Manitoba election trail: Two parties spar over addiction and crime

By | August 19, 2019

WINNIPEG — Manitoba New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives argued Monday as the provincial election campaign entered its second week over the rise in drug-related crime in downtown Winnipeg. Tory Leader Brian Pallister promised $10 million for enforcement measures — including extra money for police drug units, a centralized criminal intelligence database and for Crime Stoppers drug tips. The… Read More »

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers expected to play pre-season game in Winnipeg

By | August 19, 2019

Aaron Rodgers is participating in practice and is expected to play in the Packers’ third preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, in Canada. Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst said Monday the plan is for the two-time MVP to make his preseason debut Thursday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rodgers sat out the Packers’ second preseason game in Baltimore… Read More »

Former reeve of Stuartburn dies at 55

By | August 19, 2019

The former reeve of the R.M. of Stuartburn Jim Swidersky died Sunday at age 55. Swidersky served as the reeve from 2006 to 2018, and as the Ward 4 councillor from 2002 to 2006. Lucie Maynard, the CAO for Stuartburn, said Swidersky was known as an advocate for people, who cared a lot about those he served on… Read More »

Federal Court approves settlement agreement for Indian Day Schools

By | August 19, 2019

OTTAWA – The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement for survivors of so-called Indian day schools. Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harms, including physical and sexual abuse, linked to attending one of the federally run institutions. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the court’s decision marks… Read More »

Manitoba Liberals promise more child care spaces, higher worker wages

By | August 19, 2019

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals say they would create more child care spaces and ensure workers are paid more if they win the Sept.10 provincial election. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont says parents are waiting too long for good child care and, as premier, he would cut the backlog by creating 18,000 additional spaces over eight years. Lamont says he… Read More »

Bell scales back rural internet plans after CRTC decision on rates

By | August 19, 2019

Bell Canada says it will cut roughly 200,000 households from a rural internet expansion program after a federal regulator lowered wholesale broadband prices that major telecom companies can charge smaller internet providers. The Montreal-based company said Monday the final rates set last week by the CRTC will cost it more than $100 million, with the bulk of the… Read More »

Man facing 10 charges arrested in Manitoba after firing gun at home in Ontario First Nation

By | August 19, 2019

A man is facing 10 charges after a gun was fired at a home in a northwestern Ontario Indigenous community on Sunday. Treaty Three Police were notified of the incident, which took place in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, also known as Shoal Lake #39. There were no injuries. Treaty Three Police asked for the assistance of the OPP… Read More »