Tag Archives: News/Canada/Manitoba

‘Come on … you’ve gotta have a rink’: Insurance squabble turns ice surface into parking lot

By | January 23, 2020

An outdoor hockey rink in West Broadway, normally flooded with youngsters playing pickup games, has instead been packed with vehicles this winter, due to a scuffle over insurance between the city and a neighbourhood centre. For the past 15 years, local business owner Edward Carriere has been flooding the rink, which is run by the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre. “When… Read More »

Manitoba’s tourism plan doesn’t adequately consider risk of climate change: auditor general

By | January 23, 2020

Manitoba has set goals to bring more visitors to the province, but isn’t doing enough to achieve those goals, the province’s auditor general says. Among a variety of tourism issues highlighted by a new report is the fact Manitoba has not considered the risk climate change could pose to one of the province’s biggest money makers. In the report released on Thursday, Auditor… Read More »

Pot-shop opponents in Altona, Man., petitioning to block store’s opening through plebiscite

By | January 23, 2020

A pot shop that has already been approved by the Town of Altona is suddenly facing opposition by a group of citizens petitioning to keep the store from opening. Mayor Al Friesen told CBC Radio Noon host Marjorie Dowhos that council is surprised and somewhat disappointed by the pushback, because there was little to none when the idea of retail marijuana… Read More »

‘Lives have been disrupted’: Province will provide disaster assistance for Manitobans after October snowstorm

By | January 23, 2020

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced Thursday the provincial government will help cover millions of dollars in costs incurred during the severe snowstorm that pummelled the province in October. The province declared a state of emergency during the fall storm, which forced hundreds of Manitobans from their homes and left thousands without power for days, in addition to causing widespread damage.… Read More »

Brandon police investigate March homicide first reported as cardiac arrest

By | January 23, 2020

Brandon police are investigating a months-old homicide after an autopsy revealed a man’s death was not from natural causes, says a news release distributed on Thursday. Police were called about an unresponsive man in cardiac arrest at a home on Willowdale Crescent at Williamson Drive in Brandon’s Westview neighbourhood on March 1 at 7:40 a.m. The man, later identified as Eugene… Read More »

Manitoba expands dialysis services in Dauphin

By | January 23, 2020

Access to life-saving treatment is being boosted in Dauphin, where the Manitoba government is adding 12 more spaces for dialysis patients at the regional health centre. Two trained renal staff have been hired to support the addition of an evening shift at the centre, expanding weekly patient capacity from 24 to 36, the province said in a news release on Thursday.… Read More »

Manitoba cutlery company bags big ticket to Super Bowl swag game

By | January 23, 2020

It may be new to the game, but a rookie Manitoba company is already headed to one of North America’s biggest sporting championships. Ireuse2, billed as an eco-friendly “luxury cutlery brand,” will see its product huddled together with other swanky items in a gift bag for celebrities attending Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. Company founder Nikki Buchannon said the opportunity is a dream come… Read More »

Manitoba health-care professionals told to watch out for coronavirus

By | January 23, 2020

The province of Manitoba is warning health-care providers to look out for people who have recently travelled to Wuhan, China, and are now experiencing a fever and respiratory illness. The warning comes as the world works to deal with an outbreak of a newly detected coronavirus that has killed 17 people in China; health officials have determined the… Read More »

‘Happy, welcome, wanted and loved’: Advocates say trans youth face unique challenges in school setting

By | January 23, 2020

Thomas Wardell didn’t even know the words to describe how he felt inside when he was a child. “When I was in school, I had no knowledge of anything queer. Anything gay, lesbian, trans, I had never heard of it,” he said. Wardell, who came out as transgender as an adult, joined a panel on how to support trans… Read More »

Boy sexually abused while in grandmother’s care, despite repeated CFS warnings about her pedophile boyfriend

By | January 23, 2020

It took six warnings from Child and Family Services workers and a sharp-eyed corrections officer to end the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old boy by a convicted serial sexual offender — abuse that happened while the boy was in the care of his grandmother, who was dating the man, according to recently unsealed Manitoba court documents.  CFS removed the boy… Read More »