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 »

Federal Court approves Indian Day Schools class action settlement

By | August 19, 2019

The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian Day Schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision Monday, finding the settlement was “fair and reasonable and in the best interests of the class as a whole.” It offers former students a… Read More »

Progressive Conservatives offer $10 million to make downtown Winnipeg safer

By | August 19, 2019

A re-elected Progressive Conservative government would spend $10 million to reduce crime in downtown Winnipeg through enforcement and studying best practices. Leader Brian Pallister said Monday his government would crack down on drug use by committing more money to tactical enforcement, better collaboration between police services and trying to prevent drug smuggling through road surveillance. The PCs also would establish… Read More »

Safe consumption site among addictions promises from Manitoba NDP

By | August 19, 2019

WINNIPEG – Manitoba New Democrats are promising to open a safe consumption site for drugs such as methamphetamines if they win the provincial election. NDP Leader Wab Kinew says he would also expand addictions treatment programs and establish a meth intervention program in Winnipeg. Kinew says the measures would cost $3.5 million a year and reduce the number… Read More »

‘They were on their own’: Homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., closes

By | August 19, 2019

The only homeless shelter in Kenora, Ont., has closed temporarily, leaving about 30 people without a place to stay, said a housing advocate in the northwestern Ontario city. The shelter is part of Kenora’s Service Hub, which itself closed for 45 days a week ago.  The shelter was given a week-long extension in hopes temporary accommodations could be… Read More »

Manitoba Mountie found not guilty of manslaughter in shooting death of man in Thompson, Man.

By | August 19, 2019

Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press Published Monday, August 19, 2019 11:31AM CST Last Updated Monday, August 19, 2019 12:39PM CST THOMPSON, Man. — A northern Manitoba RCMP officer has been found not guilty of manslaughter for an on-duty shooting that killed a drunk driver and injured a passenger. But a judge has convicted Const. Abram Letkeman, 37,… Read More »