Winnipeg to get 24-hour centre for youth at risk … but for how long?

But as APTN’s Dennis Ward reports the money will only cover one year of operation.

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After years of lobbying, the city of Winnipeg will soon have a 24-hour safe haven for youth at risk of being exploited.

Until now, drop-in centres for young people have shut their doors at 11 p.m.

The province and city have now put up hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand hours.

But as APTN’s Dennis Ward reports the money will only cover one year of operation.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.