Headlines May 17: Special air quality statement: Forest fire smoke from AB causing air quality issues again today, as smoke drifts in from AB, where 90 wildfires are burning, 23 out of control. | Latest inflation numbers slow, with exception of food, gas, mortgages and rent, as the cost of living becomes unaffordable for many. | ‘Off to a good start’: Seeding delayed slightly but MB farmers optimistic as 25% of the crop is in. | A potential WestJet strike shouldn’t disrupt flights at Brandon as Encore jet crews are in a different union. However, connections Calgary onward will still likely be impacted. | Did WestJet pilots reject $300K+ salaries? Union says figures ‘cherry-picked’ | A motorcycle crash in the RM of Riding Mountain West Monday claimed the life of a 49-year-old Dauphin man. | New report calls MB a child care ‘desert’ with extreme shortage of available spaces. | 5 people arrested after stolen property, drugs discovered in RM of Lac Du Bonnet. | Girl missing for 6 years found after being recognized on ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ | Winnipeg man ‘set for life’ with $1-million scratch ticket win.
Environment Canada warns of rapidly deteriorating air quality today as a cold front moves through the province this morning bringing smoke from wildfires in the west. Conditions will swiftly deteriorate behind the front bringing very poor air quality and reduced visibility. The smoke is expected to move into the Red River Valley this afternoon, however air quality and visibility due to wildfire smoke can fluctuate over short distances and can vary considerably from hour to hour. Conditions should improve across the entirety of southern Manitoba by Thursday morning as the plume of smoke exits the province and heads into the United States. People with lung disease (such as asthma) or heart disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by wildfire smoke.
FB: Connie Chartier Tanguay (Wednesday Morning St. Lazare MB)
Latest on the WestJet Pilot Strike looming for Friday: Apparently the strike will NOT affect Brandon to Calgary flights since those pilots belong to a different Union. However if you’re connecting to a cruise, another holiday or have to get on a bigger plane at Calgary, you may have some challenges this weekend. Here’s the latest:
Top Baby Names from 2022 are out and a TV show is really changing things up! “Yellowstone” the show has taken the world by storm, and now it’s taking over the new baby names! Many parents are naming their children names of characters on the show! Would you name your baby after someone from Yellowstone???
Dogs in restaurants. As dogs slowly become more popular than the thought of having children, more people are asking to bring pets to the restaurant, and some cities are doing just that. But not all customers are happy about this.
Fancy Feast. Want to eat somewhere WORLD CLASS? Winnipeg has a couple of culinary hot spots. In fact, Manitoba is home to 2 of the top rated restaurants in all of Canada.
More cream and more cheese in your KD! Mac and Cheese in the USA just got cheesier. Is it coming to Canada? New Kraft Mac & Cheese Deluxe is now available in the freezer aisle and there’s even a sweater!
Shocking Wedding Cakes. The price some people pay for cake is astonishing.
More Weird food combos. Food choices the internet wants to CANCEL.
Pizza. Everyone’s favorite food. But what do people like to put on it? North America’s Favorite Pizza Topping is……………
Treats for the mailman. Homeowner Kathy Ouma from Middletown, Delaware posted on her Facebook page that she leaves goodies out often for delivery guys. We’re so glad she shared a video of her doorbell camera footage showing the excitement of Amazing delivery guy after finding a little surprise she left on her doorstep for him.
It’s one thing to sit in different seats than your kids on a flight. But one Dad filmed himself leaving his kids in coach while flying first class, saying he “Earned It” and that you shouldn’t “Spoil” your kids. Agree?
The economy is so bad, even strippers are unionizing. Not only that, they may go on strike!