New parents waiting months for financial benefits amid surge in CERB claims

Months after having their babies, some parents are still waiting to receive benefits from Canada's employment insurance program, which has been overloaded during the COVID-19 pandemic.  "It's been a complete financial…

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Ancient hoes found in southwestern Manitoba could reveal more about Indigenous farmers, archeologist says

A recent archeological find in southwestern Manitoba could reveal more about the lives of Indigenous farmers before colonization, says one of the archeologists leading the excavation project. The site south…

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End to slaughterhouses would benefit workers, consumers — but it’s unlikely even COVID-19 will force change

Better prices for farmers. Higher-quality meat for consumers. Improved conditions for workers on the production line. Those are some of the benefits farmers and experts say could come from rethinking…

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U of Manitoba leads global effort to study effect of decreased human activity on wildlife

A University of Manitoba professor is leading a global effort to study the impact scaling back human activity due to COVID-19 has had on wildlife. Fewer cars may decrease traffic mortality and…

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