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Highlights/Manitoba

Animals, Environment

Polar bears, climate change and growing concern

There are 19 subpopulations of polar bears spread throughout the Arctic, and while some are doing alright, others have already begun to feel the effects of climate change. Among them is the population around the western shore of Hudson Bay,» 

Animals, History, International, Science and Technology

Another (ancient) giant comes back to Manitoba

Morden is a small Manitoba city near the border with the U.S. but it is becoming known for a couple of big things. First came the fossil, then a life-sized outdoor replica of a mosasaur, a fearsome 15 metre aquatic» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian town stranded by weather and an American-owned railway

The Arctic town and port of Churchill  in northern Manitoba is remote. There are no roads to get there and only a single rail line running from the port, some 900 km south to the town of The Pas where» 

Lifestyle, Society

Canadian knife maker sends crafts worldwide

Marc Liss likes to salvage materials like strong saw blades, old whisky barrels and bison horn as well as wood from around the world to craft knives that are unique and beautiful. He and his partner, Kayla Penelton, founded a» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Use of drugs by drivers called ‘extremely concerning’

The province of Manitoba’s public insurance corporation conducted voluntary roadside surveys towards the end of last year and found one in 10 drivers tested positive for drugs. Out of 1,230 drivers who took part, 124 were found to have taken» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Manitoba announces help for refugee services

The government of the western province of Manitoba has announced several measures to support refugees streaming across its border with the United States, while calling on the federal government to help. Since January, about 100 refugee claimants have braved freezing» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, History, Lifestyle, Society, Sports

A unique new winter game. Two older games mashed into new!

Curling is a sport that is widely believed to have originated in Scotland and followed Scots as they moved to the colonies in what is now Canada a couple of centuries ago. Canadians are world champions at the game, with» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian pro-Daesh teenager sentenced

A teenager in Brandon Manitoba has been sentenced to time served and two years probation for online counseling of terrorism. The teen’s name can’t be mentioned as he was 16-years-old at the time and so considered a minor. He was» 

Animals, Environment

Fierce Arctic predator cuddles up to man’s best friend

A cellphone video of a giant polar bear cuddling up and patting a sled dog in northern Manitoba is rapidly turning into an Internet sensation. David De Meulles  recorded the video over the weekend in Churchill, on the western coast of» 

Economy, Politics, Society

Closure of Canada’s only deep-water Arctic port ‘shocking’

The chorus of concern over the sudden closure of Canada’s only deep-water Arctic port continues to grow as politicians, trade union representatives and farmers say they were blindsided by news that the Port of Churchill in northern Manitoba is effectively»