Hot, humid day ahead

It’s already a hot, humid and windy day in Winnipeg. By 9 a.m. the temperature had risen to 21 Celsius but felt like 27 C with the humidity, Environment Canada reported. Today, northwest winds gusting from 40 to 60 kilometres per hour are expected with partly sunny skies, a high […]

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The first Folk Fest

This Wednesday, the 41st Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off at Birds Hill Park with a mainstage show headlined by legendary blues artist Bonnie Raitt. The multi-day outdoor festival has become one of Canada’s premier summer events, drawing fans from across the continent. But if founding father, Read More

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SUNDAY blog july 6

Late last month, I was in Winnipeg and elsewhere in southern Manitoba for a roundtable and a series of field visits. Representing the Green Economy Network — a national alliance of civil-society organizations committed to transforming our economy in response to environmental challenges, notably Read More

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Real estate report rankles readers

Readers were angry to learn details of a damning report on real estate transactions by the City of Winnipeg, although few seem surprised by the findings. If we had a crack-addicted loudmouth bully for a mayor, he could not have done more damage to the public interest than the one […]

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Farmers furious over breach plans

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE — What was supposed to be a quiet July weekend for hundreds of people in the Assiniboine Valley was instead the start of a massive effort to protect up to 350 homes from unprecedented summer flooding. Saturday afternoon, 300 soldiers from CFB Shilo rolled into Portage la… […]

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Battle against the bugs gets underway

It may be the beginning of the end for Winnipeg’s bloody battle with mosquitoes. The city began fogging for adult nuisance mosquitoes around 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will continue until 6:30 a.m. today in the southwest quadrant of the city. Trap counts in southwest Winnipeg were substantially Read More

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