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Health

First Nations in Manitoba to receive initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

First Nations in Manitoba will receive the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 according to a statement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Starting on Thursday, Manitoba will be sending 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the »

Economy, Health, Politics

As COVID cases mount, many Canadians say they support nightime curfews

On the day when Ontario set a new single-day record of COVID-19 cases–that included 15 more deaths linked to the illness–a new public opinion survey suggests that two out of three Canadians are ready to support temporary nightime curfews if the »

Economy, Politics, Society

Premiers seek $28B in additional health transfers from Ottawa

Four of Canada’s conservative-leaning premiers are calling on the federal government to increase health funding to the provinces by $28 billion as provincial budgets are getting a double whammy hit of rising healthcare costs and dwindling revenues due to the »

Society, Sports

Winnipeg tentatively named hub city for possible CFL season

The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday that the city of Winnipeg has been tentatively chosen to be the league’s hub city for a potential 2020 season pending the approval of public health and safety officials in Manitoba.  The selection »

Society

Manitoba government pledges $2.5 million to host 2020 CFL season

Manitoba has made a $2.5 million bid to host the Canadian Football League’s shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg, according to an announcement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister on Monday.  The bid to host the CFL is part of a larger, »

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Not everyone happy with Manitoba essential workers’ bonus

The province of Manitoba is distributing $120 million to workers who have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis. The money will see about 100,000 essential services employees receive checks of around $1,000 each under what the province »

Politics

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives re-elected for 2nd term

Manitobans are waking up to the news of a majority Progressive Conservative government after voters in the Western Canadian province gave the party another mandate to continue their program of cost-cutting and tax reductions in Tuesday’s vote. “We inherited a »

Politics

Manitobans vote in early provincial election

Voters in Canada’s western province of Manitoba are casting their ballots today in a provincial election that has the incumbent Progressive Conservatives seeking a second majority government. Polls opened at 8 a.m. CT in the province’s 42nd general election. Eligible voters have »

Environment & Animal Life, 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, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Showdown over marijuana brewing between Ottawa and provinces

Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders have wrapped up their Council of the Federation meeting in Edmonton where they discussed NAFTA renegotiations, a boycott of the meeting by some Indigenous groups and what has become a contentious issue: the federal government’s »