IBEW Local Union 435

214-301 Weston Street
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3H4, Canada

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City paying more for injuries

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:20 -0700

A City of Winnipeg initiative to reduce the number of hours lost from injuries has backfired, with more workers injured for greater periods of time, at skyrocketing costs. A safety audit found from 2008 to 2012, the number of injuries suffered by civic workers increased, and there was a

Your Weekend Weather

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:00 -0700

Grab a box of tissues and prepare to get misty-eyed, because this is our final weekend weather column featuring my good buddy Dale Marciski from Environment Canada. For the past five years, Dale has been the voice of sanity in this space, balancing my efforts to remain 100 per cent fact-free

Hope for homeless

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:51:36 -0700

For a sleep-out, there wasn't a lot of sleeping going on. On an unseasonably warm Thursday night, about 160 of the city's movers and shakers trudged through downtown streets to get a small glimpse of what life is like for Winnipeg's homeless. Late-night tours to social agencies such as the Main

Delivering bad news on boxes

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:51:15 -0700

Canada Post's new super-mailboxes will make a dent in property values and depress the price of houses located near them, warns an internal document released by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The internal document is a real estate appraisal commissioned by the union behind a door-to-door

Trustee suspects coverup, asks for provincial probe

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:09:54 -0700

Winnipeg School Division trustee Mike Babinsky has asked Education Minister James Allum to investigate the division's alleged "altering of public records to conceal and hide issues and facts." Babinsky made the extraordinary demand Friday due to the way he said the division has handled

Patient info stolen from laptop at HSC

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:09:45 -0700

The personal medical information of 322 people has been stolen from a Winnipeg health office. A senior medical resident at Health Sciences Centre is in hot water after a laptop containing the information was stolen from an office Sept. 10. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority learned of the

Building CMHR: A lump of clay becomes reality

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:09:20 -0700

While fundraisers and politicians got the applause Friday for opening the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the 8,200 workers who built it have their names written on plaques inside and the memory of their creation etched in their minds forever. "It was definitely one of those projects where we

Museum opening highlights ongoing struggle for human rights

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:08:38 -0700

Human rights and emotions were on display at the official opening of Canada's newest national museum Friday. Demonstrators turned out to express their right to free speech. Dignitaries hailed the Canadian Museum for Human Rights as a beacon of hope for things to get better. The 400 invited

First Ever Bomber Fan Trip on Thanksgiving Weekend

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:26 -0700

WINNIPEG, MB., September 19, 2014 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are offering the ultimate true blue experience this Thanksgiving weekend with the 2014 Bomber Fan Trip.

Fans name Ken Ploen best Blue Bombers quarterback

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:37:17 -0700

Ken Ploen remains the undisputed quarterback legend among Blue Bomber fans. The voting is in and Ploen has been chosen the top quarterback in Blue Bombers history by readers of the Free Press and listeners of TSN1290. ā€œIā€™m very honoured to hear this,ā€ said Ploen, reached by

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