Missing Thompson man found safe

By | July 1, 2019

Police in Manitoba say a man who went missing in Thompson, Man. Sunday evening has been found safe.  Erik White, 29, was last seen leaving a residence at about 11 p.m. on Sunday, police said in a press release. He was located Monday afternoon. 

Police concerned for missing Thompson man

By | July 1, 2019

Police in Manitoba are concerned for the well-being of a man last seen in Thompson near Mystery Lake, RCMP reported Monday.  Erik White, 29, was last seen leaving a residence on Sauger Crescent in the northwest region of the city at about 11 p.m. on Sunday, police said in a press release. White is described as about 6-feet tall, 185 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair. RCMP… Read More »

First Nations push for greater share of forestry industry as policies evolve

By | July 1, 2019

The foundations of Canada’s forestry sector are changing as First Nations, strengthened by legal victories and legislation, look for more control of the woods. A greater share of forestry rights could help open the way to greater economic independence, and is backed by a growing body of case law that affirms treaty rights, land title and duties to… Read More »

Fireworks and fun: Where to light up your Canada Day in Winnipeg

By | July 1, 2019

People looking to celebrate Canada Day in the nation’s geographic centre can find plenty of action-packed fun in Winnipeg on holiday Monday. Although most local grocers and retailers are prevented from opening their doors, the provincial law permits select exceptions so beer vendors, cannabis shops, restaurants and government-run liquor stores can remain open. That law doesn’t stop Manitobans from raising Canadian flags and painting… Read More »

Jets forward Tanev inks deal with Pittsburgh Penguins

By | July 1, 2019

The Winnipeg Jets have lost fan-favourite Brandon Tanev to free agency. Tanev signed a major six-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, according to the NHL team’s official Twitter account. The 27-year-old forward’s new contract with the Pens runs through the 2024-25 season and has an average annual value of $3.5 million US. Last season, Tanev reached personal… Read More »

True patriot love: the evolving words of Canada’s national anthem

By | July 1, 2019

Many schoolkids hear the words to O Canada regularly, but most other Canadians don’t — unless they happen to be watching a sporting event. So this Canada Day, perhaps they can be forgiven for not remembering the 2018 update to the English lyrics. That change substituted the gender-neutral line “in all of us command” for the erstwhile “in all thy sons command.”  … Read More »

‘This month I felt fear’: A recovering addict journals his ‘rough transition’ from jail

By | July 1, 2019

In May 2019, Jason Walmsley was released from Headingley Correctional Centre in Manitoba, after completing a nine-month sentence for crimes he committed to fuel his drug addiction. Walmsley spent his days behind bars taking part in the Winding River Therapeutic Community, a long-term addictions recovery program offered inside Headingley. Upon his release, he was sent to a residential treatment program in Winnipeg. Walmsley… Read More »