Manitoba CAA suspends at-home service to focus on emergency calls

By | January 30, 2019

Anyone who is calling CAA Manitoba from the comfort from their home or office, might have to look for alternate arrangements. The company said the freezing temperatures have prompted an extreme spike in demand, and consequently they’ve had to suspend at-home service so that they can focus on helping those in emergency situations. Erika Miller, a communications consultant… Read More »

Canada is c-c-c-cold right now — protect yourself and your pets

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »

‘Extremely dangerous’ cold weather grips Prairies, Ontario, Quebec

By | January 30, 2019

N-n-not to put too f-f-fine a point on it, but Canada is c-c-c-cold right now.  From central Saskatchewan to eastern Quebec and through much of Nunavut, extreme cold warnings from Environment Canada advise people to be mindful of the “extremely dangerous” conditions, frostbite and the safety of their pets. The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that… Read More »

New heliport at Portage la Prairie hospital will save time for patients, paramedics, STARS says

By | January 30, 2019

Patients who need to be transported by air from the Portage la Prairie hospital to Winnipeg will now spend less time in a ground ambulance, thanks to a new heliport. The heliport in the southern Manitoba city, about 80 kilometres west of Winnipeg, has officially opened next to Portage la Prairie’s hospital. The non-profit air ambulance service, which has been operating… Read More »

Cold-weather response van lets Winnipeg’s shivering homeless know ‘they’re not alone’

By | January 30, 2019

On nights when most Winnipeggers are snug and snoozing in their beds, Mark Stewart is out roaming the city’s frozen streets, looking for people to help. Stewart is the director of the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter. When temperatures drop below –10 C, he gets behind the wheel of their extreme environment response van to ensure homeless people have the opportunity to escape… Read More »

Cultural funding fight with Netflix reignites age-old debate — what is Cancon anyway?

By | January 30, 2019

Canadian studios and production crews are busier than ever before — thanks in part to demand from foreign streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney-owned Hulu, who need to feed binge-watchers’ voracious appetite for on-demand entertainment. But at the same time, those American behemoths are being accused of not contributing their fair share to produce Canadian content and culture.… Read More »

‘Things have not gotten better’: Winnipeggers mark 2nd anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

By | January 30, 2019

The sounds and smells from a smudge ceremony and Indigenous healing song filled a small space at a Winnipeg Church where people of all backgrounds gathered to remember those who died in a Quebec mosque massacre two years ago. Thirty people attended the memorial event at Knox United Church on Tuesday, one of dozens of similar ceremonies across Canada. “We wanted… Read More »

Why did Bruce McArthur plead guilty? Police hint answers are coming

By | January 30, 2019

Why Bruce McArthur, 67, chose to plead guilty to eight charges of first-degree murder was not explained in court Tuesday morning, although police hinted that answers still may come. McArthur’s admission in a Toronto courthouse that he killed eight men between 2010 and 2017 wasn’t entirely surprising — police had said earlier a “significant development” was coming. But guilty pleas… Read More »