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Stony Mountain Institution
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Death Of An Inmate From Stony Mountain Institution

Reading Time: < 1 minute On January 23, 2022, James Flatfoot, an inmate from Stony Mountain Institution, died while in our custody. At the time of his death, the inmate had been serving a sentence of 5 years 3 months and 22 days for robbery, possession and use of a firearm and flight from a peace officer since December 16, Read More…

B.C Makes Boosters Available For Pregnant People
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B.C Makes Boosters Available For Pregnant People

Reading Time: < 1 minute Those who have not registered with the Get Vaccinated system can register online, by phone or at a Service BC Centre. Effective Thursday, people who are pregnant can book a COVID-19 booster vaccine if it has been at least eight weeks since they received their second vaccine dose. While it is recommended people get their Read More…

B.C Extends State of Emergency
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B.C Extends State of Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C has been battling COVID-19, floods and mudslides over the last few months With some highways still damaged by flooding and mudslides, and the potential for further flooding this week, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency. Given the continued need for public safety measures under the Emergency Program Act and ongoing work Read More…

P.C Minister Jon Reyes' Tweet, May Have Lost Him His Cabinet Position
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P.C Minister Jon Reyes’ Tweet, May Have Lost Him His Cabinet Position

Reading Time: 3 minutes The backlash of Reyes’ weekend “Shovel Gate” Tweet continues Manitoba P.C. Minister of Economic Development & Jobs and MLA for Waverly, Jon Reyes, is still reeling from the fallout of his Tweet over the weekend. A Tweet many are calling sexist and insensitive to health care workers. The Manitoba government is already under scrutiny for Read More…

Liberal Leader Lamont Will Not Run A Candidate In Thompson By-election
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Liberal Leader Lamont Will Not Run A Candidate In Thompson By-election

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Thompson riding was represented by NDP MLA Danielle Adams who died in a December car accident Putting your name on a ballot to serve your community is frightening but rewarding. And when you do it for the right reasons, the decisions you make will have lasting impacts on a community. Thompson NDP MLA Danielle Read More…

RCMP Seize 100Kg Of Meth In Surrey B.C
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RCMP Seize 100Kg Of Meth In Surrey B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA and RCMP disrupt smuggling operation at Pacific Highway border, keeping 100 kg of meth off the streets The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) remain committed to keeping our communities safe from the smuggling of illicit narcotics. Today, the CBSA and RCMP announced the interception of 100 kilograms Read More…

Manitoba Moves To Phased In Remote Learning For The Month Of January
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Manitoba Moves To Phased In Remote Learning For The Month Of January

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba Teachers Society had asked the province to shift to Code Red status As the COVID-19 Omicron variant becomes the dominant strain across Manitoba and 1,757 new cases were reported today, Premier Stefanson and Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced a phased-in approach of back to school. “Our government’s number one priority is to protect the Read More…

14 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases At Manitoba Prison Stony Mountain
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14 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases At Manitoba Prison Stony Mountain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two inmates and 12 employees at Stony Mountain Institution in Stony Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that two inmates and 12 employees at Stony Mountain Institution in Stony Mountain, Manitoba, have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the Read More…

Manitoba Musician Raffy Ramiro's Treasured Guitar Stolen From His Winnipeg Cafe
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Manitoba Musician Raffy Ramiro’s Treasured Guitar Stolen From His Winnipeg Cafe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The gold and white guitar was gifted to Raffy on his 2017 world tour If you love great food and being around great people, chances are you have been to Raffy’s Cafe. This labour of love is home to legendary musician Rafael “Raffy” Ramiro and his partner Marienette. When you go to Raffy’s Cafe, you Read More…

Op-Ed Western Canada

Incident, not Accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dedicated to Manitoba Emergency Services College, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada By: Anne Thompson I have a big problem with the language many reporters choose to use in the media.  Specifically, I have a problem with on-air and print reporters communicating with the general public and using the “a” word. I have worked as a Fire and Read More…

Highway 99 Reopened Between Pemberton and Lillooet
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Highway 99 Reopened Between Pemberton and Lillooet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Highway 99 has been closed due to major flooding and mud landslides VICTORIA – Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet reopened to essential travel on Saturday, Dec. 4 following cleanup of a substantial slide across the highway near Duffy Lake.  This section of Highway 99 had been closed since the evening of Dec. 1. Weight Read More…

