Manitoba’s unemployment rate fell from 5.7 per cent to 5.3 per cent in September, according to data recently released by Statistics Canada. While this could be viewed as one of many signs that the recession has ended, experts agree it is still unclear whether Manitoba’s unemployment rate will continue to fall.
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The University of Manitoba is experiencing a financial shortfall due to the recession as well as falling mortality rates for retired faculty on pension plans.
The drive to conserve energy use was taken to a new level when California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger set out to ban plasma TVs over 40 inches wide. The move by California’s Energy Commission has the support of many environmentalists.
When Usha went blind from cataracts before her third child was born, her husband began drinking heavily and ran away with their children. Living in a poverty-stricken community in rural India, Usha was helpless.
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The Canadian Embassy in Haiti has recently discouraged trips to the country, even for humanitarian purposes, leading some to question the motives behind Canada’s policies towards the impoverished country.
While social media tools like Facebook and Twitter are becoming increasingly popular with businesses trying to spread their word, many business owners still need to learn their photo tags from their hashtags.
What do you think of cosmetics with pharmaceutical ingredients?
There are plenty of opportunities right now for Winnipeggers to put their individual stamp on their city.
Even after losing the popular former premier Gary Doer, the NDP retain a firm grip on political popularity in Manitoba, a recent Probe Research poll indicates.
A recent report suggests vehicle ownership may be one way to help social assistance recipients find and keep jobs.
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You’ve probably seen them in their bright green vests placing parking tickets on your windshield or handling cash drops at the University of Winnipeg banking machine.
Recent allegations by a local small-scale potato farmer that Peak of the Market tried to squeeze him out of business when he sold without permission to a national grocery chain has some wondering if Peak is playing by the rules.
Sarah Yachison is the definition of dedication. At 21, the fifth-year psychology student at the University of Winnipeg heads a local organization to help combat the genocide in Darfur.
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What do you think of companies and other organizations selling naming rights?
Manitoba justice minister Dave Chomiak recently waded into a controversial federal justice debate when he criticized the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs for weakening a bill that would have eliminated two-for-one credit for remanded inmates.
Winnipeggers may soon be able to pick up a bike in the Exchange District, ride to Osborne Village and drop it off at The Forks.