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Flin Flon MLA Report: Manitobans need their jobs to combat workforce shortage, rising cost of living

Flin Flon MLA Report: Manitobans need their jobs to combat workforce shortage, rising cost of living

"The NDP Opposition proposed a freeze on Manitoba Hydro rates, to give Manitobans a break during times of quickly rising costs. Both the Liberals and Conservatives voted against our proposal."
Backyard Astronomy: the Mars show

Backyard Astronomy: the Mars show

Mars and Earth will be only 82 million kilometres apart on the night of Dec. 8.
Editorial: Evidence of gun proliferation in the city disquieting

Editorial: Evidence of gun proliferation in the city disquieting

Recent incidents in which shots have been fired in Thompson didn't hurt anybody, but the potential for injury was there.
Port of Churchill finally opening for business?

Port of Churchill finally opening for business?

The opportunity costs of not exporting natural gas and oil remain enormous.
MLA Report: PC government has deprioritized Northern Manitobans for too long

MLA Report: PC government has deprioritized Northern Manitobans for too long

"Northern Manitoba deserves the attention of this government, and the longer that this government goes without investing significantly in the north, northern families and communities will continue to struggle to make ends meet."
Editorial: Oil through Churchill seems more symbolic than practical

Editorial: Oil through Churchill seems more symbolic than practical

The idea of shipping large quantities of crude oil out though Churchill has been moribund for more than eight years, dating back to the summer of 2014, when former owner OmniTrax abandoned plans to test the market for oil shipments by sending a trial run of 330,000 barrels,
Flin Flon MLA Report: 47 per cent of northern highway maintenance positions are vacant

Flin Flon MLA Report: 47 per cent of northern highway maintenance positions are vacant

"Over the last few years, dozens of positions have been cut. Even after cutting these positions, there is a 47 per cent vacancy rate in northern highway maintenance with 127 positions unfilled."
Editorial: Voters apparently mostly satisfied with status quo

Editorial: Voters apparently mostly satisfied with status quo

The re-election of Thompson's mayor and all four incumbent councillors who ran in Oct. 26 election seems to indicate that those who bothered to vote were not in the market for substantial change.
MLA Report: Thompson pool private member’s resolution

MLA Report: Thompson pool private member’s resolution

Inflation between funding application for a new Thompson pool being submitted and it being approved last spring means cost estimates fall short of what's needed.
Letter: An open letter to mayor and council candidates about burnt-out streetlights

Letter: An open letter to mayor and council candidates about burnt-out streetlights

A three-block section of the Juniper neighbourhood has not had any working streetlights since the middle of May.
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