The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are making a major announcement today about the new stadium. There is speculation we'll hear the new name but the Bombers won't tip their hand. They say we'll have to wait until 12:30 p.m. to know what the announcement is all about.
Would you like to help the Indian Family Centre on Selkirk Avenue? They had a break-in and some donated educational toys and books were stolen. We are collecting books and toys here at CBC, 541 Portage Ave. Most wanted are educational toys and books for children from infant to about age eight.
Women's shelter calls bike lanes a "disaster". The chief executive officer of Osborne House says donors dropping off food and clothing are insulted by cyclists in new bike lanes. Barbara just told council today she has also been called "vile" names by cyclists.
Opponents of water and sewer deal are lined up at city hall.
About half a dozen delegations are trying to stop council from approving sale of water and sewer services to border communities. They say it will lead to urban sprawl as wealthy residents move to municipalities with more land and lower taxes.
City approves loan guarantee.
Council has just voted to assist the assiniboine park conservancy with a 17 million dollar loan guarantee. The park says without that backing, the journey to churchill exhibit is in jeopardy. This is one of the largest...if not the largest...loan guarantee ever approved by council. .
Schools in Eriksdale and Lundar have been closed. A release issued by the Lakeshore School division says they were notified by the RCMP of a potential safety risk to staff and students. The concern is an unidentified situation in the town of Eriksdale. Stay tuned for more information as it become available.
Freezing drizzle reported at the airport. There is also a warning for freezing drizzle in effect for the Kenora region.
Winnipeg will sell its water and sewer services.
Council just approved the plan in a vote of 11 to five . It means border communities can hook into winnipeg's water and sewer system...for a price.The city has been considering this since 2005. .
Maginot Arena will reopen next Monday (Dec. 19), as a mould infestation inside the building has been addressed, according to City of Winnipeg.
The Fringe lottery is complete
and you can find a link to all the performing companies at the Manitoba Scene website. Just go to cbc.ca/manitoba/scene.
Bombers have a plan if stadium isn't ready.
The club's President says there they could start the season on the road. The team announced the stadium's new name. But what do fans think of "Investors Group Field"? Full story at 5, 5:30 and 6.
A warning to Winnipeg drivers tonight -- streets are ice-slicked and slippery. We've been hearing numerous reports of vehicle mishaps in the past couple hours.
Feeling squeezed about holiday debt - tune in right now, to hear financial journalist Allison Griffiths give Marcy some tips about managing holiday spending. That's on CBC Information Radio.
AT 7:15 - A "blowout" on Information Radio as Marilyn Maki volunteers to be guinea pig for a new hair trend that has come to Winnipeg. She's already starting to look marvellous!
Up next on Information Radio - imagine explaining to a judge why a loved one should be allowed to join you in Canada -- and doing it in a courtroom where there is a language and cultural barrier. A Winnipeg woman from Ethiopia is facing that now. Her story, at 7:40.
At 8:14 on Information Radio - a forensic audio of Roseau River first nation's books has inflamed that community. The band members now have the audit in their hands - and they have provided CBC with copies. Reporter Louise Charette takes a closer look.
First week of WPS festive checkstop program has similar numbers to last year. Police will "saturate" areas where there are bars or locations where people are known to drink... including hockey games.
WPS arrest second suspect in Morley and Osborne homicide. 24 year-old man arrested 3:30 this morning in an Exchange District traffic stop.
Manitoba will be one of the provinces most affected by a new perimeter security deal between Canada and the United States. Eleven border crossings in Manitoba are under review.
Police arrest 42-year-old man on child porn charges after distributing 30 videos and stills of girls aged between 8 and 12. Police now investigating where those videos were made and if any local victims.
CBC Sports has named its top stories of 2011. The Jets top the list. Why some fans say that's no surprise. And reaction from players. That's coming up tonight at 5, 5:30 and 6.
Senate has just passed Bill C-18, the bill to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its grain marketing monopoly. Bill must now receive royal assent to become law. That could happen as early as tomorrow (Friday).
Jets dominating! Caps goalie Neuvirth keeping the game tied 0-0 at end of first period.