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Winnipeg Watchdog Says Special Tax Breaks Hurt Schools

While the Mayor and the Premier can expediently cut a deal to ride the 'Jets are cool, downtown's alive and well' wave and backstop True North Square, it seems the Winnipeg School Board got its budget throat cut without even being asked if they prefer a sharp or a dull blade do the cutting. One…

The Winnipeg Watchdog Delves Into the Mystery of the Garbage Hill Sign

The speed of city crew to dismantle an 11 letter sign mounted on a hilltop opened the eyes of a lot of Winnipeg voters this week. As art installations go, GARBAGEHILL was simple, and it was beautiful. It made people laugh, it made them talk, it made them proud, and now- it's made them unite.…

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Winnipeg Watchdog Says Special Tax Breaks Hurt Schools

While the Mayor and the Premier can expediently cut a deal to ride the 'Jets are cool, downtown's alive and well' wave and backstop True North Square, it seems the Winnipeg School Board got its budget throat cut without even being asked if they prefer a sharp or a dull blade do the cutting. One…

The Winnipeg Watchdog Delves Into the Mystery of the Garbage Hill Sign

The speed of city crew to dismantle an 11 letter sign mounted on a hilltop opened the eyes of a lot of Winnipeg voters this week. As art installations go, GARBAGEHILL was simple, and it was beautiful. It made people laugh, it made them talk, it made them proud, and now- it's made them unite.…

Winnipeg Watchdog Marty Gold is Asking Who Knew What & When at Hydro

Recently we heard disturbing news that complaints regarding sexual abuse and racist behavior towards First Nations communities affected by Manitoba Hydro development projects, were repeatedly ignored for decades. What we did not hear about, is who, specificially, might have been reasonably expected to know about the claims of abusive conduct, or have been responsible to…

Police Association Blasts Bowman & Councillors as Cause of Problems

The police union leadership told a town hall pointed to a negligent attitude by Mayor Brian Bowman and councillors as a major cause of the 911 emergency call response problems facing Winnipeg. The town hall was convened by Charleswood-Tuxedo council candidate Kevin Klein, who cited feedback while campaigning door-to-door that residents fear property and violent…

Winnipeg Watchdog, Marty Gold, Interviews Dean Koshelanyk

After one term as Trustee for Ward 9 in the Winnipeg School Division, Dean Koshelanyk is seeking to step up to City Council, in a seat where the incumbant is retiring. In this 15 minute podcast, he explains his basic platform running for election in Point Douglas: common sense. As the oddly-shaped ward sprawls from…

The Winnipeg Watchdog Interviews Candidates - Tim Diack

The prevalence of horrific violent incidents fuelled by meth addicts has become a top-of-mind issue for Winnipeg residents this year - and one candidate for Mayor says it is even worse than voters are aware. And as an active police officer with decades handling drug traffickers and informants, Tim Diack (DiackforMayor.ca) would know. In this…

Winnipeg Watchdog Reminds Candidates to Follow the Rules if Elected

After a complaint about the 2010 Assinboine bike lane consultation, the City Auditor admonished the consulting process for leaving many area businesses off the stakeholder list and for not clearly stating possible affects on trafic flow, slanting the process to feedback from the bike lobby. Councilors swore, it wouldn't happen again. After a truck route…

Marty Gold Speaks with a Business Owner Impacted by No Right Turn

The Winnipeg Watchdog - Marty Gold continues his investigation into the New No Right Turn law. Just before the civic election in 2010, the City of Winnipeg embarked on a rushed construction of new bike lanes. All had issues, and when it came to the Assiniboine Avenue project, the City Auditor reported to councilors it…

PART 3 - Marty Gold Investigates - No Right Turn in Winnipeg?

The Winnipeg Watchdog Podcast with Marty Gold investigates what other's won't. Marty fights for the little guy and isn't afraid to go after those in power if they've done wrong. An official in the Public Works department said he'd look into whether a traffic study was made public before No Right on Red Signs went…

Winnipeg Watchdog - No Right Turn Part 2

A planner with the Public Works department had some insight into why No Right Turn on Red signage was suddenly put up at intersections alongside the new bike lanes on McDermot and Bannatyne through the core of the city. But the "how" part regarding whether public and city councillors were explicitly told this was going…

No Right Turn in Winnipeg? - Marty Gold Investigates

Winnipeg drivers were not the only people surprised by the unannounced installation in July of No Right Turn On Red Light signs on McDermot and Bannatyne Avenues between downtown and the Health Sciences Centre. As Marty Gold found out, so were 7 city councillors, including 3 members of the Mayor's Executive Policy Committee and 2…

Klein Offers Leadership to Charleswood and Tuxedo

Kevin Klein has announced that he will seek election to City Council in the Charleswood Tuxedo ward to fill the vacancy left by Marty Marantz who is stepping down to run federally. Kevin is a long time resident of the area and a former president of minor hockey in South Winnipeg, where he also coached…

Marty Gold Talks About Portage & Main on Sunday Dinner

This week my guest is Marty Gold, the former host and creator of City Circus on Shaw TV. He also hosted a popular radio program called "The Great Canadian Talk Show". Marty has always been outspoken on Winnipeg issues. There area many people who don't like Marty because he questions the establishment and will keep…

Spencer Fernando Says: Trudeau Government Becoming Authoritarian

Spencer Fernando says, "The Trudeau government is becoming increasingly Authoritarian. Canadians of all political stripes should be concerned."

Sunday Dinner: Michael Champagne Talks About Aboriginal Youth Incarceration & What's Not Being Done

This week I have the pleasure of speaking with a community leader, whose also a mentor and a voice of Aboriginal youth, not only in Winnipeg, but across Canada, Michael Redhead Champagne. Recently, Statistic's Canada released a report that indicated more than half of the youth incarcerated in our country are Aboriginal. Manitoba has the…

Kevin Klein Asks: Whose Priorities Come First in Politics?

Sunday Dinner is an opinion podcast, where I want to engage you in an open, honest, and frank discussion about the issues that impact our lives daily. This week I talk about "Priorities", specifically, political priorities. Whose priorities come really first? Politician's or ours? I share some examples where I feel priorities are definitely not…

Dorothy Dobbie Says - Put a Private Hospital at the Kapyong Barracks

WINNIPEG - I was 29 when I was diagnosed with an illness that required surgery. It took 10 days from the time my doctor informed me of the issue until I woke up in St. Boniface hospital with the problem solved. Today that action would take months, perhaps even more than a year. Back then,…

Dougald Lamont - The PC's & NDP’s Flawed Financial Curriculum

Credit Cards in Grade 9 & Lessons from Tax Frauds? All Part of The PCs & NDP’s Flawed Financial Curriculum By Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, and Liberal candidate for MLA St. Boniface Manitoba has serious problems in education: too many students have low test scores in reading, writing and math, and…

Opinion Podcast - MPI - It's Time for Change

WINNIPEG - In the news this week, Manitoba Public Insurance has applied to the public utilities to once again raise our rates. On Sunday Dinner this week, I talk about your comments left on our Facebook page about the MPI rate increase story and share some ways, I think, MPI could save money and ultimately…

Kevin Klein Asks: When will politics be treated as a business?

WINNIPEG - After being in the media as long as I have you become doubtful of what any politician promises, because their promises are always the same. They say they will fix everything when elected, but then we hear the famous ”It was much worse than I thought” excuse. Look back in time. List all…

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