Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

City of Winnipeg LogoNorthbound lanes of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

The city says the closure is to facilitate asphalt paving of the Arlington/Dufferin intersection. The southbound direction of traffic on the bridge will be maintained while construction is underway.

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Samsung Advises Using Delicate Cycle on Its Washing Machines to Avoid Explosions

Samsung Advises Using Delicate Cycle on Its Washing Machines to Avoid Explosions

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Samsung is warning consumers to take care when using its top-loading washing machines, which can explode during normal use involving large items like bedding.

The company, which is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the safety issues, said certain machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 may be affected.

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Traffic Stop on Highway 59 Turns Up Cocaine, Three Winnipeg Men Charged

Traffic Stop on Highway 59 Turns Up Cocaine, Three Winnipeg Men Charged

RCMP Logo VehicleA traffic stop on Highway 59 has three Winnipeg men facing numerous drug charges.

Police pulled over a vehicle on September 19 at around 3 a.m. near Road 81 North in the RM of St. Clements, Manitoba.

The driver was being deceitful about his identity, forcing RCMP to arrest him for obstructing police. He was searched and baggies of white powder believed to be cocaine were found.

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Lab Tests Confirm Carfentanil Seized from Winnipeg Hotel

Lab Tests Confirm Carfentanil Seized from Winnipeg Hotel

By Sarah Klein

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Carfentanil in the form of 1,477 blotter tabs was seized from a West End hotel on Monday, September 12, 2016. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have confirmed the drug seized earlier this month is carfentanil.

Police found 1,477 blotter tabs of the fatal drug while executing a search warrant on September 12 in a West End hotel. The tabs have an estimated street value of approximately $30,000.

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Manitoba Consulting on Future Minimum Wage Increases

Manitoba Consulting on Future Minimum Wage Increases

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(Canadian currency image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is turning to citizens and business owners on new ways to approach the minimum wage.

A recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business calls on the province to freeze minimum wage at $11.

“Employers and workers across Manitoba are directly impacted by changes to our province’s minimum wage,” said Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen.

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Winnipeg Officers Cleared in Arrest of Gun-Toting Man

Winnipeg Officers Cleared in Arrest of Gun-Toting Man

Winnipeg Police CrestThree Winnipeg police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing after disarming a man who was wearing a rifle in a shoulder sling in January.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba launched a probe after the suspect suffered a fractured rib and partially collapsed lung during the arrest.

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Whitehorse Greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Tweets and Language Lesson

Whitehorse Greets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Tweets and Language Lesson

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

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Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, leave after touring the MacBride Museum of Yukon History in Whitehorse, Yukon, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WHITEHORSE – The tapping and beeping noises out of the old telegraph went on for what felt like ages, but when it was done 90-year-old Doug Bell asked the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to press the button.

Seconds later, Prince William and Kate tweeted a royal welcome message using Second World War telegraph technology to tweet a message from Whitehorse to the world.

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Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant Crowned Poutine Champs

Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant Crowned Poutine Champs

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More than 500 people gathered at Fort Gibraltar for The Poutine Cup on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)
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Cornerstone’s winning recipe at The Poutine Cup on Wednesday night. (CHRISD.CA)

You may or may not find this on their menu in the future, but the Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant serves up Winnipeg’s best poutine.

The Osborne Village eatery was one of 10 local restaurants competing Wednesday night in The Poutine Cup in St. Boniface and ended up walking away as champions under the leadership of Sous Chef Scott Ball.

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Manitoba Drops Promise to Hire Former Bank of Canada Governor for Budget Review

Manitoba Drops Promise to Hire Former Bank of Canada Governor for Budget Review

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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David Dodge responds to reporters questions concerning the Monetary Policy Report, at a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday Jan 24, 2008. The Manitoba government is cancelling a plan to have former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge review the province’s balanced-budget law. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is cancelling a plan to have former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge review the province’s balanced-budget law.

The move is the latest in a series of Tory reviews or cancellations of pre-election promises made by the previous NDP government which Pallister has labelled expensive and desperate.

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