Major Plays for MLAs in Southern Manitoba

By Jason Dueck Southern Manitoba is a political battleground. For decades, the southern half of the province has remained a conservative stronghold with little movement by the other political parties. After a major upheaval in last year’s federal election, many candidates feel like this year could be their chance to make a major political move. Agriculture is a driving economic force for the area, and many … Continue reading Major Plays for MLAs in Southern Manitoba

Hydro under pressure: Manitoba landowners lobby to ‘Stop Hydro Bullies’

By Scott Billeck One Manitoba farmer feels Manitoba Hydro is stealing land from landowners through bullying and intimidation as they push their agenda for BiPole III. But the Crown corporation, which oversees the province’s major energy utility, says each and every claim posed on a new website are untrue. StopHydroBullies.ca launched over the weekend with the aim of making property rights for farmers and landowners … Continue reading Hydro under pressure: Manitoba landowners lobby to ‘Stop Hydro Bullies’

New website taking Hydro to task

By Scott Billeck  Manitoba farmers and landowners are taking their fight against perceived bullying by Manitoba Hydro to the web. StopHydroBullies.ca launched Monday morning with the aim of making property rights an issue in Manitoba’s upcoming April 19 provincial election. The website, run by the Manitoba BiPole Landowner Committee, isn’t holding back any punches. It says Manitoba Hydro refuses to negotiate in good faith with farmers and landowners in … Continue reading New website taking Hydro to task

Party leaders throw jabs, land none

By Scott Billeck There were a lot of words but hardly any with substance in Monday morning’s leaders’ debate hosted by 680 CJOB/Global News. Premier Greg Selinger, Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister and Liberal leader Rana Bokhari traded barbs with each other during the 90-minute long debate. Some of the main points of contention were tax hikes, including the controversial PST hike by the NDP. … Continue reading Party leaders throw jabs, land none

Bisons Men’s Basketball Headed To Final Four

by Ligia Braidotti, @ligiabraidotti The last few days have been busy for the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball team. Even though they’re struggled during Friday’s playoffs, the Bisons’ focus paid off. The team outscored the University of Fraser Valley Cascades 77-72 and are now heading to final four of the Canada West conference finals. However, the good news didn’t stop there. This morning the team signed two … Continue reading Bisons Men’s Basketball Headed To Final Four

Home Field Advantage

by Danielle Doiron, @dmdoiron Regardless of who wins the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic, some Winnipeg business owners will likely come out on top. The National Hockey League announced plans its first-ever outdoor game in Winnipeg on Sunday. The fourth Heritage Classic will see the Winnipeg Jets host the Edmonton Oilers in regular season action at Investors Group Field (IGF) on Sunday, Oct. 23. … Continue reading Home Field Advantage

Onyemata On NFL Radar

By Scott Billeck, @scottbilleck Five years ago, David Onyemata had never touched a football, let alone watched a football game. On March 14, he’ll be trying to impress up to 16 National Football League scouts. Onyemata’s fast rise to the top of the football heap in Canadian university football culminates with his Pro Day next week. On the line for the 23-year-old? A potential shot … Continue reading Onyemata On NFL Radar