Manitoba

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."

Shoal Lake's Freedom Road Is Paved In People Power

The Council of Canadians | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Impact
The Council of Canadians

I remember coming home for the holidays a few years ago, around the time of Idle No More, and learning about Shoal Lake through the council. The water we drink in Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake First Nation, yet the community members themselves cannot drink their own water! I was devastated and angry at such a clear injustice.

Alcohol Use In Pregnancy Is Part Of A Complex Set Of Issues

Chelsea Ruth | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I've looked after many, many babies. I've seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I've never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby. Yet too often I still see mothers who use alcohol during pregnancy despite extensive educational campaigns about its harmful effects on the growing fetus.

Why Does Canada Have So Many Kids In Foster Care?

Marni Brownell | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Marni Brownell

What happens to kids who authorities determine can't live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now. Many go into foster homes, while others go into other types of out-of-home care on behalf of child welfare agencies. But we don't know how many, nor do we know how well they are doing.

'A Bunch' Of Election Workers Cancel At Last Minute In Winnipeg

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Lineups formed outside some polling stations as workers were brought in from other electoral districts.

Canada's Current Child Welfare System Fails Families

Neeta das McMurtry | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Neeta das McMurtry

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs called for the dismantling of the current child welfare system and the development of a completely new system. While this idea may seem radical, child welfare as it exists now in Manitoba is failing our children and our families, particularly our Indigenous children and families. What if we separated prevention and care services so that they are not delivered by the same agencies? This would encourage families in need to seek support services without worrying that admitting their challenges will result in their children being taken away from them.

Elections Worker Thought Red In Canadian Flag Supported Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics

A Canadian flag was removed from a Manitoba advance polling station over the weekend because a worker felt it violated election rules.

Couple Shocked To Find Riding Horses Through Drive-Thrus Is Illegal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada

Selkirk, Man. officials say horses are not allowed on city streets.

Winnipeg Mother, Son Found Safe After Alleged Abduction

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada

Charlotte McMahon and her missing son, Tristan McMahon, were last seen in Winnipeg on Saturday morning.

Manitoba Premier: Isolated First Nation Deserves A Road

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Shoal Lake 40 was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.

Stigma of Mental Illness Cuts Deeper For Canada's Aboriginal People

Sandra Charron | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Sandra Charron

I recently attended a mental health first aid course in order to further educate myself on the various mental illness disorders, the consequences of their severity and their overall prevalence in the population -- My eyes were opened to an entire population of our Canadian people whose rate of suicide was too horrifying to further ignore. As statistics related to aboriginal suicides were listed, I realized that this war being waged against the stigma of mental illness is but one of the many battles that will need to be addressed honestly in order to understand the magnitude of the affliction our mentally ill population is facing. As communities of aboriginals are fighting an invisible disease, society can dismiss the reality of the stigma by citing drugs and alcohol as the weak link in this people's history.

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...