Millennium Library Implementing Security Screening for Visitors

Millennium Library Implementing Security Screening for Visitors

Millennium Library
Millennium Library (WINNIPEGARCHITECTURE.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Millennium Library will soon require all visitors to undergo security screening, similar to boarding a flight at the airport or attending an event at nearby Bell MTS Place.

Security contractor GardaWorld will operate the screening and look for prohibited items, such as alcohol or weapons. Visitors with restricted items will be asked to remove them before being granted access to the library. In some cases, illegal items may be confiscated and reported to Winnipeg police.

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Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

Festival du Voyageur Marking 50 Years with a Look to the Past

Georges Forest
Georges Forest (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — It’s a special year for Festival du Voyageur as western Canada’s largest winter festival honours its past while celebrating 50 years.

Founder Georges Forest is an important part of the Festival du Voyageur legacy, known for dressing as a voyageur year-round and ensuring Franco-Manitoban culture lived on beyond his time. Forest gave his life to the festival, which is where he passed away in 1990.

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Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Louis Riel Day: What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg

Louis Riel
A statue of Louis Riel is shown outside of Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum. (TRAVEL MANITOBA)

Louis Riel Day is Monday, February 18, meaning most Manitobans have the day off for the statutory holiday. As a result, some services are operating on a reduced schedule and/or will be closed.

Shopping Centres

Outlet Collection — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polo Park — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kildonan Place — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Landeskog Helps Avalanche Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid with Win Over Jets

Landeskog Helps Avalanche Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid with Win Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets - Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche’s Ryan Graves (27) and Sven Andrighetto (10) celebrate Andrighetto’s goal on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during third-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a good taste in his mouth.

The Colorado goalie made 24 saves and captain Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as the Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

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There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

There Wasn’t an App for That? Environment Canada Launches Its Own Weather App

By The Canadian Press

Snow
A person walks a dog as heavy snow falls in Vancouver, on February 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA — Environment Canada is going mobile.

The federal agency launched its first ever weather app for iPhone and Android this week, including a new high-resolution radar option so amateur meteorologists can guess exactly when the next rain storm or blizzard is going to hit their backyard.

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Winnipeg Transit Rejects Signage in Memory of Driver Killed on Job

Winnipeg Transit Rejects Signage in Memory of Driver Killed on Job

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Irvine Fraser
A woman places some money in a donation box as Winnipeg bus drivers gathered to support each other at a rally for Irvine Fraser, who was killed by a passenger, and to demand safety improvements on buses outside city hall in Winnipeg, Friday, February 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Transit drivers were told Thursday not to display messages on their buses in memory of a colleague murdered on the job exactly two years ago.

Transit officials issued a memo to drivers to not display “RIP #521” or similar messages on large electronic signs on the front of buses that can alternate between the route name and other notifications. The phrase is a reference to the badge number of Irvine Fraser, who was stabbed by a passenger on Feb. 14, 2017.

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Winnipeg’s Top Bureaucrat Retiring After Four Years with City

Winnipeg’s Top Bureaucrat Retiring After Four Years with City

Brian Bowman - Doug McNeil
Mayor Brian Bowman and CAO Doug McNeil appear at a news conference in Winnipeg on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (MAYOR_BOWMAN / TWITTER)

Winnipeg chief administrative officer Doug McNeil is retiring after four years on the job.

McNeil, the city’s top bureaucrat, announced his decision Thursday during a news conference alongside Mayor Brian Bowman.

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Woman Charged After False Gun Call Ties Up Police Resources

Woman Charged After False Gun Call Ties Up Police Resources

Winnipeg Police Crest

An 18-year-old woman has been charged after Winnipeg police spent four and a half hours responding to a fabricated gun call.

Police say they received a call on February 7 about an armed man in a suite in the 300 block of Blake Street. The caller told police the man had banged on her apartment door and asked her to help hide his gun and some drugs in her suite.

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