IBEW Local Union 2034

1563 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2E5, Canada

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Ouellette attracted unlikely voters to make inroads into downtown neighbourhoods

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:40:51 -0700

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, the surprise third-place finisher in this week’s mayor’s race, scored well in downtown neighbourhoods and captured votes in areas that usually register a low turnout. Returns from polling stations show Ouellette, a 37-year-old Cree and University of Manitoba...

After the fire: First Nation, trappers struggle to rebound after massive blaze

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:59:42 -0700

NORTH OF GRAND RAPIDS, Man. -- Before the fire... Before the fire, the aspen and black spruce and jack pine spread as far as the eye could see, lush and teeming with life. Before the fire, the woods abounded with moose and marten for meat and furs, and the vegetation gifted medicines to the

Officers to help stop hockey woes

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:28 -0700

Hockey parents and spectators who can't police themselves are going to get some help this winter. A unique and innovative partnership between Hockey Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Police Service announced Friday will see police officers from the community relations department drop in during minor

Downtown Ouellette's oyster

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:11 -0700

Robert-Falcon Ouellette, the surprise third-place finisher in this week's mayor's race, scored well in downtown neighbourhoods and captured votes in areas that usually register a low turnout. Returns from polling stations show Ouellette, a 37-year-old Cree and University of Manitoba

Bowman becomes Winnipeg's first indigenous mayor

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:06 -0700

Days after election night in Winnipeg, mayor-elect Brian Bowman is still digesting the immense magnitude of his victory. By defeating Judy Wasylycia-Leis by a margin of more than 53,000 votes, Bowman won a landslide that exceeded the one earned by outgoing Mayor Sam Katz during his first victory

Bipole III called 'dumbest decision'

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:11:37 -0700

Opposition Leader Brian Pallister wants to stop the "Americanization" of Manitoba Hydro. Pallister made the comment Friday in which he said he would also pull the plug on the Bipole III transmission project despite the millions spent on preparatory work, regulatory approval and consultations on

Wild rice crops take hit from weather

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:11:27 -0700

The beauty of wild rice, or any rice for that matter, is you just add water, whether to cook it or grow it. But in the past year, Mother Nature has added water like never before and doused the crop, resulting in one of the worst harvests in history. The wild rice harvest across the country, in

Milestone for female trustees

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:11:03 -0700

Have women ever before held a majority of seats at any political level in Manitoba? Women now hold more school board seats than men -- they may well be the first women to ever hold more than half the seats at any political level here. "That's a pretty remarkable thing," University of Manitoba

Tina's mother weeps

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:10:45 -0700

Tina Fontaine has become a never-ending story, even in the age of the 24-hour news cycle. That's because the slaying of the 15-year-old aboriginal runaway last summer has become the rallying symbol of another never-ending story; the national shame of our murdered and missing aboriginal women and

Premier Selinger facing potential revolt within NDP

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:10:54 -0700

Premier Greg Selinger is facing a potential revolt within his caucus following a series of bad-news polls and Wednesday’s evaporation of support for New Democrat Judy Wasylycia-Leis in Winnipeg’s mayoral race. Backbench MLAs, cabinet ministers and longtime New Democrats feel Selinger...

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