Manitoba’s Best Named to 2017 Sports Hall of Fame

Manitoba’s Best Named to 2017 Sports Hall of Fame

By Brian Schultz

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Five athletes, three builders and one team are being inducted into the 2017 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

The recipients, announced Tuesday in Winnipeg, will make up the 38th annual induction ceremony at the Victoria Inn on November 4.

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Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

Canada-Based ‘World’s Largest Sleep Study’ Seeks Online Volunteers

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Sleeping

TORONTO – Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what they are billing as the largest such study ever to be done.

The researchers at Western University, based in London, Ont., are hoping to recruit upwards of 100,000 participants from around the world for the online study.

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Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Suspect Charged in Numerous Bank, Business Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a string of bank and commercial robberies dating back to last February.

A number of financial institutions were targeted between February 15, 2016 and June 26, 2017. Police say they included locations on McPhillips Street, Main Street, Ellice Avenue, St. Mary’s Road, St. James Street and Regent Avenue.

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Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

Crowd Flows, Camera Coverage Being Studied to Bolster Parliament Hill Security

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Parliament Hill
Security officials say they’re ready for the huge crowds set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.A police officer surveys the grounds in front of Parliament in Ottawa Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – Security officials say they’re ready for the throngs set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Saturday.

But that doesn’t mean federal researchers are done thinking about how to better protect the country’s seat of democracy in the months and years ahead.

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Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada’s Largest Living Flag to Form at Portage and Main

Canada Day Living Flag 2016
Thousands gather at Shaw Park to form the Canada Day living flag on Friday, July 1, 2016. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

How does the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ out-do themselves every July 1? Well, for starters, they could bring their annual Canada Day living flag to the city’s most iconic intersection.

Thousands of Winnipeggers will gather at Portage and Main this year for the seventh anniversary of the yearly event to form a maple leaf.

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Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Police Net Meth, Fake Gun at Manitoba Checkstop

Meth Seizure
Methamphetamine and other items seized from a motorist on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A checkstop set up over the weekend along Highway 1 east of Winnipeg ended up taking a quantity of methamphetamine off the streets.

RCMP from the St-Pierre-Jolys and Oakbank detachments were stationed on the Trans-Canada at PR 207 when they checked the vehicle of a driver whose licence was suspended.

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Federal Food Subsidy Extended to Churchill Following Rail Line Loss

Federal Food Subsidy Extended to Churchill Following Rail Line Loss

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
The mayor of Churchill, Man., says damage to a shutdown rail line, shown in a handout photo, that has been a vital link for the town of 900 on Hudson Bay. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

WINNIPEG – The federal government is extending its Nutrition North food subsidy program to Churchill until the Manitoba town’s only land link to the outside world is restored.

The subarctic community of 900 on the western shore of Hudson Bay has been looking for help since the rail line into town was severely damaged by spring flooding.

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Trailer Park Boys Add Landmark Halifax Eatery, Bars to Growing Business Empire

Trailer Park Boys Add Landmark Halifax Eatery, Bars to Growing Business Empire

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Trailer Park Boys
The Trailer Park Boys John Paul Tremblay, as Julian, left, Mike Smith, as Bubbles, centre, and Robb Wells, as Ricky, right, pose for a photograph in Toronto on Thursday, November 27, 2008. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

HALIFAX – The Trailer Park Boys, Nova Scotia’s supposedly dopey mockumentary stars, are amassing a business empire spanning an online comedy network, production studio, beverage deals, marijuana branding and now a landmark Halifax restaurant and bar complex.

The entrepreneurial acumen of Mike Smith, Robb Wells and John Paul Tremblay — Bubbles, Ricky and Julian — belies the dim-witted campy characters that have attained cult status and prompted Netflix to pick up the franchise, now filming season 12 in Truro, N.S.

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