School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

School Officials Call Assembly After Grad Party with ‘Cowboys and Indians’ Theme

By The Canadian Press

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta high school graduation party with a “cowboys and Indians” theme prompted administrators to call an assembly to discuss racism.

Images of students from Chinook High School in Lethbridge appeared on social media and showed attendees at the privately-held party wearing headdresses, war paint and feathers.

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Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to Introduce Bill That Would Chop Seats

Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to Introduce Bill That Would Chop Seats

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – A backbencher in Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government says there are too many politicians in the legislature, and is hoping to chop eight of the province’s 57 seats.

Steven Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who has already shown a willingness to be at odds with his own governing party, is planning to introduce a private member’s bill Monday that he says would reduce the size of government and save the public a lot of money.

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Alicia Keys and Canada’s Indigenous Movement Share Human Rights Award

Alicia Keys and Canada’s Indigenous Movement Share Human Rights Award

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys speaks during a news conference prior to receiving an Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International recognizing those who have shown exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights in Montreal, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

MONTREAL – American recording artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys believes a change is coming, as people in both Canada and the United States wake up to the fight against inequality and injustice.

“There’s a veil that’s lifted so we’re not able to say anymore, ‘I didn’t know that,'” she said Saturday in Montreal, where she was honoured for her activism.

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Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Selkirk Mower Accident
Emergency crews pull a man from the Red River in Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the riding lawn mower he was operating fell down an embankment. (THE SELKIRK RECORD / SUBMITTED)

A 66-year-old Selkirk man is lucky to be alive after falling approximately 35 feet down an embankment into the Red River on Friday.

The man was operating a riding lawn mower at the time when it fell off the edge of his property and into the water.

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Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
This year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was the biggest one in its nine-year history. (CHRISD.CA)
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
1,510 motorcyclists rode in Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A record number of motorcycle riders revved their engines on Saturday to help the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad surpass their registration numbers.

Departing from Earls Polo Park, 1,510 riders made their way to Assiniboia Downs and then up to Selkirk and Gimli. The ride will circle back to the city for a wind-up at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.

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Farming in Manitoba Not Like the Old Days: Jackman-Atkinson

Farming in Manitoba Not Like the Old Days: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Farming

NEEPAWA, Man. — During the winter, one could be forgiven for forgetting that we live in an agricultural area. Far from sight, the cows are in the corrals and the crops are in the bins. But with each passing day, we are reminded of the importance of agriculture to the region. Each warm day, we see more farm equipment on the roads and in the fields and cows and calves can be seen out in the pastures.

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