Winnipeg police have charged a 71-year-old man with sending hoax packages in the mail supposedly containing chemical weapons.
Police were first alerted to a suspicious package on April 27, 2017 in the 400 block of York Avenue. Several other reports came in surrounding similar packages being left on windshields of vehicles parked in the area.
A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.
“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.
A postage stamp reflecting the women’s suffrage movement led by Nellie McClung has the markings of a Winnipeg design firm.
Canada Post has released the stamp with the visual stylings of Tétro Design. The stamp, illustrated in black and gold, comes after creative consultation from veteran stamp designer Robert L. Peters, and direction from Susan Gilson, Canada Post’s manager of design and production of stamp services.
“A crux issue when designing stamps in Canada is the requirement for all text to appear in ‘equal billing’ in both English and French — a real challenge when given such a small piece of real estate,” said Peters.
WINNIPEG — A ghostly ox cart that rumbled through the Red River Valley in the early days is featured on a new set of stamps from Canada Post.
Part of the Haunted Canada series, the stamp is an ode to 1903, when soldiers at the Red River Valley’s Fort Garry claimed to have seen phantoms driving a cart pulled by a team of oxen pass through their post at night.
“There is nothing more fun, yet unsettling, as ghost stories, and we have a history filled with these memorable tales,” said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services with Canada Post.
The world’s largest mosasaur housed at a museum in Morden, Manitoba is the subject of a new Canada Post-issued stamp.
“Bruce” set a Guinness World earlier this year and will now be featured in the corporations Dino series for letter mail.
“It is really a spectacular and rare thing to have your organization be associated with something as incredible as a stamp from Canada Post,” said Peter Cantelon, executive director of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, where the mosasaur is located.
Two more Winnipeg neighbourhoods will see community mailboxes in their areas in the fall of 2015 as Canada Post continues with its plans to phase out door-to-door delivery service.
Approximately 14,489 home addresses in central and south St. Vital with postal codes starting with R2M and R2N will be converting to the new system.
The area covers homes between River Road and St. Anne’s Road north of Nova Vista Drive to Carriere Avenue, and homes south of Meadowood Drive in St. Vital south to beyond the Red River Floodway east of the river.