Indigenous Rights Activist Set to Be Named NDP Byelection Candidate

Indigenous Rights Activist Set to Be Named NDP Byelection Candidate

By The Canadian Press

Bernadette Smith
Bernadette Smith, from Winnipeg, wipes away tears as she talks about the Missing and Murdered Indigineous Women inquiry Tuesday December 8, 2015 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – An indigenous activist is set to carry the NDP banner in an upcoming Manitoba byelection.

Bernadette Smith was the only candidate to submit her name before the party’s deadline, and her nomination is to be made official Jan. 31.

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Wealth of Knowledge: Jackman-Atkinson

Wealth of Knowledge: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the last few decades, the Internet has burst open the once locked doors of information. As the Internet has become an ever-increasing part of our daily lives, so too has its culture of open information.

According to Statistics Canada data, in 2000, it was estimated that 13 million Canadians, or about 53 percent of the population, used the Internet at home, at work or somewhere else in the previous 12 months. By 2012, when Stats Can conducted the Canadian Internet Survey, 83 percent of Canadians had Internet access in their homes, up from 79 percent in 2010. Even outside major metropolitan areas, home Internet access was reported by 75 percent of Canadians. As well as the much wider prevalence of Internet service, most of it is high-speed, 97 percent of Canadians with Internet have a high-speed connection.

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Brandon Man Planning Golf Getaway After $1M Lotto Win

Brandon Man Planning Golf Getaway After $1M Lotto Win

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Laurie Czech of Brandon holds up a giant cheque for $1 million at the Fort Garry Hotel on Friday, January 20, 2017. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A Brandon man is planning on hitting the links after winning $1 million.

Laurie Czech collected his cheque Friday in Winnipeg after winning the guaranteed prize on the January 4 Lotto 6/49 draw.

“I thought I won $1,000 at first,” he said. “And I was happy with that! I’ve been playing for 20 years, and I’ve only ever won a few dollars here and there before.”

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Opposition Calls on Pallister to Return from Costa Rica, Apologize for ‘Race War’ Comments

Opposition Calls on Pallister to Return from Costa Rica, Apologize for ‘Race War’ Comments

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to the media questions after a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, January 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is coming under fire from the NDP after comments he made in Virden, Manitoba earlier this week likened indigenous night hunting to a “race war.”

In a speech to Progressive Conservatives members, Pallister said the right of indigenous people to hunt moose after dark is a “dumb practice.” Night hunting is illegal for all other citizens.

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Manitoba Premier Says Indigenous Night Hunting is Starting a ‘Race War’

Manitoba Premier Says Indigenous Night Hunting is Starting a ‘Race War’

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in a May 31, 2016 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s premier is being criticized for saying indigenous people shouldn’t be night hunting and that the practice is creating a “race war.”

Brian Pallister made the comments to fellow Progressive Conservatives earlier this week in Virden, Man.

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Witnesses Sought After Woman Hit by Snowplow Near HSC

Witnesses Sought After Woman Hit by Snowplow Near HSC

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a woman in her 60s was struck by a piece of snow-clearing equipment on December 16, 2016.

The woman was walking in the 700 block of William Avenue across from the Health Sciences Centre emergency entrance at around 4:40 p.m. A sidewalk snow-removal machine struck her as it travelled westbound on William Avenue. The woman was attempting to cross William Avenue at the pedestrian crosswalk at the time.

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Officer Cleared in Man’s Arrest Claiming Broken Wrist

Officer Cleared in Man’s Arrest Claiming Broken Wrist

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(Handcuffs image via Shutterstock)

An officer with the Dakota Ojibway Police Service has been cleared after a suspect claimed he suffered a broken wrist while in custody.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba initiated an investigation after the man’s arrest on May 19, 2016. Police were called to a residence where the homeowner was trying to prevent her son from breaking in.

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Cineplex Says It Will Waive Fees for ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Screening Cancellations

Cineplex Says It Will Waive Fees for ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Screening Cancellations

By CKOM, The Canadian Press

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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)

SASKATOON – Theatre giant Cineplex says it is waiving cancellation fees for any groups that had booked pre-screening of the film “A Dog’s Purpose.”

The move comes amid controversy over video of what looks like a distressed German shepherd being forced into turbulent water during shooting of the movie in Winnipeg.

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