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Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site
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Winnipeg Opens 138 Bed COVID-19 Alternative Isolation Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Location to Help Protect Homeless Population from Massive Surge in COVID-19 Cases Manitoba’s Alternative Isolation Accommodation program is expanding to better protect Manitobans who need space to safely isolate due to COVID-19, including the addition of a 138-room site to primarily serve Winnipeg’s shelter population, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “We know the Read More…

Chuckry, The Manitoban Illustrator Responsible For Iconic Spiderman Cover
Western Canada

Christopher Chuckry, The Manitoban Illustrator Responsible For Colouring The Iconic Spiderman Cover

Reading Time: 3 minutes Christopher Chuckry has Coloured many of Marvels most popular comics such as Spiderman and X-Men. In 2008, the election of US President Barack Obama captured the hearts of a nation and, everyone wanted to be a part of that historic moment. One of those people was the legendary creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. Marvel Read More…

B.C Premier Horgan, Swears in New Cabinet
Western Canada

B.C Premier Horgan, Swears in New Cabinet

Reading Time: 2 minutes New cabinet focuses on keeping people safe, fighting COVID-19 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has announced a new cabinet that will focus on keeping people healthy and safe through the COVID-19 pandemic. “The pandemic has turned the lives of British Columbians upside down,” Premier Horgan said. “We have come a long way together, but we Read More…

Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Manitoba Issued $390,000 in COVID-19 Fines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of the fines come from the Steinbach illegal march held last week In total, the Manitoba Government has issued 79 warnings and 95 tickets were issued last week between Nov. 16 to 22, a significant increase from the week prior, when 54 warnings and 30 tickets were issued. This includes nine $5,000 tickets to Read More…

Western Canada

Manitoba’s Emergency Alert Is Set For Wednesday Nov. 25th, at 1:55pm

Reading Time: < 1 minute That annoying sound on your cellphone, can save your life Provinces throughout Canada have been testing the emergency measures broadcasting alert systems to ensure its readiness to deliver crucial information in a time of an emergency. These systems are put in place to warn citizens of a major crisis or pandemic updates. Manitoba Infrastructure’s Emergency Read More…

"Coastal Nations" Canada's First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation
Indigenous Western Canada

“Coastal Nations” Canada’s First Indigenous-Led Coast Guard Begins Operation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Coastal Nations Auxiliary begins operations in British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia – The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary (CN-CGA) commenced on-water operations this fall in the territorial waters of Ahousaht and Heiltsuk First Nations, becoming the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in Canada. CN-CGA response units in Nisga’a, Gitxaala, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais territorial waters will be operational Read More…

British Columbia's COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels
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British Columbia’s COVID-19 Hits Alarming Levels

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Columbia still does not have a mandatory provincial wide mask policy Today, B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health we are reporting 717 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 23,661 cases in British Columbia. There are 6,589 active cases of COVID-19 Read More…

Indigenous Western Canada

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

Reading Time: 3 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…

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C Indigenous People A Step Closer To Self Governing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada supports the nation rebuilding efforts of Indigenous groups in British Columbia The Canada government needs to be responsible for rebuilding the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown and government-to-government relationship with Indigenous peoples through supporting the realization of their visions of self-determination. Today Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Canada has provided $2.6 million this fiscal Read More…

Western Canada

Regina Elects First Ever Female Mayor, Sandra Masters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Master defeated incumbent Mayor Michael Fougere In its first ever pandemic election, voter turnout was low, which is what was expected. Regina’s City Council saw several incumbents lose their seat and most notably Mayor Fougere. Heading into the election Masters was polling favourable among voters and appealed to the everyday citizen especially mothers. “It doesn’t Read More…

$157,300 In Meth Seized at Matsqui Correctional Institution
Western Canada

$157,300 In Meth Seized at Matsqui Correctional Institution

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution On November 5, 2020, correctional officers at Matsqui Institution confiscated four packages containing contraband outside a medium-security federal institution. The contraband and unauthorized items seized included crystal methamphetamine, THC butter, and cell phones. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $157,300. In a separate incident on the Read More…

Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada
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Saskatchewan Unemployment Rate Lowest In Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Saskatchewan’s October unemployment rate across Canada has been the lowest even with COVID-19 According to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey released today, for the third consecutive month, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate improved to 6.4 per cent in October, the lowest among the provinces (seasonally adjusted), and well below Read More…

