Elgin upgrades propsed

Civic administrators want to revive a small street that was the scene of key events in the 1919 General Strike. The proposal is for an extensive streetscaping effort on Elgin Avenue, from Lily to Bertha streets. That portion of Elgin, in the east Exchange, was nicknamed Hell’s Alley after Read […]

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Committee approves Forks development

A proposal for the development of the last remaining parcels of vacant land at The Forks was endorsed by a civic committee this morning. The preliminary plan for a mixed-use development, including residential high-rise buildings, two parkades, a tiered park and urban plaza, was approved by the… Read More

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Manitoba security guards to get raises

The province is bringing in new standards and a bump in wages for Manitoba’s security guards. The move, announced today by Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun, is the latest step in a process to bring in stricter guidelines to the growing private security guard industry. It began… Read More

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Lake beach residents fearful

TWIN LAKES BEACH — There is fear, frustration and sadness in this Lake Manitoba beach community that saw high water and powerful winds devastate cottages and permanent homes just three years ago. Residents Sunday were bracing themselves for a possible repeat of 2011’s catastrophe — many angry Read More

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Volunteers Needed

THE following is a list of volunteer opportunities advertised in the Winnipeg area. For more information, please contact the organization directly. You may also call to set up an appointment to see an interviewer at Volunteer Manitoba. Information: 204-477-5180, dawn.bourbonnais@ Read More

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Shooting death a homicide: police

The Canada Day shooting death of a Winnipeg woman inside a downtown apartment was no accident, city homicide investigators believe. Michele Stobbe, 28, was slain — not the victim of a firearm mishap, police alleged on Sunday. Stobbe was shot to death inside a 21st-floor apartment at the Read More

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When robots rule the world — like now

Every once in a while I like to use this column to remind readers it is only a matter of time before human beings become slaves in a futuristic society ruled by robot overlords. There is nothing surprising about this when you consider human beings appear to be getting dumber […]

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Race against flood disaster

Soldiers, volunteers, contractors and municipal officials are racing against the clock to protect hundreds of properties and shore up dikes along the Assiniboine River east of Portage la Prairie before a wave of water arrives from the west. Some 400 military personnel are now on the ground in Read More

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