Snowmobilers Missing After Falling Through Ice on Winnipeg River

Snowmobilers Missing After Falling Through Ice on Winnipeg River

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Two people are missing after the snowmobile they were riding fell through the ice on the Winnipeg River late Tuesday.

Powerview RCMP received a report at around 11:45 p.m. and began a search of the area with fire departments from Sagkeeng First Nation and Pine Falls.

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Proposed Exchange District Bike Lane Subject of Open House

Proposed Exchange District Bike Lane Subject of Open House

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A Winnipeg cyclist rides in an adjustable bike lane. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / FILE)

WINNIPEG — An upcoming public open house will look at adding another protected bike lane in the Exchange District.

The city is proposing a lane from William Avenue to Higgins Avenue to further connect north Winnipeg and the Exchange District with downtown and the Assiniboine Avenue cycling network.

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Government Prepared to Order End to Postal Strike in Coming Days: Minister

Government Prepared to Order End to Postal Strike in Coming Days: Minister

By The Canadian Press

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Striking Canada Post workers keep their hands warm as they picket at the South Central sorting facility in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – The federal government is prepared to order an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post employees if a collective agreement isn’t soon reached, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday.

“We strongly encourage both sides to reach a deal and are prepared to table legislation if we do not see a resolution over the next few days, a step we do not take lightly,” she said in a statement.

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Mike Holmes Jr. Headlining Winnipeg Renovation Show

Mike Holmes Jr. Headlining Winnipeg Renovation Show

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Mike Holmes Jr. is this year’s headliner at the Winnipeg Renovation Show in January. (HANDOUT)

Contractor and HGTV Canada star Mike Holmes Jr. is this year’s headliner at the upcoming Winnipeg Renovation Show.

The co-host of “Holmes + Holmes” will appear on the Lifestyle Stage at the RBC Convention Centre January 11-12, 2019.

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Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion, Reduce Welfare Numbers

Manitoba to Suspend Gambling Expansion, Reduce Welfare Numbers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Janice Filmon, reads the provincial throne speech in the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is temporarily halting any expansion of gambling in the province and promising to move more people off welfare and into the workforce.

The government’s agenda for the coming year, laid out in its throne speech Tuesday, also includes plans to toughen penalties for impaired drivers and to simplify taxes and royalties for the oil and gas sector.

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