HEADLINES Oct 17: NEW Inflation numbers this morning shows the BIG inflation number cooled slightly for September. August was 4% and September’s rate came in at 3.8%. However food and gas remain stubbornly high, and are the top two expenses for Canadians after mortgages. Grocery prices were up 5.7%, gas up 7.5%.
-Manitoba reinstates mask mandates for health-care workers in hospitals, care homes. Starting Wednesday, health-care staff must wear medical masks around patients: province.
-21yr old man from Minnedosa arrested for allegedly chasing a vehicle, while armed with a knife on Saturday. RCMP say a 53-year-old man was chased by the suspect’s vehicle after attempting to put out an abandoned campfire at Minnedosa beach. The victim’s car was hit several times, to the point where it became non-operational, so the victim left the vehicle and fled, while the suspect took the victim’s vehicle, droving it into a fence, before being arrested.
-A new report says Canadian farmers have a higher rate of stress, depression and anxiety than the general public, as mental health advocates call for more supports.
-CP Holiday train returns to MB December 4th with stops in Portage, Minnedosa, Neepawa and Shoal Lake.
-MB judge upholds province’s ban on homegrown non-medical cannabis. The MB government enacted a law to ban homegrown recreational cannabis, saying it’s an important part of the province’s approach to regulating and controlling access.
-Winnipeg court hears man was in psychosis when he killed parents, attacked nurse.
-Premier-designate Wab Kinew and his cabinet ministers will get sworn in today. Most other MLAs are scheduled to be sworn in on Oct. 23.
-LA visits WPG to take on the Jets tonight, while the Wheat Kings visit Seattle tonight to play the Thunderbirds.
HAPPY PASTA DAY!!!!
Taking place during National Pasta Month, World Pasta Day is celebrated with what else but PASTA! Pasta is made with flour, salt, water, and eggs. It comes in many shapes, like ribbons, cords, and tubes, and can be prepared in myriad ways, with different cooking techniques and in many recipes. It can be tossed with butter, cheese, seasonings, and sauces of tomato, seafood, and cream. Some pasta may be stuffed with meat, cheese, or spinach. Pasta is used in dishes like spaghetti, fettuccine Alfredo, macaroni and cheese, lasagna, and penne and pesto, and in soups and casseroles. What is the top Tik Tok Pasta recipe? It’s called “Viral Spaghetti”.
11 Things you DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PASTA: https://www.foodnetwork.ca/article/facts-you-didnt-know-about-pasta/
HOW WELL DO you know your pasta?!?!?! Take the quiz! https://www.buzzfeed.com/shelbyheinrich/pasta-image-quiz
The most HAUNTED HOTEL ROOM IN MANITOBA!- Room 202 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg! People who’ve stayed there have said they heard footsteps on the floorboards – around the bed – at night. They’ve heard wet, watery steps coming out of the bathroom, and the sound of wire hangers scraping around inside the bedside closet. Others have heard a disembodied sobbing. The light inside the closet is said to turn on by itself, as does the television. A cloaked figure hovers at the end of the bed. The Winnipeg Free Press reports a sighting of blood seen running down the walls, while it’s reported Canadian Liberal MP Brenda Chamberlain used the room in 2000, only to experience an invisible presence getting into the bed beside her. Ms. Chamberlain, otherwise an outspoken skeptic, said: “It was like somebody was settling into position next to me, like my husband only lighter. I actually felt the bed move.” According to the Toronto Star, there’s a certain woman who regularly stays at the hotel and always asks for Room 202 – where she says she is visited by a ghost in a white ballroom gown. Here’s the article, and a video of what it’s like to stay in ROOM 202.
ENOUGH INFLATION and enough anxiety about finance! Inflation is being replaced with FUNFLATION. What is that? It’s a belief that money should be spent on experiences like concerts, eating out and trips, even if that means charging it to your credit card to “live your best life”.
Grass is always greener. Blockbuster wishes they could go back in time and go digital. For Netflix, its the opposite. They’re hoping they can expand their business by…..wait for it….building brick and mortar locations? IT’s true. But its more like “Hard Rock Cafe” than Blockbuster Video.
Pink postpones shows due to ‘family medical issues’ that require ‘immediate attention’. Pink’s upcoming shows in Tacoma, Washington, have been postponed due to “family medical issues.”
CP Holiday Train. No stop in Brandon this year, but Christmas Train lovers can still catch the train December 4th in Portage, Neepawa, Minnedosa and Shoal Lake as it makes its way up the #16 highway rail system. Here’s a Brandon visit if you’ve never seen the holiday train before. Bundle up!