Winnipeggers have another spot to lace up the skates this weekend.
The Riley Family Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park is now open for the season.
By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press
NEEPAWA, Man. — The newspaper industry is one in flux. While the various components that make up the industry are often lumped together, the reality isn’t nearly such a homogeneous group. There are dailies and weeklies, rural and urban markets, chains and independents. The problems of one aren’t necessarily the problems of all.
At the national level, there is great concern about the loss of publications, as chains like Postmedia, Glacier and Torstar close papers to either consolidate or leave a market. There’s legitimate concern about what this means for democracy, what it means when there are fewer watchdogs in the corridors of power. Part of the problem is that the daily newspaper business used to be very profitable. People talk of the “good old days,” when daily newspaper owners were flush with cash and owned sports teams. Like almost every other industry, ours was fundamentally changed by the digital revolution. Instead of adapting, to start with, the country’s biggest players thought that maybe if they owned more, they would be protected from this new reality. All that we ended up with was a media landscape heavily concentrated in the hands of a few over-leveraged companies, desperate to make their next loan payment.
By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Jake Allen wasn’t relieved to have his first shutout in a year. He didn’t even remember when his last one was.
The St. Louis Blues netminder made 26 saves in a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday to record his first shutout since Dec. 7, 2017.
A Winnipeg man has been charged after he allegedly threw 49 grams of methamphetamine out of a moving vehicle while being followed by police.
Police spotted the vehicle driving in a questionable manner on Thursday in the area of Portage Avenue and Mount Royal Road.
WINNIPEG — A woman was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly set fire to an apartment building on September 14.
Police say emergency crews responded to the 100 block of Henry Avenue to find a fire on the sixth floor, causing the entire building to evacuate.
By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Manitoba and the federal government are pledging a combined $8.4 million to tackle the province’s growing methamphetamine crisis.
Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen said meth addiction is creating different problems than other drugs because the high can last for hours and, in some cases, days. It also takes much longer to get clean.
By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press
ST. ALBERT, Alta. – A man in Edmonton who made international headlines for holding onto a wrapped Christmas gift from a high-school girlfriend who dumped him nearly 50 years ago finally learned what it was on Thursday when she travelled to the city and opened it for him.
Adrian Pearce, now a married father of two, received the small present wrapped in shiny, purple paper shortly before Christmas 1971 from Vicki Allen, who was his very first sweetheart at George S. Henry Secondary School in Toronto.
WINNIPEG — Delta 9 Cannabis has received conditional approval from the Manitoba government to open a new cannabis ‘superstore’ in Brandon.
The company says the 4,800-square-foot store will be located in the former Liquor Mart location inside Shoppers Mall.