Ethiopian Airlines crew followed Boeing rules, preliminary crash report says

By | April 4, 2019

The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed six minutes after takeoff last month performed all procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nosedive but could not save it, according to findings from a preliminary report released Thursday by Ethiopia’s government. The report, based on flight data and cockpit voice recorders on the Boeing 737… Read More »

Fire destroys building on Selkirk Avenue

By | April 3, 2019

Winnipeg firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday evening at a vacant, mixed-use building on Selkirk Avenue near Powers Street. No one was injured, but fire crews evacuated an adjacent doughnut shop while they put out the fire. The call came in around 5:42 p.m. on Wednesday. Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service platoon chief Brian Martak said the property was… Read More »

Cultural appropriation argument ‘brings us back a few steps,’ says Indigenous Music Awards head

By | April 3, 2019

The woman who runs the Manito Ahbee festival said she doesn’t believe cultural appropriation is possible within the Indigenous community, after a group of Inuit artists pulled out of the Indigenous Music Awards earlier this week, citing concerns about what they described as the cultural appropriation of throat singing. “If you’re asking me as a pipe carrier,” whether cultural appropriation… Read More »

Wilson-Raybould set multiple conditions for ending the rift with Trudeau, say sources

By | April 3, 2019

Liberal MPs — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — tried for weeks to broker a compromise with Jody Wilson-Raybould over the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but the talks ultimately failed when it became clear they could not reach an agreement with the former attorney general, sources tell CBC News. Over the course of the secret discussions, it emerged that Wilson-Raybould had… Read More »

Manitoba Tory MLA Nic Curry won’t seek re-election

By | April 3, 2019

A member of Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservative Party has announced he won’t seek re-election in the next provincial election. Nic Curry, who was elected in the Winnipeg riding of Kildonan in the 2016 election, will leave the Manitoba Legislature as a one-term MLA. He said he will serve out the remainder of his term. When the borders of electoral divisions were redrawn… Read More »

Flood forecasters get clearer idea when Red River will crest in North Dakota, Manitoba

By | April 3, 2019

Flood forecasters on both sides of the border now have a better idea when the Red River will crest this spring. The U.S. National Weather Service predicting the Red will crest at Fargo, N.D., on the evening of Monday, April 8, according to its website. Forecasters are now predicting the Red will crest at 35 feet, or six feet below… Read More »

CBC Manitoba investigative reporter, manager recognized with lifetime achievement award

By | April 3, 2019

The career of one of Canada’s best investigative journalists — who also happens to be a longtime CBC Manitoba reporter and manager — will be recognized with a lifetime achievement award. Cecil Rosner will receive the award from the Radio, Television and Digital News Association at a ceremony in Toronto in May.  “It’s really humbling that they chose me,” Rosner said Wednesday. “I’m… Read More »

Fire breaks out at school under construction in Winkler

By | April 3, 2019

A large fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a school under construction in a booming Manitoba community. A video sent to CTV News showed a large plume of smoke coming from the building in Winkler, Man. while firefighters attacked the fire from overhead in a ladder bucket. Another video showed flames coming out of the corner of the… Read More »