Aaron Pritchett playing Winnipeg January 21, 2019

Multi CCMA and Juno Award winning Canadian country musician Aaron Pritchett is heading out for his 2019 Out On The Town cross-Canada tour. Joined by special guests Kira Isabella and David James, the night promises an electrifying good-time of hot country music.

Playing in clubs before getting his break in a CMT sponsored contest, he gained popularity quickly and is now one of Canada’s most recognizable young country singers. The upcoming tour marks his 8th studio album Out on The Town and features the new single Better When I do.

January 21, 2019
Centennial Concert Hall
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http://www.aaron-pritchett.com

 

Winter Fest 2019 Jan 31st to Feb 03 in Brandon, MB

"Dakota

 

Dakota Nation Winter Fest poster styled in red with imagery of sports and Indigenous design. The poster features promos and headlines for the many festival activities including hockey and a tradeshow.

Dakota Nation festival is the largest Indigenous sport and cultural event of it’s kind all under one roof.

Sports attractions include adult hockey, minor hockey, WACIPI, 3on 3 basketball & volleyball. Other activities include a trade show, the monster bingo game, a pool tournament, a teen dance for the youth, an entertaining talent show for the family, traditional moccasin games, square dancing & more.

The registration deadline is January 18, 2019.

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For General Inquiries Contact Shannon Williams at 204 761-1631

 

 

Gas Prices Soar for Fly In Community as the Winter Roads Get Set to Open

Sources in the Island Lake Region report that gas prices are soaring for the fly in community of Red Sucker Lake. A liter of gas currently goes for $2.98 the First Nations Community. That’s more than double the price of what it usually goes for which is $1.68. Current reports say that Red Sucker Lake is the only community affected by the Price Increase so far. That’s not good news for the locals with the opening of the Winter roads looming. Currently in the city of Winnipeg the price for a liter of gas goes for as low as $00.92 cents, making the Red sucker Lake gas price more than three times expensive.

Investigating the Price of Milk in Northern Manitoba

A new report says current government programs intended to reduce the cost of milk in northern Manitoba and in first nations communities are not working.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba Office says they have studied the cost of milk in 22 different communities and compared it to pricing in Winnipeg. They found that, once current subsidies were factored out of the cost of a litre of milk, prices in northern communities were as much as $1.40 higher than in Winnipeg.

These prices were based on milk prices in August and September of 2016.  They looked at milk pricing in both First Nation and non-First Nation communities.  These prices were compared to an average price of milk in 11 different stores around Winnipeg.

Lack of Competition

CCPA Manitoba says in their report that prices in First Nations communities with transportation subsidies designed to decrease the price of milk do not necessarily have that outcome.  They attribute the still-considerably-higher prices to the monopoly held by a single store for milk sales in many communities.

Participants in focus group meetings that the Centre held echoed this concern. One participant from Lac Brochet blamed the Northern Store for the higher prices saying, “[i]f the government increases social assistance, they also increase their prices.”

The report also highlighted an interesting difference in the cost of milk at stores in The Pas and in Opaskwayak Cree Nation.  According to the investigation, there was a 22.8% increase in the price of a litre-carton of milk across the bridge into OCN.

Making Milk Cheaper

The Centre says that milk could be made more affordable in northern communities if regulated pricing was extended beyond the currently defined areas.

Currently, milk prices have a government-mandated maximum within a 240 kilometer radius of Winnipeg and 360 kilometers of Brandon.

The report recommends extending that price protection to every community that are accessible with an all-season road.

It says this regulatory change would result in a price decrease of 3.11% to 38.41% with Tataskweyak and Sapotaweyak to benefit the most. There was no specific recommendation made to reduce milk prices in communities without all-season road access.

Read the full report here.

Dierks Bentley playing Winnipeg January 22, 2019

Dierks Bentley’s 2019 Burning Man Tour

American country music artist Dierks Bentley (Nashville’s Capitol Records) is on the road in 2019 with his anticipated ‘Burning Man’ tour. Bentley’s debut and second album’s with Capitol Records in 2005 reached platinum record sales. His third album Long Trip Alone from 2006 is certified gold. He has 16 number one hits including ‘Home’, ‘Come a Little Closer’ & ‘Sideways’.

Dierks Bentley’s 9th studio album “The Mountain released June 08, 2018 features the hit single “Women Amen”. In 2017 Dierks won a Grammy Award for Best County Duo with co-singer Elle King for the track ‘Different for Girls’. Dierks is a recognized musician, performer and song-writer who in 2005 was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, inducted as the third youngest member after Carrie Underwood and Josh Turner.

 

We are looking forward to a great night of country music in downtown Winnipeg at Bell MTS Place. Bentley is joined on tour by country music artists Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes & Hot Country Knights.

DIERKS BENTLEY
January 22, 2019
Bell MTS Place
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http://www.dierks.com/

 

Another arrest made in St. Georges double homicide

An arrest has been made in a double murder from February 2017 in St. Georges, Manitoba.
RCMP say they have 54-year-old Claude Francis Guimond of Fort Alexander, Manitoba in custody.
He has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in what Mounties have described as a “targeted shooting.”
Guimond’s arrest is the second in connection with the slaying 35-year-old Steven Chevrefils and 43-year-old Jody Brown .
Jason Alexander Bruyere was arrested shortly after the crime was committed, but charges against him were dropped the very next day.

Arrest made in Oxford House slaying

Mounties are investigating after a 45-year-old man from Oxford House was stabbed early Monday morning. The victim has not been further identified.

Emergency responders sent the injured man to Oxford House’s nursing station in stable condition.
While there, his condition worsened and he succumbed to his injuries at 9:45 PM Monday night, just 19 hours after the incident was called into police.

Under arrest for her alleged involvement in the killing is 38-year-old Cecelia Bradburn of Oxford House.  She makes her first court appearance on a Manslaughter charge in Thompson tomorrow.