The cost of food security

  By Erin DeBooy   The campaign promises are starting to roll out in Winnipeg, but one of the most important issues for northern communities in Manitoba has yet to be voiced loud and clear. “We need to address the issue of healthy food in northern communities,” said Stefan Epp-Koop, acting executive director of Food Matters Manitoba. “We welcome any promises or action to make … Continue reading The cost of food security

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

Election debate sparks contrasting social media strategies

By Scott Billeck One local social media strategist says resources, focus and followers can make a big impact on how a political party interacts through social media such as Twitter. Susie Erjavec Parker, who owns Sparker Strategy Group in Winnipeg, says the differences between how each political party Twitter complimented the leaders’ debate on Monday morning can come down to a dedicated person running social … Continue reading Election debate sparks contrasting social media strategies

Mantioba voters share candidate’s tweet remorse

By Ligia Braidotti After two Manitoba candidates came under fire for thier controversial Twitter history, some voters are feeling conflicted on whether or not past social media posts matter. The controversy between NDP candidate Wab Kinew and Liberal former candidate Jamie Hall’s tweets has raised questions about who Manitoba’s politicians are and how they are reaching out to the community. This isn’t the first time social media has played a … Continue reading Mantioba voters share candidate’s tweet remorse

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

Winnipeggers weigh in—does social media matter?

The ghosts of Tweets past have come back to haunt some of the candidates in Manitoba’s provincial election. Former Liberal candidate Jamie Hall and NDP candidate Wab Kinew have both come under fire for past tweets, resulting in Hall’s resignation and NDP leader Greg Selinger coming to Kinew’s defence. Ligia Braidotti and Jason Dueck hit the streets to ask Winnipeggers—do you care what candidates in the … Continue reading Winnipeggers weigh in—does social media matter?

By The Tweet: Manitoba Election Leaders’ Debate

While the debate rages on over the airwaves this morning, social media commentary was quick to keep up with the jabs. Follow along as we post the best tweets from voters, media and the parties themselves. Manitoba's economy is strong, Brian Pallister continues to mislead Manitobans #mbpoli #mbelxn — Today's NDP (@mbndp) March 14, 2016 .@GregSelinger spends $6 million PER DAY more than the gov't … Continue reading By The Tweet: Manitoba Election Leaders’ Debate

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NHL Heritage Classic Places High Value On Nostalgia

by Erin DeBooy, @erindebooy The National Hockey League’s Heritage Classic is coming to Winnipeg this fall, but if the price tag is too high, who will be able to go? With ticket prices rumoured to be around $600 for a seat at both the alumni game and the Heritage Classic itself, the hottest ticket in town is also pricing most fans out of the chance … Continue reading NHL Heritage Classic Places High Value On Nostalgia

Heritage Classic Big Boon For Local Business

By Danielle Doiron, @dmdoiron Business is booming – or at least it may be this October, when fans flood Investors Group Field. The National Hockey League announced Sunday the 2016 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic is coming to Winnipeg on Oct. 23. The game will feature with the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers in outdoor regular season action. This is the first time Winnipeg will play … Continue reading Heritage Classic Big Boon For Local Business