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Say Cheese: Pet Photos with Santa This Saturday

Say Cheese: Pet Photos with Santa This Saturday

Pet - SantaWINNIPEG — Has Fido been naughty or nice this year? Santa Claus will find out.

The city’s Animal Services Agency is hosting pet photos with the big man in red on Saturday, November 25.

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Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Red River Thin Ice
Exposed water on the Red River across from St. Boniface on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials are warning the public to be cautious of thin ice and to stay off waterways.

Polic, firefighters and paramedics say as temperatures drop, ice surfaces are thin and fragile. Falling into ice-cold water can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

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City Looking to Increase Speed Limit on Stretch of Pembina Highway

City Looking to Increase Speed Limit on Stretch of Pembina Highway

Pembina Highway
A portion of Pembina Highway south of St. Norbert that the city is looking to increase to 70 km/h. (WINNIPEG.CA / GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The City of Winnipeg is considering increasing the speed limit on a portion of Pembina Highway in St. Norbert.

The speed limit review targets Pembina south of the La Salle River Bridge, which is currently 60 km/h. The city is recommending increasing the limit to 70 km/h as the roadway transitions into Highway 75.

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Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

Sanders, Plows Hit Winnipeg Streets After Snowfall

The city is plowing and sanding streets after an overnight snowfall. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Crews began salting and plowing streets Saturday following an accumulation of snow late Friday and overnight.

Salting is taking place on Priority 1 streets prior to a truck plowing operation later today on P1 and P2 routes.

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Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

Winnipeg Transit Free for Veterans, Active Military on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day
Veterans fill the RBC Convention Centre for Winnipeg’s largest Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Transit will waive the fare for veterans, active members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and their families on Remembrance Day.

Those who wish to get a free ride can display either their military identification or a CF1 card to the bus operator, or wear a military uniform.

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New Name Sought to Make ‘Handi-Transit’ Sound More Inclusive

New Name Sought to Make ‘Handi-Transit’ Sound More Inclusive

Winnipeg Handi-Transit
Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit is undergoing a rebranding and the public has been tasked with choosing a new name. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

The City of Winnipeg is rebranding its Handi-Transit service with a new name to make it sound more inclusive.

A list of three names were chosen as the finalists after Handi-Transit asked its stakeholders for suggestions.

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What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over Remembrance Day Weekend

What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over Remembrance Day Weekend

Remembrance Day
Wreaths are laid during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg on November 11, 2016. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Remembrance Day falls on a Saturday this year, meaning there are some changes on alternating days to business hours and services.

Here is a list of what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg this weekend.

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