Tag Archives: Manitoba

RCMP Investigating Homicide in Red Sucker Lake

RCMP Investigating Homicide in Red Sucker Lake

RCMP Logo VehicleThe death of a 37-year-old man in the community of Red Sucker Lake is being treated as a homicide.

RCMP say the man was found on the side of a road at around 10 a.m. on Monday.

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Manitoba Reviewing Municipal Act to Strengthen Anti-Bullying, Harassment Policies

Manitoba Reviewing Municipal Act to Strengthen Anti-Bullying, Harassment Policies

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Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton (right) at Augustine Church on Friday, January 19, 2018. (@MIN_JWHARTON / TWITTER)

The Manitoba government is taking a look at the Municipal Act and other legislation in an effort to curb harassment in the workplace.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton said the review will identify opportunities to strengthen municipalities’ ability to enforce violations of their codes of conduct.

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RCMP Investigating Homicide in Thompson

RCMP Investigating Homicide in Thompson

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP in Thompson are investigating the death of a 35-year-old man on Saturday morning.

Officers were called to the Burntwood Hotel just before 1 a.m. for a report of an injured man in the parking lot. The victim was found with serious injuries and later died in hospital.

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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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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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Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police have an offer for the owner of drugs that were turned into them: come have a talk with an officer!

The enticing invitation comes after someone turned in a lost suitcase to police on Thursday that was found in the 200 block 18th Street North. Police say the person told them the luggage appeared to have fallen out of the back of someone’s vehicle.

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Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society is warning the public to stay away from waterways this time of year. (CSBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warmer spring weather and the temptation to venture near open water has prompted a seasonal warning for Manitobans.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society says despite the time of year, the immersion into cold water can be a serious danger.

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