Winnipeg has a crime issue. Whether it is a violent crime, or local losers wandering the streets of Wolsley and River Heights to rummage through people’s garages and cars for spare change and parts, the behaviour has become a part of the fabric of these neighbourhoods. Meanwhile, the city’s centre turns into something between a Thriller video and the Walking Dead once the sun goes down. Winnipeg is famous for an 8-lane highway called Portage Avenue that expedites the suburbanite’s exit from the downtown core after a Jets home game or concert at the Canada Life Centre. Its citizens even voted to keep the intersection of Portage and Main closed to pedestrians because a total of 57 seconds would be lost on a suburbanite’s commute away from crime. You can see from this voting graphic who wanted to keep the 8-lane highway flowing out from its rotten city core.
Rana Bokhari is running for Mayor and had the catalytic converter to her RV / Campaign Office stolen and did not hesitate to point out the audacity of the thief who precisely who they were stealing from.
Frustrating news: Sometime on Sunday evening, the catalytic converter to my RV – my mobile campaign office – was stolen.
— Rana Bokhari (@rana4manitoba) August 9, 2022
In Winnipeg, no one is immune to the nightly rummaging and pillaging that occurs every night. The only bold thing would have been to take the bus on a ride through the city, stop at a 7-11 for a Slurpee and then crash it at the Polo Park Mall.