Western Canada

Charles Olsen, Former Firefighter And Now Front Runner to fill Flegel’s Vacant Seat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ward 10 Gets the Perfect Candidate that is the most equipt to lead in the middle of a pandemic. Olsen’s expertise is public safety and emergency response planning. Ward 10 will look very different come November 9th. With the retirement of incumbent Councillor Jerry Flegel and the redrawn Ward maps, Ward 10 will have an Read More…

Western Canada

Saskatoon Man Find $17,000 For of Auto Sales Curbing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rodney J. Evason please guilty on 13 counts of curbing In Saskatchewan it is illegal for an individual to carry on business as a vehicle dealer by purchasing and selling vehicles to consumers without a licence.  This activity is known as curbing or curbsiding and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) is responsible for Read More…

Pallister to End Manitoba's 38 Separate Bargaining Agreements For Teachers
Western Canada

Pallister to End Manitoba’s 38 Separate Bargaining Agreements For Teachers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill Seeks to Modernize Manitoba’s Approach to Bargaining by Replacing 38 Separate Collective Agreements with Single-Table Bargaining Model. The Manitoba government is moving ahead with plans for a single collective bargaining between all school divisions and their teachers through the proposed public schools amendment and Manitoba Teachers’ Society amendment act, announced Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen. Read More…

Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19
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Saskatchewan Reports 74 New Cases of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Majority of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are a result of mass gatherings Saskatchewan’s Provincial government reported 74 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the provincial total to date to 3,292 cases. The new cases are located in the Far North West (1), North West (5), North Central (22), North East (1), Saskatoon (18), Central West (1), Central East Read More…

Canada Western Canada

Last Post; Canadian Soldier Killed in Friendly Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta. A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes Read More…

Alberta Government Projects $30 Billion Windfall From Natural Gas Revenues
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Alberta Government Projects $30 Billion Windfall From Natural Gas Revenues

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta government’s aggressive strategy to restart natural gas sector welcomed by Albertans The Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP), part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, will help attract billions in petrochemical project investments and continue to diversify the province’s economy while drawing directly on our abundant reserves of natural gas. The goal is to aggressively compete with Read More…

Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency
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Premier Horgan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C’s state of emergency will allow crucial government funds to continue to flow in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act to support the Read More…

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous
Western Canada

Canada and Alberta Reach Deal to Protect Endangered Caribous

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Southern Mountain and Boreal caribou are listed as threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act and the federal Species at Risk Act Today, the Canadian government and Alberta have reached an historic agreement for the conservation and recovery of the Woodland caribou in Alberta. Alberta’s caribou populations have dramatically declined due to habitat changes and increased Read More…

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Chiefs first in line to get flu shots

Reading Time: 2 minutes 85% of Indigenous people have not taken the flu vaccine Winnipeg, MB – First Nation citizens across the Province of Manitoba are being urged to get their annual flu shot as soon as possible. “Once again, I am encouraging all First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba to get your flu shot sooner rather than later,” stated Grand Chief Read More…

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10
Western Canada

Alberta Minister Shandro Justified The Repealing of Bill 10

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bill 10 was outdated and no longer reflected the current state of Alberta’s Healthcare Sector “The Public Health Act, originally introduced in 1907, is one of Alberta’s oldest laws. That is why we created the Special Select Public Health Act Review Committee, with a mandate to review the act, including recent amendments, to determine if it Read More…

U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection
Canada Western Canada

U of A Animal health research get a $3.44M funding injection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research is key to the success of Alberta’s farmers and ranchers. In March 2020, the Federal government finalized a $3.44-million funding agreement to help the University of Alberta launch a pilot project to expand its diagnostic service unit for animal disease diagnosis and welfare until February 2024. This will create an animal disease and diagnosis Read More…

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence
Western Canada

Federal Government announces $50M to support people experiencing gender-based violence

Reading Time: 2 minutes $100 million in funding is available for organizations supporting people experiencing gender-based violence The COVID‑19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in the very systems designed to keep people safe. It has created unprecedented challenges for those experiencing gender-based violence and the organizations that provide supports and services to them. Women’s safety must be the foundation on Read More…

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns
Western Canada

Manitoba removes PST from personal income tax returns

Reading Time: 2 minutes The removable of PST is a small step towards additional savings for Manitobans Manitobans no longer have to pay the provincial sales tax when they get their personal income tax returns prepared, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “We are keeping our Budget 2020 promise to remove the sales tax from the cost of getting help Read More…

