Manitoba

Can Walmart Keep Up Its Game Of Chicken With Visa?

David Leonhardt | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
David Leonhardt

Two of the biggest companies doing retail business in Canada are at war with each other: Visa and Walmart. Most Canadians have not noticed, though, because the war is taking place only in select markets. However, if the current trend continues, it could be -- as the slogan goes -- coming soon to a store near you.

Manitoba Welcomes Farmers

Joshua Slayen | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Business
Joshua Slayen

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program has a Farm Strategic Recruitment Initiative under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business. The purpose of the program is to bring new farmers to Manitoba.

Public Car Insurers Justify Jacking Up Rates With Fudged Facts

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

ICBC applying for basic rate increase of 4.9 per cent. According to its release, the number of crashes across B.C. "jumped by 15 per cent in two years from 260,000 in 2013 to 300,000 in 2015." Why 2013 and not some other year, say 2007? The numbers wouldn't fit the narrative.

Government Complacency Has Plunged Northern Manitoba Into Poverty

Bruce Moncur | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Moncur

As Northern Manitoba hemorrhages jobs, the federal and provincial government seem content arguing on who is to blame and following a policy of complacency. Apart from pictures in canoes and superficial ceremonies, actual help will not be forthcoming.

Most Canadian Heist Ever: Guy In Goalie Gear Robs Beer Store

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada

This is surreal.

4 Insane Things You Can Only Do In Manitoba

Allison Eberle | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Bordered by the Hudson Bay, home to some of the country's most fascinating wildlife, and littered with charming cities and small towns, Manitoba is a place that will help you recognize the true heart of Canada. Discover just how wild this province can be by experiencing these four things you can only do in Manitoba.

Manitoba Needs To Put Its Children First And Invest In Change

Nathan Nickel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Nathan Nickel

In public health, infant mortality is often viewed as a marker for a society's development, and Manitoba consistently falls to the bottom. Poverty, limited education, historical trauma and colonization, to name just a few factors -- can be linked to both Manitoba's high rates of infant mortality and kids in care -- and puts children at risk for other negative health and social outcomes.

The Best Canadian Towns For Eating All The Seafood

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

Canada is home to 202,080 kilometres of coastline. Those who visit the Great White North only to ski its mountains and hike its trails are missing out on some serious seaside fun, including some of the freshest seafood in the world. The following are the country's top five coastal towns for filling your stomach with seafood and enjoying some sightseeing too.

Censoring Pro-Life Campus Club Flies In The Face Of Free Speech

John Carpay | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
John Carpay

The student union is now being sued because it continues to insist on banning the peaceful expression of pro-life opinion at Brandon University. BUSU claims that the pro-life message makes some students feel "uncomfortable."

Manitoba's Anti-Union Bill Is A Step Backward

Jerry Dias | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

Canadians have a constitutional right to join a union. There is no legal (and I would argue moral) ambiguity about the place of unions in Canada. Conservative governments who can't rewrite the constitution to take that right away will use underhanded tactics to rob Canadians of their rights at work.

Gender-Neutral Washroom May Become Reality For Manitoba

CP | Steve Lambert | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living

"If we can do a better job of accommodating individual needs within the construct of what we have here, we should take a look at it."

The NDP Lost The Manitoba Election The Day Greg Selinger Ran

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

With over a year and a half to work, a new leader could have righted the ship, made this election competitive, saved the careers of dozens of MLAs and perhaps even have won government. What Greg Selinger likely counted on at the time, despite seeing these numbers, is what we saw during the last election, and what historically happens in Manitoba.

Ontario's Government Should Not Be For Sale

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

But it certainly appears that Premier Wynne has put out a big for sale sign by hosting high-priced private dinners for deep-pocketed insiders. Sadly, the premier has defended the indefensible by saying that corporate fundraising is part of the political process. She has attempted to justify her high-priced private dinners by claiming that everyday citizens have the same access as those ponying up $6,000 a plate. If this true, then for that price people must be getting some extra fine food. The premier and the political establishment dismiss critics of corporate fundraising by hiding behind the rules. Well, I say the rules stink.

We Could All Be Chase Martens' Mom

Jennifer Campbell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Jennifer Campbell

I could see my four-year-old son playing on the slide, but my two-year-old son was out of sight -- not unusual as we had a very large, gated yard. I didn't even have time to cover myself before a woman came around the corner, a look of fury on her face and my two-year-old on her hip. "DO YOU KNOW WHERE I JUST FOUND YOUR CHILD?" she screeched.

If You Can Make A Difference, Then You Should

Wab Kinew | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Wab Kinew

It is through these examples that I understand leadership -- that it is about service, about helping those in need and about doing the right thing, not for some reward, but simply because it is the right thing to do. As I look around at my province I see other examples of leadership and service.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Sir Wilfrid Laurier And Canada's Sunny And Not So Sunny Ways

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

From the late 19th century on, Laurier's sunny ways emerged as a euphemism for finding the political middle ground or compromise when addressing complex issues. The specific compromise in question was on the thorny issue of Catholic and French language education in Manitoba.

Indigenous-Led Business Partnerships Can Benefit A Nation

James Wilson | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Business
James Wilson

We have a lot to learn from the Maori in how to sell our Indigeniety as something that can attract investment (both monetary and social) from the rest of the world. Luckily, we can add to this learning as we already have a model that helped shape Manitoba's business future internationally, many, many decades ago.

2015 Marked A Turning Point For Canadian Nature Conservation

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

After years of steady, but slow, steps in nature conservation, our collective stride seems to have lengthened in 2015. We still need to act on commitments to create more terrestrial and marine protected areas. We still have Canadian species that are at risk of disappearing. We still have parks and protected areas that need to be buffered and better connected.

4 Ways To Keep Beluga Whales Swimming Wild And Free

WWF-Canada | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

The government of Manitoba released today its first provincial plan to protect beluga habitat in Western Hudson Bay. This population's status is currently listed as being of special concern and today we issued this statement of support. Belugas are a priority species for WWF-Canada.

Saskatchewan Is Bullying Us: Indigenous Hunters

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I beg for us to be understood."

Len Evans, Longtime Manitoba MLA, Dies At 86

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada Politics

"He was loved by many and will be greatly missed."

Manitoba Wants More Federal Money To Fund Policing For First Nations

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Some 31 aboriginal communities across Manitoba relied on band constables before the program was terminated earlier this year.

Manitoba's First Openly Gay Politician Retiring After 16 Years

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada

He watched opposition politicians vote against his right to adopt children and enjoy spousal benefits.

Manitoba Schools Sign Historic Pact For Indigenous Education

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Impact

“We’re at the very front end of a renaissance of indigenous culture here in this province."