Blaze destroys home in Winnipeg’s River East neighbourhood

A fire at a home on Knowles Avenue was well-involved when firefighters arrived Saturday morning. (City of Winnipeg/Twitter) A Winnipeg firefighter sustained minor injuries battling a blaze at a home in the River East neighbourhood Saturday, the city says. The fire at a bungalow at 2551 Knowles Ave. was well-involved when crews arrived around 9:12 a.m., according to a city news release. No one was in the home at the time and firefighters spent three hours getting the blaze under control. The city says the injured firefighter was able to return to…

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Winnipeg woman, 37, missing since May

Police say Biliana Gligorevic, 37, was last heard from at the end of May. (Submitted by Winnipeg Police Service) Winnipeg police are looking for a 37-year-old woman who has been missing since the end of May.  Biliana Gligorevic was last heard from on May 28, and police say they are concerned for her well-being. She is described as being 5-4, with a thin to medium build. She has been seen with both blond and brown hair, and has green eyes.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service’s…

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Winnipeg police asking for help finding 15-year-old girl missing since June 9

Manitoba·New Julia Flett, 15, was last heard from on June 9. She is known to frequent the central area of the city, Winnipeg police say. Social Sharing Julia Flett was last heard from Sunday CBC News · Posted: Jun 15, 2019 1:10 PM CT | Last Updated: June 15 Julia Flett, 15, was last heard from on June 9, 2019. (Submitted by Winnipeg Police Service) Winnipeg police are asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Julia Flett was last heard from on June 9. She is known to frequent…

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Pieces of agricultural history roll down Portage Avenue with vintage tractor parade

Dozens of tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the lead-up to this year’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede. (Walther Bernal/CBC ) It’s not every day you see farm tractors roll down one of Winnipeg’s busiest thoroughfares. But dozens of vintage tractors paraded down Portage Avenue Saturday morning to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural history. The parade was organized by the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man. (Walther Bernal/CBC) The parade was organized by the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, located in Austin, Man., as part of the lead-up to the 65th…

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‘No other choice’: Winnipegger’s story of 18 years in refugee camps among those highlighted by solidarity walk

Dambar Khadka fled ethnic persecution in his home country of Bhutan in the early 1990s. He came to Canada in 2009 after spending nearly 20 years in refugee camps in Nepal. He will share his story at a gathering at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Saturday to show support for migrants and refugees. (Sarah Petz/CBC) Fearing death at the hands of the Bhutanese government, Dambar Khadka fled his home country in the 1990s with nothing but the clothes on his back. “It was heartbreaking. We could not tolerate it…

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‘No other choice’: Winnipegger’s story of 18 years in refugee camp among those highlighted by solidarity walk

Damber Khadka fled ethnic persecution in his home country of Bhutan in the early 1990s. He came to Canada in 2009 after spending nearly 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. He shared his story at a gathering at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to show support for migrants and refugees on Saturday. (Tyson Koschik/CBC) Fearing death at the hands of the Bhutanese government, Damber ​​​​​​Khadka fled his home country in the 1990s with nothing but the clothes on his back. “It was heartbreaking. We could not tolerate it…

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Man arrested, charged with 2nd-degree murder in Manitoba Avenue house fire death: Winnipeg police

Police identified Hubert Wilson McKay, 63, as the person found dead after a blaze that engulfed a 2½-storey home on Manitoba Avenue at the beginning of June. (Gary Solilak/CBC) Winnipeg police have charged a 34-year-old man with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly house fire that prompted a homicide investigation. Hubert Wilson McKay, 63, was found dead inside a Manitoba Avenue home after a fire on June 1.  Emergency crews arrived at the flame-engulfed home to find two people had safely escaped. They were taken to hospital in stable condition. Investigators…

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Fighting system created by health-care changes ‘totally burned you out,’ says retired Winnipeg nurse

Nurses and their supporters rallied at the Manitoba Legislature on May 1, 2019, demanding that the government halt changes to the province’s health-care system. A retired nurse from Seven Oaks Hospital says she’s worried the changes will lead to the loss of good nurses from the system. (Ian Froese/CBC ) A former registered nurse says she retired early in part because of the stress caused by changes to Manitoba’s health-care system — and she wouldn’t be surprised if others did the same. Kardene Campbell retired in June 2018 from the emergency…

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An offensive term ‘designed to marginalize people like me’: Why it’s time to stop using ‘midget’

Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk and her son, Yale. His T-shirt says it all. (Submitted by Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk) Underestimated.  The first time I was written off was the day that I was born, and that diagnosis was provided to my father by the doctor on staff.   The young pediatrician was someone whom my father had known, and as he explained the details of my type of dwarfism, achondroplasia, he concluded by offering his opinion that I would most likely be institutionalized.   The doctor was not being malicious. He was attempting to prepare…

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Winnipeg man sues Catholic archdiocese alleging sexual abuse, racial taunting at former school

The plaintiff says he was sexually abused by a priest and spiritual advisor at the school while he was a student, and publicly humiliated by a teacher. (Bert Savard/CBC) A Winnipeg man is suing a Roman Catholic archdiocese, alleging he was sexually abused by an official at a former Catholic school more than 50 years ago. The abuse is alleged to have taken place at the former Sainte-Marie School on Des Meurons Street in Winnipeg in September or October, 1964, when the man was a young student there. It names the school,…

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