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Cold snap brutal for most vulnerable

Michele McDougall 4 minute read Preview

Cold snap brutal for most vulnerable

Michele McDougall 4 minute read 3:04 AM CST

Vulnerable people are the ones who bear the brunt of the extreme cold weather, insist Brandon agencies who are patrolling the streets handing out warm blankets, and shelters who are providing beds for the homeless.

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Rail lines for the Canadian National Railway along Russell Street glow in the morning sunrise on a frigid Tuesday in Brandon. Environment Canada's extreme cold warning remains in place today with high wind chill values expected for most of the week. (Matt Goerzen/The Brandon Sun)

Yoga studio holds classes with kittens

Tim Smith 2 minute read Preview

Yoga studio holds classes with kittens

Tim Smith 2 minute read 3:02 AM CST

On Saturday, local yoga studio Luna Muna held its first Caturday kitten yoga class for members of the Female U13 AA Wheat Kings.

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Londyn Hrubeniuk visits with a kitten while taking part in a yoga class with teammates from her U13 AA female Wheat Kings hockey team during Caturday kitten yoga at Luna Muna yoga and wellness studio in Brandon on Saturday. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

Londyn Hrubeniuk visits with a kitten while taking part in a yoga class with teammates from her U13 AA female Wheat Kings hockey team during Caturday kitten yoga at Luna Muna yoga and wellness studio in Brandon on Saturday.

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Outage puts care home in the cold

Michele McDougall 4 minute read 3:08 AM CST

Residents of the personal care home in Carberry had to be moved to a central location in the facility when the power and heat went out for four hours on Monday morning, one of the coldest mornings that Manitoba has endured in years.

BU board of governors approves violence policy

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BU board of governors approves violence policy

Kyle Darbyson 4 minute read 3:06 AM CST

Brandon University officials voted to adopt a new Violence Prevention Policy during Saturday’s board of governors meeting, hoping to update the administration’s approach to handling workplace conflict.

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A pedestrian walks at Brandon University at sunset on a cold Wednesday. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun)

Manitoba First Nation to sign child welfare agreement with Ottawa, province

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Manitoba First Nation to sign child welfare agreement with Ottawa, province

The Canadian Press 2 minute read 3:00 AM CST

WINNIPEG - Peguis First Nation is set to become the first Indigenous group in Manitoba to take control of child welfare under federal legislation that came into effect three years ago.

The community north of Winnipeg is to be joined Tuesday by Patty Hajdu, the federal Indigenous services minister, and Rochelle Squires, the provincial families minister, in the signing of a co-ordination agreement between the three governments.

"Our nation is exercising its inherent rights and ensuring that our Indigenous legal traditions and teachings have formed the basis for our law," Chief Glenn Hudson said in a release.

The First Nation is one of just over two dozen communities to have notified Indigenous Services Canada that it intends to handle its own child and family services, as outlined in the federal Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families.

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Peguis First Nation is set to become the first Indigenous group in Manitoba to take control of child welfare under federal legislation that came into effect three years ago. Patty Hajdu, minister of Indigenous services, speaks in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

First home savings account brand-new tool in tax arsenal

Colin Slark 5 minute read Preview

First home savings account brand-new tool in tax arsenal

Colin Slark 5 minute read 3:00 AM CST

Aspiring homebuyers looking for a way to start saving for their first home this tax season might want to take a look at a new tool implemented by the federal government last year.

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Westoba Credit Union senior financial planner and insurance adviser Ellen Murray says the new first home savings accounts (FHSA) offer prospective homebuyers the chance to save money for a future purchase while they wait for high interest rates to start dropping. (Submitted)

Westoba Credit Union senior financial planner and insurance adviser Ellen Murray says the new first home savings accounts (FHSA) offer prospective homebuyers the chance to save money for a future purchase while they wait for high interest rates to start dropping. (Submitted)

What the Free Alberta Strategy gets wrong about Canada’s banking system

Robert L. Ascah, Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta, The Conversation 6 minute read Preview

What the Free Alberta Strategy gets wrong about Canada’s banking system

Robert L. Ascah, Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta, The Conversation 6 minute read 2:15 PM CST

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.

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Author: Robert L. Ascah, Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta

What is the Free Alberta Strategy, the co-creation of two lawyers and a Calgary political scientist? And with a provincial election on the horizon this spring in Alberta, what will the sovereignty strategy mean for voters?

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This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.

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Author: Robert L. Ascah, Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute, University of Alberta

What is the Free Alberta Strategy, the co-creation of two lawyers and a Calgary political scientist? And with a provincial election on the horizon this spring in Alberta, what will the sovereignty strategy mean for voters?

