NDP Hit Dauphin, Swan River on Campaign Trail
Some Parkland-specific promises from Manitoba's NDP last week.
Leader Greg Selinger spoke in Swan River Saturday morning, vowing to invest $5.9-million in a vocational training facility and two new science classrooms in Swan Valley Regional Secondary School.
Swan River incumbent Ron Kostyshyn says that this will provide an opportunity and choice for students.
"We definitely know this is an opportunity to enhance desire/need for tradespeople, and this eventually will also lead to cost-saving for families because they stay in the localized area, they can stay home and also get trained at the same time."
Selinger also promised $145-million to work on highways 5, 6, 10, and 20.
The party made a similar announcement in Dauphin on Friday, targeting several local highways and upgrades to the DRCSS culinary arts and carpentry programs.
Paddlewheel Princess Up for Sale
The captain and owner of the Paddlewheel Princess on the Red River says he's retiring from the tour business, and this time he means it.
Captain Steve Hawchuk started operating the paddle boat in his early 30s when he was tired of working at a gravel and concrete company.
He retired in 2011, but a year later he jumped back aboard because he says he got so many phone calls from people asking him to bring the boat back.
Hawchuk has put the boat up for sale, and says to give him a call if you're interested.
A cache of 11.5-million records obtained by an international coalition of investigative journalists may reveal how some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people have been hiding their money.
Australia's tax agency says it's investigating more than 800 wealthy people for possible tax evasion linked to their alleged dealings with Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm which is one of the world's largest creators of shell companies.
The journalists' group says it will release the full, leaked list of people linked to such companies in coming weeks.
The Weeknd was the big winner at the 45th annual Juno Awards in Calgary, claiming five of the trophies.
The album of the year award for ''Beauty Behind the Madness'' and single of the year award for ''Can't Feel My Face'' took his career total to nine Junos.
Alessia Cara won Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.
Walk Off The Earth won Group Of The Year.
Dean Brody won Country Album Of The Year for "Gypsy Road,'' and Burton Cummings was honoured for his recent induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.