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Winnipeg Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute Contact tracing to see who has been in contact with the officer is being completed A member of the Winnipeg Police Service has advised they have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer works in the Service Centre at the downtown Headquarters Building at 245 Smith Street. The Service Centre is where the public report crimes Read More…

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard
Western Canada

$362,444 in drugs and weapons seized in Stony Mountain Prison Yard

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seizure of contraband and illegal items at Stony Mountain Institution – Maximum security unit On October 7, 2020, at about 2:15 p.m., as a result of a routine staff search, a package containing contraband was seized in the exercise yard of Stony Mountain Institution’s maximum security unit. The contraband seized included fentanyl, methamphetamine, marijuana, Percocet, Read More…

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton
Western Canada

$101,500 worth of fake bus passes ceased in Edmonton

Reading Time: 2 minutes CBSA and Edmonton Police Service laid charges against Edmontonian for importing fake bus passes from China1-9 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Edmonton Police Service announced charges laid against an Edmonton resident for smuggling fraudulent Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus passes. On June 26, 2020, CBSA officers from the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) Commercial Read More…

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center
Western Canada

Amazon to create hundreds of jobs in Winnipeg with new distribution center

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon selects Winnipeg as new distribution hub Amazon plans to open a new delivery station in the Inkster Industrial Park, northeast of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.  The 113,000-sq.-ft. site is set to launch in 2021. “The Manitoba government has worked hard to create a good business environment where companies want to grow and Read More…

Sisters of Spirt Day
Canada Indigenous Western Canada

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Declares Oct. 4th Sisters of Spirt Day

Reading Time: 1 minute Sisters of Spirit Day will honour the women of the Indigenous community Sisters of Spirit Day is a good symbolic gesture to honour the Indigenous women within Canada. Missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been labeled a Canadian genocide that has destroyed families across the nation. Indigenous women and girls are far more Read More…

Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario's Inspector General of Policing
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Former Winnipeg Police Chief Clunis Appointed Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chief Clunis brings a level of integrity and understanding that is needed as Ontario’s Inspector General of Policing Winnipeg’s former Top Cop, Chief Devon Clunis has been appointed Ontario’s first Inspector-General of Policing. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Clunis as Ontario’s first Inspector General of Police,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “With his proven Read More…

Manitoba Governmet Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains
Indigenous Western Canada

Manitoba Government Puts Limit on Indigenous Right to Hunt Moose in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains

Reading Time: 2 minutes Indigenous rights to hunt are written within the Constitution First Nations have an Aboriginal right to hunt game, including moose, as recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982 and as determined by the Supreme Court of Canada. Further, paragraph 13 of the Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, 1930 sets out the rights of First Nations to Read More…

CoronaVirus Western Canada

Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app now available in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba becomes the latest promise to sign onto the COVID-19 APP as daily coronavirus rates increase. Over the past months, Canadians have been following public health advice and doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we continue to deal with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, we need to Read More…

4 Manitobans arrested with intent to Traffic Crystal Meth
Western Canada

4 Manitobans arrested with intent to Traffic Crystal Meth

Reading Time: < 1 minute Powerview RCMP seize drugs and weapons during a traffic stop On September 20, 2020, at approximately 1:00 am, Powerview RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Maple Street, in Pine Falls. During the course of the investigation, officers located and seized approximately 28 grams of crystal methamphetamine, weapons and drug paraphernalia. All four occupants were arrested. Erin Courchene, 34, of Winnipeg, has been Read More…

Edmonton Police Services Takes lead on understanding racial injustices
Western Canada

Edmonton Police Services Takes lead on understanding racial injustices

Reading Time: 3 minutes Edmonton Police Services (EPS) commits to action for city’s racialized and underserved communities Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee announced a commitment to action by the Edmonton Police Service to engage with the city’s Black, Indigenous, racialized, and underserved communities in improving policing, and reimagining community safety and well-being. The new strategy acknowledges current community concerns Read More…

B.C government investing $3.75M into mental health for Students
Western Canada

B.C government investing $3.75M into mental health for Students

Reading Time: 3 minutes Governments across Canada are investing millions into mental health as a result of COVID-19 The mental health and well-being of B.C. students and staff are at the heart of a new Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy aimed at finding new and improved ways to support students who need help. “Students deserve our support and Read More…

Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need
World News Latin Western Canada

