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City Council Temporarily Moving to Admin. Building

Winnipeg City Hall
City Hall (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s city council is on the move.

In order to carry out renovations at City Hall, councillors will be moving to the administration building at 510 Main Street.

Councillors and staff will move to the east half of the third floor directly across the courtyard from City Hall. The temporary relocation is expected to last for approximately one year.

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Woman’s Stolen Vehicle Recovered with Her Two Dogs

Winnipeg Police CrestA woman who had her vehicle stolen on Monday evening has been reunited with her two small dogs, who happened to be inside at the time of the theft.

Winnipeg police say the woman, in her mid-thirties, had left her vehicle running at the rear of her home in the 400 block of Furby Street at around 6 p.m. She came outside to find a man attempting to drive it away. She was dragged a short distance trying to stop the suspect and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police found the stolen vehicle a few blocks away and the woman’s dogs were returned to her unharmed.

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New City Campaign Targets Standing Water in Mosquito Battle

Mosquito SWAT Team

A new campaign has been hatched by the City of Winnipeg to tackle the issue of standing water on private property in an effort to curb the mosquito population.

The Standing Water Action Team (S.W.A.T.) is recruiting “agents,” or members of the public, to encourage property owners to actively drain, dump or cover water-filled containers to reduce the number of mosquitoes hatching.

“Standing water is the ideal environment for the development of Winnipeg’s mosquito larvae and a single birdbath filled with standing water can generate as many as 1,000 adult nuisance mosquitoes,” said Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control.

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Winnipeg Firms Compete to Collect Most Organic Waste

By Tyler Sutherland

Composting
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Compost WinnipegA friendly competition has resulted in more than 3,000 pounds of organic waste being removed from downtown Winnipeg.

“It’s really eye-opening and motivating to see the amount of compostable organics our office had previously been wasting,” said Leah Defoort of HTFC Planning and Design, the office that won the most enthusiastic team award as part of the inaugural Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge.

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Serious Crash Closes McPhillips at Redwood

Winnipeg Police CrestThe Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is overseeing a crash that occurred early Monday in the area of McPhillips Street and Redwood Avenue.

Winnipeg police were involved in a pursuit at around 2:45 a.m. travelling westbound on Redwood. Less than a minute after the it began, the suspect vehicle struck a car at the intersection of McPhillips and Redwood, hitting it on the passenger side.

The IIU says the driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot. Two adults in the second vehicle and four youths in the suspect vehicle were all transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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City’s Sunday and Holiday Bike Routes in Effect

Urban Cyclist Bike
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Winnipeg cyclists can now take advantage of the seasonal bike routes around the city.

The Sunday/holiday routes are now in effect until Monday, October 10 on:

· Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
· Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
· Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
· Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street

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5 Great Drives to Take This Summer

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(NC) — As Canadians, we don’t have to go across the world to witness stunning natural beauty. We have the opportunity to explore our beautiful scenery from the comfort of our vehicles.

It is, however, such a vast country with some of the most picturesque landscapes, so where to start? Before jumping into your car and hitting the road, take a look at five of the most popular drives in Canada, some of which may surprise you:

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Charges Laid Against Man in RCMP Shooting Near Portage la Prairie

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Crest LogoCharges have been laid against a man in an officer-involved shooting near Portage la Prairie on Thursday.

The incident began when an officer noticed an erratic driver and attempted to pull him over. The driver refused to pull over and was stopped by the RCMP vehicle.

During the altercation, the suspect was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Sgt. Bert Paquet wouldn’t say what prompted the shooting but says a firearm was found in the suspect’s car.

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Saskatoon Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 72-year-old woman from Saskatoon was killed Thursday after the vehicle she was travelling in lost control in the RM of Rosedale.

Minnedosa RCMP responded to Highway 5 near Road 98 N at around 5 p.m. for the two-vehicle collision.

Police say a northbound car lost control and hit the soft shoulder, causing the driver to overcorrect and cross into the oncoming lane of traffic where a southbound pickup truck collided with the vehicle.

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