INNIPEG – Police confirmed Sunday that a body pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River was…
Quick update for those living in Manitoba as regional carrier has announced plans to expand its HSPA+ network to another 6 remote regions within the province this year. Residents, businesses and visitors to Ebb and Flow First Nation, Fisher River First Nation, Churchill, Snow Lake, Bissett and Middlebro can soon shed the old CDMA tech
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said Tuesday he did not go public with…
Workers at Canada Safeway stores in Manitoba have voted almost 100 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands. Around 3,000 employees of the giant food chain gathered Sunday in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Neepawa, Steinbach and Thompson … Continue Reading
Bill 18 contains a broader definition of bullying than most provinces. It includes any behaviour that causes, or would be known to cause, harm to someone’s ‘feelings’
The owner of the Misty Lake Lodge in Gimli, Man., has been forced to close after he stopped receiving payments from the native association responsible for the evacuees
OTTAWA — It’s a hallowed day in Canada and one marked by poppies and ceremonies across the country, but for how revered Remembrance Day is to Canadians — and a Conservative government that trumpets Canada’s military heritage — Nov. 11 […]
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Across Canada, housing prices slowed down in 2013, but in Manitoba, there are no signs of the housing crunch abating. Last month, the average house price in Win…
An ethics watchdog is raising questions about rules that allowed a Manitoba Tory to be appointed president of a railway company on the same day he resigned as an MP. Merv Tweed was appointed Monday as president of Omnitrax Canada … Continue Reading
Newly-released documents show the Manitoba government was cautioned by senior bureaucrats not to increase the provincial sales tax the way it did. A briefing note from March of this year pointed out the sales tax cannot be raised without a … Continue Reading
MORRIS, Man. – For the second time in several months, a restaurant owner in…
EDINBURG, Texas – A jury in Texas will soon be deliberating in the murder…
WINNIPEG – Winnipeg police say they pulled a body out of the Red River…
Winnipeg, Oct. 26, 2013: Retired scientist Dennis Le Neveu spoke at a forum on the environmental hazards of fracking, sponsored by Idle No More Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Fracking is a process used to extract oil and natural gas. It involves drilling horizontal wells into rock formations and injecting a mixture of fresh water, chemicals and sand under high pressure to fracture the rock and release the oil and gas.
Fracking has been linked with contaminated water aquifers, air pollution and earthquakes.
In Manitoba, the gas extracted with the oil is hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas that is lethal (Read more…)
OTTAWA – The most interesting story I covered this year was Justin Trudeau’s arrival as Liberal leader. I had several opportunities over 2013 to sit down and interview Trudeau, as well as see him in action both before and after […]
In a good news item, the governments of Ontario and Manitoba announced they will maintain the internationally renowned Experiment Lakes Area project. Ontario has committed $2-million a year and Manitoba another $900,000 over six years through its fundi…
WINNIPEG – Manitoba is headed for a period of steady economic growth, according to…
WINNIPEG – A report commissioned by the Manitoba government says it could cost up…
RENTON, Wash. — It takes more than a little Frost to deter a Saskatchewan kid, another example coming in the form of Jon Ryan, the Regina-born punter with the Seattle Seahawks. After the Seahawks went through their final preparations this […]
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Manitoba hospitals are losing millions selling snacks. Colin Craig, the federation’s director for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, says documents obtained through Freedom of Information show the hospital cafeterias have lost $4.5 million since 2010. Craig says … Continue Reading
A bid by the Crown to overturn the acquittal of a Manitoba man on charges laid in a fatal highway crash has been dismissed. Prosecutors had said the judge in the trial of Roland Artimowich didn’t properly apply the evidence … Continue Reading
If you were determined to be obtuse about it, you could look at the results of Monday’s byelections and say: nothing changed. The Tories held onto their two seats in the West, the Liberals held onto theirs in Ontario and […]
OTTAWA — The federal government never anticipated a backlash from judges after new legislation that came into force last fall forced them to impose victim fine surcharges on convicted offenders, new documents suggest. “The government believed that courts would apply […]
Manitoba is rolling out a revised curriculum for elementary schools that explicitly requires students to learn times tables, math ‘facts’ and standard algorithms
In 2004, Conservative justice critic Vic Toews criticized then Liberal justice minister Irwin Cotler for appointing his former chief of staff, Yves de Montigny, to the federal court. Toews acknowledged that de Montigny was qualified, reporter Janice Tibbetts wrote, but […]
I wonder how many Manitobans have received an email from their Manitoba NDP MLA entitled “A Fairer Deal for Renters.” I wonder how many are as pissed off as I am about what it represents.
You may have seen information in your mailbox recently about Manitoba’s Fairer Deal for Renters.
Most of us have rented at some point in our lives, which is why I’m proud to be part of a government that introduces new protections for tenants rather than cuts.
Changes include investing in repairs and upgrades to social housing and introducing a new housing tax credit (Read more…)
The Manitoba Jockey Club says it has been granted an interim simulcast betting licence. The Manitoba Horse Racing Commission had said the club’s permanent licence was at risk over concerns that a mortgage with the Peguis First Nation could result … Continue Reading
As in healthcare, prevention is a cost-saving measure
Researchers in 1942 decided that isolated, dependent people in northern Manitoba would be ideal subjects for tests on the effects of different diets
WINNIPEG — Manitoba is being criticized for making it easier to take polar bears from the icy shores of Hudson Bay and place them in captivity. The province — home to the polar bear capital of Churchill — has quietly […]
ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. – Residents of a southern Manitoba town have been told that…
Brian Sinclair, who was homeless and had a history of substance abuse, died from an infection caused by a blocked catheter — a problem that would have taken 30 minutes to fix
On September 19, Manitoba launched an online consultation on the province’s next multi-year plan for child care. Since 2002, Manitoba has had two five-year plans, each of which made incremental changes. A major redesign of child care is lon…
A Jamaican-born woman who opened a restaurant in Morris, Man., says she’s closing up shop after months of harassment from racist locals who also chased away a gay couple who previously owned a restaurant at the same location. Thea Morris […]
WINNIPEG – An inquiry judge has found Manitoba child welfare fundamentally misunderstood its mandate…
VANCOUVER — The heir apparent to the Vancouver Canucks’ backup goaltender job was not lacking humour Friday. But Eddie Lack’s happy-go-lucky demeanour contrasted with his long recovery from a major hip injury. The 25-year-old Norrtalje, Sweden native took part in […]
The Manitoba government started a dialogue on an early childhood development strategy at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg on Wednesday. This first meeting, which saw more than 200 attend, is meant encourage Manitobans across the province to join in on … Continue Reading
The winner of National Geographic’s 2013 photo contest is an eerie shot of a polar bear peering up from beneath a thin sheet of ice in Hudson Bay, taken in Manitoba by American photographer Paul Souders. The annual competition received […]
OTTAWA — A regional showdown at the top court in Canada is brewing over the future of the Senate, as the Harper government found two key allies on Friday in its bid to reform or abolish the upper chamber. Alberta […]