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Winnipeg School Division asks province how to fund required changes without more money

By | March 6, 2019

The Winnipeg School Division board is demanding an emergency meeting with Premier Brian Pallister to ask how they can fund improvements in education when the province is effectively preventing them from hiking property taxes as much as they want. In a letter to the premier on Tuesday, the board of Winnipeg’s largest school division asked how it could complete lead… Read More »

Education minister ‘playing hardball — but education is not a game,’ school board letter says

By | March 6, 2019

The Winnipeg School Division board is demanding an emergency meeting with Premier Brian Pallister to ask how they can fund improvements in education when the province is effectively preventing them from hiking property taxes as much as they want. In a letter to the premier on Tuesday, the board of Winnipeg’s largest school division asked how it could complete lead… Read More »

‘Punitive’ tax cap ‘causing turmoil in our education system,’ Winnipeg School Division tells premier

By | March 6, 2019

The Winnipeg School Division board is demanding an emergency meeting with Premier Brian Pallister to ask how they can fund improvements in education when the province is effectively preventing them from hiking property taxes as much as they want. In a letter to the premier on Tuesday, the board of Winnipeg’s largest school division asked how it could complete lead… Read More »

Mother, babysitter charged with child abandonment in Brandon

By | March 6, 2019

A mother of two children is charged with child abandonment after leaving her kids to find their babysitter — who also left the kids alone and has been charged, too. The babysitter, a 33-year-old man, was asked by the mother to take care of her four-year-old and seven-year-old kids while she went out for a short period of time, said police in Brandon, Man.… Read More »

Manitoba’s universities shackled without hike in provincial grant, tuition, budget documents say

By | March 6, 2019

Even if Manitoba’s universities hike tuition well above the rate of inflation, they say they’ll struggle to maintain programming without a jump in provincial funding. Post-secondary institutions will be increasingly challenged as operating costs rise, maintenance needs are shelved and some institutions either let staff go or leave vacancies unfilled, they say. The University of Manitoba, Brandon University… Read More »

City and province to provide Winnipeg pro sports with $16.6M this year

By | March 6, 2019

Winnipeg’s professional sports clubs are in line for about $16.6 million of government assistance this year in the form of gaming revenue, tax breaks, tax refunds and tax exemptions.​ City budget documents reveal a modest rise in combined municipal and provincial support for the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Goldeyes, mainly because of improved ticket sales… Read More »

The house is back: Tories in ‘good shape’ as MLAs return to chamber

By | March 6, 2019

Short of a scandal, the Manitoba government under Brian Pallister should escape the spring sitting of the legislative chamber largely unscathed, a political scientist is predicting.   “He really is not facing significant opposition parties that can put a dent in the polls, and the polls are showing that the Tories are in very good shape,” said Kelly Saunders, who teaches… Read More »

Winnipeg wildlife rescue says mascara wands work like magic on little animals

By | March 5, 2019

A Winnipeg animal rescue is looking for donations of used mascara wands, which it says work like magic helping to clean gunk stuck in the feathers and fur of rescued creatures. Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre put out a call on Facebook, asking anyone with spare wands lying around to drop them off at either their 24-hour emergency clinic on Pembina Highway or at… Read More »