The Canadian Press, the national news service that was created during the First World War to bring home stories from the European front — and went on to become the country’s go-to, real-time source — turned 100 Friday.
But even dedicated news junkies might not know where to send a birthday card.
Described by some scholars as a cornerstone of Canadian history, CP remains a mystery to many, a low-profile but central part of the news landscape. Its news stories, photos, videos and radio broadcasts, in both official languages, appear in almost every media outlet in the country, yet readers or listeners are often unaware of their source.
The City of Winnipeg announced improved transit service for northwest and southwest areas of the city Friday, along with a move toward the fall bus schedule.
Starting Sunday, Winnipeg Transit‘s Route 86 will now include all-day service to Bridgwater Centre and Bridgwater Lakes*, plus better transfer connections for those in southwest Winnipeg. It’s a move praised by area Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert).
“We welcome feedback on transit routes, and are always striving to improve bus service,” said Lukes in a news release. “As Winnipeg’s south end continues to grow, we are pleased to provide options that meet the needs of our residents.”
As thousands are forced to leave their homes in Northern First Nations affected by wildfires, the Canadian Red Cross has opted to open a second emergency shelter in Winnipeg, this time at a soccer complex.
Joining the RBC Convention Centre, the Winnipeg Soccer North Centre on Leila Ave. will also temporarily house hundreds of evacuees from Wasagamack First Nation, Garden Hill First Nation and St. Theresa Point First Nation.
The Canadian Red Cross is fully evacuating the area around the three First Nations — about 3,700 people — due to health concerns surrounding the heavy smoke and fire.