Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec.

Spokesman Nelson Kalil said Thursday the office is launching an investigation into the complaints.

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Police Seek Three Suspects in Broadway Convenience Store Shooting, Robbery

Police Seek Three Suspects in Broadway Convenience Store Shooting, Robbery

By Brian Schultz

D's Market
D’s Market at 591 Broadway was robbed early Thursday, January 19, 2017. A suspect also fired a gun inside the store being taking off. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Winnipeg police are looking for three male suspects after a convenience store in the 500 block of Broadway was robbed and shot up on Thursday morning.

The lone clerk of D’s Market was accosted at around 2:15 a.m. and a quantity of money was stolen. One of the suspects fired a gun while fleeing the store.

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Calgary Zoo Unable to Find Cause of ‘Extraordinary and Tragic’ Penguin Deaths

Calgary Zoo Unable to Find Cause of ‘Extraordinary and Tragic’ Penguin Deaths

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

CALGARY – A Calgary Zoo investigation was unable to find out what caused the deaths of seven Humboldt penguins last month.

Director of animal care Jamie Dorgan said Thursday it appears something spooked the penguins in the middle of the night, which caused them to suddenly jump into one of two pools in their holding area.

Seven of the zoo’s 22 Humboldt penguins were unable to get out safely and a necropsy determined that they died from drowning.

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Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

The Winnipeg Blues have established a Hall of Fame, honouring the past and those who have had an impact on the Junior “A” hockey club.

The Blues have a storied history reaching 87 years and the Hall of Fame will be a way to showcase the accomplishments of past players, coaches, and builders.

The first inductee announced Thursday was Grant Ledyard, who played with the Fort Garry Blues, now the Winnipeg Blues, from 1978 to 1980 and then again in 1981-82.

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Blue Bombers O-Line Coach Bob Wylie Off to Cleveland

Blue Bombers O-Line Coach Bob Wylie Off to Cleveland

Bob Wylie
Bob Wylie (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have started their search for a new offensive line coach after Bob Wylie has opted to hold the same position with the Cleveland Browns.

“First of all, I would like to thank him for everything he has done for our football team, both on and off the field,” head coach Mike O’Shea said in statement.

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Goldeyes Sign Pair of Rookies to 2017 Roster

Goldeyes Sign Pair of Rookies to 2017 Roster

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed first baseman Kellen Marruffo and right-handed pitcher Caleb Kellogg to their 2017 playing roster.

Marruffo finished his college career last spring at the University of Utah and helped the Utes win the Pac-12 Conference championship, hitting .314 with three home runs, and 27 RBI in 51 games played. The Tucson, Arizona native added 23 runs, 11 doubles, and a .392 on-base percentage.

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Galen G. Weston Named CEO of George Weston, Company His Father Led for Decades

Galen G. Weston Named CEO of George Weston, Company His Father Led for Decades

By The Canadian Press

Galen Weston
Galen G. Weston, Executive President and Chairman of Loblaw Limited poses for a photo at the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Weston has been appointed to succeed his father as CEO of George Weston Ltd. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)

TORONTO – Galen G. Weston has been appointed CEO of George Weston Ltd., a business his father led for decades before stepping aside last year as part of a staged succession plan at the company that controls the Loblaw grocery chain.

The younger Weston has been chairman of George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) since last September, when his father W. Galen stepped aside at age 75. His 76th birthday was on Oct. 29.

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Marshalls, HomeSense Opening at Kildonan Place

Marshalls, HomeSense Opening at Kildonan Place

HomeSense - MarshallsWINNIPEG — Retail brands Marshalls and HomeSense will soon set up shop at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre.

The two stores, set to open April 18, are part of the TJX Canada STYLE+ family, which also includes Winners.

The retailers will fill some of the massive space left behind by the former Target, and will occupy approximately 45,000 square feet as part of a new superstore.

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Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Raises $14,000

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland Raises $14,000

Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland raised $14,000 this season to benefit young Manitobans.

The annual holiday lights drive-thru at Red River Exhibition Park brought in $14,000 for local charities this season.

Canad Inns Winder Wonderland attracted 55,000 people during its run from December 2, 2016 to January 7.

“Even in the worst conditions, Winnipeggers bundled up and came out to support our annual event,” said Garth Rogerson, Red River Exhibition CEO.

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Complaint Filed Over Treatment of German Shepherd on Winnipeg-Area Film Set

Complaint Filed Over Treatment of German Shepherd on Winnipeg-Area Film Set

By The Canadian Press

A Dog's Purpose
An investigation has been launched after the filming of this scene during “A Dog’s Purpose” in 2015 in Winnipeg, where a German shepherd was forced into a pool of turbulent water. (TMZ.COM)

WINNIPEG – A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film “A Dog’s Purpose.”

Animal Justice says footage apparently shot near Winnipeg in November 2015 shows the filmmakers forcing the dog into turbulent water.

The footage, which first surfaced on the website TMZ, shows the distressed dog fighting to stay out of the water by repeatedly clawing at the edge of the pool.

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