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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Volunteers needed for sandbagging efforts

If you have some spare time this weekend, consider helping out with sandbagging in flood affected areas like St. Francis Xavier. The rural municipality 20 minutes west of Winnipeg asked for sandbagging volunteers this morning as the water levels on the Assiniboine River are quickly rising and Read More

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