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 Manitoba division of the MS Society of Canada is rolling out two new bike tours for 2015.
The Winter MS Bike Tour will take place Saturday, February 7 at Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, and the Turtle Mountain Trail is set for Sunday, July 12 at Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
“After the success of the 25th anniversary of the Biking to the Viking event where we broke our fundraising record by raising $532,000, we’re really excited to bring two new bike tours to Manitoba,” said Donna Boyd, president of the MS Society of Canada, Manitoba Division.
Two more Winnipeg neighbourhoods will see community mailboxes in their areas in the fall of 2015 as Canada Post continues with its plans to phase out door-to-door delivery service.
Approximately 14,489 home addresses in central and south St. Vital with postal codes starting with R2M and R2N will be converting to the new system.
The area covers homes between River Road and St. Anne’s Road north of Nova Vista Drive to Carriere Avenue, and homes south of Meadowood Drive in St. Vital south to beyond the Red River Floodway east of the river.
The Manitoba government is creating additional child-care spaces at Harrow School in Fort Garry.
Through a new child-care centre, space for up to 16 infants and 48 pre-schoolers will be added to the existing spaces for a total of 110.
“Early childhood education is critical for laying the foundation for Manitoba’s children to get a good start in life and child care gives parents the option to go back to work or return to school,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister Peter Bjornson.
Two Winnipeg community centres are now under the direction of an amalgamated board of directors.
Richmond Kings and Waverley Heights Community Centres will be overseen by the South Winnipeg Community Centre (SWCC).
“The goal of the amalgamation is to maximize our current resources for the benefit of our collective communities,” said SWCC president Chuck Davidson. “The new South Winnipeg Community Centre Board will improve functionality of our centres, reduce duplication of effort, resources and volunteers, reduce operating costs, and allow us to expand our current program structure.”