Peter Mansbridge to Share Stories Behind the Stories in Winnipeg

Peter Mansbridge to Share Stories Behind the Stories in Winnipeg

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge (HANDOUT)

Recently retired CBC National anchor Peter Mansbridge is sharing stories from his time as one of the country’s most prominent and respected journalists.

Mansbridge is embarking on a coast-to-coast tour to share The Stories Behind the Stories when he visits Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday, November 30.

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New Father Prods East Coast Sobeys About Mothers-Only Parking Spot

New Father Prods East Coast Sobeys About Mothers-Only Parking Spot

By The Canadian Press

Justin Simard
Justin Simard and his nine-month-old son Charles are seen in this undated handout photo in Stratford, P.E.I. A father who miffed at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has successfully prodded Sobeys to change its policy so that new dads are included too. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Justin Simard)

STRATFORD, P.E.I. – A father who was irked at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has seemingly prodded Sobeys to include new dads too.

On Monday, Justin Simard was on his way to drop off his nine-month-old son Charles at his aunt’s when he stopped at the Sobeys in Stratford to pick up some baby food.

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Brazen Bear Punched After Breaking into Home on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

Brazen Bear Punched After Breaking into Home on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

By The Canadian Press

Black Bear
A black bear attempts to chew on a patio door as it tries to get into a home in Gibsons, B.C., in this August 19, 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – RCMP)

GIBSONS, B.C. – Police say a black bear has been put down after it broke into a home and terrified a family in Gibsons, B.C.

Sunshine Coast RCMP say Elery Froude was home with her two sons and a family friend on Saturday evening when an adult male bear wandered in through the sliding glass door.

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Ousted Manitoba Backbencher Asks Court to Strike Down Ban on Floor-Crossing

Ousted Manitoba Backbencher Asks Court to Strike Down Ban on Floor-Crossing

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher, then a Conservative MP, holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday March 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus is asking a judge to strike down the province’s ban on floor-crossing as a violation of his charter rights.

Steven Fletcher is taking the province to court over a 2006 law that prevents him from joining another party and requires him to sit as an Independent until a byelection in his constituency or a general election. Fletcher says the law is the only one of its kind in Canada.

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Jerry Lewis Telethons Played ‘Pivotal Role,’ Says Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Jerry Lewis Telethons Played ‘Pivotal Role,’ Says Muscular Dystrophy Canada

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles on Sept. 2, 1990. The passionate advocacy work of Jerry Lewis has left an indelible mark in Canada, says the head of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, HO, Julie Markes)

TORONTO – The passionate advocacy work of Jerry Lewis has left an indelible mark in Canada, says the head of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

CEO Barbara Stead-Coyle credits much of today’s research breakthroughs to the tireless fundraising efforts of the comic and telethon giant, who died Sunday.

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Police Watchdog Investigating After Woman’s Collarbone Fractured in Custody

Police Watchdog Investigating After Woman’s Collarbone Fractured in Custody

Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba - IIUThe Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is probing an arrest of an 18-year-old woman after her left collarbone was fractured while in custody of Winnipeg police.

The woman was arrested in the Norwood area on August 18 and taken to the East District station. The IIU says the woman became aggressive during processing and force was applied by officers.

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Police Officer Takes Bus to Nab Distracted Drivers in New Brunswick

Police Officer Takes Bus to Nab Distracted Drivers in New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press

Distracted Driving
A woman uses an iPad while behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in traffic at a red light in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Monday October 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A New Brunswick police officer recently caught a ride on a city bus to nab people using their cellphones while driving.

Constable Duane Squires of Saint John police says the initiative was modelled after a similar one carried out by York Regional Police in Ontario.

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CIBC Divorce from PC Financial Shines Light on Bruised Loyalty Card Industry

CIBC Divorce from PC Financial Shines Light on Bruised Loyalty Card Industry

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Credit Cards
Credit cards are displayed in Montreal, Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers.

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced this week it is severing ties with Loblaw’s (TSX:L) President’s Choice Financial and rolling PC’s two million bank accounts into its Simplii Financial brand starting Nov. 1.

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