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Manitoba Funding 225 Community Development Projects

Manitoba Funding 225 Community Development Projects

By Sarah Klein

Cathy Cox
Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will spend $3.7 million to fund 175 projects approved through the Community Places Program in municipalities across the province.

The non-profit and community-led organizations will share in the funding to build, upgrade, expand or acquire community facilities.

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Swoop Begins Flying Winnipeg-Abbotsford Seasonal Route

Swoop Begins Flying Winnipeg-Abbotsford Seasonal Route

Swoop
(SWOOP / CNW GROUP)

Discount airline Swoop has launched its fourth aircraft with a seasonal summer route between Abbotsford, B.C. and Winnipeg.

Flights will be offered daily until Labour Day, which will then shift to five times per week until the end of the summer schedule on October 27.

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Coalition for Portage & Main Aiming for $100K in GoFundMe Campaign

Coalition for Portage & Main Aiming for $100K in GoFundMe Campaign

WINNIPEG — Proponents for a pedestrian-friendly Portage and Main have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help amplify their cause ahead of this fall’s municipal election.

The Vote Open initiative is aiming to raise $100,000 for a public information campaign to argue the benefits of tearing down the barriers at Winnipeg’s iconic downtown intersection. The movement is being spearheaded by the Coalition for Portage & Main — a community group made up of volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations who want to boost economic development at the intersection.

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Winnipeg Firefighters Deploy Drone to Get Grip on Selkirk Avenue Blaze

Winnipeg Firefighters Deploy Drone to Get Grip on Selkirk Avenue Blaze

Selkirk Avenue Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at 702 Selkirk Avenue on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg firefighters deployed a drone for the first time Tuesday night while fighting a fire at 702 Selkirk Avenue.

Residents of the building self-evacuated by the time crews arrived at around 7:45 p.m. No injuries were reported, but the city says two cats remain missing.

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Winnipeg Police Make Second Arrest in Fatal Bar Italia Shooting

Winnipeg Police Make Second Arrest in Fatal Bar Italia Shooting

Bar Italia
Bar Italia, 737 Corydon Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Winnipeg police have made a second arrest and laid charges in relation to a fatal shooting at Bar Italia this past spring.

Joshua Lucien Peter Turner, 24, was taken into custody on Monday. Police have charged him with first-degree murder, attempting to commit murder using a firearm and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

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