The union representing Winnipeg Transit employees has rejected the latest offer of settlement from the City of Winnipeg.
The city and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505, which represents drivers and maintenance workers, will continue to try and work out a deal. Further negotiations are scheduled and no bus service will be affected as talks take place.
Winnipeg Transit carries more than 130,000 riders each weekday and employs approximately 1,100 bus operators and about 250 maintenance staff.
A barn that caught fire on Friday afternoon is said to have killed 3,000 hogs southeast of Winnipeg.
Firefighters responded to two fires in the RM of Ste. Anne, Manitoba at around 12:45 p.m. approximately five kilometres of Highway 1 on Highway 12.
RCMP say the barn was fully engulfed and couldn’t be saved. The cause is under investigation.
Not far away, a grass fire broke out approximately 1.5 kilometres south of Steinbach on Road 32 East at around 1 p.m. Fifteen homes were evacuated as a precaution, but all residents have since returned home. The fire was put out by 3:30 p.m.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Tories say the NDP government spent more than $20,000 to stack Premier Greg Selinger’s State of the Province address with supporters last December.
In newly-obtained documents, the Progressive Conservative Party says tickets and sponsorships of the event exceeded $20,000 in taxpayer funds. Previous documents revealed only about $4,500 of taxpayer dollars were used to send 45 employees.
The Manitoba Law Courts complex will give the public a different perspective inside this weekend during Law Day.
On Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m., visitors can observe mock trials, a special sitting of Citizenship Court, and debates in English and French presented by senior high school students. Tours of the law courts complex will be held every 10 minutes. Demonstrations by a drug detection dog and handler will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Winnipeg police have charged a 53-year-old man with possessing and making child pornography out of his St. Vital home.
Police allege the suspect hid a video camera in the bathroom of his home to record visitors changing into their swimwear to use his backyard pool. The incidents took place over the span of a seven-year period, from 2007 to 2014.
Police discovered the child pornography after seizing a large quantity of storage devices in a July 2014 raid.
In total, 13 victims were involved, 11 of which were between the ages of eight and 13-years-old.