Manitoba Hydro downtown headquarters is the 1st office tower in Canada to be recognized as LEED platinum building by the Canada Green Building Council, an organization that rates buildings on their environmental friendliness. The Hydro building is one of only a few certified LEED platinum buildings in North America and the only one in a cold-weather city.
Winnipeg police cadets will take over the Downtown BIZ’s community outreach patrol program starting July 1, curbing public intoxication calls that tie up cops and paramedics. It picks up 3,000 people a year, taking people who are passed out or intoxicated to their homes or safe places such as the Main Street Project.
The City of Winnipeg wants you to recycle your old phone books. When the new phone books arrive, toss the old ones in your blue box. You can also take them to any of the seven recycling depots in the city.
The body of a 22-year-old man who went missing when his boat capsized on Lake Manitoba May 14 has been found. Dillon Beaulieu, 22, was boating on Lake Manitoba when heavy and large waves capsized the small fishing boat. His friend was able to get to shore, but Beaulieu wasn’t.
Winnipeg Police are looking for a man who exposed himself to two young girls late Wednesday afternoon near Kelvin Park, near Chalmers and Henderson Highway. The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s, with grey/brown curly hair, scruffy brown beard, wearing round prescription glasses and a striped, collared button-up shirt. The car was a four-door, dark blue car with no front plate and tinted rear windows.
New changes to EI are coming under attack as it will be especially hard on so-called repeat claimants like seasonal workers.People that have been on assistance 3 or more times in the last 5 years and collected 60 weeks of benefits will only have 6 weeks to find a job in their chosen field before they have to take any job they’re qualified for, in their field or not, that pays at least 70% of their previous wage or lose benefits. An acceptable job is considered to be one within an hour’s commute.
LA Guns frontman Phil Lewis has blasted Nikki Sixx’s bestseller The Heroin Diaries as a “fraud,” and says “Anyone that was ever addicted to smack or any opiates know not to glorify addiction.” This comes two years after former Motley Crue singer John Corabi made a similar suggestion about his ex-bandmate’s book
Sebastian Bach has asked for prayers after his solo band drummer Mark Bam Bam McConnell was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. A friend reports his liver and kidneys shut down and he’s suffered partial brain damage, but appears to be in better shape than he was when the tragedy struck.
Guitarist Earl Slick, best known for his work with David Bowie and John Lennon, was riding in a car that burst into flames this past weekend. No one was hurt.
Led Zeppelin II has died. Not the album … the man. was known most of his life as George Blackburn, who lived near St. Louis, officially changed his name last fall after a divorce to Led Zeppelin II. He’d seen the band about 20 times and wanted a new start. The album Led Zeppelin II was released in 1969 and was their first album to reach No. 1 in the US.