St. Vital outdoor sports facility gets funding for upgrades

By | June 1, 2019

An outdoor sports facility in St. Vital is set to get some much needed upgrades. The Windsor Community Centre will receive $80,000 to replace its outdoor hockey boards and the Louis Riel School Division is getting $10,000 to replace the basketball nets at the next door Windsor School. “We’re a small club but we are very busy, so… Read More »

‘A huge trickle-up effect from the States’: Steinbach march attendees say Canada should reopen abortion debate

By | June 1, 2019

Just a few weeks removed from Alabama passing laws outlawing almost all abortions, close to 1,100 people took to the streets of Steinbach, Man,. on Saturday afternoon to call for reopening the debate in Canada. “There’s a huge trickle up effect from the States,” said Laura Klassen, a speaker at the event and founder of Choice42, a grassroots Canadian… Read More »

‘If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention’: MMIWG inquiry report includes 231 recommendations

By | June 1, 2019

After hearing more than 1,000 hours of testimony from survivors and families, a national inquiry says it’s only begun to scratch the surface when it comes to violence against Indigenous women and girls. The final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be publicly released on Monday. CBC has obtained a leaked copy.… Read More »

Winnipeg Trans March held to fight discrimination, inspire hope

By | June 1, 2019

Hundreds of trans people and allies marched through downtown Winnipeg Saturday, calling for an end to the many barriers, and stigma, transgender people still face. Participants in Saturday’s Trans March make their way from the Manitoba Legislature down Broadway in Winnipeg. (Sarah Petz/CBC) “A lot of trans people live at or near the poverty line, can’t get a… Read More »

Crews battle large grass fire near Murdock Road

By | June 1, 2019

Winnipeg fire crews battled a large grass fire that forced some people from their homes in south Transcona Saturday.  Two homes near Murdock Road had to be evacuated as a precaution due to heavy smoke. In a release late Saturday the city said crews were called to the wildfire around 11:20 a.m. Once on scene, crews encountered a significant fire — over… Read More »

Hundreds gather for third annual Transgender March and Rally

By | June 1, 2019

Hundreds of Winnipeggers gathered Saturday for Pride Winnipeg’s third annual transgender march and rally. About 400 people gathered at the steps of the Manitoba Legislature for a rally to discuss issues that transgender people face in Manitoba. “As the gay community has gotten better in terms of their own rights and things like that, trans people have felt… Read More »

Minister says Manitoba to provide universal access to abortion pill Mifegymiso

By | June 1, 2019

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is going to provide universal access to the abortion pill Mifegymiso. Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, says covering the cost of the drug and making it easier to access will benefit women who want to stay in their home communities. Currently, Mifegymiso is only available for free in Winnipeg… Read More »