Like any reporter should, I cringe at anonymous sources. In many cases, I worry it's lazy journalism that allows people to take swipes at rivals with no consequences or manipulate a story in secret. Anonymous sources also make it hard for readers to judge someone's credibility and motivation for speaking to the media. It's up to the reporter to ask "why is this person really talking to me? Is there a reason that undermines the information they're offering?" In the race to be first with a good story, we may not always ask that enough. I've tried, in recent years, to avoid using anonymous sources, especially in political stories. In fact, when Shelly Glover was named Manitoba's federal minister, Bruce Owen and I made a little deal with each other to only quote people on the record for a short profile we were assigned. (The result was kind of a boring story, unfortunately, which also illustrates why unnamed sources can be hard to resist.)
Three-cylinder cars aren't new. Three-cylinder cars you would actually want to drive are unheard of.
You should always thank the person who gave you your first real job in your chosen field.
Two PC MLAs have so far said they won't seek reelection.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was like a five-year-old on Christmas morning Tuesday as he got to do what he, and many prime ministers before him, have wanted to do.
MY daughter and I were making a trip to the University of Manitoba bookstore. We went to park at the engineering complex because it is less expensive than the parkade. When I got out of the car to buy parking time, a young man gave us his dashboard ticket, which still had time left on it.
A few weeks ago I met with and photographed Colin Vandenberg, who had just finished challenging himself to eating only about $1 worth of food each day for a month. The effort arose from his trip to Malawi, a country in Africa, and his volunteer work for New Life Centre documenting life there.
Bail — or specifically, how it's granted, revoked and supervised — has been quite the topic today.
Admit it: Being a lawyer looks pretty glamorous.
Winnipeg lawyer-turned-wannabe-politician Brian Bowman jumped out of the gate Friday with a slick looking campaign video promoting his vision for Winnipeg and his campaign kickoff May 14.
First things first - let me be clear that nothing that follows is in any way April Fool's-related. April 1 has to be one of my least favourite days of the year.