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The Manitoba Farm Safety Program (FSP) wants farmers to tell it about the injury-causing incidents and near misses that occur on their farms. That information could help others avoid the same mishaps by helping its program do more preventive programming, said FSP program director Keith Castonguay.

The new provincial carbon tax will add $1.2 million a year to Winnipeg Transit's operating costs -- but Mayor Brian Bowman is ruling out another fare hike. On Sept. 1, the cost of diesel fuel will rise 6.71 cents per litre in Manitoba, plus GST, as a result of a $25-a-tonne tax on carbon emissions. This tax will ...
The province will once again offer staggered registration openings for Manitoba campgrounds this year in an effort to reduce wait times. The province moved to stagger the campground bookings in 2014, initially separating Birds Hill Provincial Park (Manitoba's most popular park) from the rest of the ...
WINNIPEG - Manitoba school boards have overwhelmingly voted against lobbying the provincial government to make vaccines mandatory for all children going to school. The motion was put forward by the Brandon School Division at the Manitoba School Boards Association annual conference. Linda Ross ...
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that will see an automatic three-day licence suspension for distracted drivers. The new legislation, introduced Friday by infrastructure minister Ron Schuler, will also establish a seven-day suspension if drivers are caught for a second time. MPI says ...

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government faced another call Thursday for a public inquiry into the death of an Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River. Chief Derrick Henderson of Sagkeeng First Nation, where Tina Fontaine grew up, said only a public inquiry can examine all the issues that ...
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government revealed more details Thursday of its plan to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and charge a new $25-per-tonne carbon tax. Many of the finer points - such as specific targets for big industrial operations and what emission-cutting projects will be funded - are still to be ...
The Manitoba government could save millions of dollars by cutting universal health care for international post-secondary students, but some say that could deter potential scholars from pursuing higher education in Manitoba. The province is considering repealing health care coverage for the students to ...
Manitoba school boards are considering lobbying the province to make vaccinations mandatory for school-aged children as they are in some other Canadian jurisdictions. The Manitoba School Boards Association will consider a motion, put forward by the Brandon School Division, on Friday that would have ...
A 22-year-old man turned himself over to RCMP after a six-hour-long standoff with Mounties posted outside a home on Peguis First Nation on the weekend. RCMP from the Peguis and Fisher Branch detachments responded to the home in the community, 184 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on Saturday after ...
Manitoba's top two men's curling teams are making significant changes as a new Olympic quadrennial gets underway. Mike McEwen and his Winnipeg curling teammates will break up at the end of the season after 11 years together, while Manitoba champion Reid Carruthers is also making a move, parting ...
Whether showing cattle as part of a 4-H beef project or at an elite show, or more recently making a presentation at Manitoba Ag-Ex's Taste of Beef event this past year, Bonchuk is known as a woman creating her own niche in the purebred cattle industry. Operating under AJB Livestock, which she runs with ...
On Tuesday, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said the province has issued a request for proposals for a consultant to help draft another RFP for a private carrier that could provide wildfire suppression and air ambulance services. Those services are currently run by the Manitoba Government Air Services ...
McCallum said the growing debt of Manitoba Hydro is a big concern, but limited spending increases to delivering health care and education is a big step towards hacking down the deficit. This budget has Manitoba spending over $9 billion combined on the services, a less than 1 percent jump from the ...
Universities and colleges in Manitoba won't be getting as much funding from the province in this year's budget. And they may turn to students to help fill the gap. The province is decreasing its support for post-secondary institutions by 0.9 per cent, or about $6 million. Now post-secondary institutions around ...
A team of mechanical engineering students from the University of Manitoba is flying high after earning global bragging rights. The students beat out aircraft design teams from around the world at a competition over the weekend in Lakeland, Fla. "I was just in awe -- could not believe it for a while, to be ...

