Manitoba’s minimum wage to increase Oct. 1

Minimum wage in Manitoba will increase by 30 cents to $11.65 on Tuesday. The newly re-elected Progressive Conservative government says the adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2018 inflation rate of 2.5 per cent. “We continue to provide predictable and sustainable…

‘We’re not going to keep losing money’: New Brunswick premier mum on future of Cannabis NB

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs the province is still “testing the waters” when it comes to the future of Cannabis NB. The government-run corporation has been a financial bust since recreational cannabis use became legal in October of 2018. Cannabis…

Manitoba political parties not slowing down ahead of provincial election

As the race to September 10th reaches its final days, Manitoba’s political parties are showing no signs of slowing down. On Saturday, all of the major parties were out. The Progressive Conservatives focused on the environment, announcing $30 million in…

MacKinnon Panel report urges Alberta post-secondary schools to rely less on government funding

September 4 2019 8:24pm Recommendations in the MacKinnon Panel report could have implications on post-secondary schools in Alberta. Adam MacVicar reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp =…

Conservatives demand Trudeau for answers after candidate removed following anti-Semitism allegations

Conservative MP Peter Kent held a press conference on Tuesday in Thornhill, Ontario to condemn the alleged anti-semitic comments made by former Liberal MP candidate Hassan Guillet, criticizing the Trudeau government for recruiting the “star” candidate, and asking why it…

Mandatory entry-level training for truck drivers now in effect in Manitoba

New regulations for the trucking industry are now in effect in Manitoba. Mandatory entry-level training is now required for commercial truck drivers. The requirements include 121.5 hours of training, which is the equivalent of three weeks. READ MORE: Saskatchewan introduces…

Winnipeg group helping ease the pain of families who have lost loved ones to opioid overdose

Saturday marked International Overdose Awareness Day, and one Winnipeg support group is going above and beyond to make sure those who need support get it before it’s too late. “It’s a day to remember those we have lost,” said Rebecca…

Southern Alberta trade corridor receives $4.2M in federal funds

The Forty Mile Rail Transload Facility in Foremost, Alta., has been a hub for transporting grains from area farms to other parts of the country for three years. This year, the site is getting a much-needed upgrade with the help…