Winnipeg Labour Leader Quits; Cites Sexist Comments, Treatment by Men

Winnipeg Labour Leader Quits; Cites Sexist Comments, Treatment by Men

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Basia Sokal
Basia Sokal (LEADERSHIPCANADA.CA)

WINNIPEG — A labour leader in Manitoba has resigned from her job over what she says have been sexist remarks and dismissive treatment by some of her male colleagues in the labour movement.

Basia Sokal surprised about 50 people at a Winnipeg Labour Council meeting Tuesday night when she announced she was resigning as president after two years on the job. The council is an advocate on municipal labour issues in the city and is part of the Canadian Labour Congress.

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City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

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

Rising spring temperatures, melting snow and deteriorating ice conditions has Winnipeg first responders urging people to stay away from waterways.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says ice surfaces are thin and fragile at this time of year, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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Beverley Street Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

Beverley Street Home Heavily Damaged by Fire

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(UFFW 867 / FILE)

A home in the 700 block of Beverley Street was significantly damaged by fire Tuesday evening.

Winnipeg fire crews arrived on scene just before 7:30 p.m. and began an interior offensive attack. The fire was quickly knocked down, but the structure also suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

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