33 Charged with Drunk Driving in Manitoba Over Long Weekend

33 Charged with Drunk Driving in Manitoba Over Long Weekend

By Sarah Klein

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Manitoba RCMP were kept busy over the May long weekend, despite the dreary weather seen throughout much of the province.

From May 16-22, officers were focused on increased enforcement looking for high-risk driving behaviours.

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Omnibus Bill Details Budget Changes in Manitoba, Including New Penalties

Omnibus Bill Details Budget Changes in Manitoba, Including New Penalties

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislative Building
Manitoba Legislative Building (FILE)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba municipalities are losing some of the guarantees they have when it comes to provincial funding for transit and infrastructure.

An omnibus budget bill before the legislature would eliminate a requirement for the province to fund at least 50 per cent of municipal transit operating costs each year.

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Nelly Furtado to Headline Aboriginal Day Live Festivities

Nelly Furtado to Headline Aboriginal Day Live Festivities

By Brian Schultz

Aboriginal Day Live
Aboriginal Day Live is June 21 at The Forks. (HANDOUT)

Grammy Award-winning Canadian songstress Nelly Furtrado will headline Aboriginal Day Live in Winnipeg on June 21, as cities across Canada join in to celebrate Aboriginal culture.

Originally founded in Winnipeg in 2007, ADL has now grown into a nationwide event marked in Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Ottawa, Regina, Iqaluit, Halifax and Edmonton.
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Families of Missing, Murdered Women Urge Critics to Get Behind National Inquiry

Families of Missing, Murdered Women Urge Critics to Get Behind National Inquiry

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Bernie Williams
Sexual abuse victim Bernie Williams is pictured in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. Williams, who has spent more than 30 years on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside raising awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women, is urging families to keep faith in the process. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Bernie Williams says she and other indigenous women have already been to hell and back — and now is not the time to give up on a national public inquiry they’ve spent decades fighting for.

Williams, a long-time women’s advocate from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, is among family members of missing and murdered women raising their voices in defence of the commission as it faces a stream of criticism from activists and indigenous leaders.

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Talk, Country Rule Winnipeg Airwaves in Spring Radio Ratings

Talk, Country Rule Winnipeg Airwaves in Spring Radio Ratings

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Commercial-free radio, news talk and country music round out the top three radio stations in Winnipeg.

The latest spring radio ratings book, released on Thursday, shows that listeners still have their favourites on the dial. CBC Radio One increased its share compared to last spring, while 680 CJOB dipped slightly. QX 104 remained strong as the #1 FM radio station in Winnipeg.

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CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.

“We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.

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