Manitoba Premier Seeks Co-Ordination with Feds to Deal with Refugee Surge

Manitoba Premier Seeks Co-Ordination with Feds to Deal with Refugee Surge

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Emerson Border
A sign is seen near Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. Refugees have been crossing the closed border port into Canada at Emerson. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The federal and provincial governments need to co-ordinate their approach to the growing number of asylum-seekers crossing the border because all signs from the United States suggest the issue is not going away, says Manitoba’s premier.

“With the United States approach, and the United States new administration’s approach on issues related to refugees — and to immigration generally — there are conditions that would lead, I think, most people to conclude this will be an ongoing challenge,” Brian Pallister said Tuesday.

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Parent of Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes Restaurant Chain for $1.8 Billion

Parent of Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes Restaurant Chain for $1.8 Billion

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Popeyes
A Popeyes Louisiana Chicken fast food outlet is pictured in Toronto on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King will pay $1.8 billion cash to buy the Popeyes chain of chicken restraurants. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King is making a move to add fried chicken to its repertoire with an offer to buy Popeyes in a friendly deal.

Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) said Tuesday it will pay US$1.8 billion for the Louisiana-style fried chicken chain. That translates to US$79 per share in Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., which trades on the Nasdaq composite.

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Canadian Women’s Soccer Team to Play Friendly Match in Winnipeg

Canadian Women’s Soccer Team to Play Friendly Match in Winnipeg

Canada Women's Soccer Winnipeg

Canada’s national women’s soccer team will play a pair of friendlies in Winnipeg and Toronto this spring.

Canada will host Costa Rica June 8 at Investors Group Field, making a return to the city after a 1:1 draw against the U.S. in 2014.

“Getting to play in front of Canadian fans is really special, so we are obviously thrilled to be coming home for another June two-match series,” said head coach John Herdman.

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No Cause of Death Yet for Aquarium Belugas, But Facility to Expand Its Exhibit

No Cause of Death Yet for Aquarium Belugas, But Facility to Expand Its Exhibit

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Beluga Whale
Beluga whale Qila leaps out of the water at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Vancouver aquarium officials say they still don’t know what killed two beluga whales last year, but the facility is pushing ahead with plans to expand its beluga conservation program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Vancouver aquarium officials say they still don’t know what killed two beluga whales last year, but the facility is pushing ahead with plans to expand its beluga conservation program.

Aquarium CEO John Nightingale said the work it does with the vulnerable species is critical and as a marine science centre with conservation as its mission, they believe they have an obligation to keep at that work.

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Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

Laine, Kadri, McDavid Named NHL’s Three Stars of the Week

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, back, of Finland, follows through with his shot past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin who dives on to the ice in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Denver. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David Zalubowski)

NEW YORK — Winnipeg Jets right-wing Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri and Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid are the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Laine led the NHL with five goals and eight points in four games to propel the Jets to a seven-point week. His big week included his third career hat trick, including the winning goal, in a 5-2 triumph over Dallas on Tuesday.

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Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel Bursary Reaches $1.2 Million

Louis Riel (MANITOBA ARCHIVES)

WINNIPEG — A joint bursary for Metis students at Red River College has reached $1.2 million.

The Louis Riel Bursary is funded by the Manitoba Metis Federation and Manitoba government, which have each contributed $600,000 to the fund since 2014.

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