Major Snowfall Hits Winnipeg, Snarling Commute as Storm System Continues

Major Snowfall Hits Winnipeg, Snarling Commute as Storm System Continues

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Commuters make their way to a bus stop in south Winnipeg on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Commuters woke up to a snowy reality check from Old Man Winter Tuesday morning as the first real dose of seasonal weather arrived overnight.

After a relatively warm and dry fall, the Prairies are receiving a dose of what the first week in December should normally look like.

About 15-30 cm of snow is expected to fall on the city and southern Manitoba over the next two days, not easing up until late Wednesday and possibly into Thursday with some lingering flurries.

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Families to Spend Up to $420 More on Groceries, Restaurants in 2017, Report Says

Families to Spend Up to $420 More on Groceries, Restaurants in 2017, Report Says

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market on January 11, 2016 in Montreal.The typical Canadian family will spend up to $420 more on groceries and dining out next year, getting little relief from a recent drop in the cost of food, suggests a new report released Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

TORONTO – The typical Canadian family will spend up to $420 more on groceries and dining out next year, getting little relief from a recent drop in the cost of food, suggests a new report released Monday.

A study by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax estimates food inflation will increase in 2017, driven by a fallingloonie and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s first year in the White House.

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Mayday Parade at the Garrick in April

Mayday Parade at the Garrick in April

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American rockers Mayday Parade hit the Garrick Centre in the spring.

The band is bringing its Lesson in Romantics 10th anniversary tour to Winnipeg on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with guests Knuckle Puck and Milestones.

Tickets to the show go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $29.50.

— Staff

Former Canadian Sailor Launches Military Abuse Class-Action Lawsuit

Former Canadian Sailor Launches Military Abuse Class-Action Lawsuit

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

Nicola Peffers
Former Canadian Navy Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers pictured on the television, listens in during a phone call as personal injury lawyers Natalie Foley and Rajinder Sahota with law firm Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota, file a proposed class action lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment of female and LGBTQ members of the Canadian Armed Forces during a press conference in Victoria B.C., Monday, December 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

VICTORIA – A former sailor says she is launching a proposed class-action lawsuit to change the culture of harassment and abuse in the Canadian Armed Forces after the military rejected her complaints of unwanted sexual advances by a superior.

Nicola Peffers said in a statement of claim that female and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the Canadian Forces are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse.

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Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale
Sabrina Carnevale (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Sabrina Carnevale is making the leap across town to be the eyes and ears on the streets for CBC Radio listeners.

Carnevale is leaving her role as a traffic reporter for 99.9 BOB FM and TSN 1290 to join the gang at CBC/Radio-Canada in the afternoons. When not inside the traffic cruiser, she will also report on community events.

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Winnipeg Braces for First Major Snowfall of the Season

Winnipeg Braces for First Major Snowfall of the Season

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A sanding truck is filled up at the City of Winnipeg’s Public Works yard on Monday, December 5, 2016. The first major snowstorm of the season is expected to arrive this evening. (CHRISD.CA)
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Ken Allen, City of Winnipeg Public Works spokesperson, speaks with the media Monday afternoon. (CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg’s arsenal of snow-fighting equipment is standing by to deal with potentially 15 to 30 cm of snow over the next few days.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba.

Ken Allen with the city’s public works department says crews are ready to tackle the system headed our way later tonight.

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Food Musings: Captain’s Table Fish and Chips

Food Musings: Captain’s Table Fish and Chips

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Captain’s Table Fish and Chips
Captain’s Table Fish and Chips, 1823 Portage Avenue (KATHRYNE GRISIM)

How do you feel when you walk into an empty restaurant? Are you excited that you get your pick of tables or skeptical about what is coming out of the kitchen? I was pleasantly surprised by the fare at the Captain’s Table Fish and Chips, 1823 Portage Avenue, in spite of the restaurant being completely empty on a Monday evening. The helpful server told me that they are very busy at lunch and later in the week so keep this in mind if you plan to visit.

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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger

The youngest female comedian to ever hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” is coming to Winnipeg.
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Iliza Shlesinger plays the Club Regent Event Centre on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Shlesinger’s stand-up credentials also includes headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the world.

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Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Winnipeg HarvestShoppers to Real Canadian Superstore are lending a hand this holiday season to fill the many food hampers at Winnipeg Harvest.

Food bank usage in Manitoba has increased 53 percent in the past eight years, prompting Loblaw stores to collect donations for the food bank.

“Donations from local stores and food drives are so critical at this time of year,” said David Northcott with Winnipeg Harvest.

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