How a Transcona councillor wants the city to help Ukraine
A Winnipeg city councillor wants to create a Winnipeg-Ukraine humanitarian fund, with the city matching donations one-to-one.
Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) will put forward the resolution at a Thursday council meeting. He proposes the city accept donations locally and match whatever comes in.
From there, all donated funds would be transferred to non-profit organizations in Ukraine on a monthly basis to aid humanitarian efforts.
He hopes Mayor Scott Gillingham and council will throw their support behind the motion, setting a trend for the rest of the country.
“If we can do something like that here in Winnipeg, could you only imagine if other municipalities across Canada, there's literally thousands of municipalities, copy something like this to support the Ukrainian cause?” he said.
“I think it's important to stand with them at this time in their crisis.”
Wyatt proposes the fund operate for a year or until the war between Russia and Ukraine ends.
The motion will go before city council on Thursday.
A wintery weekend is on the way in Windsor-Essex. Flurries are expected Friday and periodically throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The price of gas and diesel increased in all three Maritime provinces overnight.
Ontario’s November indoor masking recommendation was not considered a “key message” for the health minister when speaking in the legislature at the time, documents show.
More overnight snow in the region has led to some poor road conditions Friday morning.
Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits.
CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec during the final weekend of January.
Rookie goaltender Jaxson Stauber made it two wins in as many career starts by making 34 stops on Thursday to help the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.
A tip from a concerned citizen led to a firearms and weapons bust by Mounties at a home in Golden, B.C.
'She was a nightmare': Parent, former staff member speak out on ex-principal accused of stealing $170K from East Van schoolMore people are coming forward after the Vancouver School Board filed a lawsuit against former principal Tricia Low, also known as Tricia Rooney.