City Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

City Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

Ken Nawolsky
Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Grey Street, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The city is mulling over the idea of relocating its heliport, used by the Insect Control Branch, to make way for the future expansion of bus rapid transit, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The heliport on Grey Street currently serves as the launching pad for the City of Winnipeg‘s airborne mosquito larviciding operations. Winnipeg police and STARS air ambulance also occasionally use the site.

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Little Says Jets Are Slight Underdogs in Anticipated Series with Predators

Little Says Jets Are Slight Underdogs in Anticipated Series with Predators

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), Bryan Little (18), Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate defeating the Minnesota Wild in game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. Jets forward Little says his team is the underdog in its upcoming second-round series with Nashville because the Predators finished the regular season at the top of the NHL standings and made it to the Stanley Cup final last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little believes the Winnipeg Jets are hungry underdogs heading into their highly anticipated second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators.

The veteran forward agrees the teams almost mirror each other in statistics, but he tilted the scales a little bit toward Nashville for a couple of reasons.

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Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Jets Release Second Round NHL Playoff Schedule

Connor Hellebuyck
Nashville Predators’ Ryan Hartman (38) scores the game-winning goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Hockey fans have been stressing out over when the Winnipeg Jets will play each game in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But now we know.

The NHL finalized the schedule late Wednesday, tearing back the curtain on when and where the series will be played. All away games can be viewed at Bell MTS Place as part of the recently-announced Whiteout Viewing Party. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 1 p.m.

Western Conference Second Round: #1 Nashville vs. #2 Winnipeg

Game
Date
Time (CST)
Location
Broadcast (TV/Radio)
1
Friday, April 27
7:00 P.M.
Bridgestone Arena
CBC, SN360, TVA Sports, NBCSN/TSN 1290
2
Sunday, April 29
6:00 P.M.
Bridgestone Arena
CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN/TSN 1290
3
Tuesday, May 1
7:00 P.M.
Bell MTS Place
CBC, TVA Sports, CNBC/TSN 1290
4
Thursday, May 3
8:30 P.M.
Bell MTS Place
CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN/TSN 1290
*5
Saturday, May 5
TBD
Bridgestone Arena
TBD
*6
Monday, May 7
TBD
Bell MTS Place
TBD
*7
Thursday, May 10
TBD
Bridgestone Arena
TBD
*If Necessary

Higher Carbon Tax Among Ideas Pitched for Manitoba NDP Convention

Higher Carbon Tax Among Ideas Pitched for Manitoba NDP Convention

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba opposition leader Wab Kinew speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Kinew says his New Democrats will delay the province’s proposed carbon tax law. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A much higher carbon tax and a limit on foreign-owned housing are among the items being pushed by some Manitoba New Democrats for consideration at the party’s annual convention.

The party’s Wolseley constituency association in Winnipeg says research shows that a carbon tax of US$240 per tonne would do more to persuade people to reduce consumption of fossil fuels.

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City Provides $30K to New Osborne Village Foot Patrol Program

City Provides $30K to New Osborne Village Foot Patrol Program

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Mayor Brian Bowman appears at a news conference to announce $30,000 for the Osborne Village BIZ’s new foot patrol program on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (@MAYOR_BOWMAN / TWITTER)

The City of Winnipeg is helping to fund a new foot patrol program in Osborne Village.

Through $30,000 to the Osborne Village BIZ, the foot patrol program will become the fourth of its kind in the city.

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Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

By The Canadian Press

BBQ

OTTAWA – The Standards Council of Canada says it is developing national guidelines for the manufacture of barbecue brushes after a number of cases in which people accidentally ingested wire bristles.

The Council is currently seeking proposals to establish the new standard, aimed at protecting consumer health and safety, after Health Canada opted last year not to ban wire-bristle brushes outright.

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Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

By The Canadian Press

Yoga
As the first yoga studio prepares to open in a southwestern Manitoba community a letter is spreading warning of its anti-Christian values. Participants strike a pose during a group yoga session at a park in Beijing, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

BOISSEVAIN, Man. – Lindsay Alvis was excitedly preparing to open up the first yoga studio in the small southwestern Manitoba community she calls home when a letter showed up in the mailboxes of some of her neighbours.

“PLEASE DON’T DO YOGA” the letter began.

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Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitchers Jack Charleston and Tyler Beardsley to the team’s 2018 roster.

Charleston pitched at two levels of the Chicago White Sox’ organization in 2017, combining for a 3-2 record, 12 saves, and a 2.42 ERA in 34 relief appearances for the High-A Carolina League’s Winston-Salem Dash and the Double-A Southern League’s Birmingham Barons.

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