There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba's population. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (a point commonly known as The Forks).
The name "Winnipeg" comes from the Cree for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873 with a population of 1,869. Winnipeg is the seventh-largest municipality in Canada, with a population of 663,617 in the Canada 2011 Census.
Winnipeg has a diversified economy, with sectors in finance, manufacturing, food and beverage production, culture, retail and tourism. Winnipeg is a major transportation hub, served by Richardson International Airport. The city has railway connections to the United States and Eastern and Western Canada through three Class I rail carriers.
Winnipeg's cultural organizations include Manitoba Opera, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery and Le Cercle Moliere. Some of the city's popular festivals are the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. Professional sports organizations based in the city include the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Winnipeg's universities include the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.
Adjustable bike lanes coming to Winnipeg in pilot project - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 8:11pm
CBC.caAdjustable bike lanes coming to Winnipeg in pilot projectCBC.ca
The City of Winnipeg
launched a new pilot project on Tuesday in an effort to figure out how to make the roads safer for cyclists. On Tuesday, the city started installing a pair of adjustable curbs to create two new protected lanes on sections of ...and more »
Twelve years to transform transit - Winnipeg Free Press
22 Aug 2017 at 3:10am
Winnipeg Free PressTwelve years to transform transitWinnipeg Free Press
... it a perfect candidate for battery-electric buses: Winnipeg
. With the presence of a local bus manufacturer with extensive experience in battery-electric buses (New Flyer Industries), one of the lowest electricity costs in the developed world ...
'Worth the wait': Eclipse makes appearance in Winnipeg despite clouds - CBC.ca
21 Aug 2017 at 2:36pm
CBC.ca'Worth the wait': Eclipse makes appearance in Winnipeg despite cloudsCBC.ca
The solar eclipse briefly broke through clouds Monday giving sky-watchers the glimpse they were waiting for. While the total solar eclipse was only visible in the United States, in Manitoba
, people could still see a partial version ? a sliver of ...
Eclipse-watchers not entirely foiled by cloudy conditionsWinnipeg Free PressCloud could cover Winnipeg's
view of the eclipseGlobalnews.caWinnipeggers gather to catch glimpse of rare solar eclipseCTV Newsall 11 news articles »
Drugs fuelling robberies for quick cash in Winnipeg: police - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 1:15pm
CBC.caDrugs fuelling robberies for quick cash in Winnipeg: policeCBC.caWinnipeg
couple slams Walmart Canada Bank for not reversing $6,600 in fraudulent charges · Cute Manitoba
-made campers make a comeback · Wedding cancelled, Winnipeg
woman giving away designer gown · 'Worth the wait': Eclipse makes appearance ...and more »
Teen with cerebral palsy rappels down Winnipeg skyscraper in her wheelchair f...
22 Aug 2017 at 4:56pm
CBC.caTeen with cerebral palsy rappels down Winnipeg skyscraper in her wheelchair for charityCBC.ca
Allie Onslow was one of the participants in this year's Easter Seals Drop Zone fundraiser in Winnipeg
. On Tuesday afternoon she was on top of Manitoba
Hydro Place, where she rappelled more than 80 metres straight down to the ground. "I am extremely ...
Wedding cancelled, Winnipeg woman giving away designer gown - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 8:45am
CBC.caWedding cancelled, Winnipeg woman giving away designer gownCBC.ca
woman is offering to give her unused wedding dress to a deserving person after her own plans for marriage fell through. Hannah Pratt posted the offer for her designer wedding dress online, and by Tuesday more than 4,000 people had viewed the ...
Brutally abused Manitoba puppy given a new lease on life - Globalnews.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 4:38pm
Globalnews.caBrutally abused Manitoba puppy given a new lease on lifeGlobalnews.caManitoba
Underdogs Rescue, a local animal rescue organization, picked Asha up soon after and supported her, nursing her back to health. Chantalle Gauthier is a volunteer with the rescue group and a dog lover herself. She said the solution was simple ...
Manitoba, Ottawa heal infected health-care wound - Winnipeg Free Press
21 Aug 2017 at 6:57pm
Winnipeg Free PressManitoba, Ottawa heal infected health-care woundWinnipeg Free Press
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in Winnipeg
late last month for the opening of the Canada Summer Games, discussed health funding in a meeting with Pallister. The two have even sparred over phrasing; Manitoba
has refused to use Ottawa's term, ...Manitoba
signs health deal with fedsWinnipeg SunManitoba
no longer a holdout on health funding deal with federal governmentYahoo News Canada (blog)Health minister thankful for semi-private MRI clinic proposal in NivervilleCBC.caall 15 news articles »
House for homeless Winnipeg men celebrates first year of success - CBC.ca
21 Aug 2017 at 6:04am
CBC.caHouse for homeless Winnipeg men celebrates first year of successCBC.ca
Lidstone moved back to Winnipeg
where he was born and grew up, and lived on the streets in the dead of winter. Some nights he slept on the floor of the basement bathroom of St. Boniface Hospital. His family filed a missing persons report and his ...
'Unprecedented' spike in firearm seizures concerns Winnipeg police - CBC.ca
21 Aug 2017 at 6:37pm
'Unprecedented' spike in firearm seizures concerns Winnipeg policeCBC.ca
It's only August, but so far in 2017 police have seized nearly a year's worth of guns. Since January, police have recovered 994 firearms, more than they seized in all of 2013 and quickly approaching annual totals for 2014, 2015 and 2016. It's a spike ...