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Winnipeg, MB R3E 3H4, Canada

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Fire chief touts home monitoring to cut ER waits

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:03:43 -0800

The best solution to costly ambulance wait times is monitoring patients while they wait at home before taken to hospital, the city's fire chief said Friday. John Lane, Chief of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, said creating "virtual waiting rooms" is the best option to reduce the time

A police dog to remember

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:03:30 -0800

Police service dog Judge, who is being remembered as one of the most successful dogs in the history of the Winnipeg Police Service K9 Unit, died Friday of kidney failure. He was 11. Born June 18, 2003, into the WPS breeding program, Judge, a Belgian Malinois, began training with his handler,

Axworthy quits in frustration

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:03:20 -0800

Lloyd Axworthy, who has championed the strategic importance of Churchill for 30 years, has resigned in frustration from the organization that has marketed the Port of Churchill for more than a decade over what he calls "shabby" treatment from the province. In the fall 2013 speech from the...

Owning a home a thrill for family

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:03:11 -0800

Shelley Peebles had a modest wish list -- a backyard and deck for a barbecue and a finished basement so her teenage son could have his own space and she could have her own bathroom. For years, as a single mom and lifelong renter, cobbling together a down payment on a house seemed impossible. "I

Staring death in the eye

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:02:59 -0800

Morris Faintuch is sitting in the darkness at the kitchen table, his face lit by candle light and a smile. A power outage that hit West Kildonan earlier this week didn't spare his bungalow on Matheson Avenue. And like all Winnipeggers that night, Faintuch was facing a boil-water advisory,

Park renamed for El Tassi

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:02:38 -0800

The El Tassi family name will be honoured with a park dedication after all. A civic committee Friday morning endorsed an administrative recommendation to rename the Nairn Overpass North Park after Albert and Samira El Tassi. The name change marks a series of flip-flops by the protection and

Cleaning up the culture of sport

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:17:53 -0800

If you went on the basis of the headlines alone, you might be led to believe youth sport is in crisis. Allegations of sexual misconduct by players of the University of Ottawa hockey team. On-ice brawls between players and officials in Manitoba. Rampant concussion concerns in a variety of sports.

Jets place Halischuk on IR, bring Galiardi back

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:03:05 -0800

Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) - The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Matt Halischuk on injured reserve Friday. Halischuk has picked up two goals and five assists in 38 games during his second season in Winnipeg. The club recalled forward T.J. Galiardi from St. John's of the American Hockey League to fill the roster spot, only hours after assigning him to the IceCaps. Galiardi has picked up only ...

El Tassi family name to be honoured with new park dedication

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:47:52 -0800

The El Tassi family name will be honoured with a park dedication after all. A civic committee this morning endorsed an administrative recommendation to rename the Nairn Overpass North Park after Albert and Samira El Tassi. The name change marks a series of flip-flops by the protection and

Oswald says it may be time for province to step in for First Nations

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:16:55 -0800

Theresa Oswald says if the federal government continues to refuse to live up to its obligations to provide adequate housing and running water for First Nations people the province should step in. Oswald, who is one of three candidates vying for the leadership of the Manitoba NDP, said today she

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