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Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

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(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg’s city-wide spring cleanup is set to begin this weekend.

Crews will begin sweeping city streets, including back lanes, on Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. Over the next five to six weeks, work will initially focus on the downtown area, major routes, bridges and overpasses.

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Brandon Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Step-Grandson, Stepdaughter

Brandon Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Step-Grandson, Stepdaughter

Brandon Police Service CrestAllegations of sexual assault against a young boy in Brandon have revealed the same man may have also sexually assaulted the boy’s mother.

Brandon police say they began investigating in March after a complaint that the boy — who was between the ages of three and five — was sexually assaulted by his step-grandfather between 2011 and 2014.

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Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

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The Manitoba government is sharing more plans for a future school to be built in southeast Brandon for kindergarten to Grade 8 students.

Premier Brian Pallister was in the Wheat City on Thursday, where he made the announcement at the future site of the school, located at Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street.

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Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

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A battery-electric, heavy-duty Xcelsior bus being tested by Manitoba Hydro employees in May 2014. (BERNICE PONTANILLA PHOTO / FILE)

The union representing Winnipeg Transit employees has a plan to finance additional electric buses in the city’s fleet.

The proposed financing partnership would rely on a pay as you save (PAYS) model, with the province providing the city with an interest-free loan to cover the difference in capital costs of electric buses.

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Gimli Man Scratches $1M Lottery Ticket

Gimli Man Scratches $1M Lottery Ticket

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Gimli resident Ted Hykawy won $1 million on a Set for Life scratch ‘n win ticket. (WCLC)

A Gimli man has scratched his way to $1 million on a lottery ticket his son bought for him.

Ted Hykawy received the Set for Life scratch ‘n win ticket over Easter, which revealed three matching symbols.

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Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

Manitoba’s Flood Risk Still Low, Floodway Could Begin Operating Next Week

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The Red River Floodway gates south of Winnipeg are expected to be raised by early next week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s overall flood risk remains low this season, but the province is warning there’s a moderate chance of overland flooding in low-lying areas along the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

In its latest flood update, the Hydrologic Forecast Centre says ice is expected to break up and start moving this week. The province also expects to begin operating the Red River Floodway by early next week.

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Sheldon Kennedy to Receive Courage Award from Manitoba College

Sheldon Kennedy to Receive Courage Award from Manitoba College

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Sheldon Kennedy will receive the Courage Award from Assiniboine Community College on October 25. (ACC)

Former NHL hockey player and sexual abuse survivor Sheldon Kennedy is being honoured by Assiniboine Community College this fall.

Kennedy is the recipient of the Courage Award, which was established last year to commend and honour people who demonstrate courage in all its forms in their business, community, professional or personal life.

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Woman Rescued After Nearly Falling into Red River

Woman Rescued After Nearly Falling into Red River

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A woman was rescued after being clinging to a tree branch on the banks of the Red River in south Winnipeg on Saturday night. (FILE)

WINNIPEG — A woman was rescued from the banks of the Red River moments before she would have been swept away in its current.

Police and firefighters received a report of a woman screaming near the river in the 3400 block of Pembina Highway on Saturday night.

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Mayor Bowman Wants Winnipeg to ‘Buy Local’

Mayor Bowman Wants Winnipeg to ‘Buy Local’

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Mayor Brian Bowman wants to see the city spend more of its money on local suppliers to help the Winnipeg economy grow.

Bowman introduced a ‘buy local’ procurement procedure at Tuesday’s executive policy committee meeting, which would direct the city to use a local supplier on contracts valued at less than $100,000.

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