Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

Human rights hearing told sex should be scrapped entirely from birth certificates

By | April 1, 2019

Dressed sharply in a suit and tie, a Manitoban told a human rights hearing that they live their life being constantly misgendered. T.A. is a trans pangender person who doesn’t identify as either male or female and uses the ‘they’ and ‘them’ pronouns. They are fighting to have the required current male or female sex designation taken off… Read More »

Gobble gobble: wild turkeys make their way to Osborne Village

By | April 1, 2019

If you’ve heard some wild turkeys gobbling around the city in recent weeks, you’re not alone. Videos and photos are popping up on social media of the animals lurking around urban areas, including River Heights and, most recently, Osborne Village. Photographer Dennis Burnett shot these turkeys in the Osborne Village area last week. (Dennis Burnett ) Teal McFarland said… Read More »

Civil servants will be paid, Tories say, after temporary funding bill approved

By | April 1, 2019

Any worries about civil servants not getting paid fizzled on Monday, when the government passed legislation providing temporary funds.  The Progressive Conservative government said Monday’s bill was needed so that wages for civil servants and payments to public-sector agencies and other entities can continue. The new fiscal year started on April 1, but the interim supply bill did not pass on the… Read More »

City to start negotiations with Goldeyes over $1/year lease

By | April 1, 2019

Winnipeg’s public service can start negotiations with Goldeyes owner and former mayor Sam Katz to renew and possibly change the baseball team’s current dollar-a-year lease agreement for Shaw Park. The talks will take into account the economic impact of baseball fans downtown as well as the fact the stadium sits on valuable city property, members of the public service… Read More »

Slashing ambulance fees a promise kept, Manitoba government says

By | April 1, 2019

The cost of an ambulance ride in Manitoba is now half the price it once was.  Premier Brian Pallister trumpeted his fulfillment of a election promise on Monday when he reannounced that ambulance fees will not exceed $250. The change takes effect immediately.  He made the pledge during the election campaign of 2016, when the maximum price was $500, the highest in Canada. The news of the reduction to $250… Read More »

City councillor wants Winnipeg to create a planning commission

By | April 1, 2019

The city’s property and development committee wants to explore the feasibility of creating a Winnipeg planning commission. A motion introduced Monday by Coun. Kevin Klein (Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood) asks the civil service to look at establishing an approving authority that would make decisions on all matters currently decided by the planning and development, heritage and downtown development committee.  “Property development is one… Read More »