NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the years, my experience has lead me to a well-established philosophy about how to run a newspaper. It is fairly simple. Define your coverage area, print news that is relevant to your coverage area, try to only print the facts in the news stories and opinions on the editorial or opinion pages. With that philosophy in mind, it drives me crazy to read our three daily papers in Manitoba. While they have good, well-intentioned staff who may know their coverage area fairly well, they always seem to wander off topic, and quite badly. It has been reported, both in public financial statements and in observational articles, that daily papers are losing strength. It should not come as a surprise.
Canada’s 150th birthday is being celebrated far and wide this year, including locally in Winnipeg across Manitoba. Here’s what’s happening to ring in our country’s special day on Saturday, July 1.
Canada Day’s biggest celebration in Winnipeg will be at The Forks, as Canada 150 festivities take over the city’s busiest tourist spot. Whitehorse headlines the main stage, with over 50 local acts booked to perform on five stages.
Thinking they could only scan some of their items at the Walmart self-checkout in Brandon, three people are facing theft charges.
Police were called to the Walmart in the Corral Centre Thursday evening where two people failed to pay for just under $200 in clothing, food and electronics prior to leaving the store. A 43-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were released to appear in court in August.
A Brandon food delivery driver was stabbed and robbed while on the job Monday afternoon.
Police were called to the 500 Block of 11th Street just before 2:30 p.m. where the male driver was approached by a man and a woman. They demanded cash and the victim’s vehicle. During a struggle with the suspects, the victim was stabbed in the arm.