Churchill Liquor Mart to become private vendor next year

Churchill’s Liquor Mart is set to be converted into a private liquor vendor by the spring or early summer of 2019. According to a representative from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries a retail store investment review of the Liquor Mart found the store’s profits were on a decline because up until recently around 50 per cent of its sales came from orders in Nunavut. But now that the territory has its own wine and beer store, it has caused a decrease in orders to Churchill. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries confirms the…

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Churchill rail line may not be fixed until spring

The new owners of a northern Manitoba railway say the line to Churchill may not be repaired until the spring. Arctic Gateway Group says work is proceeding, but parts of the rail line that were washed out by floods in 2017 will have to be fully tested when the repairs are finished. The company says the line must be safe before freight and supplies can once again be shipped by rail to Churchill. In the meantime, supplies of fuel, food and other goods are being sent to the port by…

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Mayor updates Churchill rail repairs, washouts repaired

The Canadian PressPublished Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:32PM CSTLast Updated Sunday, October 7, 2018 4:27PM CST The Mayor and council of Churchill are feeling optimistic regarding the railway repairs along the Hudson Bay Rail line.  In a press release on Sunday, Oct. 7, they confirmed that all the washouts between Gillam and Churchill have been repaired.  They say that restoration efforts are still underway and hi-rail trucks will be in Churchill this coming week to begin work. The new owners of a northern Manitoba railway say the line to Churchill…

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Mayoral candidates address newcomer issues in first-ever forum Saturday

Newcomers to the country got the chance to press Winnipeg’s mayoral candidates on their concerns.The Winnipeg Mayoral Candidates Forum on Immigrant/Refugee/Newcomer Issues — the first of its kind — took place Saturday, Oct. 6.READ MORE: Winnipeg mayoral candidates talk environment during first forumAround 250 people were expected to fill the Hugh John MacDonald School Gym.The event was hosted by Immigration Partnership Winnipeg with support from nearly 30 other local groups.WATCH: One year until election, how’s Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman on campaign promises?

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Mayoral candidate forum focuses on newcomer issues

Mayoral candidates have been invited to share their ideas and positions about issues facing newcomers in Winnipeg ahead of the civic election. Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) is hosting a forum on Saturday that will tackle topics around immigrants, refugees and newcomers. IPW called the forum a ‘first-of-its kind’. It said the forum is being held as part of a campaign this election to encourage newcomers to vote called ‘Got Citizenship? Go Vote!’  IPW said a majority of registered 2018 mayoral candidates, including incumbent Brian Bowman, will be in attendance. The…

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Mayoral candidates discuss making Winnipeg more inclusive at new forum

Mayoral candidates were invited to share their ideas and positions about issues facing newcomers in Winnipeg ahead of the civic election. Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) hosted a forum on Saturday that tackled topics around immigrants, refugees and newcomers. IPW called the forum a “first-of-its kind.” It said the forum was held as part of a campaign this election to encourage newcomers to vote called ‘Got Citizenship? Go Vote!’  The forum aimed to provide a space for immigrant and refugee community members to ask questions of candidates in respect to their…

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Mayoral candidate forum focusing on newcomers’ issues

Mayoral candidates have been invited to share their ideas and positions about issues facing newcomers in Winnipeg ahead of the civic election. Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) is hosting a forum on Saturday that will tackle topics around immigrants, refugees and newcomers. IPW called the forum a “first-of-its kind.” It said the forum is being held as part of a campaign this election to encourage newcomers to vote called ‘Got Citizenship? Go Vote!’  IPW said a majority of registered 2018 mayoral candidates, including incumbent Brian Bowman, will be in attendance. The…

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Mayoral candidate forum focusing on newcomer issues

Mayoral candidates have been invited to share their ideas and positions about issues facing newcomers in Winnipeg ahead of the civic election. Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) is hosting a forum on Saturday that will tackle topics around immigrants, refugees and newcomers. IPW called the forum a “first-of-its kind.” It said the forum is being held as part of a campaign this election to encourage newcomers to vote called ‘Got Citizenship? Go Vote!’  IPW said a majority of registered 2018 mayoral candidates, including incumbent Brian Bowman, will be in attendance. The…

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Winnipeg poet Jason Stefanik ‘still absorbing the shock’ of Governor General’s Award nomination

A Manitoba poet who uses Elizabethan canting language to weave tales of modern urban life has been shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Award in poetry. Jason Stefanik’s collection Night Became Years has been attracting a lot of attention from critics and lovers of poetry. He was awarded this year’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award for his protest poem, Letter to Leonard Peltier, in which the narrator writes to the American Indian Movement activist who was convicted — many believe wrongfully — in the shooting deaths of two FBI agents in South Dakota. Spring Book…

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Winnipeg Halloween house raising money for rare disease research

October 6 2018 12:48pm A Winnipeg family has decorated their house at 1137 Devonshire Drive West to raise money for the rare genetic disease that their three-year-old daughter has. Global’s Amber McGuckin reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var…

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