Child-care costs ‘astronomical’ in most of Canada, despite progress in some provinces

By | February 6, 2019

Parents contemplating a move from Montreal to Toronto should prepare to add a zero to the end of their monthly child-care bills, a new study has found.  Released Thursday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), the report says the cost of infant care in Toronto is nearly 10 times that of Montreal, where Quebec’s universal child-care program has… Read More »

City rejects appeal of Winnipeg farmer accused of bylaw violations

By | February 6, 2019

The city is upholding a previous ruling requiring a farmer to clean up hazardous electrical conditions and stop using a camper trailer as a shelter on his property at the southern outskirts of Winnipeg. Carl Kucas, also known as Drago Kucas, appealed that ruling in mid-January and appeared before the city’s standing committee on protection, community services and parks on… Read More »

Planned Ukrainian immersion merge leaves parents miffed

By | February 6, 2019

A group of parents in Transcona are worried about the future of their children’s education. They’re part of the Ukranian language program at Bernie Wolfe School, but perhaps, not for too much longer. The Ukrainian language program currently offered at Bernie Wolfe School and Springfield Heights School will in September of 2020 be merged, and relocated to Prince… Read More »

Financial rift between city and province growing wider

By | February 6, 2019

The financial conflict between Winnipeg City Hall and the Manitoba Legislature is ramping up. “The 74 million simply is not true,” said Manitoba Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton. “The manner in which they’re even accounting for seems to be changing by the week,” said Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman. The Pallister Government fired back against the mayor. Bowman accused… Read More »

Ex-management of Winnipeg cannabis producer hired broker to buy illegal supply: investigator

By | February 6, 2019

Ex-management of a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer hired a broker to buy what turned out to be illegal product and led Health Canada to pull the company’s sale licence, a third-party investigator says. George Robinson, who was hired to investigate Bonify Medical Cannabis after two Health Canada product recalls, said three executives, dismissed late last year, used an outside agent… Read More »

Winnipeg jobs untouched by layoffs at Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa

By | February 6, 2019

Thirty-five employees have been laid off at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa due to what the Crown corporation says is a lack of collectable coin projects in the foreseeable future. After nearly a decade of large-scale collectible coin projects — including projects celebrating the 2010 Olympic games and the Canada 150 celebration — there are no similar projects on the horizon. The… Read More »

Winnipeg MP apologizes for not including women in notable Canadian calendar

By | February 6, 2019

A Liberal member of Parliament is apologizing for putting out a calendar that features notable Canadians — all of whom are men. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who represents the riding of Winnipeg Centre, recently sent a calendar by mail to his constituents that profiled 12 Canadians. The list includes former politicians, a hockey player and an Indigenous leader, and no… Read More »