Temporary foreign workers will finally get the protection they need

Reading Time: 3 minutes Protecting B.C foreign workers will now how great protection under provincial jurisdictions Temporary foreign workers who come to B.C. to work will be better protected now that the employers who want to hire these workers will be required to register with the Province as of Dec. 15, 2020. Employers who wish to hire foreign nationals Read More…

New public health order to help slow B.C's overdose crisis
Western Canada

New public health order to help slow B.C’s overdose crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes The drug overdose crisis in B.C is at an all time record high VICTORIA – To help stop overdoses and save lives, B.C provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, has issued a public health order to increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose access safer alternatives to the Read More…

Saskatoon welcomes 1st Community-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services
Western Canada

Saskatoon welcomes 1st Community-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayfair Diagnostics will provide a minimum of 10,000 MRI procedures per year Thousands of patients in Northern and Central Saskatchewan now have improved access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services.  Mayfair Diagnostics began delivering community-based MRI services in mid-August and will provide a minimum of 4,500 exams per year in Saskatoon. “Our government is committed Read More…

Canadian Government to roll out school bus seat-belt pilot in January 2021, starting in British Columbia
Western Canada

Canadian Government to roll out school bus seat-belt pilot in January 2021, starting in British Columbia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each day, Canadian children travel to and from school on 51,670 school buses Today Transport Minister Marc Garneau, along with both B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, and B.C. Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena, jointly announced the start of a pilot project involving the use of seatbelts in school buses in two school districts in Read More…

Sarah Nick Signs on to Rogers Kiss 102.3 FM
Western Canada

Sarah Nick Signs on to Rogers Kiss 102.3 FM

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rogers welcomes their newest host Sarah Nick in “Nick at Night” The outpouring of support received for former Energy 106 FM morning personality Sarah Nick after the her unceremoniously dismissal from the station, has come full circle. Sarah has now joined the Rogers family as the evening host of her solo show, Nick at Night Read More…

Alberta's $20M first step towards palliative care enhancement
Western Canada

Alberta’s $20M first step towards palliative care enhancement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta’s $20 million commitment to improve access to palliative care for Albertans and their families is welcomed The Covenant Health Palliative Institute in Alberta, will receive $5 million in funding to increase access to palliative and end-of-life services and promote advance care planning so Albertans can ensure their wishes are honoured. Additionally, $1 million will Read More…

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters
Indigenous Western Canada

Coastal First Nations $1.33M initiative to protect marine waters

Reading Time: 3 minutes Indigenous communities have been the custodians of nature The British Columbia (B.C) Government forms partnership with the Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative focuses on removing marine debris such as discarded plastics and fishing gear from shorelines and traditional food-gathering areas on central coast of B.C. The Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative is Read More…

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children
Indigenous Western Canada

MMF developing curriculum to Home school Metis Children

Reading Time: 2 minutes MMF at odds with Manitoba Minister of Health Cameron Friesen and Dr. Roussin with handling of education for Metis Children The Manitoba Métis Government wants to ensure all opportunities are given to Métis parents who prefer to keep their children at home, and to do homeschooling, for fear of COVID and for the safety of Read More…

Alberta's construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Alberta’s construction innovators, get $3M injection from Feds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government continue to play key role in Alberta’s construction restart Alberta’s construction and engineering is a central part of its economy, supporting good jobs across the province. As the province recovers from the impact of COVID-19, innovation is essential for it to come back strong and support growth across Alberta. Today, Mélanie Joly Minister Read More…

RCMP lays additional charges to Steinbach bomb threat perpetrator
Western Canada

RCMP lays additional charges to Steinbach bomb threat perpetrator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba RCMP warns against intimidating victims and witnesses in Steinbach bomb threat On June 9 2020, the Manitoba RCMP Major Crime Services received information that several victims from an ongoing criminal matter were being intimidated and threatened. Project Detract was launched to investigate the information. The immediate objectives of Project Detract were to: protect the victims, determine Read More…

Over 11,000 hectares have burned in B.C. since April 1
Western Canada

Over 11,000 hectares have burned in B.C. since April 1

Reading Time: 2 minutes 45% of B.C wildfires were caused by humans and continue to damage the provinces landscape With warm temperatures persisting in many regions of the province and the potential for new ignitions still high in some areas, the BC Wildfire Service is urging British Columbians to stay alert and use fire safely over the Labour day Read More…

