WINNIPEG – Manitoba school boards have overwhelmingly voted against lobbying the provincial government to make vaccines mandatory for all children going to school.
“I believe I have the right, as every other parent has, to chose whether or not their child will be vaccinated,” one delegate said during the Manitoba School Boards Association annual convention on Friday.
NEEPAWA, Man. — For a while, there has been talk about the need to modernize the regulations that govern Manitoba’s Agriculture Crown Lands (ACL). In December, the provincial government announced that changes were coming and last month, we found out what a least some of those changes will be.
There are about 1.45 million acres of land that the provincial government rents or leases to individual farmers for grazing or hay production and another 11,000 acres leased for cropping. For some livestock producers, Crown land forms an integral part of their operation. Crown land rental and lease rates are inexpensive, but the use of the land does come with limitations; such as how it can be used and that it must remain accessible to the public.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba has become the latest province to pursue tougher penalties, including immediate licence suspensions, for people who use a hand-held cellphone or other electronic device while driving.
Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler started to introduce a bill Friday that would allow police to suspend a driver’s licence for three days for a first offence and for seven days for a subsequent infraction.
The Independent Investigation Unit is probing the arrest of a man in northern Manitoba after he sustained a broken rib.
RCMP in Thompson responded to a call to remove an intoxicated man from a home. The IIU says he resisted attempts to be handcuffed and fled on foot. Once located, he was eventually taken into custody, but complained of sore ribs. He was examined at the Thompson hospital and was found to have a broken rib.