‘Nothing short of staggering’: How controlled entrances at Liquor Marts have reduced thefts

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — Thefts from Liquor Mart locations have dropped dramatically since new security measures were implemented last year, CTV News has learned. According to data from Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries (MBLL) provided Thursday afternoon, thefts have dropped from over 400 in one week in August 2019, to less than 12 in each of the last four weeks. “Even… Read More »

2 Winnipeg restaurants given $2,542 fines for defying health orders

By | May 28, 2020

A pair of Winnipeg restaurants have been dinged with $2,542 fines for failing to comply with provincial health orders around the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pony Corral on Pembina Highway, south of Chevrier Boulevard, and the Arabesque Hookah Cafe and Restaurant on Corydon Avenue near Hugo Street, were both ticketed on Wednesday, according to a Manitoba health protection report. The report doesn’t detail… Read More »

Province announces over $7M for Conservation Trust projects

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — The province announced on Thursday it has awarded 19 different conservation organizations in the first round of the Conservation Trust projects for the year. More than $1.8 million in funding will go towards 23 projects in the province, with an additional $5.4 million being matched, bringing the total investment to more than $7 million. “The conservation… Read More »

What it will look like as churches begin to reopen in Manitoba

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — As Manitoba continues to reopen businesses and services, churches are looking at ways to resume operations, while also respecting public health restrictions. According to Paul Patrick, a priest at the Holy Ghost Parish on Pritchard Avenue, his parish has been closed for a month and a half, though they’ve been live-streaming masses using a webcam. “We… Read More »

Professors opposed to economic shift have counterproductive ‘ivory-tower attitude,’ Manitoba premier says

By | May 28, 2020

Premier Brian Pallister says university professors opposed to tailoring higher education closer to the needs of the economy possess an “ivory-tower attitude” counterproductive to the rest of Manitobans. The province plans to make $25.6 million available to universities and colleges to help them adapt to post-pandemic economic realities, but expects each institution to create a plan for how it will… Read More »

New Normal: Will face shields replace masks?

By | May 28, 2020

TORONTO — Plenty of people trying to do their best to follow public health advice are finding it difficult and uncomfortable to wear masks when out in public. But how effective are masks when they aren’t worn correctly and could face shields be a more practical long-term solution as we gradually learn to live with this virus lurking… Read More »

CBC Radio keeps top spot in Winnipeg

By | May 28, 2020

CBC Radio has held on to the No. 1 spot among Winnipeg stations, the latest ratings say. The most recent data from Numeris, the company that measures radio ratings, says CBC held on to the top spot among stations in the city, with a 13.9 share (a percentage of the total radio-listening hours in a market). That’s down… Read More »