A 29-year-old man from Brandon is facing a handful of charges after a series of thefts early Friday morning in a Manitoba village that started when the suspect's vehicle got stuck in snow. Just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, Killarney RCMP were called to a home in Cartwright, Man. The village of roughly 300 ...
The provincial government is considering out-sourcing the job of rating Manitoba films and video games to "create efficiency" as it dissolves its current board in charge of that duty. The Manitoba Film Classification Board (MFCB) will be eliminated through new legislation as the province tries to find ways to ...
The Progressive Conservative government has now moved from presenting their budget to defending and selling it. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen started his day Tuesday at a Manitoba Chambers of Commerce breakfast telling a business audience, "we are doing what we said we would do; we are ...
CBC News obtained a copy of an email that was prepared by MBCM for churches asking for references after Pedersen was was let go. It states "Arnie Pedersen is not affiliated with or a member in good standing of Mennonite Bretheren Church of Manitoba (MBCM). Nor is Mr. Pedersen a credentialed pastor ...
Snowfall warning in effect. Advertisement. Advertise With Us. Manitoba Movers. Posted: 03/5/2018 6:26 AM | Last Modified: 03/5/2018 6:28 AM | Updates | Comments: Tweet; Post; Reddit; ShareThis; Print; Email. BOARDS. Manitoba Theatre for Young People. has added four new board members as of January 2018. Louise ...
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his Progressive Conservative government's upcoming budget will cut income taxes and ambulance fees, while also moving the province further toward a balanced budget. And although the province will be getting more money from federal equalization payments and a ...
Sandra McCrea said now she's fighting with the province to have the surgery covered because it is not an available treatment for her disease in Canada. "[Manitoba Health] turned me down, saying, 'No, we think this is experimental surgery,' even though my German surgeon has been doing this surgery ...
Manitoba skip Reid Carruthers has his team pointed in the right direction in the early stages of the Canadian Men's Curling Championship in Regina. Carruthers' West. St. Paul rink defeated Saskatchewan Sunday morning 7-5 in an extra end to improve to 2-0. Manitoba beat Prince Edward Island 12-7 in ...
Southern Manitoba is digging out from a dumping of heavy, wet snow that has forced many rural schools to cancel classes, stopped school buses in Winnipeg and cut power to thousands of Hydro customers. About 10-30 centimetres of snow fell overnight across the region and another 5-15 cm is expected ...
During her address to delegates of the Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) annual convention, March 31, 2017, the Manitoba Minister of Sustainable Development, Cathy Cox, announced the government of Manitoba would implement a ban on the practice of nightlighting in the developed areas of our ...
Manitoba is no longer a top-ranked jurisdiction for mining investment, and government policy uncertainty is largely to blame, according to the Fraser Institute's annual survey of mining companies. Every year the Fraser Institute surveys miners around the world to determine which jurisdictions are ...
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his Progressive Conservative government's upcoming budget will cut income taxes and ambulance fees, while also moving the province further toward a balanced budget. And although the province will be getting more money from federal equalization payments and a ...
CBC meteorolgist John Sauder said a Colorado low moving into the region will bring varying amounts of snow, although western Manitoba will see more than central and eastern Manitoba. "Up to about supper time on Sunday we've only got about two to maybe four centimetres of wet snow, and a lot of wet ...
"The number of fatalities on Manitoba roadways last month should be a wake-up call to all drivers, particularly with several weeks of winter weather and road conditions still ahead of us," Ward Keith, Manitoba Public Insurance's CAO said in a news release. As for the February collisions, MPI said roughly ...
It looks like March will be coming in like a lion with a Colorado Low likely heading for southern Manitoba. Two separate systems will be impacting the southern part of the province, bringing snow and potentially some rain as well. Rain remains a question mark based on the amount of warm air that enters the ...
Sauder says the worst-case scenario -- a stalled Colorado low hanging out over Manitoba -- could add an additional 10 to 15 cm of the white stuff to his forecasted snow levels. "That remains to be seen … but I think that certainly by the end of the day Monday we're going to be doing some shovelling.".
The Liberal government has committed $4 million to reopen two federal prison farms -- eight years after the program was scrapped by the former Conservative government -- but Manitoba's Rockwood farm isn't among them. The farms being reopened are both in Kingston, Ont. John Hutton, executive ...