Alberta Energy Minister Heads South To Promote Canadian Energy
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Alberta Energy Minister Heads South To Promote Canadian Energy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Energy Minister Sonya Savage will travel to the United States to promote Alberta’s energy sector to international decision-makers, investors and state legislators from Dec. 5-12. Today, Alberta’s Minister of Energy Sonya Savage will attend the World Petroleum Congress (WPC), a premier global oil and gas conference taking place in Houston, Texas. The minister will also Read More…

Western Canada Elections Indigenous Trending

131 Days in Office: PC Minister of Economic Development and Jobs Mute on BIPOC Unemployment Challenges

Reading Time: < 1 minute It is now 131 days since the MLA for Waverley Mr. Jon Reyes was appointed the Minister of Economic Development and Jobs by the former Premier Brian Pallister. The Waverley constituency is a multiculturally diverse community with about 6% of the population identified as Aboriginal people and over 58% visible minority groups. Unemployment and food Read More…

Indigenous Trending Western Canada

Canada Celebrates Louis Riel Day, Manitoba’s 1st Premier

Reading Time: 2 minutes Louis Riel was championed Metis rights and freedom Louis David Riel 22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies. He led two rebellions against the government of Canada and its first post-Confederation prime minister, John A. Macdonald. Riel sought to preserve Read More…

Alberta Premier Throws Verbal Haymakers At PM, At Affordable Child Care Signing
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Alberta Premier Throws Verbal Haymakers At PM, At Affordable Child Care Signing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Albertans will soon benefit from the national childcare agreement Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. The pandemic revealed the economic issue with Early learning and childcare. Due to the closure of schools and daycares, parents had to stay Read More…

Grey Cup Champion Reaves To Run In Pallister's Vacant Seat
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Grey Cup Champion Reaves To Run In Premier’s Vacant Seat

Reading Time: 3 minutes Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Willard Reaves hopes to score a win in Premier Pallister’s vacant seat When it comes to winning and commitment to excellence, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Grey Cup Champion Willard Reaves is a natural choice to replace former Premier Brian Pallister as the MLA for Fort Whyte. The seat became vacant in Read More…

Stefanson
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Heather Stefanson Becomes First Female Premier Of Manitoba *

Reading Time: < 1 minute Glover has not conceded to Stefanson, which could set the stage for a legal showdown Since the creation of Manitoba on the 5th of July 1870 by Louis Reil, there has never been a female Premier elected to lead the province. Just hours ago, that all changed. Heather Stefanson narrowly beat out former Member of Read More…

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Why So Many Restaurants Were Unprepared to Deal With The Pandemic – From a Marketing Point Of View

Reading Time: 3 minutes First of all, my heart goes out to all restaurant owners, I understand that the last year has been incredibly difficult. That being said I have a few thoughts from a marketing perspective. Before the pandemic, my experience was I saw very few restaurants doing strategic long-term marketing planning. Most were doing inconsistent, haphazard marketing. Read More…

MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School
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MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Held A Ceremony and Feast Held in Honour of Children from Northern Manitoba On Monday, October 18, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee travelled with Elders to host a ceremony at a small gravesite where children from the Elkhorn Residential School are buried. The ceremony included music, prayers, a sacred fire, offerings, and a feast. Elder Stan LaPierre led and Read More…

Western Canada

Jyoti Gondek Makes History as Calgary’s First Female Mayor

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jyoti Gondek wins the 2021 election to become Calgary’s first female mayor By: Maha Altamimi Prabjhote Kaur, mostly known as “Jyoti Gondek,” was born in London, England 1969. She is a Canadian politician who was elected as Calgary’s first female mayor on October 18, 2021.  In this context, she is replacing Naheed Nenshi, who has Read More…

2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women
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2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Encourages First Nations Citizens Accessing Taxis in the City of Winnipeg to Remain Vigilant Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) continues to be concerned about the safety of First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba in regard to using taxis in the City of Winnipeg. This month, there have been two taxi drivers Read More…

Strong Job Growth Continues In Saskatchewan
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Strong Job Growth Continues In Saskatchewan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saskatchewan’s economy holding steady despite major COVID-19 mismanagement from the provincial government The job numbers released by Statistics Canada for September 2021 show Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 per cent from 7.1 per cent a year ago, and well below the national average of 6.9 per cent (seasonally adjusted).  Saskatchewan gained 11,500 jobs in Read More…