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Feminism, modernism and scandal: Winnipeg’s Ibsenfest celebrates ‘father of modern drama’

By | January 28, 2019

There aren’t very many long-dead Norwegian playwrights who have inspired recent Broadway hits. In fact, that list really has only one name — Henrik Ibsen. The playwright often hailed as “the father of modern drama” is the focus of this year’s Master Playwright Festival, which officially kicks off Tuesday night. The annual winter festival, sponsored by Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba… Read More »

Red River College eliminates 75 nursing school spots

By | January 28, 2019

Red River College slashed this fall’s admissions into its registered nursing program by 75 seats. “We did change the capacity of the bachelor of nursing program from 225 to 150 seats annually,” Red River’s spokesperson Conor Lloyd wrote in an email to CBC News on Sunday. This summer, the Manitoba college cut programs and laid off staff in order to cope with rising operating… Read More »

Winnipeg’s –36 C forecast could be bad news for emerald ash borers

By | January 28, 2019

Extreme cold temperatures in the forecast could be good news for Winnipeg’s ash trees and very bad news for emerald ash borers. The city started battling the invasive species even before its presence was confirmed last year; the beetle could cost the city millions of dollars and devastate the tree canopy, which includes more than 350,000 green ashes.… Read More »

Highways near Morden, Winkler reopened following winter wallop

By | January 28, 2019

Several Manitoba highways that were closed Sunday night due to falling snow, blowing snow and low visibility are open to traffic once again.  Manitoba Highways had issued a warning just before 6 p.m. Sunday that several highways south of Portage la Prairie to the U.S. border were closed, affecting communities near Morden, Winkler and St. Claude.  Manitoba Highways said… Read More »

Winter wallop prompts closure of highways near Morden, Winkler

By | January 28, 2019

Several Manitoba highways are closed Sunday night due to falling snow, blowing snow and low visibility.  Manitoba Highways issued a warning just before 6 p.m. Sunday that several highways south of Portage la Prairie to the U.S. border are closed, affecting communities near Morden, Winkler and St. Claude.  The closures are:  Highway 2, from Starbuck to St. Claude.… Read More »

‘Fall in love with yourself’: Why being alone doesn’t have to be a bad thing

By | January 27, 2019

Isolation can be a side effect of Manitoba’s frigid winters. But Aly Raposo says being alone doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Raposo, who is the women and youth programming director for Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, gave a talk on the subject Sunday at the Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association.  Raposo says there is a common social… Read More »

Eagerly awaited Manitoba budget drops March 7

By | January 27, 2019

The province says it will releases its 2019 budget on March 7, one day after the legislature resumes sitting.  Finance Minister Scott Fielding says the province is on pace for a $518 million summary deficit for the 2018-19 year — $117 million better than the year before. “I look forward to updating Manitobans on the significant progress we have made… Read More »

The wisdom of youth: On climate change, adults should listen to young voices

By | January 27, 2019

When students from Grade 4 to middle school talk about the dangers of climate change, adults should take notice. They are the ones, after all, who will have to deal with the consequences of a warming climate and rampant pollution that are devastating the environment in areas around the world. In Winnipeg, young people gathered in a Jan. 11… Read More »

Why one bedroom community is thriving in the shadows of Winnipeg

By | January 27, 2019

Chris Ewen was puzzled by Ile des Chênes when he stumbled upon the genesis of what this bedroom community — 12 kilometres south of Winnipeg’s perimeter — would become, nestled between an old highway and the new one that replaced it. “I was quite honestly dumbfounded that there is a big strip mall,” Ewen said. “I think it was six units at the time, or five… Read More »

Dogs ‘not surviving the night’: Group seeks donations to build insulated shelters in northern Manitoba

By | January 27, 2019

A group of animal welfare activists are asking for help to give dogs in northern Manitoba communities a warm place to sleep. Janelle McLeod is collecting cash donations and supplies to build shelters for dogs who are dying from the cold through an initiative she’s calling the Warming Hearts Project, a collaboration with doghouse makers Shadow’s Mission. “Puppies, even though they may… Read More »