Joyanne Pursaga, Winnipeg Free Press

Joyanne Pursaga

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Recent:
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • TorontoStar
Past:
  • Winnipeg Sun
  • Edmonton Sun
  • SudburyStar
  • The Vancouver Sun
  • Calgary Sun
  • Toronto Sun

Recent articles by Joyanne:

Trees felled by house move to be replaced

NEARLY two dozen mature trees in Charleswood that were destroyed during the destructive journey of a large display home in August will be replaced next spring.The City of Winnipeg confirmed the replanting timeline to address the destruction of 23 Siberian elms. → Read More

Appeal denied, Waverley Heights apartment plan moves ahead

Waverley Heights residents have lost an attempt to block a transit-oriented development that some deemed “wildly inappropriate” for the south Winnipeg... → Read More

Appeal denied, Waverley Heights apartment plan moves ahead

Waverley Heights residents have lost an attempt to block a transit-oriented development that some deemed “wildly inappropriate” for the south Winnipeg neighbourhood. → Read More

Longtime advocate urges immediate action on crime

A well-known advocate is pushing the city to speed up work to make Winnipeg safer, arguing a current two-year plan ignores the urgency of our high cri... → Read More

City of Winnipeg looks at testing unvaxxed front-line staff

Winnipeg’s mayor expects all front-line city staff who don’t obey the municipal requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19 would be able to submit to frequent testing for the virus instead. While the city has noted it’s “exploring” testing as an alternative for those who don’t get their shots in time for the Nov. → Read More

City plots two-year economic recovery plan

A two-year economic recovery plan for Winnipeg aims to help the city heal from the wounds delivered by COVID-19, especially its ailing core. After 19 months of pandemic losses, the plan proposes to devote $30 million of economic incentives for the downtown area. → Read More

City plots two-year economic recovery plan

A two-year economic recovery plan for Winnipeg aims to help the city heal from the wounds delivered by COVID-19, especially its ailing core. → Read More

City police report 92 per cent vaccination rate

Ninety-two per cent of Winnipeg Police Service staff have confirmed they are immunized against COVID-19.The service said that figure includes sworn officers and civilian staff, noting all of its employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15 due to their work for “an essential emergency service provider. → Read More

Plebiscites remain largely non-binding

Winnipeg city council may continue to gauge public opinion through plebiscites but can’t legally bind itself to follow the results. A report on the “yes or no” questions that can be added to municipal election ballots notes provincial legislation doesn’t allow a method for council to make the results binding. → Read More

Plebiscites remain largely non-binding

Winnipeg city council may continue to gauge public opinion through plebiscites but can’t legally bind itself to follow the results. → Read More

‘Long overdue’: City poised to stop paying portion of union boss’s salary

A new deal for Winnipeg firefighters is poised to end the city’s controversial practice of paying a union leader’s salary. → Read More

'Long overdue': City poised to stop paying portion of union boss's salary

A new deal for Winnipeg firefighters is poised to end the city’s controversial practice of paying a union leader’s salary. The city has paid 60 per cent of United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg president Alex Forrest’s salary since 2014. Under the new deal, that would end May 1, 2022, pending final council approval. → Read More

City staff could face transfer, leave

Front-line City of Winnipeg workers who don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 by a Nov. 15 deadline could be transferred into other jobs or placed on ... → Read More

City staff could face transfer, leave

Front-line City of Winnipeg workers who don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 by a Nov. 15 deadline could be transferred into other jobs or placed on leave. → Read More

Clock ticking on city emergency services budget issues

Winnipeg emergency service departments have been ordered to offer new options to cover multimillion-dollar budget shortfalls, after council’s finance committee delayed their requests to fill the gap with the city’s so-called 'rainy day' fund. → Read More

City seeks green for Broadway trees

A new proposal aims to secure federal cash to ensure a healthy canopy on Broadway.The city’s public service wants cash from the federal Natural Infrastructure Fund to support a Trees on Broadway project, pending council approval. → Read More

Developer unveils 3D model for Naawi-Oodena site

A new 3D model of Naawi-Oodena will help Manitobans visualize the $1.2-billion project set to replace the Kapyong barracks. “This model is here to illustrate the size of the project. → Read More

Developer unveils 3D model for Naawi-Oodena site

A new 3D model of Naawi-Oodena will help Manitobans visualize the $1.2-billion project set to replace the Kapyong barracks. → Read More

Short-term housing, on-site counselling seek to address veteran homelessness

A property in Transcona is being eyed to create a village of tiny homes for unsheltered veterans.The Homes for Heroes Foundation wants to buy two acres of city land just north of Transcona Boulevard and west of the Transcona Library, where it hopes to build 20 tiny homes and a resource centre. → Read More

City explores measures to curb growth of medical pot

The City of Winnipeg is one step closer to banning some medical cannabis growth within homes, after hearing the change would greatly improve quality of life in many neighbourhoods. → Read More