Spectacular design, inventive staging buoys 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea adaptation

By | April 4, 2019

If you’ve ever read Jules Verne’s early science fiction classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or watched the 1950s Disney film adaptation, you might not remember the part with the iPhone. There were, of course, no Apple devices in Verne’s original — but there are in the visually spectacular multimedia adaptation that closes out Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s… Read More »

Federal Liberal support eroding in Winnipeg, NDP making gains, poll suggests

By | April 4, 2019

The eroding support for Justin Trudeau’s government in Winnipeg appears to be benefiting the federal NDP, a new poll suggests. The Liberal Party lost three per cent of its support in the Manitoba capital since December to sit at 40 per cent, a Probe Research survey suggests — a far cry from the 53 per cent support the party got in the 2015 election. The… Read More »

Province approves environmental licence for Manitoba-Minnesota transmission line

By | April 4, 2019

The Manitoba government has approved the environmental licence needed to green-light a transmission line from Manitoba to Minnesota. Construction of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project is already underway in Minnesota. Now that the project has passed environmental hurdles in Manitoba, work will start on this side of the border as soon as the federal government issues a required federal certificate,… Read More »

Hate and history: Students witness anti-Semitism during trip to Holocaust sites

By | April 4, 2019

A group of Manitoba high school students who recently went to Europe to learn about atrocities of the Second World War got more than they bargained for when they witnessed ongoing hate. The Grade 12 students from Springfield Collegiate Institute in Oakbank — about 25 kilometres east of Winnipeg — travelled in the last two weeks of March to a number… Read More »

Girl, 16, missing from Steinbach, believed to be in Winnipeg

By | April 4, 2019

Noreen Kyla Osborne is described as 5-foot-6 and 133 pounds with brown eyes and long hair (RCMP) Police are asking the public for help in locating a 16-year-old girl who was last seen Feb. 28 in the Steinbach area. Noreen Kyla Osborne is described as 5-foot-6 and 133 pounds with brown eyes and long hair — the colour of which can vary, RCMP said.… Read More »

RCMP looking for teen last seen in February

By | April 4, 2019

The RCMP is looking for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since Feb. 28, 2019. Noreen Kyla Osborne was last seen in the Steinbach, Man., area. Police said she is now believed to be in the Winnipeg area. Osborne is described as five-foot-six, 133 pounds, with brown eyes and long hair. Anyone with information about Osborne’s location… Read More »

Winnipeg mayor blasts hints at early provincial election

By | April 4, 2019

Brian Pallister’s assertion Manitobans don’t want to head to the polls during the province’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2020 is just a weak excuse for the Tories to hold an early election for political purposes, Winnipeg’s mayor says. Mayor Brian Bowman blasted the provincial government for hinting it will call an early election this summer in his speech to the Manitoba Heavy Construction… Read More »

City ponders renaming street to honour boy hit and killed in crosswalk

By | April 4, 2019

A stretch of road in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood could soon have an honorary new name — that of an eight-year-old boy who once attended the elementary school at the end of the street. A city committee will consider a proposal to designate Varennes Avenue, west of St. Anne’s Road, as Surafiel Way. Eight-year-old Surafiel Musse Tesfamariam died while on his way to… Read More »