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Manitoba Progressive Conservatives propose $25M in annual retrofit rebates

By | August 17, 2019

The Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party announced Saturday it will offer millions to Manitobans in the form of rebates to help offset the costs of building energy-efficient retrofits of existing homes and commercial buildings. If re-elected in the 2019 provincial race, the party will invest $25 million each year so homeowners and business executives can make more energy efficient renovations, according to Rochelle Squires,… Read More »

Brandon man charged with possession of child pornography

By | August 17, 2019

A 62-year-old Brandon man has been charged with possession of child pornography.  Brandon Police were notified by the National Child Exploitation Coordination Center about an internet user in the area being in possession of child exploitation material. A search warrant was executed at the man’s home on  Wednesday and more material was found on a computer. After an investigation by the… Read More »

Welcome Place to lose one-third of budget after federal funding cut

By | August 17, 2019

A Manitoba organization that provides settlement services for refugees and newcomers says it’s losing the federal funding it uses to support government-sponsored refugees. Welcome Place learned last Friday the money it normally gets from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada earmarked for their work with the particular refugee group will end in April. Rita Chahal, the executive director of the Manitoba Interfaith… Read More »

‘It’s okay to be who you are’: Flin Flon Pride to host spin on local beauty pageant

By | August 17, 2019

Flin Flon’s Queen Mermaid beauty pageant is now Flin Flon’s Drag Queen Mermaid pageant.  The annual beauty pageant, started in the 1960s, was hijacked three years ago by the northern city’s Pride committee. This year’s event has taken another turn by welcoming drag queens.  “We decided to revamp the pageant with a twist,” said Jordana Oulette, the executive director… Read More »

Animal rights group holds memorial for 800 cows dead in fire near Steinbach

By | August 17, 2019

The public shouldn’t just shrug off horrific barn fires, say activists at a memorial Friday night to mourn the deaths of 800 dairy cows in a dramatic fire earlier this week. The small group of animal rights activists brought flowers and held up signs along a gravel road near the farm, northeast of Steinbach, Man. Sign messages included, “We… Read More »