Drugs to treat alcohol abuse now easier to get for those with provincial drug benefits

By | April 4, 2019

The Manitoba government is making access to two drugs used to fight alcoholism a little easier for people who get pharmacare or Manitoba Families drug plans. Changes to the province’s drug formulary announced Thursday mean doctors no longer need prior approval from the Manitoba Pharmacare Program to get anti-craving drugs Naltrexone and Acamprosate covered. That means patients eligible for Manitoba pharmacare or drug… Read More »

New funding from MPI aimed at curbing distracted driving

By | April 4, 2019

Manitoba Public Insurance announced Thursday it will be funding police enforcement programs to help put a stop to distracted driving. “On average, one in three road deaths and thousands of collisions are attributed to distracted driving annually,” said Satvir Jatana, vice-president responsible for communications at MPI, in a news release. “These dedicated projects are highly successful, resulting in… Read More »

Manitoba changes grant funding, leaves recipients to raise more

By | April 4, 2019

Many non-profit and community groups that receive grants from the Manitoba government will be required to raise half of a project’s cost on their own. The Progressive Conservative government says it is replacing half a dozen support programs with a new initiative that will only provide matching funds up to a maximum of half a project’s cost. Grants… Read More »

Drugs to help addicts fight alcohol cravings to be easier to access: Province

By | April 4, 2019

CTV Winnipeg Published Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:08PM CST Last Updated Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:09PM CST Patients eligible for provincial drug coverage will have an easier time accessing two drugs used to combat alcohol addiction, Manitoba’s health minister announced Thursday. Up until now, doctors would have to apply for prior approval for Pharmacare coverage before prescribing the… Read More »

Spectacular design, inventive staging buoys 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea adaptation

By | April 4, 2019

If you’ve ever read Jules Verne’s early science fiction classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or watched the 1950s Disney film adaptation, you might not remember the part with the iPhone. There were, of course, no Apple devices in Verne’s original — but there are in the visually spectacular multimedia adaptation that closes out Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s… Read More »

Federal Liberal support eroding in Winnipeg, NDP making gains, poll suggests

By | April 4, 2019

The eroding support for Justin Trudeau’s government in Winnipeg appears to be benefiting the federal NDP, a new poll suggests. The Liberal Party lost three per cent of its support in the Manitoba capital since December to sit at 40 per cent, a Probe Research survey suggests — a far cry from the 53 per cent support the party got in the 2015 election. The… Read More »

Province approves environmental licence for Manitoba-Minnesota transmission line

By | April 4, 2019

The Manitoba government has approved the environmental licence needed to green-light a transmission line from Manitoba to Minnesota. Construction of the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project is already underway in Minnesota. Now that the project has passed environmental hurdles in Manitoba, work will start on this side of the border as soon as the federal government issues a required federal certificate,… Read More »

Hate and history: Students witness anti-Semitism during trip to Holocaust sites

By | April 4, 2019

A group of Manitoba high school students who recently went to Europe to learn about atrocities of the Second World War got more than they bargained for when they witnessed ongoing hate. The Grade 12 students from Springfield Collegiate Institute in Oakbank — about 25 kilometres east of Winnipeg — travelled in the last two weeks of March to a number… Read More »

Girl, 16, missing from Steinbach, believed to be in Winnipeg

By | April 4, 2019

Noreen Kyla Osborne is described as 5-foot-6 and 133 pounds with brown eyes and long hair (RCMP) Police are asking the public for help in locating a 16-year-old girl who was last seen Feb. 28 in the Steinbach area. Noreen Kyla Osborne is described as 5-foot-6 and 133 pounds with brown eyes and long hair — the colour of which can vary, RCMP said.… Read More »