First Nations leaders seek voice in health-care talks

By Miranda Leybourne Local Journalism Initiative 6 minute read Preview

First Nations leaders seek voice in health-care talks

By Miranda Leybourne Local Journalism Initiative 6 minute read 2:00 AM CST

Frustration with the provincial and federal government was palpable on Monday during a media conference the Southern Chiefs’ Organization held to discuss grave concerns over Indigenous health care and exclusion from health care-related talks with the federal government.

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After lobbying the federal government to be included in health-care talks with Canada’s premiers next month, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization said he hasn’t heard back yet regarding whether Indigenous groups will be included. (File)

Bradshaw: Docs ‘drowning in paperwork’

By Katie May 4 minute read Preview

Bradshaw: Docs ‘drowning in paperwork’

By Katie May 4 minute read 2:00 AM CST

WINNIPEG — A provincial task force to save doctors from “drowning in paperwork” has yet to get off the ground.

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WINNIPEG — A provincial task force to save doctors from “drowning in paperwork” has yet to get off the ground.

Police in Saskatchewan looking for male suspect after alleged sex assault on girl

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Police in Saskatchewan looking for male suspect after alleged sex assault on girl

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Yesterday at 1:37 PM CST

MAIDSTONE, Sask. - Police in Saskatchewan are looking for a male suspect after a reported sexual assault on a girl at a hockey rink.

Maidstone RCMP responded Sunday to the Sportsplex in nearby Lashburn.

The investigation determined a man sexually assaulted a female child under the age of 10 in a dressing room at the rink.

The girl reported the alleged assault to her parents, who called police.

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Police in Saskatchewan are looking for a male suspect after a reported sexual assault on a girl at a hockey rink. Maidstone RCMP responded Sunday to the Sportsplex in nearby Lashburn. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The new Manitoba cabinet lineup following Monday’s shuffle by the premier

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The new Manitoba cabinet lineup following Monday’s shuffle by the premier

The Canadian Press 2 minute read Yesterday at 1:23 PM CST

WINNIPEG - Premier Heather Stefanson has shuffled her cabinet. The move was prompted by recent announcements by five Manitoba cabinet ministers who are resigning soon or staying on but not running again in the election scheduled for Oct. 3.

Here is the list of cabinet ministers following Monday's changes:

— Heather Stefanson, premier, intergovernmental affairs

— Cliff Cullen, deputy premier, finance, responsible for Manitoba Hydro

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The flag of Manitoba flies on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Manitoba premier promotes four backbenchers in pre-election cabinet shuffle

Steve Lambert and Brittany Hobson, The Canadian Press 5 minute read Preview

Manitoba premier promotes four backbenchers in pre-election cabinet shuffle

Steve Lambert and Brittany Hobson, The Canadian Press 5 minute read Yesterday at 11:19 AM CST

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson promoted four backbenchers from suburban Winnipeg areas to her inner circle Monday in a cabinet shuffle eight months out from an election.

Janice Morley-Lecomte, elected in 2016, was named minister of mental health and community wellness. James Teistma, also elected in 2016, was named minister of government services and consumer protection.

The other two new ministers in the Progressive Conservative cabinet are rookies who were recently elected in byelections. Obby Khan is the new minister of sport, culture and heritage. Kevin Klein is the new minister for environment and climate change.

"Today we are gathered here to reflect on the importance of hope and renewal, which is vital in pretty much every aspect of our lives, but it's also vital in government," Stefanson said at the swearing-in ceremony at the legislature.

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Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson has made changes to her cabinet, demoting three ministers who recently announced they will not be running in the next election. Stefanson speaks to media at the convention centre in Winnipeg, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull dead at 84; First NHLer to score more than 50 goals

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Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull dead at 84; First NHLer to score more than 50 goals

Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press 8 minute read Yesterday at 9:47 AM CST

WINNIPEG - Bobby Hull once proudly said that he played the way he lived — straightforward.

The Hockey Hall of Famer, who electrified fans through the 1960s and 70s, died on Monday at the age of 84. Hull played for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks before a jump to the Winnipeg Jets of the upstart World Hockey Association in 1972, a move that led to lawsuits but ultimately higher salaries for hockey players.

Controversy often swirled around Hull off the ice, including allegations of spousal abuse and a 1986 criminal conviction for assaulting a police officer. A quote attributed to him in a Moscow Times article voiced support of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, although Hull denied making the comment and sued the English-language paper for libel.

Hull helped lead the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup in 23 years in 1961, and is 55th on the NHL's all-time scoring list with 610 goals and 560 assists. He also had 303 goals and 335 assists in the WHA for combined total of 913 goals in both leagues in 1,474 games.

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In this April 16, 1961, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks hockey player Bobby Hull smiles in the dressing room beside the Stanley Cup after Chicago defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1, to win the NHL Championship, in Detroit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

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