The Manitoba Museum celebrated another year of solid attendance and excellent financial health Thursday night.
At the museum’s AGM, outgoing Board Chair Scott Craig highlighted the year’s successes, including the Canada 150 exhibition, the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, World’s Giant Dinosaurs exceeding attendance targets and their outreach project, called Spirit Lines, winning the Governor General’s History Award.
More than 200 construction projects are planned for Winnipeg this year, including local and regional streets, back lanes and sidewalks.
Mayor Brian Bowman said Friday that about 150 kilometres of improvements are scheduled for this year, including continuing work on the Southwest Rapid Transit corridor and the Waverley Underpass project.
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.”
Portage la Prairie RCMP say a man has died after he was assaulted in his home.
Police say the man, 56, was assaulted by “unidentified suspects” at his home on Royal Road North on May 23. He suffered severe, life-threatening injuries, said RCMP, and was taken to hospital. He died on June 17.