Via Rail said lengthy delays on its flagship train were an international ’embarrassment’

In 1950, a passenger rail trip from Toronto to Vancouver, through the “majestic Canadian Rockies in daylight,” would take 83 hours and 45 minutes.That’s according to an official timetable released by CN Rail, which, along with CP Rail, used to...

Security logs show rise in anger and violence on Via Rail’s Western Canadian trains

It was around 2 a.m. on a summer evening in 2011 when an emergency struck Via Rail’s world-famous transcontinental passenger train.Fabien Bisson was working an overnight shift as the services manager on board the Canadian — the flagship Via train...

20% of Winnipeg homes tested had lead levels in drinking water higher than guideline

About 20 per cent of homes tested for lead in drinking water had levels higher than the national guideline, according to the City of Winnipeg.The city released the results for its 2019 lead water testing program, which collected water samples...

Off-duty Manitoba RCMP officer shoots himself while hunting; IIU investigating

Posted December 2, 2019 3:34 pm Updated December 2, 2019 3:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating after an off-duty RCMP shot himself while hunting. The...

Is Canada’s tap water safe? Thousands of test results show high lead levels across the country

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians could be consuming tap water laced with high levels of lead leaching from aging infrastructure and plumbing, a large collection of newly-released data and documents reveals.It’s a key conclusion of a year-long investigation by more...

Army reservist with alleged neo-Nazi ties remains missing as police continue search

By The Canadian Press Posted October 28, 2019 6:29 pm Updated October 28, 2019 6:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Manitoba army reservist accused of harbouring ties to neo-Nazis...

Hamilton police identify victim of fatal shooting at billiards club

The man who was shot outside of Boulevard Billiards in Hamilton early Saturday morning has been identified.Obsa Junedi-Mahamed, 29, was found by police on the sidewalk outside the club without vital signs and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Trending Stories...

Manitoba RCMP probing woman’s overdose death at home of top Brandon official

Manitoba’s justice minister has asked Mounties to review a fatal overdose of a woman who had been reportedly living at the home of a top official with the City of Brandon. Trending Stories ‘South Park’ episode banned in China screened...

Manitoba RCMP investigate possible policy breach at National Microbiology Lab

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.Police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada, RCMP confirmed.READ MORE: This ‘lucky mistake’ from a Winnipeg lab is saving people from Ebola...

Arlen Dumas takes leave as Grand Chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

A Manitoba Indigenous leader is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sending unwanted messages to a woman.Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says he did not pursue an intimate relationship with the woman...
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