IBEW Local Union 2085

556 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1S4, Canada

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Museum: the elephant in the room

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:55:37 -0700

If there's one early indication of the impact of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, it may be that Winnipeg has one of the world's most expensive conversation pieces sitting smack dab in the city's living room. After all, it's not hard to find visitors to sing its architectural...

Museum tour leaves visitors wanting more

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:54:57 -0700

When a Via Rail train from Toronto pulled into Winnipeg Saturday morning for a short stopover, tourists on board from Venezuela hoofed it over to the weirdly beautiful building near the station. "We saw it out the window," said Angel Hualde, 28, who was taking photos of his parents and sister in

Xmarks the spot

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:54:51 -0700

Winnipeg has a host of mouth-watering Italian ristorantes, among them Mona Lisa, Amici and Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro. So it might come as a surprise to learn one of the top-rated Italian spots in town -- at least, according to restaurant review website urbanspoon.com -- is an unassuming lunch

Things to Do

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:53:04 -0700

Rights on It's finally here. Celebrate the grand opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks. RightsFest, which wraps up today, has a full day of free events and performances, including lots of activities for children. Visit humanrights.ca for program details. No thin

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

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