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Victoria Hospital Cuts Toast for Patients in Day Surgery

WINNIPEG - Health services in Manitoba are on everyone’s hot list this year as the government makes changes to the way the Regional Health Authorities work, based on a report prepared for but never exercised by the NDP. The reason they failed to act is that these changes are necessarily disruptive. Along with necessary disruption,…

We Celebrate 148 Years This Manitoba Day

WINNIPEG - On May 12, 2018 Manitoba will be 148 years old. Quite the accomplishment! Our province was the fifth to join Canada and became a province through the Manitoba Act, passed by the Canadian Parliament in 1870. Manitoba began as a postage-stamp-sized province before growing into the Manitoba that we see today. We have…

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Victoria Hospital Cuts Toast for Patients in Day Surgery

WINNIPEG - Health services in Manitoba are on everyone’s hot list this year as the government makes changes to the way the Regional Health Authorities work, based on a report prepared for but never exercised by the NDP. The reason they failed to act is that these changes are necessarily disruptive. Along with necessary disruption,…

We Celebrate 148 Years This Manitoba Day

WINNIPEG - On May 12, 2018 Manitoba will be 148 years old. Quite the accomplishment! Our province was the fifth to join Canada and became a province through the Manitoba Act, passed by the Canadian Parliament in 1870. Manitoba began as a postage-stamp-sized province before growing into the Manitoba that we see today. We have…

OPINION - Harassment & Abuse Has to be Exposed Among Rural councillors

WINNIPEG - It’s been in the news lately; the abuse and harassment suffered by many rural councillors. When about a year ago, Jackie Hunt, who was then mayor of the rural municipality of Ritchot, resigned her post due to this, she had been the victim of verbal abuse, name calling and just plain harassment. The…

OPINION - First Nations Should Build a Private Hospital at Kapyong

WINNIPEG - Great news that the redevelopment of Kapyong is moving ahead. It has been delayed far too long and it is time now for the consortium of Indigenous groups to examine, seriously, what will happen there. Kapyong is a large piece of land in a prime location that could support a number of initiatives.…

OPINION - Downtown Winnipeg Needs to be a Priority

WINNIPEG - The provincial PC government is well into its first mandate and while many priorities, such as reducing the deficit and improving health care, are being tackled, it is yet to be determined if downtown Winnipeg is a priority. We know that the physical face of our downtown reflects on the state of our…

Graham Mall, The Next Corydon?

WINNIPEG - Over the years I’ve seen many streets come to life and Graham Mall in downtown Winnipeg is definitely in for changes that Winnipeggers can look forward to. In my younger years, I remember walking up and down Corydon Avenue frequently. At the time it was a mediocre street with only three or four…

OPINION - Is Winnipeg Subsidizing The Province?

WINNIPEG - Glen Murray's New Deal complained about the city getting only seven cents of every tax dollar. Successive mayors have continued to complain about being short-changed by various provincial governments in many different ways. Mayor Bowman recently threatened to cut 22 transit routes, and he increased fares by 25 cents. He blamed the province's…

Should Government Legislate Balanced Budgets for Crown Corporations and Agencies?

WINNIPEG, MB - “Departmental spending accounts for just 22 per cent of the overall government budget,” declared Finance Minister Cameron Friesen in a speech to the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce the day after the budget was announced March 12. The other 78 per cent? That is spent by Crown corporations and agencies. These Crown operations…

Industry Leaders Say Prime Minister & Premiers Meeting Didn't Help

WINNIPEG, MB - The Government of Canada announced yesterday it will assert federal jurisdiction through pending legislation and begin discussions with Kinder Morgan on the financial framework for a potential taxpayer-funded investment in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project to mitigate the risk created by the BC Government’s continued opposition to the project. “This is a…

Fernando - "Trudeau Sold Carbon Tax on a Lie"

WINNIPEG, MB - Today Spencer shares his opinion about how Justin Trudeau sold the carbon tax to Canadians. "Justin Trudeau sold the carbon tax on a lie, and now the consequences of that lie are being felt by all Canadians through higher taxes, billions in investment fleeing the country, rising anger and division between provinces,…

Former SJHL Play-by-Play Man Recounts Time Riding The Bus

WINNIPEG, MB - This past weekend, families, a community, a province, a country, and the world had their resolve tested after an unthinkable tragedy. I, along with everyone else, have been devastated and trying to come to terms with what happened on a rural road in Saskatchewan last Friday. I used to ride the bus…

OPINION - Trudeau Sending Canadian Troops To Mali War Zone Is A Huge Mistake

OPINION - Prime Minister Trudeau sending Canadian troops to Mali War Zone is a huge mistake. Mali is the most dangerous UN mission on earth, and two ‘peacekeepers’ were just killed in a mortar attack. It’s not even really a peacekeeping mission, since there’s no peace to keep. Romeo Dallaire says he wouldn’t touch Mali…

Straight Talk on High Heels, Domestic Violence, and WiFi on Buses

WINNIPEG, MB - On this week's edition of Straight Talk with Brown and Klein, they talk about the so called "High Heel Legislation, domestic violence, and Kevin offers a suggestion to actually make money on the WiFi for city buses . It's Straight Talk with no agenda, no favouring a political party, just an open…

Straight Talk on Parking Increase, By-Election and Hydro

WINNIPEG, MB - On this week's edition of Straight Talk with Brown and Klein, they talk about the parking increase in Winnipeg, a looming by-election and what it means to the Liberals, and also more talk about the Hydro battle that has become very public. It's Straight Talk with no agenda, no favouring a political…

OPINION - Trudeau's Insane Social Engineering

WINNIPEG, MB - While deficits continue, debt piles up, investment flees, and our competitive position falls, the Trudeau government is trying to get rid of words and concepts that have existed throughout our history. Spencer Fernando shares his thougths;

Straight Talk With Brown & Klein

WINNIPEG, MB - When Manitoba Post was introduced, we wanted to be a source for news, sports, arts and opinions without having any agenda. We wanted to create a place where discussions could take place, questions asked, opinions shared and voices heard. Today is the first edition of Straight Talk with Brown and Klein. Two…

GUEST OPINION - Case for $15/hr Minimum Wage in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MB - I could write a long piece on the inequality of wealth distribution, but unless you are living in a closet, it is a well known fact that the top 1% hold the vast majority it. Personal debt is at a record high, and many people who live on minimum wage have maxed…

OPINION - Spaying And Neutering Take Their Toll

WINNIPEG, MB - For several decades the majority of North American dog and cat owners have routinely sterilized their pets. It is, we are told, the best way to keep unwanted litters from overcrowding shelters and to avoid the need to euthanize hundreds of animals annually. Most pet shelters make sterilization a requirement for adoption.…

100th Anniversary Of The End Of A World War Is No Time For Games

WINNIPEG, MB - The NHL and CFL should not play any games this Remembrance Day. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 is Remembrance Day and will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Canada, with a population then of eight million suffered 66,000 deaths and 173,000 wounded. On Nov. 11, 1918 at…

Three March Maidens

WINNIPEG, MB - In the world of Ancient Rome, March 15 was known as “The Ides of March”. It was a day to settle your debts, although after Julius Caesar was warned to “Beware the Ides” it took on a different meaning for people. That day has always had a great deal of meaning for…

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