CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Kinky Boots’ at Centennial Concert Hall

CONTEST: Win Tickets to ‘Kinky Boots’ at Centennial Concert Hall

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots the musical runs for eight performances at Centennial Concert Hall April 16-21, 2019. (MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO)

Kinky Boots

Put some Kinky Boots in your stockings this holiday season!

ChrisD.ca is giving away a pair of tickets to Kinky Boots at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall April 16-21, 2019!

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Ready or Not: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Winding Down Over Next Decade

Ready or Not: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Winding Down Over Next Decade

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the next decade, it’s estimated that about $1.5 trillion worth of business assets will change hands in Canada. The success or failure of this transfer will have a huge impact on Canada’s economy and I’m not convinced we’ve done all we can to prepare.

We knew the day would come when Canada’s ageing baby boomer entrepreneurs would look towards transitioning out of their businesses and towards retirement. According to data from 2014, about half of both small and medium-sized business owners were between 50 and 64 years of age. When you add the 12 percent of small business owners and 14 percent of medium business owners who are over 65 years of age, it’s easy to see why 72 percent of Canadian business owners plan to exit their companies in the next decade.

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Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – Boundaries for the next Manitoba election have been set and Winnipeg will get an extra legislature seat at the expense of rural areas.

The independent commission that reviews electoral boundaries every 10 years says the Winnipeg region’s population is growing quickly, and the city — along with two bedroom communities — will have 32 of the 57 seats in the legislature.

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Mandatory Payments for Minor Offences Unconstitutional, Top Court Rules

Mandatory Payments for Minor Offences Unconstitutional, Top Court Rules

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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The Supreme Court is seen in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a law that forced people convicted of crimes to pay surcharges that help victims, saying the mandatory fee amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

In a 7-2 decision delivered Friday morning in Ottawa, the Supreme Court found the mandatory victim surcharge puts a crushing financial burden on poor people and places them under constant threat of being arrested and jailed if they do not pay.

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Suspicious Man Claiming to Be with Bell MTS Attempts to Enter Woman’s Home

Suspicious Man Claiming to Be with Bell MTS Attempts to Enter Woman’s Home

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police are warning the public to be vigilant when approached at the door by people claiming to represent a business.

During an incident Thursday evening, a 46-year-old woman answered the door in the area of Plessis Road and Pandora Avenue West, where a suspicious man claiming to be with MTS asked to enter her residence. The woman refused and told him she wasn’t interested. The man, who was wearing a jacket with the MTS logo embroidered on it, left the area.

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