Arrest by appointment: Winnipeg police are so busy there’s often no time to arrest suspects

In the first of a three-story series on the human toll of crime in Winnipeg, Police Chief Danny Smyth says the spike in crime is so overwhelming, that police often don’t have time to make timely arrests for things like…

Combination of meth and fentanyl keeping people addicted, leading violent crime, says former dealer

In the second of a three-story series on the human toll of crime in Winnipeg, a former meth dealer says it’s fentanyl that keeps people addicted to methamphetamine. First story: Winnipeg police are so busy there’s often no time to…

‘Socks for Smiles’ campaign touches hearts, and feet, around the world

Earlier this year a Moose Jaw boy and his family launched a creative campaign to raise awareness after a football injury left him with CRPS – a rare condition that causes chronic, debilitating pain. Now, just months later, the campaign…

‘Anemic’ Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square draws ire

December 8 2019 7:31pm This year’s Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square is getting a frosty reception for being too skinny and sparse. Stephanie Prentice explains why this tree is reminding people of another one in Canada. ‘ }); }…

Winnipeg looks to Minneapolis for solutions to curb crime

December 8 2019 7:15pm With violent crime spiking in Winnipeg, the city is looking at potential solutions to curb crime. One model being considered comes from an American neighbour. Joe Scarpelli explains what Minneapolis is doing to keep its streets…

Toronto rally calls on feds to address human rights violations in China

Ahead of International Human Rights Day, hundreds gathered on the steps of Old City Hall to urge the federal government to address what is considered the systematic suppression of human rights in China and beyond. “We Canadians do care about…

Liberal House Leader pushes back at criticisms that throne speech ignored Western Canada

Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez is rejecting criticisms that last week’s throne speech ignored the problems facing Alberta and Saskatchewan because it included no reference to their names. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Rodriguez said suggestions…