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Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

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. Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who is now a government backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Former federal cabinet minister Steven Fletcher, now a Progressive Conservative backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill.

Fletcher has been speaking out against a proposed law that would create a new Crown agency to promote energy efficiency, and has tied up two legislature committee meetings in recent weeks by asking questions for hours, late into the night.

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Food Musings: The Diner’s Grill

Food Musings: The Diner’s Grill

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

The Diner's Grill
The crispy chicken sandwich at The Diner’s Grill. (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

In North America, a diner is typically a small roadside restaurant with a long counter and booths. The Diner’s Grill (405 Turenne Street) has neither a long counter nor booths, but it does serve up authentic diner-style, from scratch, comfort food and it does so very, very well.

Located in the middle of the St. Boniface industrial area, it took Siri to help us successfully navigate to the spot. Since my daughter-in-law and I had a three-year-old and a one-year-old with us, our server (who I assumed was Josh, one of the owners) immediately gave us a children’s menu to order for the little ones.

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Winnipeg Welding Company Supplying 300 Trailers to Canadian Military

Winnipeg Welding Company Supplying 300 Trailers to Canadian Military

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Load handling system trailer built for the Department of National Defence of Canada by Arne’s Welding Ltd. in Winnipeg. (ARNE’S WELDING LTD.)

A Winnipeg-based manufacturer has won a $20 million contract to produce 300 trailers for the Department of National Defence of Canada.

Arne’s Welding Ltd. will produce the load handling system trailers and provide spare parts for up to 30 years. The contract also includes an option for an additional 270 trailer units, potentially bringing the contract up to $38 million.

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Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

Only Contestant: Wab Kinew Gets More Support for Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew listens at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Author, indigenous rights activist and rookie politician Wab Kinew has picked up more endorsements in his bid to become leader of the Manitoba New Democrats.

Former member of Parliament Judy Wasylycia-Leis, former provincial cabinet minister Nancy Allan and Michelle McHale, who dropped out of the leadership race earlier this spring, have all thrown their support behind Kinew’s bid for the party leadership that will be decided in September.

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WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate Off to Oklahoma City

WSO Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate Off to Oklahoma City

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s music director is stepping down for a new opportunity south of the border.

Alexander Mickelthwate has been named the music director of Oklahoma City Philharmonic, effective for the 2018-19 season.

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Canadian Actor Adam Beach Walks a Fine Line as an Ambassador for Canada 150

Canadian Actor Adam Beach Walks a Fine Line as an Ambassador for Canada 150

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Adam Beach
Actor Adam Beach holds an oar engraved with a declaration opposing a crude oil pipeline and tanker expansion as he stands by a map showing First Nations land and proposed pieplines during a signing ceremony in Vancouver, B.C., on December 1, 2011.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Beach, who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Flags of Our Fathers,” feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of his films, as well as his film school for indigenous students in Winnipeg.

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