U of M Marking 140th Anniversary with Winter Festival

U of M Marking 140th Anniversary with Winter Festival

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

An outdoor festival at the University of Manitoba on Tuesday is celebrating the institution’s 140th anniversary, as well as Canada’s 150th birthday.

A sunrise ceremony at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation will open festivities, followed by a free pancake breakfast at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

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Early Investigation Shows Ice That Crashed Through Roof Was from WestJet Flight

Early Investigation Shows Ice That Crashed Through Roof Was from WestJet Flight

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – WestJet says early results of an investigation into an ice chunk that crashed through a Calgary home indicate one of its planes is to blame.

Airline spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says in an email that a preliminary investigation with Nav Canada has concluded the ice on Friday evening fell from a WestJet plane on approach into Calgary from Regina.

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Province Warns to Stay Off Red River as Ice Weakens

Province Warns to Stay Off Red River as Ice Weakens

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An Amphibex icebreaker operates on the Red River north of Selkirk on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — People are being asked to stay off the Red River in the Winnipeg area the same day The Forks reopened a portion of the Red River Mutual Trail.

The Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre says rising river levels and high water from the United States flowing north could possibly weaken and break the ice. Levels are expected to rise between eight and 10 feet and peak within four to six days.

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Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

Skating Trail at The Forks Reopens After Mild Spell

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A portion of the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks has reopened after temperatures dropped this week. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

UPDATE: Due to the province’s warning, the trail has since been closed again.

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WINNIPEG — A bonus run of the Red River Mutual Trail is back for another blast of winter at The Forks.

After closing last week amid unseasonably warm temperatures, crews have been able to groom the trail again as cooler weather has returned the last few days.

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TSB Investigating After Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

TSB Investigating After Plane Leaves Runway While Landing in Toronto

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of the newly revealed Air Canada Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft is seen at a hangar at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ont., Thursday, February 9, 2017. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident involving an Air Canada flight from Halifax that landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Friday night.A safety board spokeswoman says Flight 623 was carrying 118 people and so far no injuries have been reported. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

TORONTO – The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft’s landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night.

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We Can Be Like Buffett: Jackman-Atkinson

We Can Be Like Buffett: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

NEEPAWA, Man. — “Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, the fictional corporate raider in Oliver Stone‘s 1987 movie Wall Street. Written as a story about the perils of greed, it was adopted by a generation (or two) of bankers and executives as a kind of mantra. Then 10 years ago, the Great Recession hit and the general public began to realize that for the vast majority of them, “Greed is good” was coming at their expense. It came in waves of factory closures, home foreclosures, business restructuring and aggressive cost-cutting. It came with stories of deals that were technically legal, but while they may have followed the letter of the law, they weren’t true to the intent.

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Man Sprays Unknown Substance on Teen Girl at St. Vital Centre

Man Sprays Unknown Substance on Teen Girl at St. Vital Centre

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Winnipeg police consider this man to be a person of interest in the St. Vital Centre incident. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are looking for a suspicious man that followed a group of girls at St. Vital Centre and sprayed an unknown substance on one of their sweaters.

The incident happened the afternoon of February 19 when the girls noticed an unknown man following them. Hoping to evade him, they entered a store within the mall. That’s when the suspect sprayed or deposited a sticky white substance on the clothing of a 14-year-old girl.

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Survey Finds Two High Arctic Polar Bear Populations Larger Than Expected

Survey Finds Two High Arctic Polar Bear Populations Larger Than Expected

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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Pixel the polar bear swims at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, Engl., Wednesday March 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Cameron/PA)

Polar bears in two High Arctic populations seem to be doing better than scientists had thought.

The first major study of the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin populations in about 20 years has found more bears than population models predicted.

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Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

Rob Altemeyer - Electric Car
NDP environment critic Rob Altemeyer (centre) with electric car owners Bill Rossington (left) and Ross Redman (right) and their cars at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Friday, February 24, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP wants the province to use new carbon tax revenues to put more electric buses and cars on the roads.

NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer, critic for the environment and green jobs, says owners of such vehicles would see savings over the long run after their initial upfront investment.

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