Passengers Stranded in Manchester; Flight Lands in Toronto 2 Days Late

Passengers Stranded in Manchester; Flight Lands in Toronto 2 Days Late

By The Canadian Press

Air Canada
An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

TORONTO – An Air Canada flight that saw passengers stranded in Manchester, England, for two days landed in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

The airline said it will be in touch with the affected customers for a full refund.

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From the Comfort of Your Couch

From the Comfort of Your Couch

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Google Trekker
Tamara Tarasoff with Parks Canada operates the Google Trekker on Sable Island in this undated handout image provided bu Parks Canada. Nova Scotia’s remote Sable Island, renowned for its wild horses and wind-swept sand dunes, can now be seen on Google Street View. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada-Louis Barnes)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Thanks to modern technology, from the comfort of my couch, I can take a drive down the Champs-Élysées, through Times Square or past Stonehenge. This is all because of Google’s Street View images, which work with Google Maps to provide 360° images of locations around the world.

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WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

WAG Contributes Inuit Art to Portage Place

By David Klassen

WAG Inuit Art Centre
An artist’s rendering of the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s future Inuit Art Centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Indigenous art and culture can now be seen at Portage Place Shopping Centre.

As part of a joint initiative between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, four Inuit sculptures have been placed inside the downtown shopping mall.

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Legendary Band The Tragically Hip Kicks Off Farewell Tour in B.C.

Legendary Band The Tragically Hip Kicks Off Farewell Tour in B.C.

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

Gord Downie
The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, performs during the first stop of the Man Machine Poem Tour at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C., Friday, July 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

VICTORIA – Armed with will and determination — and grace, too — the Tragically Hip launched Friday what is sure to be an emotional farewell tour with a sold-out show at a hockey arena in Victoria.

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Bludgeoning the Blue Bombers into Picking Up the Pieces

Bludgeoning the Blue Bombers into Picking Up the Pieces

By Roger Currie

Drew Willy - Andrew Harris
Calgary Stampeders’ Deron Mayo (42) and Ja’Gared Davis (95) celebrate a sack on Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (5) as Andrew Harris (33) looks on during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Time for an update on three-down football, as we near the end of the first third of the season. So, whatever happened to home field advantage, and will the Blue Bombers ever get it right? Of the first 17 games played this year, the home team has won a grand total of three.

In the case of Winnipeg, my mind can’t help flipping back to my childhood when the stars were fellows like Gerry James and Kenny Ploen, and the coach was Bud Grant. They were just about the most successful road show in those golden days when games played on real grass.

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Health Canada Says It May Be OK for Winnipeg to Use Up Malathion Batch

Health Canada Says It May Be OK for Winnipeg to Use Up Malathion Batch

By The Canadian Press

Mosquito
A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. Aedes japonicus is a disease-carrying mosquito which has just been confirmed present in Western Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann)

WINNIPEG – A directive from Ottawa that forced Winnipeg to stop fogging for mosquitos has been reversed.

In 2014, Health Canada quietly changed the label for Malathion.

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Feds Looking to Keep Criminals, Spies Out of Trusted Traveller Programs

Feds Looking to Keep Criminals, Spies Out of Trusted Traveller Programs

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

NEXUS
A criminal conviction could make you ineligible for membership in a trusted traveller program like Nexus under planned new rules that clearly spell out what will stop people from joining – or get them kicked out. A Canada Border Services Agency officer speaks with a traveller at the Nexus office at the airport in Ottawa, in a May 8, 2012, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Smuggling drugs, hate propaganda or people across the border could get you a lifetime ban from a trusted traveller program like Nexus under planned new rules.

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Thompson Man, 28, Killed After SUV Rolls

Thompson Man, 28, Killed After SUV Rolls

RCMP Crest LogoA single-vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon has claimed the life of a Thompson man.

RCMP say an SUV was travelling north on Highway 391 east of Lynn Lake, Manitoba at around 1:30 p.m when it lost control on the gravel roadway. The vehicle hit the ditch and rolled.

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