You’ll go nuts over these photos of squirrels doing human things

By | April 23, 2019

Winnipeg photographer Debbie Vokey is sitting at her large kitchen window patiently waiting. But it’s not for the sun to come out or the wind to die down. She’s waiting… for a squirrel. You see, Vokey’s passion is taking pictures of squirrels doing everyday human tasks. Want to see a squirrel carrying a canoe? ‘Which way to the lake?’ (Submitted by Debbie… Read More »

Province increasingly relying on private nurses to fill gaps, document shows

By | April 23, 2019

Winnipeg hospitals, personal care homes and health care agencies are increasingly hiring nurses from private agencies to fill gaps in the system, according to a document obtained by the Manitoba NDP through a freedom of information request. The opposition NDP requested the amount of money each facility spent on agency nurses each month since April 2017. Although the numbers fluctuate… Read More »

Tory businessman who led mass resignation of Hydro board becomes biggest Liberal donor

By | April 23, 2019

A top donor to Brian Pallister’s government has seemingly found solace in another political party.  Sandy Riley, who was hand-picked by Pallister to chair the Manitoba Hydro board until he resigned in dispute, is listed as the Manitoba Liberal Party’s biggest donor in 2018. He donated the maximum amount: $5,000. Riley had a public falling out with the Progressive Conservatives… Read More »

Identity of leaked health information source remains a mystery after Ombudsman investigation

By | April 23, 2019

An investigation into leaked health information that identified dozens of professional athletes, politicians and other prominent individuals was unable to determine the identity of the person who leaked the information. The Manitoba Ombudsman opened its investigation in August 2017 after a confidential document — suggesting that certain Winnipeg Jets players, politicians and other public figures possibly received preferential… Read More »

Manitoba First Nations demand halt to flood channel work after lands cleared in private

By | April 23, 2019

A number of First Nations are calling on the Manitoba government to halt all work surrounding the construction of a flood outlet near their communities. In a letter to government ministers, the communities say they discovered a 23-kilometre route in the Interlake was cleared in preparation for a channel from Lake St. Martin to Lake Winnipeg — but they weren’t informed by the government, and… Read More »

‘Can’t believe he’s gone’: Family and friends of man who died in police custody search for answers

By | April 23, 2019

Family and friends of a Winnipeg man who died in police custody are searching for answers. For Brian Norbert, in town from Edmonton, it’s been years since he spent time with his older brother David Norbert. He says his brother was a residential school survivor and struggled with alcohol, and recently started opening up about the abuse. “I… Read More »

City interviewed nearly 70 employees during inspectors investigation

By | April 23, 2019

As part of an investigation into allegations building inspectors are slacking off on the job the City of Winnipeg has interviewed nearly 70 employees, a department head said Tuesday. John Kiernan, director of planning, property and development, told its committee each employee was asked about 40 questions by members of Winnipeg’s labour relations and human resources department. The interviews… Read More »

Identity of person behind MRI privacy breach remains unknown

By | April 23, 2019

The source of a privacy breach that saw the personal health information of 91 patients released to the press remains a mystery following an investigation. In April 2017, a document that was part of the auditor general’s report into MRI management services in Manitoba was leaked to several media outlets. The report contained names of Manitobans who potentially… Read More »

Father dies, 2 sons fighting for their lives in tragic apartment pool incident

By | April 23, 2019

The father who was pulled from a St. James apartment complex pool on Sunday along with his two sons, has died, a community member has told CBC. Ram Nivash Misra, 38, was rushed to hospital along with Shreyaan,11, and Aaram, 10, in critical condition just before 5 p.m. on Sunday from the Courts of St. James. “The community is completely… Read More »