Canada’s first stand-alone minister of northern affairs says he’ll be doing anything but standing alone. “The way I look at it, my ministry is responsible for all of those issues — environment, transportation, resource development — but for the North,” said Dan Vandal, the Manitoba member of Parliament who heads theRead More →

The odds are stacked against any kid in Pimicikamak who laces up their skates and dreams of the big leagues. In an isolated northern Manitoba community like theirs, also called Cross Lake First Nation, there are no scouts frequenting their games or state-of-the-art off-ice training facilities calling their names. And yet three lifelong friendsRead More →

A stolen fire truck swerved toward people as it drove through a downtown Winnipeg park with more than a dozen police vehicles chasing it on Friday afternoon, police say. The truck weaved through Winnipeg’s Munroe neighbourhood to Portage Place Shopping Centre and across the grass at Central Park before it stopped on AssiniboineRead More →

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues fighting the second largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, University of Manitoba researchers will travel to West Africa to help prevent survivors from sexually transmitting the disease. Jason Kindrachuk, an associate professor from the U of M who is part of the team,Read More →

Premier Brian Pallister will declare a state of emergency after receiving a request from Manitoba Hydro, as a major snowstorm creates havoc across the southern portion of the province. Pallister gave the update on the provincial response to the storm on Saturday afternoon in an address at the Manitoba Legislature. “I have spoken to Manitoba Hydro. TheyRead More →