Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister hinted at a potential breakthrough with the federal government on a carbon tax on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, and did not rule out introducing a tax in the upcoming provincial budget.
The federal government on Thursday, February 6, 2020, ordered lower speed limits for all trains carrying large amounts of dangerous goods, hours after a fiery derailment in rural Saskatchewan sent thick black smoke into the air.
It has become an annual ritual in Manitoba — mid-winter thoughts turn to the spring melt and whether land and communities will be threatened by rising water that comes from rivers as far away as the Rocky Mountains and South Dakota.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the prime minister must help unify the country by ensuring the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is built so that western oil can get coastal access to overseas markets.
The farm that has been in Jamal Abas' family for four generations was without power for a sixth straight day Tuesday — one of thousands of homes and businesses across Manitoba still suffering after a massive snowstorm that brought down trees, transmission lines and large utility towers.