Headlines Aug 28:
-MB liquor strike ends as unionized workers vote to accept new 4-year contract: MGEU. All Liquor Marts to open Monday as employees head back to work, Liquor and Lotteries says.
-MPI shares plan to sustain some services ahead of Monday strike. Broker partners stay open; contact centre to receive critical claims under strike.
-Death could be Brandon’s 3rd Homocide of 2023. Early Sunday in the 900 block of Pacific, a 911 call was received reporting a possible stabbing. Police say the 46-year-old male victim was suffering from injuries consistent with a stabbing, transported to hospital where he later died. BPS Major Crimes and Forensic Identification are investigating it as a homicide.
-Back-to-school sticker shock has some MB parents searching for savings, deals on supplies and clothing. Some schools bulk buy supplies for students for a yearly fee while at others, kids are required to have their own supplies. Either way, parents can expect to pay more.
-Winnipeg police investigating 21st homicide of 2023 after police responded Sunday to a man suffering a gunshot wound in a residence on Furby Street.
-Warmest week of the Summer? Sunshine and temps in the upper 20’s low 30’s heading into Sept Long.
Harvest is underway in Manitoba. Good luck Farming friends and enjoy those dinners in the field!
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Ride Share for BOATS! Can’t afford to buy or upkeep a boat. I can’t. This is why I LOVE THE IDEA OF THIS BUSINESS! It’s a ride share but instead of for cars it’s for boats! Want to live the boat life but don’t own one? Finnish company Skipperi came to Lake Ontario this past May — at $475 per month. Could Manitoba be next?
So much for paper straws. Did anyone think this was a good idea? Paper straws have been found to contain potentially toxic chemicals which pose threat to humans, animals, the environment. Environmentalists are asking “do we really need ANY kind of straws?”
WAIT. Don’t destroy it, we’ll drink it! France Has So Much Extra Wine, It’s Paying Farmers $215 Million To Destroy It. It’s called “supply management” and a fall in demand for French wines, a more competitive market and lingering pandemic problems have hit winemakers in the regions of Bordeaux and Languedoc hard. So hard that that the French government will soon pay them $215 million to sell off their surplus—and has set aside other money to help grape-growers shrink their vineyards.
What an accident! Ryan Preece suffered one of the wildest and most violent flips in recent memory during the final laps of Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway. On Lap 157 of the 163-lap event, Preece’s No. 41 Ford Mustang shot down the track in the middle of the pack racing down the backstretch, making contact with SHR teammate Chase Briscoe. The two cars shot down into the infield grass and over the infield road course utilized for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The transition from grass to asphalt back to grass sent Preece’s car airborne.
North America’s favorite airline is? AIR CANADA!
Winnipeg to Cancun and Winnipeg to Paris JUST went on SALE!
Westjet just put both Cancun and Paris ON SALE from Winnipeg. Below are the links with dates and info on how to take advantage:
Mom shares relatable ‘average house tour’ video. Stephanie Murphy’s video, featuring her junk drawers and two blankets on her bed for her and her husband, who don’t share, has gone viral for showing the realities of an “average” home.
Girl saying ‘Winnie the Pooh’ sounds like something else in funny video. This dad was cracking up over his daughter’s pronunciation of the famous Disney and A. A. Milne character.
Spanish FA boss reluctantly agrees to kiss the rest of team. SPANISH FA president Luis Rubiales has agreed to kiss all the rest of the girls on his country’s World Cup-winning football team if that will make them happy. Rubiales has reluctantly accepted that he upset the squad by kissing forward Jenni Hermoso on the lips during celebrations, making the other players jealous that she was his favourite. This guy is off his rocker. What happened to the “high five” dude?
‘The Blind Side’ producers divulge how much money Michael Oher, Tuohy family actually made from the film. The producers of ” The Blind Side ” are addressing the “many mischaracterizations and uninformed opinions” surrounding the award, but one thing is for sure. Of the $300+ million made on the movie, the family got very little of it.