Mounties Make Deal to Transfer Louis Riel Items to Future Metis Facility

Mounties Make Deal to Transfer Louis Riel Items to Future Metis Facility

By The Canadian Press

Louis Riel
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, seated left to right, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and Metis National Council President Clement Chartier take part in a signing ceremony at the Manitoba Metis Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Winnipeg in this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 handout photo. Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel and which have been held by the RCMP for decades will soon return to Metis possession. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred to a Metis heritage centre in Winnipeg, once it is built. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – RCMP)

WINNIPEG – Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel, which have been held by the RCMP for decades, will soon return to Metis possession.

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred to a Metis heritage centre in Winnipeg, once it is built.

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Stone Angel Brewing Opens Taproom in South Winnipeg

Stone Angel Brewing Opens Taproom in South Winnipeg

Stone Angel Brewing
Stone Angel Brewing’s new taproom is now open at 1875 Pembina Highway. (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg’s newest taproom and brewery are now open in the south end of the city.

Stone Angel Brewing opened in early September, but now has the suds flowing on a spacious taproom serving up two new beers.

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Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

By The Canadian Press

Prince Harry
Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The founder of the Invictus Games spent the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies visiting one of Canada’s top mental health facilities.

Prince Harry toured the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Saturday morning, participating in research roundtables and discussing treatment for youth.

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Time to Rethink Manitoba’s Health-Care Funding: Waddell

Time to Rethink Manitoba’s Health-Care Funding: Waddell

By Ken Waddell, myWestman

Blood Pressure
(Blood pressure measuring image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — The Manitoba government put out three fairly major announcements this past week. Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced that the deficit for the 2016-17 year ending last March 31 will be less than anticipated. The province will still spend more than they took in, but the losses are apparently slowing down. The minister also announced some progress in reducing “red tape” which is a commonly used nickname for excessive government regulations. According to Friesen, there are 906,824 regulations. Quite frankly, I think he has missed a few. Government red tape is a most frustrating thing and it often stands in the way of progress, just ask any town council or developer about that topic.

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Nice Sign, Burt!

Nice Sign, Burt!

Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg musician Burton Cummings admires the newly-installed marquee outside the downtown theatre bearing his name on Friday night. Cummings is back in his hometown for a two-night set at the Smith Street venue. He plays again tonight beginning at 8 p.m. to a sold-out crowd. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)
Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Maurice Leggett
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols knew rainy weather called for extra concentration handling a slippery football.

The quarterback didn’t have too much of a problem, throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

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Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

VANCOUVER – The board members of a group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees have been accused by the restaurant’s parent company of helping leak confidential information, says The Great White North Franchisee Association, and will seek legal action against the company next week.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between Restaurant Brands International and the GWNFA as they disagree over the company’s direction and management since RBI acquired the coffee-and-doughnut chain in 2014.

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