A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

A Tale of Two Newspapers: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — The newspaper industry has a problem, but it’s not what most people think. More than anything else, the newspaper industry in North America has an ownership problem. Long known by those in the industry, the public watched this story explode a little over a week ago. The spark? A series of editorials in the Denver Post blasting their owners, a hedge-fund called Alden Global Capital.

What most readers forget, or don’t know, is that many of the papers they read are owned by hedge funds or investment companies. It could be outright, like the Denver Post, or by extension, like Postmedia, which has borrowed so much to fuel its expansion, it is effectively beholden to its lenders. This ownership structure favours profitability at any cost — they are investors looking to make money through newspaper ownership, not newspaper owners looking to make money.

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Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

Winnipeg Jets Beat Wild in Game 5 to Advance to Second Round

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jack Roslovic - Brandon Tanev
Winnipeg Jets’ Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev’s goal against Minnesota Wild’s Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. The Winnipeg Jets are heading to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little’s teammates were happy they could deliver something special to the veteran Winnipeg forward.

Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves and the Jets scored four goals in the first period to eliminate the Minnesota Wild with a 5-0 victory in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series Friday.

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Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

Winnipeg Firefighters Rescue Cat Caught on River Ice Floe

River Cat Rescue
Firefighters rescue a cat from an ice floe on the Assiniboine River, Friday, April 20, 2018. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)
River Cat Rescue
The cat was taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for treatment before being reunited with its owner. (UFFW 867 / TWITTER)

Winnipeg fire crews sprang into action on Friday to rescue a cat that had become stranded on an ice floe in the Assiniboine River.

The United Firefighters Union of Winnipeg tweeted that the stranded cat was successfully saved and taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society for care.

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Hope to Avoid Court in Hydro Spat: Metis, Manitoba Agree to Two-Week Breather

Hope to Avoid Court in Hydro Spat: Metis, Manitoba Agree to Two-Week Breather

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, takes part in a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, March 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation and the province have agreed to a two-week “reset” in the hope of avoiding a court date over planned hydro projects.

Federation president David Chartrand and Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen had a private meeting Friday to discuss a deal between the Metis and Manitoba Hydro.

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Manitoba Funding $5.1M in New Equipment for Three Hospitals

Manitoba Funding $5.1M in New Equipment for Three Hospitals

By Sarah Klein

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Three Manitoba hospitals are receiving new medical equipment at a combined cost of $5.1 million.

The province is funding a CT scanner at Health Sciences Centre, a cardiac catheterization medical system and specialized laboratory analysis equipment at St. Boniface General Hospital, and x-ray machine at Gimli Community Health Centre.

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Man Killed When Van Collides with Building, Catches Fire on Notre Dame

Man Killed When Van Collides with Building, Catches Fire on Notre Dame

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One man was killed when his vehicle collided into the side of the Nygard International Building on Notre Dame Avenue, Friday, April 20, 2018. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — One man was killed early Friday when the vehicle he was driving collided into the side of the Nygard International building on Notre Dame Avenue.

Police were called to the scene at around 5:40 a.m., where a van had crashed into the side wall of the building at the intersection of Notre Dame and Weston Street.

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Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Lift & Co
A man wears a virtual reality headset at the Lift Cannabis Expo in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Lift.co, which hosts industry events and provides education, has seen its Facebook ad account deactivated and their YouTube channel shut down. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as legalization of recreational pot looms and regulations are not yet final.

Lift & Co, which hosts industry events and offers cannabis education, has had its YouTube account suspended and Facebook ad account deactivated, with both companies citing a policy violation.

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