Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

Manitoba Museum Opens Stunning Remodelled Alloway Hall

By Sarah Klein

Manitoba Museum Alloway Hall
The newly-remodelled Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum is now open. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A newly expanded Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum now greets visitors after $5.8 million in renovations.

The 9,750-square-foot exhibit space is the museum’s newest jewel in a series of planned upgrades over the next several years.

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Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

Southern Manitoba Remains at Moderate to Major Risk of Flooding: Forecasters

By The Canadian Press

Flood Outlook
Provincial officials provide the second flood outlook of the spring season at the Manitoba legislature on Friday, March 24, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – Forecasters say the latest data shows southern Manitoba remains at moderate to major risk of spring flooding.

Officials say the danger of flooding is down slightly from last month, but much will depend on the weather in the coming weeks.

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Trump Announces at White House: I’ve Approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Announces at White House: I’ve Approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

By The Canadian Press

Keystone Pipeline
In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. The much debated Keystone XL pipeline project is expected to be approved by the U.S. government today.The White House isn’t elaborating on today’s announcement, but the Trump administration has repeatedly said it supports the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON – Canada’s hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after it first applied to cross the American border.

The president made the announcement at the White House.

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Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Premier Pallister Still Popular Despite Approval Dip

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the media questions after a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is enjoying an approval rating of 45 percent, despite slipping five points in three months.

The new numbers come from an Angus Reid poll released on Friday that shows nearly half of Manitobans approve of the job he’s doing.

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‘Couch Potato’ Youth Missing Out on Crucial Bone Development: Study

‘Couch Potato’ Youth Missing Out on Crucial Bone Development: Study

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Couch Potato

VANCOUVER – A new study has found teens who have a “couch potato” lifestyle risk having permanent negative effects on their bone health.

Orthopedics Prof. Heather McKay of the University of British Columbia says about 36 per cent of the adult skeleton is developed during adolescence when growth spurts typically happen, and physical activity is critical for developing bone strength and density.

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

‘Phantom of the Opera’ Seats Going on Sale April 1

The Phantom of the Opera
“The Phantom of the Opera” runs August 23 to September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO)

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera swoops into Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall this summer.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making it one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

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Uber Decries New Tax Measures on Ride-Hailing Announced in Federal Budget

Uber Decries New Tax Measures on Ride-Hailing Announced in Federal Budget

By The Canadian Press

Uber
The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers at the Montreal courthouse, on February 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to taxi drivers.

The Liberal government’s budget Wednesday included amending the definition of a taxi business to include ride-hailing services such as Uber and subject them to the same GST and HST rules as taxis.

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