B.C invests $39.8 million to upgrade Surrey classrooms
Western Canada

B.C invests $39.8 million to upgrade Surrey classrooms

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C government continues record investment into classroom construction A 240-seat expansion at K.B. Woodward Elementary and seismic upgrades at Prince Charles Elementary and Queen Elizabeth Secondary will bring an improved learning experience to students in Surrey. “No matter where they live, B.C. students deserve the best educational experiences possible, and that means learning in safe, Read More…

Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope
World News Atlantic Canada Western Canada

Canada celebrates 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over $750 million worldwide have been donate to fight cancer in the Name of Terry Fox Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed Read More…

WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban
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WestJet mandatory face mask policy or face 1 year travel ban

Reading Time: 3 minutes Westjet will implemens zero tolerance mask policy Today WestJet announced multiple safety updates including the potential for denied travel and a one-year travel ban for those who fail to comply with the airlines’ mask regulation. WestJet also announced the mandatory input of all guests’ contact information at online and kiosk check-in to help the Public Read More…

Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation
Western Canada

Sarah Nick, The radio host that captured the hearts of a nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes One door closed for Sarah Nick and 10,000 opened What was supposed to be a routine Monday on the air hosting the Sarah and Tyler morning show at Energy 106 FM, ended with Sarah Nick receiving a letter of termination and being walked out the door minutes after signing off air. In a state of Read More…

Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf
Western Canada

Edmonton Police Services New $500,000 Amoured Black Wolf

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Black Wolf will replace the aging Grizzly that has been used for 42 years by the Edmonton Police Services This fall, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is replacing its 42-year-old “Grizzly Armoured Personnel Carrier” with the “Cambli Black Wolf.” Budgeted and ordered in 2017 as a replacement vehicle for the aging Grizzly, the new Read More…

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)
Indigenous Western Canada

Little Stars PLAYhouse Breaks Ground in Partnership with Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Construction of new Little Stars PLAYhouse moving forward through partnership with MMF Today the Métis Federation of Manitoba (MMF) joined the volunteer-based nonprofit Woman Healing For Change in celebrating the start of the construction of the Little Stars PLAYhouse , the future home of the North End Stay and Play (NESP) program. It will be built at 681 Selkirk Avenue Read More…

CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off
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CT-114 Snowbirds all clear for take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canadian Snowbirds are Canada’s elite stunt flying aerial performing team The Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has today lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet. The operational pause was implemented following a Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor accidentin Kamloops, B.C. on May 17, which resulted in the death of Captain Jennifer Read More…

Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3
CoronaVirus Western Canada

Play ball! B.C Sports moves into Phase 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C opens up team sports as they continue to flatten the curb Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines. “I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of Read More…

Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer
Western Canada

Winnipeg NHL Hall of Famer Dies at 57 to Cancer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dale (Ducky) Hawerchuk, NHL Great, Winnipeg Legend Today, the Winnipeg Jets, the entirety of the NHL lost one of their greatest ambassador of the game. Hall of Famer, Dale Hawerchuk, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 57.  Hawerchuk was an a passionate player who played the game of hockey the right way. Read More…

$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison
Western Canada

$27,500 in Meth and a Cellphone seized in Canadian federal prison

Reading Time: 2 minutes Another major drug bust in Canadian federal prison Another major drug bust at a Canadian correctional facility is becoming all to often. Although strict guidelines are in place as to what gets in an out of correctional facilities, there is clearly a breakdown within the system. Throughout the years, there have been many speculation that Read More…

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives
Indigenous Western Canada

$1.3M funding for B.C First Nations who are leading climate change initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Province supports clean energy projects in central First Nations communities Six central First Nations communities are receiving $1.15 million for clean energy projects as part of a funding partnership between the Province of British Columbia, Government of Canada and New Relationship Trust. “Through CleanBC, we are collaborating with New Relationship Trust and Western Economic Diversification Read More…

What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring
Western Canada CoronaVirus

What is going on in Manitoba? COVID-19 cases are soaring

Reading Time: 2 minutes Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in the Manitoba At the start of the pandemic, Manitoba reported the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases in the country, with respect to the Northern Territories. Within the last few weeks, the province has recorded multiple COVID-19 hot spots that are of concern. The first notable break out came from the Hutterite Read More…

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming
Western Canada

Alberni Valley family celebrates 100 years of farming

Reading Time: 2 minutes A family that farms together, stays together In an idyllic location near Stamp Falls Provincial Park, the Darby family has been working the soil at their family farm for four generations. Their dedication to family and community is being recognized, as Darby Farm is British Columbia’s latest recipient of the Century Farm Award.   “The Read More…

