Manitoba

Is it Finally Time for a Guaranteed Annual Income?

Noralou Roos | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Noralou Roos

Could the Guaranteed Annual Income -- once considered radical notion -- now be an idea whose time has come? It has been supported by generations of economists and welfare theorists, from the left and the right. So why are such a broad group of people pushing such a program?

Moving Across Canada Helped Me Understand What Home Means

Lisa Abram | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Once the wheels were in motion to sell our house, I started to reflect on the idea of change and what that would mean for us. I'd have to quit the job that I loved, working in the culturally rich Winnipeg arts community and vacate the life that I set up for myself since moving to Winnipeg from Toronto.

Winnipeg Man Accused Of Mailing Bomb Faces New Charges

CP | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada

Lawyer Maria Mitousis lost a hand and suffered other serious injuries in the July 3 blast.

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.

For Many Canadians Without Safe Drinking Water, Help Isn't on the Way

Ecojustice | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Ecojustice

At any given time, there are thousands of Canadians who cannot safely drink the water out of the taps in their homes. In some extreme cases, they may not even have indoor plumbing. The worst part is that for many, help isn't on the way.

How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

Joshua Slayen | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

Most people will need a lawyer at one point in their lives. Whether it is a home purchase or a will, a bankruptcy or a divorce, lawyers are a necessary part of our society. There are many different layers of client service within that framework, and every client wants to be treated as #1.

Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century

Joshua Slayen | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada Living
Joshua Slayen

When it comes to wills/estates planning, as mentioned, the state of one's intimate relationship(s) becomes critical. Although I promised not to bore you with all of the nuances, I'm going to temporarily break that promise to name a few facts to illustrate my point:

Selinger: Manitobans Want Tax Hike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is sticking with his commitment to the provincial sales tax hike that some believe is the reason he's fighti...

Democracy in First Nations Communities Requires an Informed Electorate

Ravina Bains | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Ravina Bains

It is unclear why the Chiefs of these 44 communities are choosing to withhold this information from their electorate and Canadian taxpayers. It is particularly peculiar that two of these communities, Weenusk First Nation and Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, previously published their audited financial statements and have now reversed course. That brings up the question: why are these 44 Chiefs afraid of an informed electorate?

When It Comes To B.C. Local Elections, Standing Out Isn't A Good Thing

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.

Embattled Manitoba Premier Wins A Round

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Embattled Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger won a round in the battle over his leadership Saturday, as the provincial NDP executive agreed to ...

Manitoba's Embattled Premier To Face Party Vote

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Embattled Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will face a party leadership vote at the provincial NDP's annual convention in March — the end r...

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.