‘Significant delays’ expected on Fermor Avenue beginning Monday

Winnipeg drivers can expect delays on the Trans-Canada Highway starting Monday, June 9th.Fermor Avenue between Lagimodiere and Plessis Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction until November.READ MORE: Here’s a list of local Winnipeg streets that (probably) won’t get fixed in 2019The work will include surface repaving, drainage construction and road widening.The city is warning motorists to expect ‘significant’ delays throughout the summer.READ MORE: Waverley Underpass project expected to come $60M under budget, says reportThe construction isn’t expected to impact intersecting streets or nearby businesses.WATCH: Winnipeg drivers…

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Several road closures in store for Winnipeg this weekend

The City of Winnipeg has announced multiple road closures beginning this weekend.The temporary closures are all in connection with upcoming and/or reoccurring events.King Street King Street will be closed from McDermot Avenue to William Avenue from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Sunday for the 1919 centennial concert happening Saturday at Old Market Square.TransconaStory continues belowA number of temporary street closures will be put in place from Thursday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at 11 p.m. due to the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival.Northbound and southbound Day Street from Victoria Avenue to Melrose…

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Councillor calling for culture change in Winnipeg after latest cyclist death

The death of a cyclist after a collision with a vehicle on Higgins Avenue Monday has re-ignited the debate about how to keep cyclists – and drivers – safe on Winnipeg’s streets.Coun. Janice Lukes (Waverley West) told 680 CJOB she thinks Winnipeg needs a culture shift when it comes to traffic.“Every time I hear that there’s been another accident or another death, it’s very disheartening,” she said.Story continues below“In my opinion… what’s really missing is a comprehensive communication, education strategy. We need to change the culture in our city. We…

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Truck, taxicab crash on corner of Route 90 and Ellice

A white truck rolled over onto the lawn of a local business Wednesday morning after a collision with a taxicab that also took out a traffic light.The crash happened at the intersection of Route 90 southbound and Ellice Avenue and left the truck on its side.TRAFFIC UPDATE:KING EDWARD & ELLICEAll southbound lanes are open. Lights are still out currently. Eastbound and Westbound are still re-routing. #traffic #Winnipeg #WpgTMC pic.twitter.com/AcLDnsswxn— Winnipeg TMC (@WinnipegTMC) June 5, 2019The crash closed the intersection for a time, forcing drivers on Ellice Avenue to flow through…

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Winnipeg police investigating ‘serious’ collision on Higgins Avenue

Winnipeg police are encouraging drivers to avoid Higgins Avenue between Princess Street and Main Street due to what they’re calling a serious motor vehicle crash.Police will be following up with further details on the collision.READ MORE: Teen driver in 2018 car fire crash in Winnipeg facing multiple chargesThis page will be updated when more information becomes available.Higgins Ave is closed between Princess St and Main Street due to a serious motor vehicle collision. Please plan an alternate route and avoid the area. Further updates to follow. #Traffic #winnipeg @WinnipegTMC— Winnipeg…

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Teen driver in 2018 crash that sent five to hospital charged with dangerous driving

An 18-year-old driver has been arrested by Winnipeg police in connection with a December collision that saw multiple people taken to hospital.The incident took place on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2018, near the intersection of Pembina Highway and Durcharme Avenue, when a white four-door sedan carrying four youths crashed.Police said Monday that their investigation determined the vehicle was speeding at the time of the crash, going over 100 km/h in an area where the speed limit varies between 50 and 60 km/h.READ MORE: Collision on Pembina Highway sends 5…

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Winnipeg transit union votes to reject city’s latest contract offer

Winnipeg’s transit union offered an overwhelming ‘no’ as they rejected the city’s latest contract offer.Nearly 97 per cent of members voted against the offer.“The results of the vote tell me that the members won’t take the concessions that the city is pushing,” said Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary.Story continues below“Bringing in 200 part-time operators at wages $10 less than the average for regular operators with no pension or benefits is not how you run a successful public transit system.”This comes after more than 98 per cent of union…

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Number of Winnipeggers biking to work behind rest of Canada

Winnipeggers are falling behind the rest of the country when it comes to riding a bike to their downtown workplace, according to Statistics Canada.A new report shows Winnipeg has the highest number of people living within five kilometres of their workplace in the core of the city, but commuters are less likely to ride a bike to work than people in Canada’s eight largest metropolitan areas.Story continues below“There’s lots of opportunity but at the same time were not catching up with that opportunity,” Bike Winnipeg executive director Mark Cohoe said.…

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New Manitoba campaign reminds drivers to slow down when passing emergency crews

It may seem like common sense, but the province wants to make sure drivers know what to do when passing emergency responders on Manitoba’s highways.Infrastructure minister Ron Schuler said Wednesday that the province’s new ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ campaign is aimed at giving emergency services space to safely perform their work when dealing with roadside accidents and other emergencies – without needing to worry about oncoming traffic.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Winnipeg construction worker randomly shot on Powers Street while heading to work“We have heard from first responders, including the RCMP,…

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Car flips on Main Street near Mountain Avenue

First responders are on scene at what appears to be a two-car motor vehicle crash on northbound Main Street near Mountain Avenue.One vehicle was seen flipped onto its side.There was no immediate word on injuries.Watch for more information as it becomes available.WATCH: MVA injuries among the worst to recover from, says Winnipeg physiotherapist View original article here Source

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