News/Canada/Manitoba

Manitoba spent big money to fight flooding. Could its solutions work in Eastern Canada?

May 1, 2019

As parts of Eastern Canada struggle with record flood levels, Winnipeg is unusually dry. That’s partly because of a long, slow spring melt, but also because of major investments in dikes, dams, diversions — and something called Duff’s Ditch. It raises the question: Could Manitoba’s flood-protection solutions work elsewhere in Canada? To answer that, we first have […]

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‘My mom’s death was needless’: Familes want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge told staff and families on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  “We may never know the […]

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‘My mom’s death was needless’: Families want answers after salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 30, 2019

A Winnipeg care home where two residents recently died has confirmed it served frozen food from Thailand that was later linked to the Canada-wide outbreak of salmonella.  Golden West Centennial Lodge executive director Joyce Kristjansson told staff and families in an email on Tuesday morning it had given residents cream puffs that are now on the recall list.  […]

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Winnipeg girl attacked by 2 dogs undergoes surgery, feels ‘she’s ugly now,’ says mom wanting owners charged

April 29, 2019

The parents of a five-year-old girl who required surgery after she was attacked by two dogs near her home in Winnipeg’s North End last week say they want to ensure such an incident doesn’t happen to anyone else. Gregory Ducharme was walking his daughter Semiah home from kindergarten at around 11:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday when […]

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5-year-old Winnipeg girl is left disfigured after dog attack

April 29, 2019

The parents of a five-year-old girl who required surgery after she was attacked by two dogs near her home in Winnipeg’s North End last week say they want to ensure such an incident doesn’t happen to anyone else. Gregory Ducharme was walking his daughter Semiah home from kindergarten at around 11:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday when […]

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Hate-crime attack on café staged, Winnipeg police say, after owners charged with mischief

April 24, 2019

An anti-Semitic attack originally called “the most brazen” the city had seen was staged by the owners of the restaurant that reported it, Winnipeg police say. All three members of the family that owns BerMax Caffé and Bistro on Corydon Avenue have been arrested and charged with public mischief since the incident was initially reported last […]

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Supreme Court upholds residential school compensation for former student

April 12, 2019

A former residential school student is entitled to compensation for abuse at the hands of a nun, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision that helps clarify the scope of appeals in such cases. The decision came Friday in the case of an Indigenous man, known only as J.W. due to privacy considerations, […]

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Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels ‘like a hostage’ in Winnipeg

April 10, 2019

A Nunavut elder and former MLA with kidney failure says he feels like he’s being held hostage in Winnipeg as he waits to find out if he’s eligible for home dialysis — and if so, which government will pay for it. Peter Kattuk, 68, appears to be caught in the middle of a funding clash over home dialysis […]

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‘Knee-jerk reaction’ to ASIMIL8 licence plate contravenes right to freedom of expression, lawyer argues

April 8, 2019

A Winnipeg man is challenging Manitoba Public Insurance in court on Monday, arguing the Crown corporation’s decision to revoke his personalized, Star Trek-themed ASIMIL8 licence plate was unjustified censorship. Nicholas Troller’s lawyer argued the Manitoba government has invited vehicle owners to express themselves through its personalized licence plate program for more than 15 years. James Kitchen, from the […]

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Family left in dark for weeks after deadly salmonella outbreak at Winnipeg care home

April 7, 2019

The daughter of a resident in a Winnipeg long-term care home that was the site of a deadly salmonella outbreak last month says she was never informed about what happened. Holly Doan’s 93-year-old mother lives at Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. Earlier this week, the 116 bed facility confirmed two people died after a […]

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