PST cut shouldn’t make cigarettes cheaper, Manitoba health agencies say

By | April 24, 2019

The tax relief Manitobans are expecting once the PST cut takes effect in July shouldn’t be felt every time a smoker buys a pack of cigarettes, health organizations argue. The Canadian Cancer Society is among several agencies calling on the provincial government to institute a tax increase on tobacco to offset the planned one percentage point reduction in the PST, which… Read More »

‘You want to get your name out there’: Escort agency billboard on Portage garnering attention

By | April 24, 2019

It may look like a typical billboard on Portage Avenue, but one particular ad is garnering attention due to the service that’s being offered. “Sensational Serena” is a licensed escort agency in the city of Winnipeg. The ad says Serena is Winnipeg’s “professional companion.” “I can provide companionship that’s what I do so therefore I feel I should… Read More »

Government of Canada invests in Indigenous and new Canadian youth

By | April 24, 2019

Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement with Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, that will help prepare Indigenous youth and young new Canadians in Winnipeg to become part of the… Read More »

‘We’re going backwards in time’: Fire chief concerned by loss of cell service in rural Manitoba community

By | April 24, 2019

The fire chief in a rural Manitoba community says his department is scrambling to find an alternate source of communication after a Bell MTS network change led to a loss of cell service. “Now that they’ve cut off the CDMA in our area, we have absolutely no service,” said Darren Kippen, the chief of the fire department in… Read More »

People invited to vote on baby gibbon’s name

By | April 24, 2019

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is in the process of naming its youngest white-handed gibbon and it’s asking for help. The zoo has narrowed down a list of names to three options, which people now have the chance to vote on. In a news release, the zoo said its animal care team chose the names because of their relation… Read More »

Baby gibbon at zoo named ‘Salju’ in online poll

By | April 24, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:44PM CST Last Updated Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:38PM CST UPDATE: The Assiniboine Park Zoo announced the winning selection in an online poll to name a baby gibbon born in February. The youngster has been named ‘Salju,’ the Indonesian word for snow. EARLIER: The Assiniboine Park Zoo is in the process… Read More »

New segregation rules played role in Stony Mountain homicides: prison guards union

By | April 24, 2019

A union representing prison officers is raising concerns about changes to segregation in Canadian prisons after five inmate homicides at Stony Mountain Institution in 16 months. Five people have been killed while in custody at the prison since January 2018, including two people so far this month. The men were killed while serving time for charges including murder,… Read More »