City Briefs

Measuring SEED growth

On Sept. 16, SEED (Supporting Employment and Economic Development) Winnipeg presented their Annual Report to the Community via a Zoom event. SEED provides financial empowerment programs and services in Winnipeg’s inner city. The report included the second Community Builder Award, which went to the Canadian Muslim Women's Institute. 

Campus climate status updates

There is a new weather station on top of Lockhart Hall at the University of Winnipeg, constructed by Dr. Danny Blair, Brad Russell and Dr. Doug Goltz. The new station has improved internet connection and wireless readings, and can be accessed by those studying climate or those missing studying on campus at wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/IWINNI70

Making archives accessible

In addition to the UWinnipeg Library’s online offerings, the University of Winnipeg Archives are now more accessible for researchers working from home. In addition to the digital archives, researchers looking to safely access physical resources can contact the archive staff, who will consult sources and reproduce components of sources. For help accessing the archives, contact archives@uwinnipeg.ca.

BUStxt going the way of the ghost

BUStxt, an initiative of Winnipeg Transit that allowed transit riders to receive bus schedule information and updates by text message, has been discontinued. Passengers who relied on the service are encouraged to use TeleBUS or Navigo for updates to bus schedules and to use Winnipeg Transit Tools for planning bus trips in the future. 

Pallister’s Chicken Chef conference

Brian Pallister announced the continuation of the Back to Work Wage Subsidy program from the Nairn Avenue Chicken Chef restaurant on Sept. 14. In a question period in front of the Chicken Chef soda machine, he told a reporter inquiring about the safety of the Province’s back-to-school plan that provincial health experts’ decisions should not be questioned. 

Report on homelessness and home insecurity as information

The City of Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks will review multiple reports, primarily from End Homelessness Winnipeg, to establish an understanding of the current state of residents living in encampments in the city. The reports will be received as information with no policy recommendations included. 

Published in Volume 75, Number 02 of The Uniter (September 17, 2020)

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