Cultural funding fight with Netflix reignites age-old debate — what is Cancon anyway?

By | January 30, 2019

Canadian studios and production crews are busier than ever before — thanks in part to demand from foreign streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney-owned Hulu, who need to feed binge-watchers’ voracious appetite for on-demand entertainment. But at the same time, those American behemoths are being accused of not contributing their fair share to produce Canadian content and culture.… Read More »

‘Things have not gotten better’: Winnipeggers mark 2nd anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

By | January 30, 2019

The sounds and smells from a smudge ceremony and Indigenous healing song filled a small space at a Winnipeg Church where people of all backgrounds gathered to remember those who died in a Quebec mosque massacre two years ago. Thirty people attended the memorial event at Knox United Church on Tuesday, one of dozens of similar ceremonies across Canada. “We wanted… Read More »

Why did Bruce McArthur plead guilty? Police hint answers are coming

By | January 30, 2019

Why Bruce McArthur, 67, chose to plead guilty to eight charges of first-degree murder was not explained in court Tuesday morning, although police hinted that answers still may come. McArthur’s admission in a Toronto courthouse that he killed eight men between 2010 and 2017 wasn’t entirely surprising — police had said earlier a “significant development” was coming. But guilty pleas… Read More »

Pay hikes possible for elected officials to offset loss of taxable benefit

By | January 30, 2019

School trustees and municipal councillors could be getting a pay raise this year in light of changes to a federal tax exemption. Some Winnipeg school boards have already voted for a pay increase. The decision isn’t sitting well with some parents. Mom Tracey Drexler, a candidate for school trustee in St. James-Assiniboia during the last election, isn’t happy… Read More »

Humane society warns pets can get frostbite too

By | January 29, 2019

The Winnipeg Humane Society is warning pet owners to keep their animals inside during this cold snap. The shelter said the number of calls it receives concerning animals being left in the cold increases on days like Tuesday when the base temperature is in the -30 C range. It said the main factor in preventing pets from being… Read More »

New play skims the surface of 3 fascinating, but little-known, women’s stories

By | January 29, 2019

Thanadelthur. Rose Fortune. Helen Harrison. If the names aren’t familiar to you, don’t feel too bad — the three women are comparatively unknown, despite being significant figures in Canadian history. That’s what Torn Through Time — a new play by three local playwrights seeing its premiere at Manitoba Theatre for Young People — aims to address. It’s certainly… Read More »