Arctic Science Conference in Winnipeg Roiled Up Over “Sexist” Banquet Joke

Arctic Science Conference in Winnipeg Roiled Up Over “Sexist” Banquet Joke

By The Canadian Press

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This 2014 photo provided by NOAA shows the Arctic ice coverage. Vanishing sea ice is creating a whole new Arctic for both people and places. Scientists are warning that this winter’s Arctic sea ice could turn out to be the lowest area ever measured. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/NOAA)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s annual gathering of top Arctic scientists is roiling after young researchers released an open letter protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference’s gala banquet.

The joke was made on Wednesday during a tribute to the retiring head of ArcticNet, which co-ordinates northern research in Canada.

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Five Charged in City-Wide Break & Enter Spree

Five Charged in City-Wide Break & Enter Spree

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Five people are making Santa’s naughty list this year after a string of residential break-ins between September and November.

Winnipeg police say approximately $240,000 worth of property was stolen from homes across the city, including five vehicles and numerous credit cards used to make purchases at stores.

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CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

CMHR Wins Gold Award for Inclusion

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for its efforts in making the museum an inclusive environment for visitors of all abilities. (CMHR / HANDOUTS)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has won an award for inclusion surrounding its efforts to create a rich museum experience for people of all abilities.

The prestigious Gold Award from the International Association of Universal Design (IAUD) was presented on Friday at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan.

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Inquest Called in Death of Errol Greene at Winnipeg Remand Centre

Inquest Called in Death of Errol Greene at Winnipeg Remand Centre

By The Canadian Press

Errol Greene
Father of three Errol Greene and his son Darien is seen in this undated handout photo. Greene died in custody at the Winnipeg Remand Centre May 1 after suffering an epileptic seizure. His wife is calling for an inquest after she says he was denied his medication for the three days he was in custody before his death. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Rochelle Pranteau)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Chief Medical Examiner’s office has called an inquest into the death of a man at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Errol Greene died in custody on May 1 after suffering two seizures.

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IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

IKEA’s ‘Click & Collect’ Service Piloting in Winnipeg

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This June 3, 2015, file photo, shows an IKEA store in Miami. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Navigating IKEA’s beautiful aisles and getting lost in Market Hall will be a thing of the past for time-crunched shoppers with a new pilot project.

Called Click & Collect, the service is finally making its way to Winnipeg after being tested in other IKEA markets. It allows shoppers to fill their virtual cart at IKEA.ca and check out with their items for pick up at the store. IKEA will gather the ideas in a cart for you and have them ready during a pre-determined timeframe for a $20 fee.

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Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

Blue Bombers Extend GM Walters, Head Coach O’Shea

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea during the second half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Thursday, July 2, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
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General Manager Kyle Walters (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers like what they see in general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea.

The football club has extended their contracts to see Walters remain with the Bombers through 2010 and O’Shea on the sidelines through 2019.

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Manitoba Bisons Win 26th Annual Duckworth Challenge

Manitoba Bisons Win 26th Annual Duckworth Challenge

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons won the 26th annual Duckworth Challenge against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen by a 3-1-1 margin after a sweep of volleyball matches on Thursday night at the University of Manitoba. The Bison men’s volleyball team won 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-21) over Winnipeg while the Bison women’s volleyball won 3-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24) against Winnipeg to clinch this season’s Duckworth Challenge title for Manitoba.

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Kevin Hayes Scores Winner Late on the Power Play as Rangers Edge Jets

Kevin Hayes Scores Winner Late on the Power Play as Rangers Edge Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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New York Rangers’ J.T. Miller (10), Nicklas Jensen (39), Kevin Hayes (13) and Nick Holden (22) celebrate Hayes’ game winning goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34), Ben Chiarot (7) and Dustin Byfuglien (33) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, December 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Kevin Hayes was at the right place at the right time Thursday night.

The New York forward scored a ricocheting power-play goal with 1:09 left in the third period to lift the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

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Police Warn P.E.I. Drivers to Stop Being So Nice After Series of Accidents

Police Warn P.E.I. Drivers to Stop Being So Nice After Series of Accidents

By The Canadian Press

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Police in Prince Edward Island are warning drivers to stop being so nice to each other, after a number of accidents caused by motorists trying to be kind.

Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith says there have been at least two accidents on the city’s busy University Avenue in the past week caused by one driver stopping and waving another in.

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