Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

Manitoba Premier Launches Review of Processes at Winnipeg City Hall

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister responds to questions during a news conference at the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is launching a review of how Winnipeg city hall approves and inspects construction projects and property development.

Premier Brian Pallister told the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce that delays in getting permits and inspections done are stifling economic growth.

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Jets’ Fans Rank Byfuglien Team’s Most Popular Player

Jets’ Fans Rank Byfuglien Team’s Most Popular Player

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen (20) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, December 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

It’s not a surprise: Winnipeg Jets fans really love Dustin Byfuglien.

A new survey released Thursday confirmed what most hockey fans already know, Big Buff is kind of a big deal.

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Airport Runway Reno to Increase Air Traffic Over Some Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

Airport Runway Reno to Increase Air Traffic Over Some Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Construction to a runway at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport will increase air traffic over select city neighbourhoods beginning next week.

Officials say the airport will temporarily close one of its two runways for a rehabilitation project beginning April 22, which is scheduled to last until September.

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‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

‘Her Life Mattered:’ Friend Asks Manitoba Woman’s Killer How He Could Devalue Life

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Melissa Stevenson
Melissa Stevenson, centre, stands outside the Winnipeg courthouse with Henry McKay, left, and Travis Bighetty after Christopher Brass was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter in the shooting death of Stevenson’s best friend, 29-year-old Jeanenne Fontaine, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man convicted in her death and asked how a life could be worth that little to him.

“Forty-five dollars was what my friend’s life was valued in (Jason) Meilleur’s eyes,” Melissa Stevenson said during a sentencing hearing Wednesday.

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Manitoba Government, Opposition Reach Deal to Pass Budget Bill

Manitoba Government, Opposition Reach Deal to Pass Budget Bill

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media following the delivery of Manitoba’s 2019 budget, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives and the Opposition New Democrats reached a deal Wednesday to pass a budget bill that will cut the provincial sales tax.

The NDP has agreed to not use procedural rules in the legislature to delay the bill until the fall and will let it pass by June 3. The bill will cut the sales tax to seven per cent from eight as of July 1.

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“I Play to Win, Gord” Playoff Wear Now Available

“I Play to Win, Gord” Playoff Wear Now Available

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