New Funding, Old Problem for News Outlets: Jackman-Atkinson

New Funding, Old Problem for News Outlets: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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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.

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Jets Blanked 1-0 by St. Louis as Allen Posts First Shutout in a Year

Jets Blanked 1-0 by St. Louis as Allen Posts First Shutout in a Year

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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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)

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.

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$8.4 Million Pledged to Address Methamphetamine Crisis in Manitoba

$8.4 Million Pledged to Address Methamphetamine Crisis in Manitoba

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Minister Cameron Friesen speaks at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Monday, March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

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.

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Girl Opens Christmas Present She Gave to Boy When She Dumped Him in 1971

Girl Opens Christmas Present She Gave to Boy When She Dumped Him in 1971

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

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Adrian Pearce and his ex high school girlfriend Vicki Allen open the 47-year-old gift, a book called Love Is, which she gave him when they broke up in 1971, in St. Albert, Alta., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. 47 years ago Adrian Pearce was given the gift the same day Vicki Allen broke up with him and he never opened it until now. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

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.

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Delta 9 Receives Conditional Approval to Open Cannabis Store in Brandon

Delta 9 Receives Conditional Approval to Open Cannabis Store in Brandon

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People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Before going public with its cannabis-awareness ad campaign, the Manitoba government turned to experts for advice from teens and young adults. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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