8 licence plate

A lawyer representing Manitoba says a “Star Trek” fan wasn’t allowed to keep his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate because the word cannot be removed from the history of forced assimilation of Indigenous people in the province.Manitoba Justice lawyer Charles Murray told a Winnipeg court Monday that licence plates are owned and issued by Manitoba Public Insurance, and the insurer cannot be divorced from a historical context of “cultural genocide.”Story continues belowAssimilate, whether in the context of a fictional alien race or the real history of Indigenous people in Canada, is…

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Bell MTS swap to LTE network leaves some Manitoba residents paying for cell service they don’t get

A Bell MTS customer living north of Dauphin is frustrated with the company’s plans to switch to LTE service in her area at the end of the month.Fork River resident Lorna DeVos said she has had relatively reliable service on the CDMA system for years.But that’s changed.Story continues belowBell MTS sent her a new phone to use as it swaps over to LTE on Apr. 30 — but DeVos said she can’t get a signal on it, and her old phone stopped receiving a signal on the CDMA network on…

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Winnipeg-based delivery company Skip the Dishes backing out of U.S. market

SkipTheDishes is pulling out of the United States.The Winnipeg-based delivery company had operations in six American markets and has entered into an agreement to transition those services to Grubhub south of the border.READ MORE: SkipTheDishes target of class-action lawsuit by Winnipeg driverA SkipTheDishes spokesperson told Global News the company wants to focus on building its business here in Canada and will be updating its partners on the change to their American operations.WATCH: Slurpees now available by delivery

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City investigating after ‘concerning’ hidden camera investigation of Winnipeg employees wasting time: Bowman

Several City of Winnipeg employees were caught on camera spending work time making personal shopping trips, running errands and taking extended lunch breaks at restaurants like Hooters.A group of Winnipeg residents and business owners say they hired a private investigating company to track the staff at the city’s Planning, Property and Development Department, after years of complaints about long wait times for routine permits and inspections.After a three month-investigation spanning from January to March, the group’s report was sent to media outlets including Global News.The video surveillance and reports appear…

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