New Pea Processing Plant Near Portage la Prairie to Create 150 Jobs

New Pea Processing Plant Near Portage la Prairie to Create 150 Jobs

WINNIPEG — A new $400 million pea processing plant near Portage la Prairie is said to create 150 jobs when construction is complete.

The Manitoba government has signed a deal with France-based Roquette for the facility, which will serve a global and North American market while bolstering the province’s food-processing industry.

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Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons' Den

Aspiring entrepreneurs with the next million-dollar idea will have the opportunity to make their pitch to producers of “Dragons’ Den” this spring.

Open auditions for the 12th season of the CBC show will land in Winnipeg on March 25.

The multi-city tour will take the search for the country’s best businesses across Canada beginning February 11 in Toronto.

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Open House Shares Plans of Chief Peguis Greenway Extension

Open House Shares Plans of Chief Peguis Greenway Extension

By Sarah Klein

Chief Peguis Greenway Extension
The Chief Peguis Greenway Extension will fill a gap in pedestrian and cycling access between Henderson Highway and Main Street. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — An open house later this month will share plans to fill in a gap of the Chief Peguis Greenway. The pedestrian and cycling network will extend from Henderson Highway to Main Street.

Plans for the preliminary design will be unveiled January 31 at Red River Community Centre.

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Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) is helped by a trainer after being hit during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Laine is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced Laine’s injury after Winnipeg’s practise on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

WINNIPEG – Rookie star Patrik Laine skated with the Winnipeg Jets today for the first time since suffering a concussion earlier this month.

The Jets confirmed Laine’s participation in their morning skate on their Twitter feed, adding that there is still no timetable for his return to action.

Laine has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in a game against Buffalo on Jan. 7 when he was hit by Sabres defenceman Jake McCabe.

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Blue Bombers Re-Sign QB Matt Nichols to Three-Year Deal

Blue Bombers Re-Sign QB Matt Nichols to Three-Year Deal

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws against the B.C. Lions during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The waiting game is over on whether the Winnipeg Blue Bombers would bring back quarterback Matt Nichols.

The football club has inked the veteran pivot through the 2019 season.

“We made it very clear heading into the offseason that getting Matt signed was a top priority for us,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters.

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Businessman Kevin O’Leary to Run for Conservative Leadership

Businessman Kevin O’Leary to Run for Conservative Leadership

By The Canadian Press

Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O’Leary speaks during the Conservative Party of Canada convention in Vancouver, Friday, May 27, 2016. Businessman O’Leary has announced he is running for the Conservative leadership. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Kevin O’Leary has announced he is running for the Conservative leadership, suggesting that as a businessman, he is better qualified that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to work with president-elect Donald Trump.

O’Leary said he intended to run in a video posted to his Facebook page Wednesday morning, moments before making the official announcement on CTV.

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Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

By Chris Vandenbreekel, CKOM, The Canadian Press

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SASKATOON – Drop a puck, become a Canuck.

That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will be sworn in as citizens.

The group will take their oaths of citizenship with both the Blades and the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League looking on, and will also get a chance to don skates, grab a stick and learn a bit more about the game.

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McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

McDonald’s Courts Criticism After Relaxing Policy on Allergens Such as Peanuts

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Miami. McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada relaxed on Tuesday its policy for how it handles allergens such as peanuts, a move critics say reverses its long-standing position as a safe place for people living with allergies.

The fast-food chain introduced a Skor McFlurry on its menu, its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts not contained in an individual, sealed package. The dessert contains chopped almonds in the pieces of chocolate bar used to make the frozen treat.

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Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, right, makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG – It’s been months since Ondrej Pavelec sat in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, but he felt right at home on Tuesday.

The veteran goaltender was in net at Winnipeg’s practice after being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose for the first time since being sent down after the NHL club’s training camp.

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