Winnipeg Sun

Firefighters deploy drone to help battle Selkirk Avenue blaze

Winnipeg firefighters got their first birds’ eye view as they battled a blaze in the North End on Tuesday.<p>Fire crews deployed their new drone for the …

Fire Fighting

Turning Leaf Games kick off in Winnipeg

A unique series of games in Winnipeg is offering athletes a chance to connect, as well as compete.<p>The Turning Leaf Games kicked off Wednesday along a …

University of Manitoba

Letters: August 15, 2018

<b>Too far left…..</b><p>It is interesting to watch the far left leaning media outlets like CNN and CBC flailing around, crying madly that the sky is falling …

Human Rights

Man busted in four-year-old break and enter after botched carjacking

A Winnipeg man suspected of robbing a medical centre four years ago is in jail after an alleged botched carjacking on Sunday.<p>Police say the man …

Crime

Mayoral candidate pledges to put more buses on road, switch to electric

Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk says she’d increase the number of Winnipeg Transit buses by 190, or 30%, and eventually switch the entire fleet to …

Winnipeg

Four councillors still unopposed in upcoming civic election

As Winnipeg’s civic election heats up, four incumbent councillors still face no competition.<p>As of Monday afternoon, councillors Matt Allard (St. …

City Politics

Ninth candidate steps foward to run for mayor

A ninth candidate has registered in the race to become Winnipeg’s next mayor.<p>Venkat Machiraju, a Hindu priest, said he was inspired to compete in the …

Roads

EDITORIAL: Please stay safe on the roads

Back in April, the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a turning semi-trailer.<p>Sixteen people were killed in this tragedy.<p>Just …

Roads

Winnipeg’s relentless heat wave breaking records

Winnipeg’s relentless heat wave is breaking 30-year-old records Environment Canada says.<p>Between the heat and the forest fire smoke blowing over the …

Heat Waves

STAPON: Kenora Bass International has to change with the times

The Kenora Bass International is on this week on Lake of the Woods. At one time this was one of the most prestigious tournaments around. This year …

Fishing

Folklorama second week preview: Twenty-one different pavilions set to open Sunday

“(Folklorama) has been excellent,” said Teresa Cotroneo, acting executive director of the festival. “There’s a heightened sense of respect for each …

El Salvador

Police ask for public’s help in St. James shooting

Police are asking the public for any information regarding a shooting in the St. James area early Friday morning that sent a man to hospital.<p>Shortly …

Emergency Medicine

Letters: August 10, 2018

<b>The gun debate</b><p>Handguns have become a lightning rod for the debate of gun control in this country. The Olympic team relies on them for their sport, …

Guns

Newcomer youth get chance to try hands at firefighting

Eleven newcomer youth to Canada got the opportunity to explore a career in firefighting during a week-long camp hosted by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic …

Canadian News

Contractor for police HQ launches cross-claim against co-defendant in city lawsuit

Caspian Projects says any damages a court orders over alleged construction deficiencies at the Winnipeg Police headquarters should be charged to an …

Corruption

Feds give North End Women’s Centre $4M to help women leave sex trade

The North End Women’s Centre is getting $4 million from the federal government to help women leave the sex trade in the province.<p>Minister of Public …

Emergency Preparedness

Letters: August 7, 2018

<b>Spin, spin</b><p><b>Re: “Drop your weapons,” Aug. 1.</b><p>Justice Minister Heather Stephenson: “This is nearly 700 firearms and nearly 22,000 rounds of ammunition …

Guns

BRODBECK: Transit nearly doubles spending on supervisor positions

According to figures obtained by the Winnipeg Sun, Transit is spending an estimated $5.5 million on 58 full-time supervisor positions in 2018. That’s …

Transportation

Lockport man faces attempted murder charge after woman shot

A Lockport man has been charged with attempted murder after police say a woman was shot in the upper body.<p>Early Saturday morning at shortly after 2 …

Crime

STAPON: This 88-year-old sure can fish, and his sons are chips off old block

Fishing can be very entertaining and I want to let my readers know that the last week on Lake of the Woods has been nothing short of fantastic. Not …

Fish

Bus driver hailed for coming to aid of robbery victim

Police are praising the actions of a brave Winnipeg bus driver after they said he intervened in a robbery despite being faced with a knife-wielding …

Crime

Letters: August 4, 2018

<b>Recharging</b><p><i>Re: “Tories shuffle the deck,” Aug, 2.</i><p>This week our provincial cabinet hit the refresh button. As we all know, sometimes a change is as …

Canadian News

Six taken to hospital following car crash

Six people were taken to hospital after a car crash near St. Vital Centre early Friday afternoon.<p>Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle …

Winnipeg

Open and closed for Terry Fox Day

What’s open and closed this Terry Fox Day long weekend:<p>The <i>Winnipeg Sun</i> will not publish a print edition on Monday. As always, though, we’ll be …

Winnipeg

Province commits $2.25M for municipal roads

More money is being put towards Manitoba roads after the provincial government announced $2.25 million will go towards municipal roads.<p>Municipal …

Canadian News

Winnipeg’s Belgian Club takes year off from festival after controversial meeting

A cultural club in Winnipeg that hosted a meeting of an organization which touts reducing immigration, deporting asylum seekers and banning burqas …

Festivals

Jets sign C Nic Petan to one-year, two-way contract, but will he ever stick?

Nic Petan has signed a new one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets, but the question remains: Can he finally earn a full-time job with the …

Faulty air system forces operating room closures at St. Boniface Hospital

Several St. Boniface Hospital operating rooms are closed after a malfunction in the facility’s air handling system.<p>Patients with scheduled procedures …

Winnipeg Sun

Siloam Mission raising funds to fix kitchen

Siloam Mission needs help to prevent one of its kitchens from being closed.<p>The kitchen in The Madison, a supportive housing facility opened by Siloam …

Kitchens

EDITORIAL: Waiting for due diligence on BRT

Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk says the city should do its due diligence before proceeding with a planned Bus Rapid Transit corridor on the east …

Transportation