Andrew Wildes

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Annual No Stone Unturned concert gives families of MMIWG chance to support each other

Hundreds of people of all ages turned out at St. John's Park in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon for the 14th annual No Stone Unturned Concert for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which offers a chance to gather in support of those who have lost loved ones.

65-year-old Winnipeg pipe band among programs struggling to get kids back to making music

New members are the lifeblood that has kept the band going since 1957, but organizers say its pulse is now at a critical point because the pandemic stopped them from recruiting anyone for two years.  

Motorcycle club holds ride to 'empower the children'

The rumble of dozens and dozens of motorcycle engines filled the air in Headingley, Man., Saturday morning as riders from across the province rolled on the annual “Empower the Children Ride.”

Winnipegosis LGBTQ community 'overwhelmed' by support at 1st Pride event

Winnipegosis, a small, rural town northwest of Winnipeg, had never hosted a Pride event until Saturday, when the town gathered to celebrate its LGBTQ community.  

Protesters on wheels ride from Manitoba legislature to alert public about lack of abortion access

More than 100 people on bicycles and skates took to the streets of Winnipeg Thursday to protest for greater protection of women's abortion rights in Canada, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade two months ago.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says non-confidence vote still set for Friday despite announcement by Arlen Dumas

Suspended Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas says he intends to seek trauma-based treatment. It’s the second time he has volunteered to seek treatment after a woman accused him of inappropriate behaviour.  

Even a year's worth of rent can't get recent immigrants into decent housing in Winnipeg, they say

Despite having the means to pay, many new immigrants struggle to access good rental accommodations in Manitoba, unless they can find a Canadian guarantor with good credit.

4-month wait for passports forces Manitoba family to cancel summer trip

A Manitoba mom says she's had to cancel her family's summer vacation plans, four months after she applied for her kids' passport renewals. High demand for passports has led to long lines at passport offices and disappointment for families like hers.

Trucking industry, students pained by long wait for licences despite increased testing in Manitoba

People hoping to become drivers of semi-trailer trucks are waiting longer than usual to do road tests for Class 1 licences so they can start working in an industry struggling with a shortage of workers.

Fewer kids off to Manitoba summer camps as staff shortages, COVID concerns affect numbers

After two years of pandemic restrictions, camping directors across Manitoba expected a tsunami of campers to sign up for a quintessential summer activity — overnight camping — but registration is lower than expected, with some camps running at less than half their capacity.