Wet'sutwet'en land rights remain one of extreme complexity
Western Canada

Wet’sutwet’en land rights remain one of extreme complexity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wet’sutwet’en Hereditary Chiefs continue to work with Provincial and Federal governments on the land rights of Indigenous people It has been several months since the Wet’suwet’en stand off in B.C that saw the Hereditary Chiefs orchestrate blockades of multiple railways. The blockades were to prevent construction of energy pipelines on Indigenous land. Pipelines on Indigenous Read More…

B.C Ferries to get a piece of $1 Billion COVID-19 Fund
Western Canada

B.C Ferries to get a piece of $1 Billion COVID-19 Fund

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C Ferries have been one of the hardest hit sectors in the transportation industry The federal and provincial governments have confirmed that the transit funding envelope of the Safe Restart Agreement will include eligibility for BC Ferries. Helping communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is a key part of the Safe Restart Read More…

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba
Indigenous Western Canada

First Nations to Remain Vigilant Amongst Growing Rates of COVID-19 in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brandon Manitoba has now become the COVID-19 hot spot in Canada As of this morning, 196 active cases were reported for Manitoba with 6 current hospitalizations and 3 people in the Intensive Care Unit. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 558. “Today I am reminding everyone Read More…

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C
Western Canada

Over 5 million illegal cigarettes seized in B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 5 million illegal cigarettes were taken off the street last year in British Columbia The illegal tobacco was seized during undercover investigations conducted with local law enforcement agencies. Retail locations are regularly audited by the Ministry of Finance and Consumer Taxation Branch to ensure retailers are not selling contraband products. This saves the Read More…

Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters
Western Canada Eastern Canada

Canada Developing Biodegradable COVID-19 Face Mask Filters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada has invested hundreds of millions into made in Canada COVID-19 PPE Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, today announced a $1.3 million investment to FPInnovations for a COVID-19 response project to develop a biodegradable, sustainable filter for single-use face masks made from local, and eco-friendly solutions. Consistent with Natural Resources Canada’s work plan for personal Read More…

Federal and B.C Government to fund new T’Sou-ke First Nation health centre
Indigenous Western Canada

Federal and B.C Government to fund new T’Sou-ke Nation community centre

Reading Time: 3 minutes New community centre will deliver better health care to the T’Sou-ke Nation The T’Sou-ke Nation will finally receive a long overdue community centre that will also act as health care facility. The funding for the new centre is in partnership with the B.C and Federal Government. While touring the site of the future facility, Premier Read More…

B.C just made it easier to by Weed online
Western Canada

B.C just made it easier to by Cannabis online

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Columbians (B.C) can now order Cannabis online with new App B.C has amended its regulations to allow private cannabis retail store (CRS) licensees to sell non-medical cannabis products online for pickup in store. Previously, customers could reserve cannabis products online, but they were required to be physically present to complete payment and obtain their Read More…

Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising
Western Canada

Manitoba COVID-19 cases are steadily rising

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manitoba at one point had the lowest number of positive cases per ca-pita Manitoba’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate has risen to 0.40 per cent as six new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to Read More…

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing
Indigenous Western Canada

B.C opens first of its kind 24/7 Indigenous Women Housing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homelessness for Indigenous women continues to be a big problem in in B.C The Province has partnered with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society to open 21 new supportive homes for Indigenous women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Victoria. “Housing is the foundation on which people build their lives, and Read More…

B.C set framework for 100% electric vehicles by 2040
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B.C set framework for 100% electric vehicles by 2040

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulations are in place outlining how B.C. will reduce pollution and make the switch to 100% electric-vehicle sales by 2040. The regulations follow the Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Act that was passed last year and fulfils the CleanBC commitment to implement a ZEV standard. “British Columbians are eager to get behind the wheel of an electric Read More…

Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge
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Inmate Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal On July 29, 2020, during the midnight security round, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution, discovered that Royce Badger was not accounted for. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Rosthern detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and a warrant for his Read More…

Insufficient fuel for flight resulted in forced landing near Gillam, Manitoba
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Poor flight crew judgement led to emergency landing in Gillam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flight crew allowed plane to take off with insufficient fuel In its investigation report (A19C0038) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) identified that an unnoticed fuel shortage resulted in fuel exhaustion and the subsequent forced landing of a Beechcraft B200 medevac aircraft operated by Keewatin Air LP in April 2019. On 24 Read More…

