May 22, 2015

Latest News

'Winnipeg, Ontario?' City misidentified on CBS morning show

Maybe, just maybe, the citizens of Winnipeg owe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford an apology. According to CBS News, the Manitoba capital is in fact situated in Ontario.

During a trade mission to Chicago earlier this week, Ford inspired a few guffaws for suggesting Winnipeg -- not Windsor, Ont. -- sits across the river from Detroit. That in turn led Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz to make a lighthearted offer of geographic advice.

Everyone seems confused about Winnipeg's location these days.


Everyone seems confused about Winnipeg's location these days.

In an ironic turn of events on Saturday, Katz appeared on CBS This Morning above a caption reading "Mayor Sam Katz: Winnipeg, Ontario."

The mayor, who was in New York City to attend meetings with credit-rating agencies, was supporting Winnipeg Transit driver Kris Doubledee, who jumped off his bus to give his shoes to a barefoot stranger.

Katz is expected back at City Hall on Monday. Ford remains in Ontario.




Updated on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM CDT: Adds video.

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Mike Deal | @wfpmdeal

May 21 11:09 pm

Lots of smoke at the #whiskeydix fire… heard on the scanner that flames had been seen. I didn't see any…

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 21 9:54 pm

Bombers great and NFL icon Bud Grant is having a garage sale, showcases goods on Twitter

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 21 8:50 pm

Classes cancelled on Garden Hill First Nation after death of Teresa Robinson

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 21 8:12 pm

Province readying to unseal adoption records next month

Winnipeg Free Press | @WinnipegNews

May 21 7:34 pm

'Use it or lose it' money rule hurts city

Scroll down to load more