WINNIPEG — The president and CEO of Manitoba Hydro is retiring this fall.
Kelvin Shepherd will step down from the Crown corporation’s top position on November 16 after serving three years with the company.
In the midst of National Drowning Prevention Week, the Manitoba government has announced the expansion of its life-jacket loan program for swimmers in Spruce Woods Provincial Park.
“A tragedy on the water can occur in the blink of an eye, which means never leaving children alone near water and always keeping them in sight,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires.
A 54-year-old Winnipeg man is facing child pornography charges after allegedly possessing the material.
Winnipeg police executed a search warrant in the Riverview area on June 25, where they seized an electronic device displaying child sexual abuse images.
By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled his pre-election cabinet, shuffling six ministers to new portfolios and promoting five other MPs to his front benches in a bid to boost the profile of his team.
Trudeau confidant and long-time MP Dominic LeBlanc moves from fisheries to take on intergovernmental affairs, placing a veteran in charge of unpredictable federal-provincial relations.
When Winnipeggers go to the polls in October, they will not only have to choose a mayor and council, but whether they would like to see Portage and Main reopened to pedestrians.
Mayor Brian Bowman said Wednesday he will be supporting a council motion recommending a referendum on the future of Winnipeg’s most iconic intersection.
The host of “Wheeler in the Morning” made the comments on Monday comparing transgender people to actors who “pretend to be different things.” Wheeler was suspended on Tuesday and Rogers Media has since ended its relationship with him.
By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press
MONTREAL – An invasive plant species that has become a worrisome problem in Quebec lakes and rivers is also present in four other provinces as well as in almost every U.S. state.
Barbara King, executive director of the non-profit Watersheds Canada, says the species is known to occur in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.
By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals won a key provincial byelection Tuesday night, securing a legislature seat for their new leader, Dougald Lamont, and gaining official party status and the funding that comes with it.
Lamont, elected Liberal leader last October, soared well ahead of second-place NDP candidate Blandine Tona as results continued to come in late Tuesday night in the St. Boniface constituency in Winnipeg.
By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Paul LaPolice had something important to say to Andrew Harris.
After Tuesday’s practice, the Blue Bombers offensive co-ordinator told reporters about a conversation he had with the star running back after last Saturday’s 20-17 loss to the B.C. Lions.
WINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is adding to its morning show later this summer with veteran broadcast journalist Lauren McNabb.
The experienced co-anchor of Global News at 6 will join Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. CT beginning August 22. Both stations are owned by Corus Entertainment.
McNabb originally joined Global Winnipeg in 2000 and was promoted to Global National’s Manitoba correspondent three years later. She went on to work out of the station’s Toronto bureau in 2005 before returning to her home province in 2011 as producer and host of “Focus Manitoba.” In 2016, she joined Heather Steele as co-anchor of Global News at 6.