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‘It’s tinder dry out here’: Wildfire threatens ranch near Falcon Beach

By | May 20, 2019

A wildfire threatened a ranch in the Whiteshell area Monday afternoon but water bombers have it under control.  The blaze broke out around 2:30 p.m. near the Falcon Beach Ranch.  Southeast Whiteshell Fire and Rescue Service Chief Bruce Morrison said the cause of the wildfire isn’t clear. What is clear is that it started quickly, between the pipeline… Read More »

12 Manitoba students bring home the hardware after national science fair

By | May 20, 2019

Manitoba high school students brought home the hardware after a series of medal wins at a national science fair in Fredericton, N.B., over the weekend. They were up against 500 of Canada’s top young science minds at the Canada-Wide Science fair, and among the 12 Manitoba winners were Emily Robb and Leah Schwartz. The 16-year-olds were awarded gold medals and $4,000… Read More »

Man shot in Portage La Prairie airlifted to Winnipeg in critical

By | May 20, 2019

A 22-year-old Langruth man was shot in Portage La Prairie and airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg in critical condition early Sunday morning. The RCMP says officers responded to the shooting shortly after 4:30 a.m. in a residence on 1st Street NW in Portage La Prairie. STARS Air Ambulance transported the man to Winnipeg in critical condition, according to… Read More »

American doctor pedals 1,600 km to Winnipeg to raise awareness after losing daughter to anorexia

By | May 20, 2019

When doctor Bridget Harrison, 34, died last year, her family vowed not to let her short life and prolonged battle with anorexia nervosa and depression go unnoticed. It’s been one year since the accomplished hand surgeon and former Baylor College of Medicine faculty teacher’s death, and her father marked the sombre occasion by pedalling his heart out in Bridget’s… Read More »

Steel and aluminum tariffs are gone, so now what?

By | May 20, 2019

A deal was reached on Friday to end the metal tariff battle between Canada and the U.S. Steel and aluminum imports from Canada will no longer be taxed, but that doesn’t mean all the problems are over.  The new NAFTA still has to be ratified and the protectionist administration in the U.S. is still causing anxiety in Canada.  Here’s what… Read More »

Pink glitter canes and red matte lipstick: How style can fight the dehumanizing effect of hospital clothes

By | May 20, 2019

Hospitalization both literally and figuratively strips you of your clothing, medicalizing the fabric you protect yourself, and become yourself, with.  Fashion, though, creates a counter-narrative, generating a strong dichotomy between patient and disabled person. The underrepresentation of disabled women as autonomous, beautiful and strong — and the overrepresentation of disabled women as patients, as subjects, and infantilization — contribute… Read More »