Trudeau’s sunny ways are turning into dark days

Will the Norman affair have more political impact than SNC-Lavalin when voters head to the polls this fall?

Trudeau’s sunny ways are turning into dark daysWhat will be the bigger political scandal involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government? SNC-Lavalin is well out in front, but the Norman affair is slowly starting to catch up. It all begins with a $668-million deal signed by former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper with the Quebec-based shipbuilding company Chantier Davie Canada…

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbing

Portage RCMP seek public help following NW stabbingPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking the public for any information following a stabbing incident on May 7. RCMP were called at approximately 9:55 a.m. to a report of a male who was seen bleeding on 3 St. N.W. in Portage la Prairie. Police did not immediately locate a victim, but evidence from the scene…

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costs

The province needs to get its house in order. That means, among other things, good old-fashioned police work

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costsBritish Columbia is hardly a tax haven in the mould of Panama, yet organized crime has still established a foothold for laundering,– according to some estimates, $1 billion or more a year. Until last year, despite mounting activity, the problem flew under the radar. Now several reports have made their way to the media and…

Only Trudeau could cause a PR nightmare while joining a relief effort

What would possess the ‘selfie PM’ to smile for the cameras at a flood zone with people’s lives hanging in the balance?

Only Trudeau could cause a PR nightmare while joining a relief effortThere are pros and cons to a national leader appearing at a natural disaster. For every act of goodwill, someone will question the motive behind this visit. For every bead of sweat on the brow, someone will wonder if he or she wouldn’t rather be somewhere else. By and large, the positives far outweigh the…

Taking offence for all the wrong reasons

Why can't we just say what we mean and leave off the attention-seeking hyperbole?

Taking offence for all the wrong reasonsThe pressing need to create an existential crisis on every topic has gripped both our media outlets and social media sites. Serious words have been stripped of all meaning. It’s impossible to have a practical discussion on any topic on social media. Some outlets, in an effort to be heard and seen above the cacophony,…

RCMP report Feb.18-24

RCMP report Feb.18-24The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-02-18 and 2019-02-24. During this time period, police responded to 320 calls for service   Traffic violations 139      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 7          Vehicle Collisions 3         …

RCMP ask for community help

RCMP ask for community helpPortage la Prairie RCMP are asking for community assistance in locating a person at large on a warrant of arrest. Mateo Roulette. Presently charged with assault, theft under $5,000 and three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, Portage RCMP acted on information early Feb. 22 that 20-year-old Mateo Roulette could be at a…

RCMP report Feb.11-17

RCMP report Feb.11-17The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-02-11 and 2019-02-17. During this time period police responded to 289 calls for service Traffic violations 121      Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 4          Vehicle Collisions 1          Impaired…

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incident

Portage la Prairie RCMP respond to serious domestic incidentPortage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate a tense early morning “domestic situation” that resulted in the hospitalization of one woman with unknown injuries and a Portage la Prairie man being charged with attempted murder. Manitoba RCMP report today Portage la Prairie Fire Department, Emergency Services and RCMP responded to a Feb. 15 call at…

RCMP report Feb. 4-10

RCMP report Feb. 4-10The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains Area (Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding Rural Municipalities). The reporting dates are between 2019-02-04 and 2019-02-10. During this time period, police responded to 296 calls for service   Traffic violations 145 Traffic Offences (Highway Traffic Act) 10 Vehicle Collisions 2…
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