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Feasibility study on landfill search for Manitoba women’s remains

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. The First Nations advocacy group tasked with overseeing efforts to determine whether it’s possible to recover the remains of two women from a landfill just north of Winnipeg expects to complete a feasibility study in the next two months. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) says it is still […]

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Woman, 45, from Norway House, Man. dies after hit and run: RCMP –

A 45-year-old woman from Norway House, Man., has died after a hit and run, RCMP say. On Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. Nelson House RCMP responded to a report of an injured woman lying on the road on Otetiskiwin Drive on Nisichawayaihk Cree Nation. Police say it is believed the woman was hit by a vehicle […]

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Science

Winnipeg organizations hold event to teach people to mend their

An event held in Winnipeg on Saturday was centered around teaching people how to mend their own clothes as interest in the skill is growing due to inflation and environmental pressures. It was held at Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre. Local organizations came together to encourage Manitobans to repair their clothing and learn the skills of mending, […]

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Canada

Manitoba farmers hopeful for 2023 after painful hits to bottom

Walter Smith’s farm’s roots date back to the 1800s, and it’s survived through extreme weather and challenging markets, but nothing else quite like 2022.  Smith said farming in 2022 carried the “highest stakes” he has seen, with input costs sitting 30 to 40 per cent higher than ever before on his land outside Pilot Mound, about 150 […]

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Canada

Lawyer faces 2 criminal charges after having Manitoba judge

A lawyer who represented a number of churches across Canada fighting COVID-19 restrictions in court has been charged by police in Winnipeg after admitting in 2021 he hired a private investigator to follow senior government officials and the Manitoba judge who presided over one of the organization’s cases. The Winnipeg Police Service said it has charged […]

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Canada

Manitoba nursing stations face ‘extreme shortage of nurses’ over

The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation fears for his community’s safety amid a critical nursing shortage at nursing stations across the province over the holidays. Three of 16 nurses are working this week in Pimicikamak, which has an on-reserve population of nearly 5,000. “It’s putting our people at risk. We can’t even get […]

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Pets

Manitoba politician pushes for crackdown on people who leave pets

The Manitoba government may soon crack down on people who leave their pets in vehicles in extreme hot or cold weather. A Progressive Conservative backbencher, Obby Khan, has introduced a private member’s bill that would forbid people from leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle when the outside temperature is above 22 C or below […]

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4 teens charged with mischief in connection with out-of-control party in Manitoba | CBC News

Four teenagers have been charged with mischief in connection with a huge party in East St. Paul, a community just outside of Winnipeg, where RCMP say they faced a barrage of abuse last month. Two boys, age 16 and 17, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, all from Winnipeg, have been charged in relation to the wild […]

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UK

Norway House community members voice concerns on potential northern Manitoba nickel mine | CBC News

Members of Norway House Cree Nation raised concerns about information sharing, environmental impacts and community employment at a consultation for a potential nickel mine in the area.  Last Thursday, Flying Nickel Mining Corporation and the Government of Manitoba hosted a public consultation around the Minago Nickel Project — a possible development following a memorandum of understanding that was signed by […]

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Science

Snowfall warning issued for parts of western and central Manitoba: Environment Canada

Parts of western and central Manitoba are preparing for a big dump of snow Sunday afternoon. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning as an Alberta Clipper moves in from the west. Among the communities falling under the warning are: Dauphin, Russell, Roblin, Cranberry Portage, and Snow Lake. Heavy snow will continue before tapering off […]