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Winnipeg deliberates regulating short- term rentals

The City of Winnipeg is considering regulations for short-term rental apartments such as Airbnbs to address issues with fairness in the hospitality sector, noise and criminal activity.

Fourth vaccine dose available to elderly Manitobans

Fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone aged 70 or older and Indigenous people older than 50 in Manitoba.

U of M bursary available to those affected by Ukraine war

The University of Manitoba has earmarked $1 million for an emergency bursary fund to provide financial assistance to students struggling due to the war in Ukraine.

Arbitrator rules U of M must increase salaries for UMFA

The University of Manitoba must increase the salaries of University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) members, an arbitrator ruled last week.

Rykiss handily takes UMSU presidency

The 2022 UMSU executive board will consist of Jaron Rykiss as president, Tracy Karuhogo as vice-president student life, Victoria Romero as vice-president advocacy, Brook Rivard as vice-president finance and operations and Elishia Ratel as vice-president community engagement.

CRB, wage, rent subsidies replaced with reduced benefits

The federal government is scaling down a number of COVID-19 financial programs that were set to expire last week, including the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). The programs will be replaced with reduced benefits, although due to parliamentary delays, these benefits may not be accessible until late November.

Annamie Paul stepping down as Green leader

Following disappointing election results and months of infighting over the Israel-Palestine conflict, Annamie Paul announced last week that she is stepping down as leader of the federal Green Party of Canada (GPC).

Meet the 2022 UMSU community representative candidates

Voting will take place online March 31 to April 1 at umsu.simplyvoting.com

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