Imagine a town with no poverty. For University of Manitoba professor Evelyn Forget, no imagining is required.
Since 1997, Winnipeg’s recycling has more than doubled from 23,413 tonnes to 45,560 tonnes in 2008. In response, the City of Winnipeg recently released a report recommending the expansion of its recycling program to accommodate Winnipeggers’ increased recycling demands.
While students often turn to their parents for help meeting the financial demands of school, some are looking to a sweeter variety of mommies and daddies to meet their needs. They’re using online dating websites that connect young, attractive males and females (known as sugar babies) to older, successful men and women (known as sugar daddies and sugar mamas).
Biodiesel mandate begins; Heart and Stroke kicks off CPR month; Province tries to educate patients of their rights; Couple charged for improvising liquor; Bombers announce CFL awards nominees
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The world’s most hated profession is also one of the strictest, lawyers say, and it may get stricter.
A string of high-profile overturned convictions in the province, including Thomas Sophonow and Kyle Unger, attributed to charismatic prosecutor George Dangerfield, prompted Maclean’s magazine to claim that Manitoba may become Canada’s wrongful conviction capital.
The siblings disputing a legal will; the ex-couple in a dirty divorce fight; the neighbours in disagreement over fence placement: the legal system is a costly, impersonal and often inefficient medium for solving interpersonal conflict.
When someone is arrested, the punishment is supposed to fit the crime. Between the police station and the courtroom are chances to remain free, but those chances have conditions that can make it difficult.
What does justice mean to you?
Four weeks after the province announced StreetReach, a program that would co-ordinate the work of 25 professionals and 22 community resource centres to protect youth from sexual exploitation, it’s not clear how these resource centers have come together.
It is common to encounter claims that a deodorant or moisturizer will grant youthful vitality. But it is growing increasingly common to find products that claim to grant real physiological change. Regulators and consumers are now dealing with products – known as cosmeceuticals – that bridge the gap between a traditional cosmetic and a pharmaceutical drug.
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.
Child care expanded in Winnipeg; Abandoned mines to get a cleanup; Bus transportation to remain active; Trades training fixes homes, helps local job market; Government legislates credit cap for criminals
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.