Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Diversity push doubles the number of minorities studying education at U of M

By | February 24, 2020

The University of Manitoba has doubled the number of minorities studying to be teachers — years after introducing an aggressive target to admit nearly half of all education students from diverse backgrounds. Three in 10 students in the faculty of education are now classified as belonging to the U of M’s diversity categories, such as Indigenous people, students with disabilities and those who… Read More »

Mountie’s assault charge stayed after man in custody allegedly struck with pylon

By | February 24, 2020

An RCMP officer accused of hitting a man in custody with a traffic pylon had his charges stayed last month after he took part in a restorative justice program, according to court records. The incident happened after Const. Paul Lacoursiere of the RCMP’s Selkirk traffic services unit stopped a speeding vehicle on Highway 17 in the rural municipality of Rockwood in October… Read More »

Festival du Voyageur 2020 goes into hibernation under sunny skies — until next winter

By | February 23, 2020

A two-week long winter festival to celebrate French culture is going back into hibernation. On Sunday, Festival du Voyageur wrapped up its 51st season at Winnipeg’s Fort Gibraltar in the heart of St. Boniface. “Things came off to a really great start this year,” said communications director Nicolas Audette. Following a short-lived deep freeze in the city, Audette noted the abnormally mild… Read More »

Drag queen story hour returns to Millennium Library Sunday to protest expanded security

By | February 23, 2020

Drag queens, kings and young families met at the Millennium Library Sunday for a gathering that was equal parts story time and protest. Metres away from the security checkpoint at Winnipeg’s downtown library, drag performers read children’s books to the crowd to protest the expanded, airport-style screenings and proposed cuts to other libraries. “We’re trying to show kids that… Read More »

Winnipeg tattoo show sees record attendance, money raised for families of kids with cancer

By | February 23, 2020

This weekend’s annual tattoo convention in Winnipeg has broken its own attendance record, said organizer Jeff Boivin. “I think it went phenomenally well,” said Boivin, who organizes the Winnipeg Tattoo Show and owns Living Canvas Tattoo in St. James with his wife, Abby Boivin. He said as of Sunday morning, more than 8,432 people had already come through… Read More »

School division hopes to have more police working with students

By | February 23, 2020

At least one Winnipeg-area division wants to expand the number of uniformed police officers working in its schools. There are currently 18 members of the Winnipeg Police Service part of the School Resource Officer program, a countrywide community policing initiative that was first introduced to Winnipeg in 2002. Its intent, according to Public Safety Canada, is to provide… Read More »