Ottawa Gives Manitoba Chiefs Money to Study Reforming Child-Welfare System

Ottawa Gives Manitoba Chiefs Money to Study Reforming Child-Welfare System

By Shane Gibson, The Canadian Press

Carolyn Bennett
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says Manitoba child welfare should move away from rewarding the apprehension of children to focus more on keeping families together.

“If agencies get more money because they’ve apprehended more children, and the money is going to lawyers to apprehend more children, that isn’t where we want the money to go,” Carolyn Bennett said Monday after a funding announcement in Winnipeg.

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Massive ‘Big Maple Leaf’ Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German Museum

Massive ‘Big Maple Leaf’ Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German Museum

By The Canadian Press

Big Maple Leaf Coin
The Dec. 12, 2010 file photo shows the gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in the Bode Museum in Berlin. The 100-kilogram (220 pound) gold coin disappeared from the museum. (Marcel Mettelsiefen/dpa via AP)

BERLIN – A massive gold coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint has been stolen from a museum in Germany.

Police in Berlin say thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with the 100-kilogram gold coin worth millions of dollars.

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Seven Oaks Pool Closing for Renovations

Seven Oaks Pool Closing for Renovations

Seven Oaks Pool (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — After spring break wraps up later this week, Seven Oaks Pool will close for renovations.

The $8 million in upgrades will include new family change rooms, universally-accessible washrooms, an enhanced public lobby, a new meeting space, a small teach pool, and a new indoor spray pad.

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Campaign Asking Young Manitobans to Bring ID to Licensed Establishments

Campaign Asking Young Manitobans to Bring ID to Licensed Establishments

LGA Bring ID CampaignA new campaign is asking Manitobans to bring identification when they visit licensed establishments throughout the province.

The Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba is targeting its campaign toward young adults in rural Manitoba who visit bars, restaurants or liquor stores. The campaign also reminds staff in licensed establishments to check the ID of youthful-looking patrons.

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