Tractor parade rolls through downtown Winnipeg

It was an unfamiliar sight for many Winnipeggers downtown Saturday morning.Dozens of tractors paraded through the city to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural history.The tractors made their way from The Forks down through Portage and Main towards the Red River Ex grounds.Tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.Austin Siragusa / Global NewsTractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the Manitoba Threshermen’s…

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Explore downtown Winnipeg this summer

June 14 2019 8:22am Tineke Buiskool-Leeuwma from Downtown Winnipeg Biz joins us with details on what’s happening this summer. ‘ }); } 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() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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Wawanesa Insurance to be major tenant at new True North Square building

Winnipeg’s True North Square development is getting a new addition.Global News has learned Wawanesa Insurance will be the major tenant at a building which which will be constructed across the street from True North Square, at the old Hull’s Family Bookstores location on Graham Avenue.RELATED: True North Square Plaza open to publicTrue North’s real estate arm and James Richardson and Sons will own the new building, and it will also result in the demolition of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet parkade. The RWB parkade.Jordan Pearn/Global NewsAn official announcement will be made…

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Machete-wielding man arrested for downtown Winnipeg robbery and mayhem

A machete-wielding man is behind bars after a series of incidents in Winnipeg’s downtown, say police.Officers were first tipped off to his behaviour Wednesday afternoon, when they were called about a man armed with a machete inside a store.Store security followed the man and passed his location on to police, but he bolted before officers arrived and ran through downtown holding the machete.Story continues belowPolice said they found the man in the 200 block of Hargrave Street, but he refused to put down the weapon. Police had to use a…

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Hundreds gather for Transgender March and Rally in Winnipeg

Hundreds of Winnipeggers gathered at the legislative building for Pride Winnipeg’s third annual Transgender March and Rally.“As the gay community has gotten better in terms of their own rights and things like that, trans people have felt a little forgotten,” said organizer Shandi Strong.“So we’re trying to make sure that there’s awareness for our rights and the things that we’re fighting for.”Story continues belowREAD MORE: COMMENTARY: Gillette’s ad of a transgender man’s first shave shows authenticity in advertising mattersAbout 400 people gathered for a rally to discuss issues that transgender…

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Section of Portage Avenue East to close for water main work

A section of Portage Avenue East will be closed to eastbound traffic for just over a month, the City of Winnipeg announced Friday.Water main renewal work will be happening between Main Street and Westbrook Street, beginning May 27 and continuing through July 8.READ MORE: Cyclist’s bike flattened by semi in downtown Winnipeg road rage incidentBike lanes and sidewalks won’t be affected, but eastbound vehicle traffic will be redirected to either Lombard Avenue or Pioneer Avenue. Street parking will also be removed.WATCH: Winnipeg holds taxes at 2.33 per cent, lowers road…

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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 and Pacific Avenue, are being offered up for sale, with the goal of putting a low-rise, mixed income residential development on the property.CentreVenture Development Corporation said Monday the plans for the land were done in consultation with neighbouring groups, including the Chinatown Development Corporation, Siloam Mission and Red River College.The…

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Winnipeg drivers should expect downtown traffic delays Friday morning

Drivers should expect delays in downtown Winnipeg on Friday, due to two large walks scheduled to take place between 10 a.m. and noon.Delays are expected along Main Street, Portage Avenue, Memorial Boulevard, and the Forks area. Traffic lane closures will be in place, said Winnipeg police.READ MORE: Heart attack survivors form new Winnipeg clean-up groupBetween 800 and 1,000 students from Grades 1 to 12 are expected to take part in the Walk for Water, beginning at City Hall and heading southbound on Main Street, west on Portage Avenue, south on…

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Downtown Winnipeg safety key topic at building owners, managers meeting

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba (BOMA) hosted a security panel at their monthly luncheon Wednesday to discuss keeping Winnipeg’s downtown safe.As thousands of Winnipeggers flock downtown for Whiteout Street Parties, BOMA members say it’s the perfect time to hold the discussion.READ MORE: What you need to know for the first two Whiteout parties, WinnipegStory continues below“Our efforts today are to try to reassure people that we’re doing our best to make sure, between us and security partners, that we have a great presence in the downtown,” said…

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City sweeping up in preparation for Winnipeg Jets playoff spotlight

As playoff hockey takes over the city, people around the world will once again be watching the infamous Winnipeg Whiteout. Making sure the city looks its best on national TV takes a lot of work, but downtown crews are up to the task.

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