A few years ago when it appeared that his career as a comedy performer was just about over, Bill Cosby made a lot of noise about young African American men who were fathering children out of wedlock and then abandoning their responsibilities. As America’s favourite TV dad who had endured the personal tragedy of losing his eldest son to a murderer, Cosby earned a lot of support at the time.
The Manitoba government has launched a new program to connect students with experts in career opportunities in the province.
Manitoba Career Prospects will improve high school students’ access to employers when it comes to selecting a chosen career field.
“Many high school students struggle with the all-important question, ‘What do I want to do when I grow up,'” said Manitoba, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief. “This program will create valuable connections between students, parents and employers, helping our youth get a better idea of which careers they would like to pursue and what jobs are in-demand.”
WINNIPEG — It’s a common occurrence during flood season in Manitoba — the closure of Highway 75.
The province hopes to alleviate some of those transportation delays and reroutes by raising two bridges and sections of the highway near Morris. The construction will keep the critical commercial route to the U.S. open for business during major floods.
Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement Friday in the community south of Winnipeg alongside Morris Mayor Gavin van der Linde and Reeve Ralph Groening.
Winnipeg-based Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has won an award for its participation in the national Take Our Kids to Work program.
The broadcaster was recognized by the Learning Partnership Canada with an outstanding employer award.
The program encourages parents to bring their Grade 9 children to work for a day and was launched in 1994 by the national charitable organization that champions a strong public education system. The program also aims to recognize employers who make exemplary commitments to students.