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MPI Warns of Bogus Customer Survey

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba Public InsuranceManitoba Public Insurance is warning the public about a fake customer survey making the rounds.

MPI says customers may notice a pop-up window in their Internet browser in the form of an advertisement.

“This is an adware-generated survey and has no association with our company,” said MaryAnn Kempe with MPI.

Kempe says customers should not respond to the survey, nor should they ever share personal information.

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Wasylycia-Leis Pitches OurWinnipeg Studio

Judy Wasylycia-Leis
Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Judy Wasylycia-Leis wants to create a single space for innovation and creativity to come together to form new ideas to better the city.

The Winnipeg mayoral candidate proposed on Tuesday the OurWinnipeg Studio, similar to Vancouver’s CityStudio.

The idea would be a permanent setting where city planning staff, educators, students, practitioners and Winnipeg urbanists can come together to actively engage in putting innovative ideas into action.

Wasylycia-Leis said the low-cost initiative would have a coordinator to work closely with universities, colleges and other organizations to provide opportunities for student internships, discussion groups, consultation and citizen engagement.

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Wyatt Changes His Mind, Will Run for Council After All

Councillor Russ Wyatt. (METRO WINNIPEG/FILE)
Councillor Russ Wyatt. (METRO WINNIPEG/FILE)

Four days after saying he was quitting municipal politics for the federal level, Russ Wyatt says he’s changed his mind.

The Transcona councillor said on Friday he would seek the Liberal nomination in the Elmwood — Transcona ward after a conversation with party leader Justin Trudeau.

Wyatt says community support and feedback from his constituents is what swayed his decision to return and seek another term.

Wyatt filed his nomination papers with the city clerk’s office on Tuesday ahead of the October 22 election.

He plans to serve another full term if elected.

– Staff

Police Bring in Expert for Training in Child Exploitation

Child Exploitation
(Child on a swing image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg police have brought in an expert to provide training in regards to child sexual exploitation and offender behaviour.

Dr. Joe Sullivan of Mentor Forensic Services will work with the WPS and other partner agencies to teach and develop profiling of offenders, the understanding of offender behaviour and progressive interview techniques.

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Man Charged After String of Winnipeg Break and Enters

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested and charged a man after a series of break-ins going back to March.

Police say between March 28 and July 7, three commercial buildings and one residence were hit. Police also discovered a historical break-in related to the case dating back to August 7, 2001.

The total damage estimated is $5,000, with approximately $3,650 of goods stolen.

Investigators enlisted the help of the forensic identification unit and a suspect was identified.

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MTS Short-Listed for Corporate Governance Award

MTSMTS Allstream has been short-listed for a Corporate Governance Award in the category of “Best Overall Corporate Governance — International.”

The annual Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards are handed out by U.S.-based Corporate Secretary magazine to celebrate the best in governance, risk and compliance.

“We are continually striving to meet and exceed the highest standards of corporate governance,” said David Leith, the MTS’ chair of the board. “We are thrilled to be recognized internationally for our commitment to good governance.”

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Duguid to Hold Town Hall on Canada’s Science Cuts

By Tyler Sutherland

Terry Duguid
Terry Duguid (WIKIPEDIA)

Winnipeg South Liberal candidate Terry Duguid is holding a public town hall forum tonight on “Ending the War on Science.”

The free event will feature Dr. Scott Findlay, co-founder of Evidence for Democracy, who will speak on the current state of science in Canada, including recent funding cuts and the so-called “muzzling” of federal scientists.

“Winnipeg has been hit hard by the Harper government’s cuts to science — the loss of over 50 National Research Council jobs, the attempted elimination of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), the closing of fisheries’ libraries — the list goes on,” said Duguid. “We are inviting members of the public who are concerned about the future of science, research, innovation and evidence-based decision making in Canada to join us for a lively discussion on these critical issues.”

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Winnipeg Mayoral Candidates to Debate Future of Food

Food Matters ManitobaThe future of food will be debated by Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates tonight in a forum addressing the serious food security concerns that exist within the city.

Food Matters Manitoba is putting on the Politics on the Plate forum at the Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall at the University of Winnipeg.

Seven candidates have confirmed their attendance, including Judy Wasylycia-Leis, Paula Havixbeck, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Brian Bowman, David Sanders, Mike Vogiatzakis, and Michel Fillion.

The charity, along with the support of other community organizations and citizens, hopes to engage the candidates on a series of food security related topics from food deserts to a city-wide composting plan.

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Slurpee Drinkers to Declare Their Own Price at 7-Eleven

By Brian Schultz

7-Eleven
(7-Eleven image via Shutterstock)

Slurpee drinkers in Winnipeg can name their own price on Friday.

7-Eleven is declaring September 19 “Slurpee Name Your Price Day” by allowing customers to pay what they feel like paying for a large Slurpee.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds collected will go to Food Banks Canada to support local food banks.

“We want to step back and let our customers decide what kind of impact they have,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “This is a win-win situation: customers decide what they want to pay for a Slurpee and also help feed those in need in their local community.”

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New Space to Connect Broadway Promenade to Esplanade Riel

Alloway Arch
The future Alloway Arch and Widow’s Mite Fountain to be built at The Forks to connect Broadway to the Esplanade Riel Bridge. (THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION / HANDOUT)
Alloway Arch
The future Alloway Arch site at The Forks. (THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION)

The new space at The Forks will connect the Broadway promenade and the Esplanade Riel thanks to a donation by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Called the Alloway Arch, the space will include shards from the façade of the original Alloway and Champion bank once located at 362 Main Street, and a circular fountain with three jets, representing the Widow’s Mite contribution.

“This is a beautiful addition to The Forks, one that demonstrates the giving nature of our entire community,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership. “It’s so fitting to have it at The Forks where so many have come together, given of their time and talents and collaborated to create the city’s Meeting Place.”

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