SNC-Lavalin fallout has some Indigenous Canadians questioning Trudeau’s commitment to reconciliation

By | April 5, 2019

The Trudeau government is defending its commitment to reconciliation as a growing number of Indigenous leaders and youth say they’re discouraged by his decision to eject two key figures on the file from the Liberal caucus. “I’m very disappointed that it had to come to this,” said Linden Waboose, a 22-year-old from from Eabametoong First Nation who sits on the Nishnawbe Aski… Read More »

‘Grief is messy’: Humboldt Broncos pastor searches for right words on anniversary

By | April 5, 2019

Humboldt Broncos team pastor Sean Brandow has become more famous than he would like. But the 39-year-old pastor will swallow his humility to deliver another nationally televised sermon Saturday afternoon to mark the one-year anniversary of the horrific bus crash that rocked his community and a nation. Three thousand people are expected to fill the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt,… Read More »

Saskatchewan premier wants intervener status in Manitoba carbon tax suit

By | April 4, 2019

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he welcomes Manitoba in the legal fight against Ottawa over the federal carbon tax. Moe told about 1,500 people at a Regina rally opposing the tax that Saskatchewan is making a difference by leading the battle. Manitoba announced Wednesday that it is following Saskatchewan and Ontario in challenging the tax in court. Ottawa… Read More »

Liberal leader wonders if Manitoba election imminent after premier calls for meeting

By | April 4, 2019

A meeting organized by Premier Brian Pallister’s office with the leaders of Manitoba’s NDP and Liberal parties is fuelling more speculation that an election call is imminent. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont said he’s been invited to a meeting on Monday morning to discuss election financing, which he perceived as Pallister’s chance to alert his counterparts that the writ is about to be dropped.… Read More »

New test could help diagnose depression or bipolar disorder in an hour: University of Manitoba researchers

By | April 4, 2019

A new test designed by researchers with the University of Manitoba could help ensure patients suffering from debilitating mood disorders don’t end up with a treatment that makes matters worse. The diagnostic test is simple and involves sitting in a chair with electrodes that measure electrical signals from the ear, said Brian Lithgow, U of M professor and… Read More »