Canadian consumers don’t plan on curtailing their spending this holiday season, according to a recent poll.
New numbers from Ebates.ca suggest about eight in 10 people will actually spend as much or more on gifts than they did last year.
By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is temporarily halting any expansion of gambling in the province, and will also look at new rules against impaired driving.
The government’s agenda for the coming year, laid out in its throne speech, also includes plans to move more employable people off welfare and to simplify taxes and royalties for the oil and gas sector.
WINNIPEG — Four youths are in police custody after pointing a firearm at several people on Monday evening.
Police responded to the area of McPhillips Street and Mapleglen Drive at around 6:50 p.m., but couldn’t immediately locate the suspects.
A man who had been volunteering with Child and Family Services Winnipeg has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting two children.
Winnipeg police say Guillaume Meisterhans, 35, was mentoring a seven-year-old child when the allegations arose from incidents between April 27, 2017 and April 2, 2018. Police say the suspect took the child to his home on five separate occasions, where acts of sexual assault and sexual interference were performed.
A bridge spanning the Winnipeg River along Provincial Road 313 near Lac du Bonet will be completely closed to traffic beginning this weekend.
From November 24 to December 15, crews will close the bridge to replace the navigation span in the middle, which allows boat traffic to cross underneath. The province says the work is being done now to have the least impact on traffic in the area.
By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – A group that runs a charity TV bingo in Manitoba says it’s sure a ball wasn’t missing during last Saturday’s game.
Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo says in a statement posted to Facebook that it realizes one of the 75 balls appeared to be missing from the table top of the bingo machine during the broadcast.
Don’t cry a river if you aren’t able to snag some Justin Timberlake tickets.
The pop superstar is bringing his “Man of the Woods Tour” to Winnipeg early next year.
WINNIPEG — Saskatchewan Avenue from Cavalier Drive to Hamilton Avenue is closed beginning this morning until 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
The closure, which went into effect at 7 a.m., is to accommodate roadwork. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are closed to vehicles, as well as to pedestrian traffic.