Manitoba School Bus Carrying Children Slides Off Road and Rolls

Manitoba School Bus Carrying Children Slides Off Road and Rolls

By David Klassen

RCMP Logo VehicleA school bus carrying 25 children slid off the road Saturday, rolling onto its side.

The accident happened at around 1 p.m. involving a bus from Frontier School Division about two kilometres south of Pine Dock, Manitoba.

RCMP say the bus was travelling north on PR 234 when it lost control.

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Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

RCMP Logo VehicleA 61-year-old man was killed Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash in the RM of St. Andrews.

Manitoba RCMP say a northbound half-ton truck was travelling on Highway 8 when it struck a semi turning south at the intersection of PR 27 and Highway 8.

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Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

BRANDON, Man. – Jennifer Jones is bypassing elimination play and heading straight to the women’s final of the 2016 Canada Cup.

Jones downed defending champion Rachel Homan of Ottawa 8-6 in a showdown for first place Friday night as the seven-team round robin concluded.

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U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

By The Associated Press

Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visits the Ideal Dairy Farm in Hudson Falls,N.Y. to speak about U.S. and Canadian dairy relations, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.An American senator is lobbying for New York milk producers in a trade spat with Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Steve Jacobs / The Post-Star via AP)

ALBANY, N.Y. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging Canadian officials to reverse a pricing policy that’s designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products.

Schumer says the new pricing policy essentially sets the price of Canada’s products below that of New York’s ultra-filtered milk imports, and he says that hurts farmers in the Empire State.

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P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

By The Canadian Press

Nckelback
Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday June 29, 2016. The Kensington Police Service shared a social media post last weekend promising drunk drivers will be listening to one of the Canadian band’s tunes while riding in the back seat of a cruiser if they’re arrested. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken)

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. – A small-town P.E.I. police department has issued a public apology to Nickelback, and taken down a social media post that threatened to force drunk drivers to listen to the Alberta band’s music.

In a heartfelt Facebook post Friday, a Kensington police officer said that after the “joke” post went viral, he began to feel like a bully.

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Portage la Prairie Girl Quickly Located After Amber Alert Issued

Portage la Prairie Girl Quickly Located After Amber Alert Issued

Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga - Amber Alert
Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga, 8, and her mother, Colleen Sheryl McIvor, 43. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — RCMP in Manitoba have safely located Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga within an hour of an Amber Alert being issued for the child.

The eight-year-old girl was taken by her biological mother, Colleen Sheryl McIvor, 43, from her Portage la Prairie residence at around 11 a.m. Friday.

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Costco to Be Investigated by Government Over Compliance with Drug-Selling Rules

Costco to Be Investigated by Government Over Compliance with Drug-Selling Rules

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Costco

TORONTO – Costco is being investigated by Ontario’s Ministry of Health for its compliance with the province’s legislation on selling pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs.

The health ministry investigation comes after the Ontario College of Pharmacists announced it would hold disciplinary hearings for two Costco pharmacy directors because of allegations that they accepted kickbacks for stocking certain brands.

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