City council briefs

Members of council worked late into the afternoon Wednesday, plowing through a heavy council agenda that had to be cleared before council goes on summer break. While audits dominated the headlines, councillors also debated several other matters. Council’s next meeting is in… Read More

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Elmwood-E.K. councillor faces new charge

Winnipeg city councilor Thomas Steen was recently forced to spend a night in jail after being accused of breaching a court order stemming from an earlier domestic assault arrest. A courts spokeswoman confirmed to the Free Press Wednesday that Steen is facing a new charge of breaching no-contact… Read More

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Memorial garden to honour loyalists

A memorial garden is being created in honour of the loyalists who fled from America during the American Revolution and fought alongside the British in the War of 1812. The United Empire Loyalists’ Memorial Garden, named after the group that commemorates the loyalists, will prominently Read More

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Ticketmaster axing 70 Winnipeg jobs

About 70 Ticketmaster employees in Winnipeg are losing their jobs at the end of September. The company, which sells tickets to concerts and other events, said the laid off workers are part-time employees who take phone orders from customers. It said their jobs are being eliminated because of the… Read […]

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Woman dies after vehicle rolls into river

A 24-year-old woman from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is dead after her van rolled over and landed in the Bell River. Police responded to the accident around 8:30 a.m. today on Provincial Road 482, about 12 kilometres west of Sapotaweyak. They found the minivan upright in the river, and the woman […]

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WECC looking ahead to fall

It may be the middle of July, but the West End Cultural Centre is already eyeing up autumn. The 2014 Western Canadian Music Award-nominated venue has already announced six concerts as part of its fall lineup. Australian songwriter/guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne will perform Sept. 10, followed Read More

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