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Winnipeg School Trustee Upset with Province Over Funding to Seek NDP Nomination

Winnipeg School Trustee Upset with Province Over Funding to Seek NDP Nomination

By The Canadian Press

Mark Wasyliw
Mark Wasyliw

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg School Division trustee who has been in a war of words with Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is planning to run for the Opposition New Democrats.

Mark Wasyliw has told the Winnipeg Labour Council he will seek the NDP nomination in the Fort Garry seat in Winnipeg.

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New Manitoba Consultant Was Behind Sweeping Education Changes in Nova Scotia

New Manitoba Consultant Was Behind Sweeping Education Changes in Nova Scotia

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Kelvin Goertzen
Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen, (centre left), Quebec Health Minister and Social Services Gaetan Barrette (centre right) and other provincial health ministers wait to speak as a group before a meeting with the federal finance and health ministers in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. The Manitoba government will be getting advice on education reform from a consultant who recently prompted Nova Scotia to eliminate elected school boards and make other sweeping changes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will be getting advice on education reform from a consultant who recently prompted Nova Scotia to eliminate elected school boards and make other sweeping changes.

Avis Glaze has been hired as the lead consultant for a commission that will review all aspects of the kindergarten to Grade 12 school system, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen said Friday.

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Manitoba Deficit Battle Includes Warning to School Boards on Costs

Manitoba Deficit Battle Includes Warning to School Boards on Costs

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Scott Fielding
Scott Fielding, MLA for Kirkfield Park, centre signs documents with Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon after he is sworn into cabinet as the new minister of Finance and minister responsible for the civil service during Premier Brian Pallister’s cabinet shuffle announced at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on August 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is warning school divisions to keep their property taxes in check or face a crackdown as part of an ongoing exercise in fiscal restraint that will continue in Thursday’s budget.

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen, who joined Finance Minister Scott Fielding at a pre-budget news conference Tuesday, said any school division that ignores a provincial directive earlier this year to cap property tax increases at two per cent will be forced to cut administration costs.

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Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

Online Threat in Edmonton Spooks Fears at Winnipeg High School

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WINNIPEG — An online threat towards a school in Edmonton was re-shared across social media, making some believe that the threat was meant for a Winnipeg school.

Police responded to John Pritchard School on Henderson Highway Monday morning after a report of an online threat shared between students.

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