Jones Takes Commanding Early Lead, Downs Homan in Canada Cup Curling Final

Jones Takes Commanding Early Lead, Downs Homan in Canada Cup Curling Final

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones, left to right, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn McEwen pose with the trophy after defeating Team Homan at the Canada Cup of Curling final against Team Homan in Brandon, Man., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Michael Burns)

BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers had to beat a familiar face to become the men’s 2016 Canada Cup champion.

The 31-year-old Winnipeg skip made a delicate hit-and-stick to score three in the ninth end to defeat the Brad Gushue team from St. John’s, N.L. — skipped by Mark Nichols — 8-5 on Sunday to capture the Canada Cup.

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Winnipeg Under a Winter Storm Watch; 15-30 CM of Snow Possible

Winnipeg Under a Winter Storm Watch; 15-30 CM of Snow Possible

Snow
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba, calling it a “major winter storm” beginning on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray/FILE)

We’ve had it easy for long enough weather-wise and now Mother Nature is ready to pack a wintry punch.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Winnipeg and much of southern and southwestern Manitoba. The swath of snow is part of a low-pressure system moving eastward along the international border in Saskatchewan towards Manitoba.

The system is on track to bring up to 15 to 30 cm of snow into Manitoba beginning on Monday.

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Solving the Legacy of Indigenous Sexual Abuse: Think Globally, Act Nationally

Solving the Legacy of Indigenous Sexual Abuse: Think Globally, Act Nationally

By Kristy Kirkup and Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Murray Sinclair
Sen. Murray Sinclair, who spent six years hearing stories of the effects of Canada’s residential school system for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission agrees that communities should be able to take control of the healing process with the experience of elders and aboriginal traditions. Sen. Sinclair poses for a photo outside his Senate office on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa in a September 20, 2016, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Fred Kejick Thomas remembers the exact day — April 14, 2005 — when he confronted the uncle who had sexually molested him out on a trap line when he was four years old.

After years of being haunted by flashbacks and rage, Kejick Thomas asked police to accompany him on a visit to see his uncle, where he read a letter in Ojibwa to speak his truth.

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Federal Subsidy Failing to Keep Northern Food Healthy, Affordable: Study

Federal Subsidy Failing to Keep Northern Food Healthy, Affordable: Study

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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A price tag lists the price and subsidy of a 4 L jug of milk at a grocery store in Iqaluit, Nunavut on December 8, 2014. A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable. Tracey Galloway of the University of Toronto, whose findings are to be published in a scientific journal later this month, says the Nutrition North program should be reformed with mandatory price caps on essential food. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable.

Tracey Galloway of the University of Toronto, whose findings are to be published in a scientific journal later this month, says the Nutrition North program should be reformed with mandatory price caps on essential food.

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Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Computer Mouse
(Computer mouse image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fake news has been in the news a lot lately, especially in the context of the American presidential election. In recent months, fake news sites, with click-bait headlines, have seen wide-spread sharing on social media platforms. With many people never reading beyond the headline, the reports, which either have no solid grounding in fact or are taken wildly out of context, are believed to have played a strong role in shaping voters’ opinions of the candidates and ultimately, the choices they made in the voting booth.

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