Manitoba launches tool to match students with summer jobs

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching an online tool to help match students with summer employment. The premier made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday, urging local businesses to give summer jobs to students. The program, called Student Jobs MB, is a free resource that allows students to match and apply to a number of… Read More »

‘Two-tiered health:’ Manitoba premier wants PM to clear up rules on powwows

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s premier has added his voice to provincial leaders calling on Ottawa to clear up mixed messages about Indigenous ceremonies, after a chief said his First Nation would be holding its annual powwow even if public-health orders continue to limit the size of gatherings. “Now is not the time to begin to disrespect public health orders… Read More »

‘It is our culture:’ Chief says Manitoba First Nation going ahead with powwow

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba chief says his community will hold its annual powwow next month even if provincial public-health orders continue to limit the size of public gatherings. “It is our culture,” said Cornell McLean of the Lake Manitoba First Nation. Thousands of people usually travel across the country to dance and reconnect during the powwow season. This… Read More »

Police block off part of Ellice Avenue near downtown as they investigate assault

By | May 28, 2020

A man was taken to hospital in unstable condition early Thursday morning after police were called to Ellice Avenue and Young Street to investigate a report of an injured person. Police were called to the area around 3:20 a.m.  Winnipeg police investigate were still on scene on Ellice Avenue between Young Street and Furby Street at around 7:30… Read More »

Man found stabbed on sidewalk in Winnipeg’s West End

By | May 28, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg police’s major crimes unit is investigating after a man was stabbed in the city’s West End early Thursday morning. Just before 3:20 a.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Ellice Avenue after two people found a man on the sidewalk who had been stabbed. Upon arrival at the scene, police began to… Read More »

Chief says Manitoba First Nation going ahead with powwow despite public health orders

By | May 28, 2020

A Manitoba chief says his community will hold its annual powwow next month even if provincial public health orders continue to limit the size of public gatherings. “It is our culture,” Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean said. Thousands of people usually travel across the country to dance and reconnect during the powwow season. This year, most traditional… Read More »