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Roll Up and Get the Shot: Flu Clinics Opening Province-Wide

Roll Up and Get the Shot: Flu Clinics Opening Province-Wide

Kelvin Goertzen
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen and his mother, Anne Wiens, get their flu shots in Steinbach on Friday, September 30, 2016. (GOV.MB.CA)

WINNIPEG — Free influenza vaccine clinics will begin sprouting up across Manitoba as flu season rolls around.

The province is encouraging all Manitobans to get the shot to protect against illness.

“Getting immunized protects the person who received the vaccine but it is also key in the prevention of serious illnesses for those unable to receive the influenza vaccine, like newborns,” said Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen while getting the flu shot in Steinbach on Friday.

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Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to Name New Chair

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to Name New Chair

Wadood Ibrahim
Wadood Ibrahim (TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce will name Wadood Ibrahim as its new chair at their upcoming annual general meeting.

Ibrahim is the co-founder of the Protegra community of software-driven businesses.

“I’m interested in forging deeper connections between The Chamber, non-profits, charities, government and educational institutions,” said Ibrahim.

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Pan Am Pool Reopening After Renovations

Pan Am Pool Reopening After Renovations

Pan Am Pool
The renovated Pan Am Pool will reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1. (@2017CANADAGAMES / TWITTER)

After about two months of upgrades, the Pan Am Pool will reopen on Saturday ahead of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

The pool closed on July 25 as part of an ongoing $9 million in renovations over the years.

“Pan Am Pool is the known competitive pool for aquatic sports in Manitoba and these upgrades will help us deliver on our promise of an exceptional athlete experience for our swimmers and divers at Games time,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO, 2017 Canada Summer Games host society.

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Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Hudson Polar Bear
Hudson playing in the snow at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (HANDOUT)
Humphrey
Humphrey at 15-months-old. (TORONTO ZOO)

WINNIPEG — The city’s beloved polar bear brothers are leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Hudson and Humphrey will be heading back to their birth place at Toronto Zoo on October 11. The pair arrived in Winnipeg separately to take up residency in the Journey to Churchill exhibit. Hudson arrived in January 2013, while Humphrey came to join him in March 2015.

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Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Battle of Hong Kong Coin
2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin — Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Hong Kong (ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

WINNIPEG — A special edition silver coin is marking the 75th anniversary of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 99.99% pure silver Battle of Hong Kong coin on Thursday at the Manitoba legislature.

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Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

City of Winnipeg LogoNorthbound lanes of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

The city says the closure is to facilitate asphalt paving of the Arlington/Dufferin intersection. The southbound direction of traffic on the bridge will be maintained while construction is underway.

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Traffic Stop on Highway 59 Turns Up Cocaine, Three Winnipeg Men Charged

Traffic Stop on Highway 59 Turns Up Cocaine, Three Winnipeg Men Charged

RCMP Logo VehicleA traffic stop on Highway 59 has three Winnipeg men facing numerous drug charges.

Police pulled over a vehicle on September 19 at around 3 a.m. near Road 81 North in the RM of St. Clements, Manitoba.

The driver was being deceitful about his identity, forcing RCMP to arrest him for obstructing police. He was searched and baggies of white powder believed to be cocaine were found.

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Lab Tests Confirm Carfentanil Seized from Winnipeg Hotel

Lab Tests Confirm Carfentanil Seized from Winnipeg Hotel

By Sarah Klein

Carfentanil
Carfentanil in the form of 1,477 blotter tabs was seized from a West End hotel on Monday, September 12, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have confirmed the drug seized earlier this month is carfentanil.

Police found 1,477 blotter tabs of the fatal drug while executing a search warrant on September 12 in a West End hotel. The tabs have an estimated street value of approximately $30,000.

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