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Manitoba Drive-By Shooting

WINNIPEG - RCMP in Fisher Branch, Manitoba are looking for four suspects after a drive-by shooting at a house close to a school. Residents including children were home at the time but luckily no one was hurt. The Mounties say they found a bullet hole on the outside of the residence. The Fisher River Cree…

No Backlog Dashboard Yet

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has not followed through yet on a promise to launch a dashboard that tracks surgical and diagnostic backlogs and wait times. The NDP Opposition is demanding the Conservative government make good on its promise to have the dashboard up and running this month. It’s estimated the pandemic backlog for surgeries…

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Manitoba Drive-By Shooting

WINNIPEG - RCMP in Fisher Branch, Manitoba are looking for four suspects after a drive-by shooting at a house close to a school. Residents including children were home at the time but luckily no one was hurt. The Mounties say they found a bullet hole on the outside of the residence. The Fisher River Cree…

No Backlog Dashboard Yet

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has not followed through yet on a promise to launch a dashboard that tracks surgical and diagnostic backlogs and wait times. The NDP Opposition is demanding the Conservative government make good on its promise to have the dashboard up and running this month. It’s estimated the pandemic backlog for surgeries…

Still Missing After 4 Years

WINNIPEG - RCMP continue to investigate the disappearance of a man who was last seen in Ebb and Flow First Nation four years ago. Dwayne Lavallee, from Skownan First Nation, was 21 when he disappeared in September of 2018. Police say there were extensive searches after his vehicle was found abandoned on a rural road…

Orange Shirt Day Funding In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is spending over $370,000 on events for Orange Shirt Day on Friday. The aim is to promote awareness of the history and legacy of residential schools on the day which is also known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Events getting funding include Manitoba Museum's three days of…

New Deal For Manitoba Health Care Workers

WINNIPEG - Health care support workers in Manitoba have ratified a new collective agreement that includes more pay. The Canadian Union of Public Employees says it covers workers in many areas of the province including the southern, northern and Winnipeg health regions. The seven year deal is retroactive to 2017 and contains annual wage hikes…

New Site About Residential Schools

WINNIPEG - A national monument, created to share the experiences of residential school survivors, is being digitized as part of a new online platform. The Witness Blanket was created by Carey Newman, a First Nations artist and master carver, to recognize the atrocities at residential schools, honour the children and symbolize ongoing reconciliation. Newman, along…

Manitoba Liberals taking Stefanson To Court

WINNIPEG - Calls for more transparency about her undisclosed property and its sale continue to hound Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson. Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont has asked the Court of King's Bench to expedite a hearing on whether Stefanson violated the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Conflict of Interest Act by failing to disclose the sale…

The Queen & Manitoba's Hutterites

WINNIPEG - A Manitoba historian has been investigating what led to Queen Elizabeth's stop at Milltown Hutterite Colony, west of Winnipeg, when she visited the province in 1970. Ian Kleinsasser says a Hutterite woman from another colony knitted two pairs of red mittens for the Queen a year before the visit. She sent them to…

Manitoba Couple's Farewell To Queen

WINNIPEG - A couple from Manitoba’s Ebb and Flow First Nation have travelled to England to say goodbye to the Queen in person. Matthew Houle says his wife, Pearl Baptiste-Houle, is a royalist and he couldn't let her go by herself. They say all of Ebb and Flow has been following along with their journey.…

Ending Birth Alerts

WINNIPEG - The First Nations family advocate for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says her office continues to get calls from pregnant women worried their babies will be taken. Cora Morgan says it's one thing to say birth alerts will end but another to significantly reduce the number of children in care. Birth alerts were…

Manitoba Harvest Update

WINNIPEG - Farmers in the province have completed about a-third of their harvest. The latest report from Manitoba Agriculture says harvesting is well underway but still about 10 days behind schedule when you look at the five year average. Fall rye and winter wheat harvests are complete, the spring wheat harvest continues and the canola…

No New Manitoba Stat Again This Year

WINNIPEG - Manitoba plans to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation again but it still won't be an official statutory holiday. The province says there will be no non-essential government services and no school on September 30th, also known as Orange Shirt Day. Labour Minister Reg Helwer says legislation to make the day…

Possible Strike At Dynacare In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - Dynacare workers in Manitoba could walk off the job. Over 300 employees at labs in Winnipeg and Brandon have voted 99 per cent in favour of strike action after being without a contract since April 1st. The workers who are members of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals must give the company…

Manitoba Universities To Close Monday

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's main post-secondary institutions have decided to close for the national day of mourning to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth. The University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Universite de Saint-Boniface, Red River College Polytechnic and Brandon University have all cancelled classes on Monday. Flags on school campuses and other institutions across the…

Free Menstrual Products In Manitoba

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government plans to make menstrual products available for free at schools, women's shelters and resource centres across the province. Financial details of the agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart are expected later today. The company struck a similar deal with the Ontario government last year. The Opposition New Democrats have been pushing…

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