Saskatchewan premier wants intervener status in Manitoba carbon tax suit

By | April 4, 2019

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he welcomes Manitoba in the legal fight against Ottawa over the federal carbon tax. Moe told about 1,500 people at a Regina rally opposing the tax that Saskatchewan is making a difference by leading the battle. Manitoba announced Wednesday that it is following Saskatchewan and Ontario in challenging the tax in court. Ottawa… Read More »

Liberal leader wonders if Manitoba election imminent after premier calls for meeting

By | April 4, 2019

A meeting organized by Premier Brian Pallister’s office with the leaders of Manitoba’s NDP and Liberal parties is fuelling more speculation that an election call is imminent. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said he’s been invited to a meeting on Monday morning to discuss election financing, which he perceived as Pallister’s chance to alert his counterparts that the writ is about to be dropped.… Read More »

New test could help diagnose depression or bipolar disorder in an hour: University of Manitoba researchers

By | April 4, 2019

A new test designed by researchers with the University of Manitoba could help ensure patients suffering from debilitating mood disorders don’t end up with a treatment that makes matters worse. The diagnostic test is simple and involves sitting in a chair with electrodes that measure electrical signals from the ear, said Brian Lithgow, U of M professor and… Read More »

Large purses and backpacks not invited to Whiteout Street Parties

By | April 4, 2019

New security measures will be implemented at this year’s Whiteout Street Parties, including bag restrictions that will keep large backpacks and bags out. A policy outlined on Economic Development Winnipeg’s website reads: “For security purposes there is a size restriction for all bags entering the Street Parties. Bags, backpacks and purses that exceed 14”x14”x6” will not be allowed… Read More »

Hike in gas prices no surprise for industry analyst

By | April 4, 2019

Motorists needing to fill up their tanks Thursday had a nasty surprise waiting for them — gas prices had spiked. The price at some stations leapt from a posted price of about $1.19 Wednesday morning to $126.9 just one day later. Some motorists said they were surprised by the sudden increase. But according to industry analyst Dan McTeague… Read More »