Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

Manitoba Court Rejects Demand from Unions for Injunction Against Wage Freeze

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to reporters before a Council of the Federation meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s public-sector unions have lost a bid for a temporary court injunction against a provincial government bill that would freeze their wages.

A Court of Queen’s Bench justice has rejected the request to halt the proposed law until a constitutional challenge can be heard at a later date.

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Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Man Stabbed While Fishing Along Assiniboine River

Winnipeg Police CrestA man was stabbed Wednesday night on the banks of the Assiniboine River while packing up his fishing gear.

Winnipeg police say the victim and a friend were fishing near Oxbow Bend Road and the Perimeter Highway when another man came and began fishing next to them. The victim’s friend left a short time later and the man began arguing with the victim.

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Indigenous Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Brings Attention to Indian Day Schools

Indigenous Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Brings Attention to Indian Day Schools

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Joan Jack
Indigenous lawyer and activist Joan Jack, shown leaving Winnipeg on Friday, July 20, 2018, is leading the Treaty Freedom Riders on a journey from Winnipeg to Vancouver to raise awareness around a class action lawsuit for former Indian day school students. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG – Four motorcycles roared out of Winnipeg on Friday at the start of a journey across the West to draw attention to the plight of former Indian day school students.

Indigenous lawyer and activist Joan Jack led three other motorcycles onto the Trans-Canada Highway on Day 1 of the 2,300-kilometre trek.

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Man Carrying Bag of Cocaine Runs into Police Cruiser

Man Carrying Bag of Cocaine Runs into Police Cruiser

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police didn’t have to look far to make an arrest Thursday night when a man running through the Exchange District slammed into the mirror of their cruiser.

Police were in the area of Notre Dame Avenue and Albert Street at around 9:05 p.m. when two men ran through a construction zone. One of them hit the marked cruiser and needed medical assistance.

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CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

CONTEST: Win a 12-Ticket Pack to Folklorama

Chilean Folklorama
Folklorama’s Chilean Pavilion is seen in this 2017 file photo. (DIANA CHABAI / CHRISD.CA FILE)

This trip doesn’t require a passport, but you’ll still be whisked into the cultures of countries from around the world.

Folklorama is celebrating its 48th year, making the two-week multicultural event a highlight of anyone’s Winnipeg summer checklist.

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A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

A Year After ‘Despacito’ Has Latin Music Found a Permanent Home on Canadian Radio?

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Toronto-based sisters and music duo behind the pop group ‘LOLAA’, Lex Valentine, right, and Nadia Valerie King pose for a photograph in Toronto on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Singer Alx Veliz is certain that a recent swell in the popularity of Latin music is signalling a change of tastes with many Canadian listeners.

He points to the numerous Latin songs that broke into mainstream consciousness across the country last year, led by the colossal hit, “Despacito,” performed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber. Veliz’s 2016 hit single “Dancing Kizomba” left its own mark when it was released in an alternate Spanish version.

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