Finally, a viable way to offer public toilets downtown

Most people agree downtown Winnipeg needs more public washrooms. The problem has always been the expense. It costs a lot to buy, police and maintain an array of stand-alone toilet facilities. How about this as a less-expensive alternative? Require all new buildings that receive public money to provide and maintain washrooms open to the public. […]

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Folk fest agrees to pay former employee over human-rights complaint

Highest general-damage amount in a Manitoba human-rights case The Winnipeg Folk Festival has agreed to pay a breast cancer survivor $110,000 in lost wages and $20,000 in damages by not letting her return to work after her health battle. The $20,000 in general damages is the highest ever seen in a Manitoba human-rights case. READ […]

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Labour ministry inspectors to conduct safety blitz to prevent common injuries

TORONTO – Inspectors from the Ontario Ministry of Labour will hold a “workplace safety blitz” in the coming months in an effort to prevent the most common on-the-job injuries. Labour Minister Monte McNaughton says the three-month project — running from Tuesday until Dec. 27 — will see inspectors focus on musculoskeletal injury and respiratory illness […]

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