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Lake Manitoba dynamic sure to change with invasion of zebra mussels, says commercial fishing prez

Lake Manitoba dynamic sure to change with invasion of zebra mussels, says commercial fishing prez

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A commercial fisherman who has been fishing on Lake Manitoba for decades says he and other local fishers are now on edge and wondering how the lake and their livelihoods will be affected, after invasive zebra mussels were discovered in Lake Manitoba earlier this week. “All of the fishers I have spoken to who fish…

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Selkirk school division will have temporary mask mandate, other rural schools following mask recommendation

Selkirk school division will have temporary mask mandate, other rural schools following mask recommendation

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter One Manitoba school division says they will mandate masks in school at least temporarily when the school year starts up in September, while another division says they are planning to leave that decision in the hands of parents and students for now. In a letter sent out by the Lord Selkirk School Division (LSSD) the…

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‘MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS’ Riverton man’s potato chip operation going national

‘MORE THAN JUST BUSINESS’ Riverton man’s potato chip operation going national

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter In just over five years an Indigenous business owner has taken an upstart potato chip business from humble roots in rural Manitoba, to a distribution deal that will now see his chips sold all across the country. Alfred Lea of Riverton, a community approximately 110 kilometres north of Winnipeg, is the creator of the Native…

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Winnipegger ready for liftoff

Winnipegger ready for liftoff

By Maggie Macintosh, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter14-Jul-21 A British billionaire’s successful trip to the edge of space has left one Winnipegger over the moon about the ticket she purchased to get aboard his rocketship. “It seems much more feasible now to go up in space,” said Judy Anderson, a self-described amateur astronomer who made a down payment on such a voyage via…

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Northern tourism need open borders to bring ‘ghost town’ back to life, says Wapusk Adventures owner

Northern tourism need open borders to bring ‘ghost town’ back to life, says Wapusk Adventures owner

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter David Daley says he has watched over the last year as the pandemic has devastated his business and his mental health, and turned his home community of Churchill into a “ghost town.” “Mentally I’m just done,” Wapusk Adventures long-time owner David Daley said on Thursday morning from his home in Churchill. “We’re in trouble, we…

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