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Sen. Murray Sinclair joins legal firm to mentor lawyers in Indigenous law

By | August 3, 2020

Sen. Murray Sinclair is returning to his legal roots, while also keeping his seat in the upper chamber — at least for now. The former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, who was also the first Indigenous judge appointed in Manitoba, is joining Cochrane Saxberg LLP, Manitoba’s largest Indigenous law firm. Sinclair, a Manitoba senator who… Read More »

From deflated to elated: Retooled Winnipeg Jets do enough to win ‘backs to the wall’ rematch with Calgary

By | August 3, 2020

When you combine their output, Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele, sniper Patrik Laine and fourth-liner Mason Appleton scored 62 of the 213 goals their team deposited in opposing nets during the regular season. With this trio absent, the Jets played without 25 per cent of their usual forward lineup and 29 per cent of their usual goal production in Game Two of their qualifying-round series against… Read More »

7 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Monday

By | August 3, 2020

Manitoba public health officials have identified seven new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, the province said via Twitter. The update brings the total number of cases found in the province to 442, but no other details about the new cases were released. Information regarding active cases, hospitalizations, recoveries and testing will be updated on Tuesday after… Read More »

CMHR will be closed Aug. 5-6 to ‘receive and reflect’ on systemic racism and discrimination review

By | August 3, 2020

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be closed August 5-6 “so staff can receive and reflect on the systemic racism and discrimination review,” the museum’s website says. The review is being conducted after current and former CMHR employees spoke out about racism, homophobia and discrimination they experienced in the workplace, as well as sexual harassment allegations — all of which lead to… Read More »

Winnipeg restaurant decried on social media for not following COVID-19 rules

By | August 3, 2020

A restaurant and bar in Winnipeg has been decried on social media for a lack of physical distancing witnessed on the establishment’s patio last weekend — but the owner is calling the claims bogus. Chaise Corydon has been issued two tickets already this summer for breaking COVID-19 rules. A photo, apparently taken around 1:47 a.m. Saturday and later posted on social… Read More »

Steinbach-area restaurants closing to avoid ‘domino-effect’ of COVID-19 cases

By | August 3, 2020

At least three Steinbach, Man. restaurants are temporarily closing their doors to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, after a server at the local Smitty’s tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday evening. Brigitte Turner, owner of Bigg Smoak BBQ in Steinbach, told CBC News that she’s worried patrons who may have been exposed to the virus while dining at Smitty’s could pass… Read More »

MPI issuing 2nd rebate to correct mistaken cheques for 9,600 policyholders

By | August 3, 2020

Manitoba Public Insurance has issued a second rebate cheque for thousands of drivers who didn’t get as much money as they deserved. Spokesperson Brian Smiley said the Crown corporation came across a “system issue” this spring in trying to return $110 million of pandemic savings to policyholders, after some customers said their rebate cheques were lower than expected. Smiley said MPI… Read More »

Getting to know the Aulneau: A 6-day paddle around the largest land mass in Lake of the Woods

By | August 3, 2020

On Lake of the Woods, there are more than 14,500 islands for paddlers to hide behind if the wind gets too high. The problem is, they’re not evenly spaced out like socially distanced shoppers lined up outside a Costco during a pandemic. The northern basin most familiar to visitors from Manitoba has thousands of islands, many of them dotted… Read More »