Canada, U.S. reach deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs within 2 days

By | May 17, 2019

The nearly year-long tariff war between Canada and the U.S. is almost over. The Canadian government released a statement Friday saying the two sides have agreed to eliminate the tariffs within two days. “This is pure good news,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a stop at the Stelco plant in Hamilton, Ont. The deal applies to the tariffs the U.S. imposed last… Read More »

Canada, U.S. reach deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs within two days

By | May 17, 2019

The nearly year-long tariff war between Canada and the U.S. is almost over. The Canadian government released a statement Friday saying the two sides have agreed to eliminate the tariffs within two days. The deal applies to the tariffs the U.S. imposed last June by citing national security — 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum —… Read More »

Suspect arrested after report of gun shuts down Main Street Thursday

By | May 17, 2019

A police investigation blocked off a section of Main Street Thursday evening after officers were called about a report of a person with a gun.   Police tape blocked the street in both directions near Bannerman Avenue just before 6 p.m. Several police units, including the armoured vehicle were called to the scene. The situation was resolved safely and… Read More »

MPI’s RoadWatch program to kick off Victoria Day weekend

By | May 17, 2019

The Manitoba Public Insurance-sponsored RoadWatch program will kick off this Victoria Day long weekend in an attempt to curb impaired driving. The program supplements existing police enforcement efforts and will result in more police presence on Manitoba streets and highways, especially on holiday weekends. According to MPI, impaired driving is still a major issue on Manitoba roads. Last… Read More »

‘Just insane’: Expedia charges Manitoba man $200 for hotel room — plus $6K in taxes and fees

By | May 17, 2019

A Manitoba man says he’ll never use Expedia again after the booking company billed him nearly $6,200 for one night at a hotel — with fees and taxes accounting for all but about $200 of the cost. Justin Smerchanski was travelling on business and logged onto Expedia.ca Monday morning to book a room for the following evening in the town of Willmar, Minn.… Read More »

This Manitoba teen can lift nearly twice her own weight — and she’s headed to world championship to prove it

By | May 17, 2019

Melita, Man.’s strongest teenager is a 17-year-old who can lift close to twice her weight — and now, she’s heading to an international competition where she hopes to lift her way to gold. Rienna Skelton, 17, earned a spot on Team Canada to compete in the International Weightlifting Federation’s Junior World Championships in Suva, Fiji, next month. More than 500 athletes from over… Read More »

Cannabis banned along with alcohol for May long weekend at Riding Mountain campsites

By | May 17, 2019

Heading into the first Victoria Day long weekend since the legalization of cannabis, Manitobans who smoke or vape the leaf face a confusing set of rules governing where they can and can not consume the stuff outdoors. Under Manitoba law, you may only smoke legally on private property — which, in practical terms, means your own yard or that of someone you know… Read More »