‘Something for everyone’: New community space coming to Niverville

By | April 12, 2019

Niverville will soon be home to a new community hub, the mayor of the southern Manitoba town announced with federal and provincial ministers Friday. The 9,200-square-metre space will feature a performing arts centre, a non-profit daycare, a field house, leisure activity spaces, meeting rooms, common areas, an arena and an indoor play area. “Serving as a multi-purpose space, the… Read More »

Fences going back up around Weston School field pending more tests for lead in soil

By | April 12, 2019

Students at Weston School are about to lose access to their sports field again over concerns about lead levels in soil. The Winnipeg School Division says it will reinstall fencing put up last fall to keep kids off the field, after soil tests showed unacceptably high lead levels. “We don’t want anybody to be on the field until we know for sure… Read More »

Communication breakdown: Shaky script sinks bilingual production from 2 Winnipeg theatres

By | April 12, 2019

The business of translation is tricky — what works in one language (or for one cultural group) may fall flat in another. So it’s possible that the French-language version of Danielle Séguin-Tétreault’s What To Do With Albert? connected with audiences when it was premiered by Winnipeg’s Théâtre Cercle Molière last month. But having seen the English-language premiere, which… Read More »

K to 12 commission releases more details about education review

By | April 12, 2019

New details have been released about Manitoba’s Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education, which is offering Manitobans a chance to have their say through a series of workshops being held across the province. The commission has been tasked with reviewing the province’s education system. The first public meeting is scheduled for April 24 at 6 p.m. at… Read More »

WSD reinstalling Weston School field fence due to lead in soil

By | April 12, 2019

The Winnipeg School Division says it will be reinstalling fencing around the playing field at Weston School during the week of April 15. The province’s Sustainable Development department determined in October 2018 that the soil on the field contained lead concentration levels above recommended guidelines set out by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. According to… Read More »

Fitness studio to move after noise complaints from Burton Cummings

By | April 12, 2019

A Saskatchewan fitness studio is moving after multiple noise complaints from Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings. Kyra Klassen, who owns Dance Fitness with Kyra in downtown Moose Jaw, says she’s ready for a fresh start and the studio is changing locations May 1.   The dance studio moved into a building neighbouring the Guess Who singer last April,… Read More »

Manitoba’s pharmacists should have a greater role in provincial health care

By | April 12, 2019

It’s no secret that Manitoba’s public health-care system is currently undergoing massive and much needed changes. This transformation is rooted in the provincial government’s commitment to improve outcomes for patients across Manitoba. With so many indicators showing that Manitoba is one the worst performing provinces in Canada, an overhaul of this size and scope is a logical step.… Read More »

Premier, North Dakota governor offer mutual assistance as flood season continues

By | April 12, 2019

Manitoba’s premier and the governor of North Dakota have pledged to help each other out during the 2019 flood season. On Thursday Premier Brian Pallister spoke with Gov. Doug Burgum about spring flooding along the Red River, Pembina River and Souris watersheds, which are shared by Manitoba and North Dakota. According to a provincial news release, Pallister and… Read More »

$3.1M from provincial nominee fees going to newcomer support programs

By | April 12, 2019

The provincial government is directing $3.1 million to newcomer support services across Manitoba, it announced Friday. The money will come from revenue generated by application fees from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. In November 2016, the province introduced a $500 application fee for skilled workers, in addition to an existing $2,500 application fee for businesses. The province is… Read More »