Category Archives: News

How the pandemic is sparking new businesses in Manitoba

By | June 5, 2020

WINNIPEG — As businesses prepare to reopen, they have a lot of work to do in terms of signage, layout, and sanitization. Other businesses are now changing what they do to stay afloat while helping other businesses get back on track. Meanwhile, some new companies are blossoming. This would normally be a busy time of year for Creative… Read More »

Marking graduation with a unique gift

By | June 5, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba high school found a unique way to recognize students who were graduating this year. Krista Kristjanson and Tracy Hanson, who are both counsellors at R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson, Man., said they wanted to give the graduates something special considering everything that is going on. “We put our brains together. We had some ideas… Read More »

Manitoba Liberal leader wants education minister out over participation in webinar with far-right politician

By | June 5, 2020

The leader of Manitoba’s Liberal Party is calling for the resignation of Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen for his participation in a home-schooling webinar that included a far-right politician from Germany. Goertzen was a speaker at two teleconferences this spring sponsored by Global Home Education Exchange, an international group that has advocated for home schooling since 2012. One of the other conference speakers… Read More »

Pyramid Cabaret getting ready to reopen

By | June 5, 2020

WINNIPEG — As the province begins to open up, that includes live music venues. One Winnipeg live music staple is the Pyramid Cabaret, whose doors are set to open June 13, manager David McKeigan told CTV News. He said they are ready to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “We’re going to take temperatures of people coming in,… Read More »

Organizers of rally release petition demanding abolition of the Winnipeg Police Service

By | June 5, 2020

Abolishing the Winnipeg Police Service, as well as prosecuting and condemning the actions of some Winnipeg police officers are among the list of demands put forth by members of Winnipeg’s black community ahead of a rally Friday evening. Justice 4 Black Lives, an rally taking place at the Manitoba Legislature in response to the murder of George Floyd… Read More »

Thousands flock to Manitoba Legislature to demand Justice 4 Black Lives

By | June 5, 2020

In September 2019, Uzoma Asagwara, a black, queer gender non-conformist, was among the first three black MLAs ever to be elected to the Manitoba Legislature. On Friday, Asagwara told thousands of people assembled at the Manitoba legislative grounds that witnessing violence against black people, such as the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minn. last week, leaves the Union Station… Read More »

Thousands gather in peaceful protest at Manitoba Legislature to demand Justice 4 Black Lives

By | June 5, 2020

When Carla Deroy opened the doors to her cosmetics company, The Beauty Box by Sheriff, in 2018, she received a call from someone who said, “This isn’t the Beauty Box — this the N—er Box.” After hanging up, Deroy walked to the door and saw a truck parked outside the business, before watching it drive across the street to… Read More »

After weeks apart, family reunited with cancer patient as Manitoba loosens hospital visitor restrictions

By | June 5, 2020

A Winnipeg family finally got their wish Friday, when they were allowed to see their terminally ill relative outside the hospital where he’s been alone for weeks. “We’re just really thankful,” Renato Francisco’s granddaughter Karmina Francisco said. The Franciscos spoke out last week about the pain and stress of not being allowed to be by Renato’s bedside. He’s… Read More »