Flood forecast stays the same for now

American flood forecasters say a slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favourable temperatures and dry weather conditions.In its flood potential outlook, the National Weather Service (NWS) said a warm end to last week and the first half of last weekend helped to melt the snowpack across the region.Story continues below“Some areas have begun seeing ponding of water in fields and ditches,” the report said. “Rivers and streams remain largely ice covered across most of the region but with some open water, especially across the far southern valley and into west central…

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Parents outraged after Manitoba school vice-principal asks to see kids’ underwear waistbands

Parents of children at Carman Elementary School in Carman, Man., are outraged after they say the vice-principal of the school asked to see the underwear waistbands of Grade 4 and 5 boys in order to determine who was involved in an incident.Parents say the incident happened after a male student flushed his underwear down the toilet. That was when the vice-principal apparently went to the boys in those grades and asked to see their underwear straps in order to identify who was and wasn’t wearing underwear.Story continues below“I was blown away,…

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‘Be careful where you step’: Take Pride warns of used needles around Winnipeg

Used drug needles are slowly showing up once again in Winnipeg as the snow melts away.READ MORE: Growing used needle problem puts Bear Clan on record pace for picking up syringesThe issue has prompted the city beautification group, Take Pride Winnipeg to remind people of the dangers needles could cause.“We want everyone to be aware that this is an issue out there on the streets and we want to make sure that young people are not just picking up what they think might be a toy and its not a…

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Death From Above announces 7-date Canadian tour

Since 2003, Canadian rock outfit Death From Above (formerly known as Death From Above 1979) has been no stranger to its share of hometown Toronto shows.This spring, however, the renowned duo — bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/singer Sebastien Grainger — will embark on a full Canadian tour, making multiple stops in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.The seven-date ‘Heads Up! Is Now’ tour will see the Trainwreck 1979 rockers play their six-track debut EP Heads Up (2002), in its entirety.This marks Death From Above’s first Canadian tour since 2017 —…

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WFPS tackles two morning fires on same block

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) had its hands full on Powers Street Monday morning, dealing with two unrelated fires in the same block.At 9:16 a.m., fire crews responded to a fire in a side-by-side suite that apparently started in a clothes dryer.The blaze was quickly extinguished, and everyone in the home had managed to get out before WFPS arrived. No injuries were reported.Story continues belowWFPS said Monday that a dryer malfunction was likely the cause of the fire, and urged Winnipeggers to avoid leaving dryers on when they’re away…

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Adopt A Pal: Hopping into a new season with bunnies looking for new homes

Every Monday on Adopt a Pal, Global News Morning features rescues in Manitoba to help them find forever homes.This week, Popcorns and Binkies Rescue Haven stopped by with some adorable bunnies.Samson was found on Kijji and was being sold as a meat rabbit due to an eye infection. After some convincing of the owners, Samson was given to Popcorns and Binkies. He has since had his eye problem fixed-up. He is now looking for a loving family to join. Sam enjoys some love while appearing on Global News Morning’s Adopt A…

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City of Winnipeg handing out sandbags ahead of flood season

The City of Winnipeg says they’re now offering sandbags to residents looking to protect their property from flooding.Sandbags can be picked up at one of the City’s three Public Works yards:1220 Pacific Ave.960 Thomas Ave.1539 Waverley St.The bags are available between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.READ MORE: Spring thaw, rain cause flooding in Saint-LazareThe City says residents must bring photo ID to confirm their address is in Winnipeg.They’re also urging residents to keep checking sump pumps and backwater valves as flood season continues in the province.Get daily local headlines…

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Here are some things you can do in Winnipeg for your 2019 Spring Break

Kids will be out of school for Spring Break this coming week and will be looking for things to keep busy.READ MORE: Local openings a sign of spring in ManitobaHere are some ways to spend time around Winnipeg, from being out in the spring air or inside exploring.Museums Story continues belowManitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue) will be open daily March 23 – March 31 daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits and activities including “Rock, Paper, Fossils” will be up and running.Canadian Museum for Human Rights (85 Israel Asper Way)…

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Watch out for ‘lovestruck’ turkeys, says Winnipeg wildlife interpreter

If you’ve spotted a turkey walking the streets of Winnipeg recently, you’re not alone.The big birds – which often weigh between 10-20 lbs – have been spotted throughout the city as weather warms up, and a wildlife interpreter says it’s due, in part, to mating season.READ MORE: Wildlife in the city – what to do if you find an ‘abandoned’ animalStory continues below“When it’s dark long, they’re up in the trees, they’re hiding, they want to stay out of the cold,” Fort Whyte Alive’s Barrett Miller told 680 CJOB.“Now, all…

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Pioneering doctor at forefront of HIV/AIDS treatment in Winnipeg to retire

A prominent Winnipeg doctor who helped lead the fight against AIDS and HIV in the ’80s is retiring after 52 years of practice.Dr. Dick Smith, Medical Director of Our Own Health Centre at 230 Osborne St., said it was the city’s first health clinic to serve the male gay community.Smith, 75, was also one of the first Winnipeg doctors to treat people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in the community, he said.READ MORE: Daily aspirin may help keep HIV at bay, says University of Manitoba studyStory continues below“The first two…

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