Highlights/Manitoba

Health, Indigenous

Study reveals high rates of Indigenous Canadians in prison is a real health crisis

Indigenous people are incarcerated at much higher rate than the rest of the population in Canada, that is a fact. But a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the» 

Environment

Land donation honours nature lover

A diverse piece of land in the western province of Manitoba will be conserved and will continue to provide a home for several species, some of them species at risk, announced the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Bob Mickelson had an» 

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle» 

Environment

Interactive Canadian ebook seeks to make Arctic climate science accessible

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North An interactive ebook focused on research in Canada’s Hudson Bay area, and its wider connection to the Arctic, has been released in an effort to make climate science» 

Environment, Politics

Manitoba cancels its carbon tax program

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his government is pulling the plug on its own carbon tax plan, defying the federal government’s carbon pricing strategy and joining a growing list of provinces opposed to Ottawa’s demands. Pallister says Ottawa has not respected» 

Economy, Society

Manitoba reports a spike in liqour store thefts

It’s become brazen.  People are walking into liquor stores, picking up some bottles and simply walking out without paying. The losses have become substantial. In Canada, liquor sales are controlled through provincial government stores. The Manitoba Liqour and Lotteries agency» 

Society

Garbage Hill: the prank people want to come back

Mystery sign came and went-but may come again In Winnipeg everyone knows about the large park-like covered mound in the middle of the city. It’s a popular spot for walkers, joggers, cyclists and dog owners. The hill was in fact» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Some hope at last for Arctic port of Churchill, Manitoba

Rail line to be revived. It’s a small community on the shore of Hudson Bay, currently with a population of perhaps 1,000 souls. Washed out in 2017, the town has been without rail access as the owners and government argue» 

Society

Vulnerable homeowners warned against underhanded buyers

There have been several complaints in the province of Manitoba about people using aggressive tactics to try to by homes for lower-than-market prices from vulnerable owners. The Manitoba Securities Commission says people are targeting homeowners who are experiencing financial distress» 

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,»