Manitoba has the second highest rate of new HIV cases in the country, behind Saskatchewan, according to the province's latest figures. In its recently released annual statistical update for 2016 Manitoba Health found 128 new cases of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that can lead to acquired ...
Manitoba's Jennifer Jones remains in first at 5-0. The wild-card team took a commanding 5-0 lead after two ends. "We played really well," said Einarson, who finished fourth in the 2016 Scotties. "We put some pressure on the other team which was good. We made some key shots when we needed them.".
Newly-released documents show Wab Kinew raised about five times as much money as his opponent in the race for the leadership of Manitoba's New Democratic party. The documents, filed by each campaign team with elections Manitoba, say Kinew raised more than $66,000 compared to just $13,900 for ...
A first of its kind shelter space for Manitoba is getting set to open its doors on Thursday. The Salvation army Booth Centre has taken one of their transitional spaces and converted it in to a safe spot for the homeless LGBTQ community to turn to when they feel they have no where else to go. On Thursday, the ...
The union that represents lab workers in Thompson had not seen the document, but it had been told about the issues, according to Bob Moroz, president of the Manitoba Association of health care Professionals. He reviewed notes from the hospital's health and safety committee meeting, which he said ...
The Manitoba Legislature's policies on harassment may get a taste of the #MeToo movement, as Speaker Myrna Dreidger has prompted a review of current practices. "We started to review our policy a while ago because, in the current environment, I wanted a strengthened policy," Driedger wrote in an ...
"We could even see blizzard warnings issued after the snow stops falling due to winds gusting to 70 or 80 km/h in parts of central and southern Manitoba," said CBC meteorologist John Sauder. The Interlake and Red River Valley areas are expected to get 5-8 cm of snow but, combined with the blustery ...
Manitobans will need to be prepared for a powerful winter storm headed for the province. It is expected to bring some freezing rain, heavy snow and very strong wind gusts. The system is projected to move from Alberta, along the Yellowhead highway in Saskatchewan and into the Interlake region in ...
A man who went missing shortly after speaking to his wife on the weekend has been found dead. David Reimer, 41, spoke with his wife around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 26, but when she went to pick him up 15 minutes later, he was gone, police said. He was supposed to meet his wife on Third Street in Roland, ...
The province is working on legislation to pave the way for testing driverless vehicles on Manitoba provincial highways, perhaps as soon as the fall. With the the first autonomous vehicles heading to Canadian car lots later this year, Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler met with his counterparts from ...
Jennifer Jones squeaked past Darcy Robertson 7-6 in the 2018 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts final in Killarney on Sunday to capture a record eighth provincial women's curling title. Jones drew to the back four-foot in the final end for a deuce to secure the victory. The top-ranked skip blew a 5-2 ...
A renewed warning about frostbite and the dangerous journey some asylum seekers take to make it into Manitoba. A man from the West African country of Togo is the third asylum seeker to have suffered severe frostbite on his hands after crossing the U.S.-Canada border on foot into Manitoba. He made the ...
Bundle up Manitoba -- nearly the entire province is under under an extreme cold warning. The warning is in effect for Winnipeg and all of Manitoba with the exception of the northeastern tip including Churchill and York; a portion of the midwestern edge including Flin Flon, Snow Lake, and The Pas; and the ...
According to the latest data from Manitoba Health, 17 people have died from outcomes associated with influenza since the start of the 2017-2018 season, almost double the number of deaths from the previous week. Between Dec., 31 and Jan., 6 Manitoba Health reports 17 deaths associated with the flu ...
'It's a spiritual thing': Ice fishing drawing families, young people, Manitoba enthusiasts say ... In a warm tent in the middle of a snowscape on a frozen Manitoba lake, Lee Nolden says there's something about ice fishing that renews the soul. "I'm not a big churchgoer, because typically in the winter I'm fishing ...
It's still not weather anyone would describe as "warm," but extreme cold warnings for the southwestern part of Manitoba have been lifted. Environment Canada had issued extreme cold warnings early Saturday for most of the province's southwest, including areas around Brandon, the Parkland region, and ...


 

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