Boeing has grounded its 737 Max jets. Here are some of the disruptions Canadians can expect

By | March 13, 2019

Boeing has grounded its entire fleet of 737 Max aircraft in a move expected to cause significant disruptions for domestic airliners now forced to scramble to rebook thousands of Canadian passengers. “The significant problem now is that this is March Break,” said David Gillen, director of the Centre for Transportation Studies at the University of British Columbia. “So you’re going to… Read More »

Boeing has grounded its 737 Max jets. Here are the kind of disruptions Canadians can expect

By | March 13, 2019

Boeing has grounded its entire fleet of 737 Max aircraft in a move expected to cause significant disruptions for domestic airliners now forced to scramble to rebook thousands of Canadian passengers. “The significant problem now is that this is March Break,” said David Gillen, director of the Centre for Transportation Studies at the University of British Columbia. “So you’re going to… Read More »

‘Learning from this experience and moving on’: Province rejects call for Tina Fontaine inquiry

By | March 12, 2019

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is renewing its call for an independent inquiry into Tina Fontaine’s death, but the province says it wants to move on and focus on the recommendations made in a report that looked into her death. “I’m most interested in learning from this experience and moving on. There are those who say we could learn… Read More »

Sex offender dies in Stony Mountain Institution

By | March 12, 2019

A convicted sexual sadist and stalker has died in custody at Manitoba’s Stony Mountain Institution. The Correctional Service of Canada said Timothy Koltusky, 34, died on Tuesday. He had been serving a sentence of two years, 11 months for breach of a long-term supervision order. Koltusky had previously been convicted of sexual assault with a weapon, assault causing… Read More »

Premier says he won’t call election while Manitobans are sandbagging

By | March 12, 2019

Manitobans would be better off filling sandbags than thinking about a provincial election, Brian Pallister argued Tuesday. The premier told reporters he has no intention of calling an election during a “flood watch,” which would likely rule out an election campaign during several weeks this spring. Forecasters are predicting widespread flooding on the scale of the 2011 flood… Read More »

Study suggests ‘report card’ website for Manitoba personal care homes

By | March 12, 2019

Manitobans could use a ‘report card’ website to evaluate personal care homes, according to policy researchers at the University of Manitoba. “Decisions about choosing a personal care home are often made when families are under pressure and feeling very stressed,” said Malcolm Doupe, associate professor and lead author of a study from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,… Read More »

Guilty plea in crime spree that started with ‘horrific’ Portage Avenue bus shelter attack

By | March 12, 2019

A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with what Winnipeg police described as a “horrific” and unprovoked 2018 attack  — the start of a two day-long string of crimes that included another assault, auto theft and a high-speed police chase. Joshua Zachary Alan Snakeskin appeared in a Manitoba provincial court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to beating a 17-year-old university student at… Read More »