Air Miles Alerts Its Members That Cash Miles Have Been Stolen from Some Members

Air Miles Alerts Its Members That Cash Miles Have Been Stolen from Some Members

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Air Miles has posted a letter on its website warning that criminals have stolen cash miles from some of its members.

The rewards program says a small number of in-store transactions with stolen cash miles has occurred in which the criminals used them to buy goods.

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Uber Decries New Tax Measures on Ride-Hailing Announced in Federal Budget

Uber Decries New Tax Measures on Ride-Hailing Announced in Federal Budget

By The Canadian Press

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The Uber logo is seen in front of protesting taxi drivers at the Montreal courthouse, on February 2, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to taxi drivers.

The Liberal government’s budget Wednesday included amending the definition of a taxi business to include ride-hailing services such as Uber and subject them to the same GST and HST rules as taxis.

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WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

WAG Sets Up New Indigenous Advisory Circle

By Sarah Klein

Dr. Heather Igloliorte - Dr. Julie Nagam
Dr. Heather Igloliorte and Dr. Julie Nagam are co-chairs of the new Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (WAG / HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is giving a voice to Indigenous people through a newly-formed Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte will co-chair the new circle, providing leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG exhibitions, education, community outreach, partnerships, and programming.

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Stay-at-Home Dad Converts Gaming Passion into Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

Stay-at-Home Dad Converts Gaming Passion into Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital

By The Canadian Press

Kim Jardine
Kim Jardine plays video games as his seven-year-old daughter, Rowyn, and five-year-old son, Grayson, look on. Jardine is a stay-at-home dad who was scheduled to fly to Florida on Thursday where he’s scheduled to play off against other gamers to raise cash for a Halifax children’s hospital, his flight was delayed by a storm. He says he’s pleased to turn a life-long passion into a way to fundraise. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kim Jardine)

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – A stay-at-home dad is scheduled to fly to Florida from his home in New Brunswick on Thursday in a bid to turn his lifelong passion for gaming into a charitable money-maker for sick children.

Kris Jardine said his saga of turning a hobby into a fundraiser began last November when he played four different video games for 24 hours, as friends and acquaintances donated $479 to provide to the IWK children’s hospital in Halifax.

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CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

CMHR Waiving Admission for Kids 12 and Under

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Children attend the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Admission to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be waived for some spring breakers beginning on Saturday, March 25.

Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free through April 2. The museum, which is normally closed on Mondays, will also be open on March 27.

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Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Fake Manitoba Hydro Employee Door-Knocks in Island Lakes

Manitoba Hydro Building
Manitoba Hydro Building (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — A man pretending to be a Manitoba Hydro employee paid a visit to a cautious homeowner in Island Lakes on Wednesday.

The man knocked on the door of an Island Shore Boulevard home wearing a Manitoba Hydro jacket, shirt and dark-coloured pants. He told the resident he was there to check if the furnace was up to code. When asked for his identification, the man said he left it in his vehicle and then peeled away.

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Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Manitoba Teen Charged in Murder of Thompson Senior

Franc Mlakar
The trailer where the body of Thompson man Franc Mlakar was found on November 17, 2016. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Franc Mlakar
Franc Mlakar (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have arrested and charged a 17-year-old Thompson boy in the murder of a senior.

Franc Mlakar, 83, was found deceased inside his trailer on November 17, 2016. Police had originally responded to the home for a well-being call when they discovered Mlaker.

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