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Winnipeg youth worker attacked, slashed with machete, police say

Courtesy: CBC News A man is recovering after a balaclava-clad attacker approached and slashed him with a machete, police say. A 60-year-old youth worker at McDermot Avenue Baptist Church confronted a suspect wearing a balaclava at about 8:45 p.m. in the 800 block of McDermot Avenue near Tecumseh Street. The man asked the suspect to …

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Many Manitobans living paycheque to paycheque: study

Courtesy: Global News For many Manitobans, the road to a comfortable retirement is becoming longer and more difficult. If you’re living paycheque to paycheque and not saving as much as you’d like, you’re not alone. In Manitoba, 54 per cent of respondents said they’re living paycheque to paycheque. Furthermore, the CPA said 32 per cent …

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Manitoba school division gives first reading to religious instruction by-law

Courtesy: CHV91.5 FM The Seine River School Division gave its first reading to a by-law allowing religious instruction to take place at Richer School for this year. Superintendent Mike Borgfjord says this is not something that would be run by the teachers of the school, but someone from outside the school would come in to …

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REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: RELIGIOUS BELIEF

Courtesy: Manitoba Human Rights Commission The Code prohibits unreasonable discrimination on the basis of religion in all of the protected activities under The Code, including employment (s.14) and services (s.13). As set out in Policy # I-13, Section 9(2)(d) “religion or creed, or religious belief, religious association or religious activity” will be interpreted to include …

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Winnipeg’s homeless lack continuous health care, clothing during cold weather

Courtesy: Global News ‘There’s a saying the rich stay healthy and sick stay poor’ Winnipeg’s homeless, suffering through the extreme cold, are facing a dire situation as their health issues are being compounded by the frigid weather. Dr. Neil Craton, who has volunteered at the Siloam Mission’s health centre for the past 10 years, said …

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