Manitoba

WATCH: Cat Makes Miraculous Escape From Collapsing Building

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada

Here's more proof that cats always land on their feet. This particular one, named Sylvester, shocked a crowd of people watching firefighters wash ...

Floods Hit Manitoba's Oil Industry HARD

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Business

Wet weather and flooding in Manitoba is hitting the oil industry hard. Much of the province's oil patch is in the same area, inundated with water fr...

State Of Emergency, As Military Called In

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is preparing to deliberately flood a swath of land and threaten 150 homes as it struggles to contain a torrent of flood water comi...

This Might Just Be The Prettiest Way To Enter The U.S. From Canada

Brian Trinh | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

Alexis Nazbravich usually starts her mornings driving from her house in Boissevain, Man., to the International Peace Gardens. But once she steps inside the garden's café to get a coffee, Nazbravich's technically no longer in Canada: she's now inside North Dakota. How is this possible? Well, it's one of the International Peace Garden's quirks.

Why Is Question Period Full of Fifth Graders?

Will Braun | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Will Braun

Why can't the premier and the leader of the opposition demand that their MLAs refrain from heckling, name-calling, inane repetition and unnecessarily charged language? That would at least bring them up to the level of civility expected in any fifth grade classroom. Maybe we can turn question period into something worthy of attendance.

A Whale Of A Promise

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is promising increased protection for one of the largest populations of beluga whales in the world as shipping traffic is poised t...

The Polar Bear Capital Of The World Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Travel

You don't have to go very far to see "the polar bear capital of the world" any more. What used to require a trip to Churchill, Man., a town kno...

LOOK: Thousands Without Heat After Pipeline Explodes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada

ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. - Tanker trucks carried emergency supplies of compressed natural gas on Sunday to heat critical locations in southern Manitoba ...

LOOK: Pipeline Explodes In Manitoba

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Business

ST. PIERRE-JOLYS, Man. - Several thousand people in southern Manitoba have been told that a pipeline explosion could mean they'll be without natural g...

Best Places to Travel in Canada: 2014

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

In 2017, the nation marks its 150th birthday. The celebratory mood spikes this Canada Day, when the sesquicentenary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference turns the Prince Edward Island capital into a summer party zone that will be on the itinerary of thousands of travellers. Thanks to the festive atmosphere, Charlottetown tops the list of the 20 Best Places to Travel in Canada in 2014.

DEEP FREEZE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Baby, it's cold outside.People in many parts of Manitoba continue to face harshly frigid temperatures.Environment Canada has issued extreme...

New Museum Makes Winnipeg the No. 5 Place to Visit in Canada in 2014

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Winnipeg's reputation has languished for too long. Lambasted for its frigid temperatures in winter and buggy conditions in summer, the Manitoba capital has had to work hard to earn back some good PR. It has built momentum in recent years, thanks to an under-the-radar dining scene and the return of the city's beloved NHL team. But with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the city has a chance to regain the tourism spotlight.

Canada's Coolest Restaurant Is in Winnipeg

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

It's the first day to purchase coveted seats for this year's RAW:almond pop-up restaurant and Mandel Hitzer is doing brisk sales. The project that started as a what-are-we-getting-ourselves-into experiment earlier this year enters its second go-round as the hottest table in a city that suddenly needs to be on every culinary travellers' itinerary.

This Couple Blowing Bubbles In The Cold Is An Absolute Overload Of Canadian Cuteness

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada

While we never endorse stereotypes of any kind, there is simply no denying that there is something so wonderfully Canadian in the candid interactions ...

What You Need to Know About Common-Law

Joshua Slayen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a cup of coffee, sit down and read the following paragraphs a few of times over.

Schools Need to Lay Off Our Kids' Lunch Bags

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

When a mom in Manitoba sent her two kids to school with homemade lunches that included roast beef, potatoes, carrots, oranges and milk, she was shocked to receive a note from the school telling her that their lunches were deemed "unbalanced" and were supplemented with Ritz crackers. The school follows the strict guidelines of what many believe to be a very outdated Canada's Food Guide and felt that the "grains" category had been neglected. To add insult to injury, this mom was fined $10 for her oversight. I'm confused, and if I was this mom, I would be livid.

Which Province Ranks the Highest in Trade and Commerce?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

All eyes are on international trade as we head into 2014. If we as a country are going to chalk up decent growth numbers, external activity is going to have to punch above its weight. Conditions seem favourable for a growth acceleration -- but will all of Canada's provinces cash in on the growth?

Polar Bear ATTACKS

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

CHURCHILL, Man. - Mitch Paddock was at a friend's house in the town that's known as the polar bear capital of the world when he heard the screams of a...

How Dolly Parton Is Helping Manitoba's Aboriginal Kids

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Music

Country legend Dolly Parton is giving aboriginal kids across the province of Manitoba monthly books free of charge as part of a charitable literacy fo...

Manitoba's Canada Day Gift: A PST Increase

CBC | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Business

Manitobans are having to pay a little more for most things today, as the provincial sales tax has gone up from seven to eight per cent. T...

PST Hike Means Higher Taxes and Lower Prosperity for Manitoba Families

Charles Lammam | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Charles Lammam

When Manitoba's NDP government delivered its budget back in April, Finance Minister Stan Struthers ruffled some feathers with his announcement of an i...

Absurd Property Of The Week: Vancouver vs. Winnipeg

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're back to our cross-Canada tour and, this week, we're headed to Manitoba. I'm told houses are pretty cheap there, so I thought I'd have a look to find what you could buy for a measly $650K in Winnipeg.

Export Growth Predictions: See How Canada's Provinces Stack Up

Peter Hall | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

International trade will be a key growth driver for the Canadian economy this year and next. However, the distribution of export growth in Canada's provinces is anything but even. Some are leading the charge, while others are steady at the national pace. Others are lagging behind, some quite seriously. What are the key factors influencing the different growth patterns?

WATCH: Wave Of Ice Wreaks Havoc

CBC | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada

A massive cleanup effort is underway in Ochre Beach after a wave of lake ice swept up by strong winds destroyed or seriously damaged 27 homes in the c...

Manitoba's Inevitable PST Increase

Cole Hogan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

In the 2011 Manitoba general election, NDP leader Greg Selinger claimed opposition accusations that the NDP would raise the PST were "total nonsense". These comments came back to haunt him as Progressive Conservative MLAs repeatedly rose to their feet in the legislature this week to question the NDP on their 2011 PST referendum stance.