Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Portage and Main. (DOWNTOWN WPG BIZ)

 

Councillor Jeff Browaty wants to see the question of opening Portage and Main put on this October’s civic election ballot.

The North Kildonan city councillor introduced a motion at city hall Thursday to consider a resolution to place the following question on the Oct. 24, 2018 ballot: “Do you support the opening of Portage & Main to pedestrian crossings? YES/NO.”

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Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Canada's Diversity Gardens
Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $70 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)

 

Canada’s new Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park have received another generous donation.

The Bert & Lee Friesen Foundation announced a $250,000 donation to the Conservancy’s Imagine a Place Campaign Wednesday night.

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$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

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Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

By The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Fan
A security guard runs in after B.C. Lions’ Marcell Young (8) knocked down a spectator that ran onto the field of play during the first half of a CFL football game against the Montreal Alouettes in Vancouver, on Saturday June 16, 2018. A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – A partially clothed fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a law firm.

In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.”

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Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Dauphin Drugs Cash Seizure
Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop by RCMP in Dauphin on June 5, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from out-of-province have been charged after RCMP seized 190 grams of cocaine earlier this month.

Mounties conducted a traffic stop on the afternoon of June 5 in Dauphin, where they also located a large sum of Canadian currency and various drug paraphernalia.

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Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a TV screen as he speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 — one month longer than expected — before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question period in the House of Commons before MPs departed for a three-month summer break.

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Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

Winnipeg Educational Assistant Sentenced to 3 1/5 Years for Sex with Student

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Law Courts
People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A former educational assistant who gave a student money, food and drugs as their relationship intensified has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years behind bars for sexual exploitation.

Sheryl Dyck, who was 42 at the time, was arrested in 2015 after seven months of having oral sex that progressed to intercourse with the 16-year-old boy.

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Carjacking Suspect Trips Up on Own Gun Trying to Flee Police

Carjacking Suspect Trips Up on Own Gun Trying to Flee Police

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo men are facing charges after they allegedly carjacked and robbed a driver Monday night in the area of Stella Avenue and McGregor Street.

Winnipeg police say the 28-year-old male victim was stopped in his vehicle at around 9:50 p.m. when three men approached him. One of them was armed with a sawed-off rifle and ordered the man out of his vehicle.

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