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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 12/05/2015 (2939 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I checked with the Winnipeg Police Service, and the investigation is still continuing into how marble from the culinary arts building ended up in the renovated kitchen of the home on Wellington Crescent formerly owned by former Red River College president Stephanie Forsyth.

That’s just one of many stories you haven’t heard about recently, because there hasn’t been anything new to report.

And in other no-news on news we’d told you about earlier…

Education Minister James Allum 2.0 told me that veteran educator John Wiens has not yet submitted his report on governance within Winnipeg School Division.

In the glorious new era of transparency and openness, WSD trustees are still doing all kinds of secret stuff behind closed doors.

Remember how Netflix trembled when WSD trustees announced they would livestream their board meetings and archive those same meetings on-line? They’re looking for the fall to get that going.

Then there was suspended Kelvin High School teacher Brad Badiuk and his Facebook postings about indigenous people. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak sued Badiuk, though nowhere in the statement of claim did Nepinak make any reference to Badiuk’s being a teacher. Last time I looked, Badiuk had not filed a statement of defence, though court officials told me that the parties can agree to extend the deadline for doing so.

Alas, neither Nepinak nor Badiuk has responded to interview requests.

Meanwhile, WSD has never identified Badiuk or his school, but has told me that an unnamed teacher from an unnamed school who was suspended with pay was later suspended without pay — no elaboration forthcoming — and that the situation has not changed.

That really informs you, eh?

Over to Louis Riel School Division for a smidgen of update, where superintendent Duane Brothers says that following up on the success of the soccer academy at Glenlawn Collegiate that brought top soccer players to the school for concentrated training, he’s talking to the Manitoba Soccer Association about a similar academy for Grade 8 students at Windsor School.

Back to WSD, where there’s no decision yet on whether Kelvin community fundraisers are close enough to their $1 million target in order to expand the scope of the new gym project. Got to be getting close to the deadline for finalizing the design.

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