Snow hits Westman area, Interlake amid blizzard, winter storm warnings for parts of Manitoba
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:31:48 EST
A person with their hair covered in snow shoveling snow.

Parts of Manitoba are being hit with with heavy snow or blowing snow on Sunday as much of the province is under winter storm, blizzard, freezing rain and snowfall warnings.

ICU overcapacity problems at Children's Hospital unsustainable, nurses union says
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:50:29 EST
Buildings in the winter.

The intensive care unit at Winnipeg's Children's Hospital almost doubled its capacity ahead of the weekend as the seasonal spike in respiratory illnesses pushes the health-care facility to its limits.

Hydro crews work to restore power in parts of St. James in Winnipeg
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:18:05 EST
Power lines

More than 4,000 Manitoba Hydro customers in and around the St. James area in Winnipeg were without power Sunday afternoon as crews dealt with a pole fire in Oakdale.

Here's what some Winnipeggers like — and don't like — about the mayor's proposed plan for Portage and Main
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 09:30:32 EST
A aerial view of Portage and Main

Debate over the future of Winnipeg's iconic intersection has resurfaced after the mayor announced Friday he wants to open Portage and Main to pedestrians by summer 2025 and close the circular walkway underneath the intersection.

Years after scientists lost security clearances at top lab, there are still concerns about who has access
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST
It is “strictly” enforcing screening for all staff and visitors and requires visitors to be accompanied at all times.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has tightened security of its level-4 lab in Winnipeg years after two scientists were escorted out over concerns about security breaches. But experts worry the back door may still be open to graduate and postdoctoral students affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

Saskatchewan's McEwen improves to 3-0 at Brier with win over Alberta's Koe
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 13:48:10 EST
A men's curler pumps his fist in celebration.

Saskatchewan's Mike McEwen won a third straight game to start the Canadian men's curling championship with a 6-5 win over Alberta's Kevin Koe on Sunday in Regina.

Two Winnipeg homes to be demolished following overnight fires
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:49:35 EST
A torn down home.

Two homes in Winnipeg will be demolished after they caught fire early Sunday morning.

Blizzard expected to hit southwestern Manitoba
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:00:06 EST
A person is seen from the back, walking in the middle of a snowy street with cars parked at the sides and covered in a layer of snow.

Blizzard warnings are in effect for areas in southwestern Manitoba, Environment Canada said Saturday, as a low-pressure system from the U.S. continues to push its way north.

Winnipeggers rally in solidarity with Palestinians for 20th straight week, demanding ceasefire in Gaza
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 19:25:02 EST
A crowd of people. One is wearing the Palestine flag over his shoulders.

Several dozen Winnipeggers took to the streets for the 20th week in a row to show solidarity with Gazans as the death toll in Israel's months-long war with Hamas continues to rise.

Faith leaders, community group hope to unite Morden residents in fighting climate change
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 07:00:00 EST
A woman speaks at a church pulpit with a choir in red robes sitting to her right.

Residents in a southern Manitoba city hope faith leaders and a new citizens action group can help in the fight against climate change.

Pianists celebrate debut of new Steinway concert piano at Brandon University
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:27:11 EST
Three people sit playing a grand piano together.

On Saturday, Megumi Masaki of the Brandon University School of Music helped launch the music program's latest piano fleet member: a brand-new nine-foot Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano lovingly named Jack.

So a ghost walks into a bar … How a Winnipeg comedian developed a passion for the paranormal
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 07:00:00 EST
Black and white image of bearded man (left) in hat looking at woman at right. Woman is wearing short-sleeved shirt and has headphones around her neck. They are standing in front of a stone wall inside a basement.

A mysterious recurring childhood dream and spooky happenings in his childhood home sparked a life long interest in the paranormal for comedian Big Daddy Tazz. Today, he helps with paranormal investigations in Winnipeg and swears comedy and ghost hunting are not as different as one would think.

McEwen tops defending champion Gushue at Briers
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 17:44:05 EST
A male curling skip pumps his right fist while yelling in celebration on the ice with a broom in his left hand.

Howard fists pumped in triumph on the ice and on the bench at the Canadian men's curling championship Saturday when Ontario's Scott Howard threw a walk-off double takeout for the first Brier win of his career as a skip.

Woman injured after unprovoked shooting with air gun in bar: Winnipeg police
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:26:22 EST
Winnipeg police car

A man has been arrested after Winnipeg police say he shot a 42-year-old woman sitting beside him in a bar without provocation.

'A lot has changed,' Winnipeg mayor says as he pushes to reopen Portage and Main by summer 2025
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:33:28 EST
An aerial shot of people marching through an intersection.

Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham made it official Friday morning and announced his desire to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians by summer 2025.

'Those days are gone': Corydon Avenue's long-standing independent hardware shop set to close
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 07:00:00 EST
An exterior view of a store showing the front window and door and sign saying Corydon Hardware.

The little hardware shop at Corydon and Lilac is closing, and owner Rob Benson says he would never "in good conscience" sell the business to someone else because it can no longer survive. Those days are gone, he says.

Comeback win 'always feels good,' Jets' Monahan says after scoring tiebreaker against Hurricanes
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 17:49:51 EST
Four smiling hockey players stand around the net.

Sean Monahan scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:13 left and the Winnipeg Jets rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday.

Westman Volt Hockey, sparked by parents' love, allows players of all abilities to hit the rink
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 07:00:00 EST
A teenager drives a motorized wheelchair for sports.

Zander Wallin, 15, is one of 30 members of Brandon's Westman Volt Hockey team — an adapted form of floor hockey that uses a special motorized wheelchair, letting players get out in the rink every Wednesday at Brandon's Keystone Centre.

Most of southern Manitoba now under winter storm watch for the weekend
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:46:21 EST
A man is picture shoveling snow atop a snow bank.

A winter storm watch is now in effect in most of southern Manitoba, as a low-pressure system coming from south of the border is set to bring heavy snow to the province's southwest this weekend, Environment Canada says.

This nurse says she's still suffering from a concussion a year after attack at hospital entrance
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST
A woman with long wavy hair stands at a kitchen island and looks at photos, cards and other momentos.

A Manitoba nurse who took a man to court following an alleged assault about a year ago outside the entrance of the hospital where she works says she has no regrets about pursuing legal recourse, even though the charges were stayed last week.