It’s not even technically winter yet, but already 23 internal water pipes inside Winnipeg homes have frozen.
The city is urging residents to take precautions to ensure their pipes don’t freeze up. Last winter was a challenge for the city, with thousands of households reporting frozen water pipes and a shortage of thawing equipment to remedy the issue.
Winnipeg police are turning to the public to help locate a man wanted in a fatal hit and run which occurred on October 26.
Police were called to the area of Marbury Road and Mapleglen Drive at around 2:40 a.m. for the report of a crash involving a pedestrian. Police say the driver of a Dodge Charger and the driver of a black Infiniti G35 became involved in a driving dispute.
The 31-year-old male passenger of the G35 exited the vehicle to speak with the other driver, at which time the Charger is said to have suddenly drove toward him at a high rate of speed while he was standing in the roadway.
Structural issues will have the Elmwood Kildonans Pool remaining closed through December and into the New Year.
An electrical fire caused extensive damage this past May and the facility has remained closed ever since.
The City of Winnipeg says cracks were found along the pool tank walls when structural engineers inspected the facility in preparation of re-opening. While the pool tank remains structurally sound, the cracks need to be addressed before the facility can re-open.
WINNIPEG — The Assiniboine Park Zoo has returned two of its popular polar bears to the Arctic exhibit in Journey to Churchill.
Aurora and Kaska are back in their original home after repairs were made to the exhibit following the opening in July.
“Watching polar bears swim is a highlight of the Journey to Churchill experience and we are thrilled to have them open once again for the enjoyment of zoo visitors,” said Don Peterkin, COO for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
The bears will have access to the pool located above the underwater viewing tunnels known as Sea Ice Passage.