Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Winnipeg Working to Reduce Discoloured Water Incidents

Water

After a year of testing, the City of Winnipeg will begin using a new product in its water treatment process to reduce the occurrence of discoloured water.

The city is switching out the coagulant it uses — a product that helps particles in water stick together for easier flow — from ferric chloride to ferric sulfate.

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Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Prompts Warning from Winnipeg Emergency Officials

Thin Ice Sign
Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Ice beginning to form on waterways has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay clear of drainage ditches, culverts, streams, creeks, retention ponds and rivers.

The city says ice surfaces are thin and fragile, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats say if they were in power, they would set up a new government department — along with a separate minister — for drug addiction and mental health.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew also says he would set up a safe-consumption site in Winnipeg, a detox centre in Brandon and 50 new treatment beds to help battle the growing use of meth and other drugs.

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RCMP Cruisers Smashed in Collision West of Winnipeg

RCMP Cruisers Smashed in Collision West of Winnipeg

Elie RCMP Accident
A vehicle collided with an RCMP cruiser west of Winnipeg on Highway 1 Wednesday evening and rolled. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Elie RCMP Accident
An RCMP cruiser and an SUV were both hit when a vehicle lost control approaching a traffic stop Wednesday night. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two RCMP vehicles were stuck while conducting a traffic stop west of Winnipeg on Wednesday night.

Officers were responding to a report of an impaired driver on Highway 1 just east of Elie, Manitoba at around 6:25 p.m.

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Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club
Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, 275 Stradbrook Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba government backbencher is once again holding a fundraising event at a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members.

The constituency association for Scott Johnston, a Progressive Conservative, is planning an evening of “whiskey, wine and ale-tasting” next week at the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club.

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Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

By The Canadian Press

McDonald's Toys Lawsuit
Lawyer Joey Zukran is seen in this undated handout photo. A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children. Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Joey Zukran)

MONTREAL – A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children.

Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children.

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