Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Never mind 2020 — It could be years before pro sports fans are back in the stands

By | May 31, 2020

The National Hockey League hopes to stage Stanley Cup playoffs this summer. The Canadian Football League is still holding out hope for a regular season this fall. These tentative plans have pandemic-weary sports fans excited about the prospect of watching something other than squirrels in their yard, or deep cuts from Netflix, to take their minds off the sorry state… Read More »

The good, the bad and the ‘just don’t do it’ of summer fun during a pandemic

By | May 31, 2020

Get out and golf, catch a flick at a drive-in and wrap the day up on a patio — all of those things are now allowed, as Manitoba expands its pandemic summer plans. But remember the cautions that come with your fun — COVID-19 is a social butterfly, and it likes nothing better than a good crowd, health specialists say. “The signature… Read More »

COVID-19 and gender inequality: Why Manitoba needs a feminist pandemic response

By | May 31, 2020

Six years ago, I sat in my first-year women and gender studies course at the University of Winnipeg and learned about the beautiful concept of intersectionality — the idea that aspects of our identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, class and age impact our lived experiences.  The Manitoba provincial government could use this same first-year introduction to… Read More »

Not all businesses rushing to reopen their doors as restrictions ease

By | May 31, 2020

Many shuttered restaurants and gyms in Manitoba will begin reopening their doors next week after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone is ready to welcome back customers just yet. Little Goat restaurant on Portage Avenue doesn’t have any plans to welcome customers back to its dining room next week, and… Read More »

Protesters rally against COVID-19-related restrictions outside Manitoba Legislature

By | May 30, 2020

Two dozen people protested COVID-19-related restrictions outside the Manitoba Legislature on Saturday afternoon. Members of the group carried signs to repeal the public health orders that have required physical distancing and limitations on non-essential businesses for the past several months. The messages slammed the science around the pandemic, supported anti-government sentiments and made Christian references to Jesus and God. “You can… Read More »

Casino shutdowns cut Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries payroll costs by millions

By | May 30, 2020

A major workforce reduction at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is saving the Crown corporation millions in payroll expenses, with casino operations paused until at least late June. MLL president and chief executive officer Manny Atwal said it has cut $1.3 million in expenses per pay period through the temporary layoff of 1,300 employees. During a meeting of the… Read More »

Black bear strolls through yards, climbs tree in Charleswood on Saturday morning

By | May 30, 2020

An adult black bear has been strolling through Charleswood Saturday morning. Officers went to the south Winnipeg neighbourhood after police got a call about the animal from someone on Pepperloaf Crescent just before 10 a.m. Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said Manitoba Conservation has been notified and are on their way. In the meantime, officers will stay… Read More »

Black bear strolls through yards, climbs tree in Winnipeg’s Charleswood area

By | May 30, 2020

An adult black bear has been strolling through Charleswood Saturday morning. Officers went to the west Winnipeg neighbourhood after police got a call about the animal from someone on Pepperloaf Crescent just before 10 a.m., Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said Saturday morning. “It’s dangerous. It’s a full size bear, so we’ve got officers there for this reason,”… Read More »