Tag Archives: Manitoba

‘I Wouldn’t Have Let Him Go’: Minneapolis Woman Shocked Friend Walked to Canada

‘I Wouldn’t Have Let Him Go’: Minneapolis Woman Shocked Friend Walked to Canada

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Saciido Shaie
Saciido Shaie, founder and President of the Umma Project holds a picture of herself and close friend Mohamed Badal at a Somali restaurant in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

MINNEAPOLIS – Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished.

Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president.

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Small Business Inequity Needs a Solution: Jackman-Atkinson

Small Business Inequity Needs a Solution: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Small Business Retail

NEEPAWA, Man. — Look down any Main Street in rural Manitoba and you’re guaranteed to see one thing — lots of small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, but nowhere is this more evident than in rural communities. In Manitoba, Statistics Canada reported that in 2015, 97.6 percent of the province’s businesses were small.

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Mom Wanted for Allegedly Abducting Baby in Manitoba Found Safe, Police Say

Mom Wanted for Allegedly Abducting Baby in Manitoba Found Safe, Police Say

By The Canadian Press

Seaira Hunter
18-month-old Seaira Neveah Hunter and her mother, Rebecca Mikalosh, have been safely located. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Rebecca Mikalosh
Rebecca Mikalosh (RCMP HANDOUT)

SELKIRK, Man. – Mounties in Manitoba say a mother and baby missing since earlier this week have been found safe.

RCMP in Selkirk issued calls for assistance in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta after they said Rebecca Mikolash and her child, Seaira Neveah Hunter, missed a scheduled visit with the child’s father on Wednesday.

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College of Family Physicians Calls for Review of Safe Third Country Agreement

College of Family Physicians Calls for Review of Safe Third Country Agreement

By The Canadian Press

Emerson Refugees
Fadel Alshawwa, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, brings blankets into a community hall for refugees that may walk across the border in Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. Refugees have been crossing into Canada at Emerson and authorities had a town hall meeting in Emerson to discuss their options. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – A physician’s organization wants a review of an agreement that it says is preventing refugees coming from the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada says it is worried about the health of migrants who have suffered from exposure to extreme winter cold after crossing into Manitoba and other provinces.

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Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Anglers Can Ice Fish for Free in Manitoba This Weekend

Winter Family Fishing Weekend is February 18-20. (FRIDAY1970 / FLICKR)

The province is waiving licence fees this weekend on ice fishing across Manitoba.

Anglers will be able to fish freely February 18-20, but conservation limits will apply and a federal licence will still be required to fish in national parks.

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Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Refugees Treated to Crokicurl Lesson, WSO Concert

Crokicurl
Crokicurl at The Forks combines crokinole and curling. (PUBLIC CITY ARCHITECTURE)

With an influx of asylum-seekers having crossed into the province in recent weeks, Manitobans are doing their best to welcome them to the community.

A new winter game designed by Public City Architecture in Winnipeg is expecting 40 to 50 newcomers out on Sunday. Crokicurl has gained international attention ever since it was introduced at The Forks this winter.

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The Long Road to Canada: Asylum-Seekers Talk of Dangerous Three-Continent Voyage

The Long Road to Canada: Asylum-Seekers Talk of Dangerous Three-Continent Voyage

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Refugee
Mohammed, from Ghana and who did not want to be identified, is photographed in an apartment he shares with five other men from Africa in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. He is seeking asylum after walking across the Manitoba border. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The perilous walk through frozen fields at the border between the United States and Manitoba was just the latest chapter of a three-continent, danger-filled journey for Mohammed and Mamood, two of the growing number of asylum-seekers who are hoping for a new life in Canada.

They had already walked through South American forests, crammed into over-filled boats, spent months in detention centres in the United States, and paid high fees to those who provided transport.

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Two Charged After Drugs, Weapons Seized from Virden Home

Two Charged After Drugs, Weapons Seized from Virden Home

Virden Seizure
Two people from Virden have been charged after a drugs and weapons bust in the community. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from Virden, Manitoba are in custody after a drugs and weapons bust in the community.

RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence on February 3, where they located cocaine, crack cocaine, psilocybin (mushrooms), marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, a knife, an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones with SIM cards.

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