WINNIPEG — Good news, Manitobans — you can soon hightail it out of Saskatchewan at a quicker pace.
The province will increase the speed limit along the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg to the Saskatchewan border on June 2.
“Manitobans have been asking for an increase in speed limits when safety allows it on the Trans-Canada Highway,” Premier Greg Selinger said. “By gradually implementing this increase as we have been upgrading sections of the national highway, we’ve been able to incorporate safety measures including improving intersections, paving shoulders, creating rumble strips, and installing better signage and guardrails.”
WINNIPEG — The votes are in and Manitobans have chosen a northern highway as the province’s worst road.
CAA Manitoba’s annual Worst Roads campaign saw more than 6,100 votes cast, but Provincial Road 280 between Thompson and Gillam was ultimately chosen as the winner — or loser in this case.
“The problem is that our roads had been ignored for so long,” said Mike Mager, president and CEO of CAA Manitoba. “We are still playing catch up. It’s not where we want it to be, but by identifying the priorities we can go to government and ask them to lay out their plans.”
WINNIPEG – A new exhibition at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada explores the history of Canadian-made water bombers — known as “super-scoopers” by those in the business of fighting forest fires.
Built originally by Canadair in the 1960s and now in Montreal by Bombardier, the strikingly painted yellow and red aircraft are sold around the world.
A showcase happening at The Forks on Friday will give new and expectant mothers the opportunity to browse eco-friendly and natural products.
The Naturally Mom & Me Showcase is a full-day event featuring local manufacturers, such as Mama Pacha, Sew Dandee, Colibri Canada, Little Feather Designs, and other. In addition to Manitoba-made products, Generation Green will display several organic Canadian products, including First Food Organics and Earth Mama Angel Baby.
WINNIPEG — The city’s West End neighbourhoods will get some care today with the help of approximately 350 students.
Children from General Wolfe, Isaac Brock and Gordon Bell schools will help fill hundreds of bags full of garbage and recycling from walkways, boulevards and parks and sweep dozens of sidewalks.
“The students look forward to this event each year and we are so proud of how they really take ownership of the work,” said Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, executive director of the West End BIZ. “Their efforts make an immediate visible difference in the image of our streets.”