Steve Lambert, Winnipeg Free Press

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Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Recent articles by Steve:

Manitoba premier open to reviewing taxes

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is open to the idea of a wide-ranging review of its taxes to remain competitive with other provinces, Premier Heather Stefanson said Thursday. → Read More

Manitoba Green party leader plans to step down

WINNIPEG - The leader of the Green Party of Manitoba is planning to leave after spending more than a decade growing the party's visibility and share of the popular vote. James Beddome says he will not run for another term as leader when his current one expires in the fall. → Read More

Manitoba government announces disaster aid relief as flood worries continue

A truck navigates flood waters in Peguis First Nation, Man., Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The Manitoba government is offering financial aid for flood victims as wet weather threatens to raise rivers again.David Lipnowski/The Canadian Press The Manitoba government said Monday it would offer financial aid for flood victims as wet weather threatened to raise rivers again and prolong an already soggy… → Read More

Frequently flooded reserve wants protection

WINNIPEG - The marshy delta of Manitoba's Fisher River was not the original home of Peguis First Nation. But having been relocated there more than a century ago after an illegal land transfer, and facing increased flooding in recent decades, the community is hoping to get some permanent infrastructure for protection. → Read More

Fisher River rises, causes more damage in flooded Manitoba community

More than 900 people had left Peguis First Nation by Monday after a weekend storm and ice jams caused the Fisher River to swell; another 200 left Tuesday as the water crept higher → Read More

Manitoba government ran focus groups on planned education reform before backing down

The proposals covered everything from student assessments to the curriculum, but a proposal to eliminate all elected English-language school boards and install a provincial education authority generated far and away the most public concern → Read More

Manitoba hit hard as winter weather won’t let up

Combination of rain, snow and strong winds was the latest blow in a season that has seen the most snow in years → Read More

Former The Bay store in downtown Winnipeg to be used partly for Indigenous housing

The Winnipeg store was closed in November 2020, and the municipal and provincial governments have been working to help find a new use for the site → Read More

Former Bay store in downtown Winnipeg to be used partly for Indigenous housing

One of the landmark stores formerly run by the Hudson's Bay Co. is about to undergo a major transformation. A Manitoba government source says the six-storey, 655,000-square-foot building in downtown Winnipeg is to be transferred to Indigenous leadership and will be used partly for affordable housing. → Read More

Manitoba budget offers tax cuts, some additional health-care spending

Manitoba government says it plans to boost its education tax rebate for residential and farm properties to 37.5 per cent from 25 per cent, which would save the average homeowner $196 a year → Read More

Manitoba government releases budget

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government's annual budget is proposing a number of tax cuts and promising to help a health-care system battered by COVID-19. The Progressive Conservative government says it plans to boost its education tax rebate for residential and farm properties to 37.5 per cent from 25 per cent, which would save the average homeowner $196 a year. A similar tax credit for renters is… → Read More

Manitoba Tory government says health money coming in budget

Manitoba’s government is signalling that its upcoming budget will pump more money into health care and offer some sort of protection against rising inflation → Read More

Health care expected focus of Manitoba budget

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government, trailing in opinion polls with an election set for next year, is signalling that its upcoming budget will pump more money into health care and offer some sort of protection against rising inflation. Premier Heather Stefanson has revealed some of her cards ahead of the budget, set for Tuesday. → Read More

Manitoba government closes youth jail, cites decline in incarceration rate

The Agassiz Youth Centre in Portage la Prairie will close in July after operating at less than half capacity for several years → Read More

Manitoba to deliver 2022-23 budget next month

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is promising more tax cuts in its budget even as the province faces ongoing deficits and a health-care system struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Manitoba hydro rate increases could be capped, hearings reduced under new bill

Bill before provincial legislature would set a maximum annual increase of five per cent or the rate of inflation, whichever was lower → Read More

Two former CFL players among candidates in Manitoba byelection Tuesday

The Tory candidate in the Manitoba byelection is a former Winnipeg Blue Bomber. The Liberals are also running a former Bomber → Read More

Manitoba eyes new standards for police, more time for people to file complaints

Manitoba NDP says there also needs to be more enforcement so that officers who do wrong are punished → Read More

Manitoba eyes tighter security at legislature

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is looking at tightening security at the legislature and banning some activities from the grounds that surround the historic building. A bill put forward by the Progressive Conservative government Tuesday proposes the provincial cabinet set down a list of prohibited activities in the area. → Read More

Manitoba to ease cosmetic pesticide rules

WINNIPEG - Manitoba homeowners and municipalities could soon more freely use pesticides on their lawns and public areas. A bill put before the legislature Monday by the Progressive Conservative government proposes an end to a restriction on cosmetic pesticides for private lawns, grassy areas near roadways and some municipal fields and parks. → Read More