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

39 going on 60? Manitoba Liberals’ social media approach out of touch

By Danielle Doiron, @dmdoiron Like its opponents, the Manitoba Liberal Party says it’s focused on gaining the youth vote. Initially, it looked like they had the best shot. At 39, Rana Bokhari is the youngest person to ever lead the party. Last month, the Grits held a student-centered “pep rally” at 411 Main, complete with DJs and drinking, but the party’s social media presence falls … Continue reading 39 going on 60? Manitoba Liberals’ social media approach out of touch

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