The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19
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The immigration challenges facing Canada amid the COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal Ministers sets immigration road map for provincial counterparts Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians through the pandemic right now and immigration will be critical to Canada’s economic recovery. The Canadian federal ministers and their provincial counterparts agreed to continue building a strong immigration system Canadians value and Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Dr. Theresa Tam – Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada has flattened the curve of the Pandemic while countries struggle to combat its first wave “There have been 111,697 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,862 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,616,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 42,000 people Read More…

Mount Robson Park: Berg Lake Trail
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B.C. gives free day pass to 6 provincial parks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Provincial parks a good way for British Columbians to escape the pandemic To help people stay active and safe in six of B.C.’s most popular provincial parks, government is introducing a new, free day-use pass pilot program.   “People in B.C. love the outdoors, but some of our most popular parks are experiencing a high Read More…

Trailblazers - The rise of Black Women C.E.O's in Canada
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Trailblazers – The rise of Black Women C.E.O’s in Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Orginal Naturalista Black women entrepreneurs are paving the way across Canada from big tech start ups to hair and beauty products. Shondell Babb, the C.E.O of Naturally Gorgeous Curls has been one of the trailblazers finding ways to succeed in a multi billion dollar cosmetics industry. Thiah Management, the parent company of Naturally Gorgeous Read More…

Canada's national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%
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Canada’s national COVID-19 positive rate down to 1%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada acted fast to contain the COVID-19 pandemic “There have been 109,669 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,839 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,438,000 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 40,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. As more Canadians go Read More…

Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies
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Trudeau gives $19B to Premiers to restart their economies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trudeau government doing everything possible to ensure the provincial economies do not fail Today Prime Ministers Trudeau announced a federal investment of more than $19 billion to help provinces and territories safely restart their economies and make our country more resilient to possible future waves of the virus. “With Canadians doing their part and following Read More…

Winnipeg Good Samaritan Conned out of $10,000 in fake gold
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Winnipeg Good Samaritan Conned out of $10,000 in fake gold

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Don’t buy jewellery off someone on the street” The Winnipeg Police Service has recently received a report of an incident where a member of the public was approached and offered gold jewellery for sale. After completing the transaction, the victim had the jewellery appraised and discovered the gold was fake. During the evening of July Read More…

Workers’ compensation changes to better support workers
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Workers’ compensation changes to better support workers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changes to the Workers Compensation Act will provide better support to injured workers Changes to the Workers Compensation Act will provide better support to injured workers and their families and enhance WorkSafeBC’s ability to investigate workplace incidents, while keeping premiums low. “For too many years, we have heard from injured workers in B.C. that the Read More…

Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce
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Federal Gov. Helps low income Canadians access fresh produce

Reading Time: 3 minutes $1.5 million in funding to support Community Food Centres Canada Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including healthy eating, plays an important role in the well-being and quality of life of Canadians and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, there are some Canadians who do not fully enjoy the benefits of continued Read More…

Canada enacts new measures to help international students
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Canada enacts new measures to help international students

Reading Time: 2 minutes International students can now work longer hours with penalty Canada has implemented a number of temporary policy changes intended to support international students, learning institutions and other stakeholders in Canada’s education sector in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit Read More…

150 new affordable rental homes coming to Nanaimo
Western Canada

150 new affordable rental homes coming to Nanaimo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Middle-income families and individuals in Nanaimo will soon have access to 120 new, affordable rental homes in their community as construction gets underway on two new apartment buildings. “People deserve safe and secure homes, but even middle-income people like teachers and small business owners have struggled to find affordable housing in Nanaimo,” said Sheila Malcolmson, Read More…

Ontario moves forward with controversial $28.5B Subway Line.
Western Canada

Day 3 of Quebec Amber Alert garners no leads to missing kids

Reading Time: < 1 minute Can they service alone in the woods. The two young missing Quebec girls have still not been found nor the suspected father. It’s been over 48 hour since the family car crashed and was left abandoned by the woods. Norah Carpentier, 11, right, is described as thin, wearing a white hat and white Nike sandals. Read More…

B.C invests $93M to help fight First Nations Addictions
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B.C invests $93M to help fight First Nations Addictions

