Winnipeggers remained under a boil-water advisory Wednesday as health officials continued to test the city’s water for E. coli bacteria and coliform.
Six routine samples taken on Monday tested positive on Tuesday for bacteria at extremely low levels.
The results led Mayor Brian Bowman to issue a cautionary citywide advisory, with the hope that additional testing would show the previous results to be false-positives.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, Geoff Patton, acting director of the Water and Waste Department, said officials were putting samples through various “what-if” scenarios to determine whether there is a bacteria problem.
WINNIPEG — There’s no greater rivalry in the city than pitting two competitive Winnipeg universities against each other in the arena of athletics.
The 24th annual Duckworth Challenge returns on Thursday, as the University of Manitoba Bisons and University of Winnipeg Wesmen fight it out on basketball and volleyball courts for ultimate bragging rights.
For the second time in the challenge’s history, women’s soccer will be included, as both teams battle on the pitch for supremacy.
The action gets going on Thursday at the Investors Group Athletic Centre with both women’s and men’s volleyball teams getting play underway at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT.
A record number of Winnipeg divers are competing this weekend at the 47th annual Polar Bear Classic diving invitational.
Revolution Diving has more than 20 local divers set to compete against teams from Victoria, Saskatoon, Regina and Thunder Bay from Friday, January 29 through Sunday, February 1 at the Pan Am Pool.
“We are going to have 21-25 divers between the ages of nine and 25 competing this weekend,” said Manitoba provincial team head coach Dallas Ludwick. “This is the biggest contingent we have had at this competition in over a decade.”
Winnipeg is under a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority issued the advisory late Tuesday afternoon, saying two clusters positive water tests turned up E. coli. The original advisory was only for those located east of the Red River, but it has now been expanded to include the entire city.
TORONTO – Tim Hortons is not saying how many employees will lose their jobs at its headquarters and regional offices in a reorganization of its operations announced Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for the coffee chain said it’s “still in the process” of notifying staff members who will be affected by widespread changes to its Oakville, Ont., offices and seven regional offices across the country.
BETHESDA, Md. – Marriott International Inc. has signed a deal to buy the Delta hotel brand from B.C. Investment Management Corp. for $168 million.
Under the agreement, the U.S. hotel chain will take over the management and franchise operations for the 38 Delta hotels and resorts including 10,000 rooms across Canada from the provincial investment manager.
Marriott, which has more than 4,100 hotels around the world, says the acquisition will bring its operations to more than 120 hotels and 27,000 rooms in Canada.
Manitoba musicians have landed 12 nominations for the 44th annual Juno Awards. The nominees were announced Tuesday ahead of this year’s music industry festivities in Hamilton, Ontario.
Manitobans making the shortlist are Brandon-based Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq with two nominations for alternative album of the year and aboriginal album of the year for Animism.
Del Barber is represented for roots traditional album of the year in the group category for his acclaimed release, Prairiegraphy. Barber was a double winner at the Western Canadian Music Awards in October for his work on the album, including the roots solo and songwriter of the year categories.