Maria Mitousis, 38, lost a hand and suffered severe injuries to her face and chest when a bomb went off when she opened a suspicious package.
Mitousis was working at the Petersen King law offices on River Avenue when she was injured at around 10:15 a.m. She has since been upgraded from critical condition to stable in a city hospital.
Winnipeg police continued with their investigation and discovered another suspicious package at a business in the 500 block of Washington Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The bomb unit responded and detonated a package containing an unknown material. No one was injured, but police say significant damage was caused to the business in the process.
WINNIPEG — They’ve nearly been here a week, but today is your last chance to see the B-17 and B-25 bombers from the Second World War.
The Royal Canadian Aviation Museum is hosting “Maid in the Shade,” a twin-engine B-25 bomber used for high- and low-level bombing, plus “Sentimental Journey,” the B-17 bomber that last visited the city in 2013.
The crew will be available to answer questions from visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Museum members are admitted free, while non-members pay $10 ($5 for students, seniors and children).
Visitors wishing to tour the inside of these aircraft are asked to donate $5 per person/per plane to the Commemorative Air Force, Arizona Wing.
NEEPAWA, Man. — This week, we celebrated Canada Day. In 1867, Canada was established as a self-governing dominion, an autonomous region under the British crown, through the British North America Act. The document created the federal and provincial levels of government, as well as the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In the subsequent years, we would see our country grow and change shape, but literally and figuratively.
While Canada 150 may still be two years away, 2015 marks another important anniversary in the country, the 50th anniversary of Canada’s national flag. Canada’s iconic maple leaf flag was first raised over the Parliament Buildings on February 15, 1965. The creation of a distinctly Canadian flag was one of Parliament’s priorities heading into Canada’s centennial.
WINNIPEG — Looking for somewhere to cool off from this heat and humidity? The Cool Gardens exhibit is back for a third year.
StorefrontMB is presenting the annual exhibit with eight garden installations to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.
“StorefrontMB is very excited about the breadth and richness of this year’s installations after expanding our reach internationally to attract entrants from around the world,” said exhibition co-curator David Penner.
WINNIPEG — One of the many indications that an election is only months away, both federally as well as provincially in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, are more moves to get tough on impaired and distracted drivers. Federally, there was a vague promise by Peter MacKay of stiff measures, but parliament is now done until after the vote in October, and MacKay won’t be there when the MP’s come back.
On Canada Day, high-risk drivers in Manitoba who text behind the wheel began facing tougher sanctions. Anyone convicted of such an offense will be hit with five demerits. Attorney General Gord Mackintosh says it’s the toughest penalty in Canada. It could cost repeat offenders as much as $3,000 in higher insurance premiums.