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C invests $93M to help fight First Nations Addictions. Overdose in B.C First Nations are Increasing Yearly Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has released the following statement in response to the First Nations Health Authority release on the overdose death rate: “Since the overdose crisis was first declared in 2016, First Nations Read More…

Grand Chief Dumas upset at smoking ban at First Nation Facilities
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Grand Chief Dumas upset at smoking ban at First Nation Facilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pallister Government imposed provincial wide ban on smoking as part of COVID-19 prevention Everyone knows the dangers of smoking and second hand smoke is more detriment to non smokers. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many jurisdictions have imposed strict regulations to prevent the spread of the virus. The coronavirus has infected over ten Read More…

14 & 15-year-old teens charged with first-degree murder
Western Canada

14 & 15-year-old teens charged with first-degree murder

Reading Time: 2 minutes Both teens are detained in custody Members of the Winnipeg Police Service have charged a 14-year-old male for four recent shootings, including a homicide on Canada Day. – On July 1, 2020, at about 2:27 a.m., an injured 44-year-old male was found on Balmoral Street near Cumberland Avenue. The male had been struck by a Read More…

B.C. families get additional $450 climate action tax credit
Western Canada

B.C. families get additional $450 climate action tax credit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The enhanced credit is part of B.C.’s COVID-19 Starting this week, more than 80% of families and individuals in British Columbia will automatically receive an enhanced climate action tax credit. “Many British Columbians are still worried about how they can cover costs such as transportation so they can return to work, pay for groceries and Read More…

Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada
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Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Canada Cancels 30 Routes across Canada. COVID-19 has wiped out a billion off the company’s balance sheet Today Air Canada announced the indefinite suspension of service to 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada.  These structural changes to Air Canada’s domestic regional network are being made as a Read More…

B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives
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B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C buys Historic American Hotel for homeless initiatives. The war on homeless continues in wake of COVID-19 The B.C Department of Housing purchased the 42-unit American Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for people who have been living in supportive housing and are ready to take the next step toward independent living. “Housing is the foundation Read More…

B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation
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B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C signs historic agreement with Squamish First Nation. New economic control over resources for Indigenous People A historic agreement between the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Líl̓wat Nations, the Province, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Whistler Blackcomb creates new opportunities for economic development, reflecting B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation. “After many years of negotiations and a Read More…

Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home
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Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home

Reading Time: 2 minutes Helping First Nations bring ancestors, belongings home. B.C commits $2M for Indigenous ancestry repatriation First Nations wanting their ancestral remains and cultural objects returned will soon have access to financial support through the BC Museums Association. “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is clear: Indigenous peoples have a right to Read More…

Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C
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Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C. The province has seen a influx in border travel over the months In early April, the Province introduced COVID-19 border screening measures, unprecedented in Canada, to help ensure British Columbians returning home from international destinations had the support they need to manage self-isolation plans and keep B.C. Read More…

B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions
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B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes B.C. launches 24/7 helpline to help people with addictions. B.C has one of the countries highest opioid rates A new 24/7 helpline for clinicians will provide health-care providers around British Columbia with live, in-the-moment addiction medicine support, while they are treating patients. The 24/7 Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line was launched on Tuesday, June 16, Read More…

B. C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse
Western Canada

B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes B.C investing $1.89M to Raise awareness of elder abuse. COVID-19 has enhanced the awareness of senior abuse In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Monday, June 15, 2020, the B.C government has provided $1.89 million to help raise awareness of senior abuse. The funding will also help create educational programs to protect seniors Read More…

Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail
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Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail

Reading Time: < 1 minute Calgary still recovering from heavy rainfall and hail. The damage is in the millions and rising A significant thunderstorm, which brought rain and damaging hail, moved over Calgary, over the weekend. The heavy rainfall resulted in major flooding to some roads and underpasses. Calgary’s northeast was the most heavily impacted by this substantial weather event. Read More…

Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent start June 11
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Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent starting June 11th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alberta Government Spotlights homegrown talent starting June 11. The series of online concerts to help artists Alberta Music, the National Music Center, CKUA and Stagehand are partnering with support from the province to deliver Alberta Spotlight, a weekly online concert series featuring Alberta musicians. The funds raised from the event will go directly to Alberta artists Read More…

More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school
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More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 157,000 students in B.C have returned to school. Strict COVID-19 measures put in place for safety More than 157,000 kindergarten to Grade 12 students, representing nearly 30% of B.C.’s total school population, were back in classrooms during the first week of the province’s gradual return to schools for in-class instruction under new health Read More…