Highlights / Manitoba

Economy, International, Society

Boeing’s financial woes touch down in Canada

Boeing’s vast financial difficulties have now made their way to Canada. On Friday afternoon, the company told employees at its Winnipeg plant it was cutting 400 jobs — a quarter of its 1,600-person workforce.  “Due to the impact of the »

Health, Society

Quebec reports first death as other provinces continue to deal with COVID-19

The province of Quebec reported its first death related to COVID-19 within the province.  Quebec Premier, Francois Legault made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, that it was an elderly in the Lanaudiere region.  With the latest reported death, there are a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Recording vanishing history in Manitoba

For a biology professor in Winnipeg, an interest in history has become almost equivalent to a full-time passion. Gordon Goldsborough (PhD) is a professor of biological sciences at the University of Manitoba, and president of the Manitoba Historical Society. Away »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada invests in power line to deliver hydroelectric power to Saskatchewan

The Canadian federal government announced yesterday that it is investing $18.7 million to the construction of a transmission line that will connect Saskatchewan to Manitoba’s supply of cleaner hydroelectricity, according to a press release from the Manitoba government.  Manitoba Hydro, »

Politics, Society

Canada History: 28 Jan, 1916: Manitoba is the first to grant the vote to women.

Roughly 120 years ago, Canada was starting to feel the effects of an international social upheaval. Women around the world were demanding the right to vote in elections. Although there had been stirrings of a women’s voting movement long before, »

Society

Manitobans face week-long delay to get power back after snowstorm

Manitobans dealing with the aftermath of an unprecedented snowstorm that knocked down power to the most densely populated southern half of the province last week will have to wait up to 10 days until power is fully restored, the provincial »

Environment & Animal Life

Manitoba snowstorm shuts highways, closes schools, snaps trees

Thousands of homes and businesses in Manitoba were without power Friday as a severe snow storm blanketed southern parts of the province, knocking down trees, shutting down highways and forcing school closures. The province’s electrical utility said crews were working »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Quebec rules for safety over turbans, religious beliefs

After years of litigation that began in 2006, the highest court in the province of Quebec has ruled workplace safety comes before religious beliefs. The ruling concerns Sikh truckdrivers who had challenged a requirement to wear safety helmets when leaving »

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 »