Lawyers Argue About Which Competing Bid for Winnipeg Sears Store Should Proceed

Lawyers Argue About Which Competing Bid for Winnipeg Sears Store Should Proceed

By Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press

Sears
A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO — Lawyers representing Sears employees and pensioners argued Tuesday that a Toronto judge should allow a last-minute bid from one of Canada’s largest retail space owners to purchase a Sears store in Winnipeg, even though the insolvent retailer already has a deal in place with another buyer.

The court will decide by Friday whether to allow RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust to bid for the Sears Outlet store location in the Garden City Shopping Centre.

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Winnipeg Testing Adjustable Bike Lane Curbs

Winnipeg Testing Adjustable Bike Lane Curbs

By Sarah Klein

Adjustable Bike Lane Curb
City crews install adjustable bike lane curbs on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (CITY OF WINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

Adjustable bike lane curbs are being tested out on two stretches of Winnipeg road, allowing the city to reconfigure them as needed without the burden of having to reconstruct permanent lanes.

The adjustable bike lane curbs are being installed on Sherbrook Street south of Cumberland Avenue today and on a section of Bannatyne Avenue next to Old Market Square on Wednesday.

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Parents Warned to Monitor Teen Use of App Sarahah

Parents Warned to Monitor Teen Use of App Sarahah

By The Canadian Press

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

WINNIPEG – The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents of the dangers of an app popular with teens called Sarahah.

The app allows users to send anonymous “constructive criticism” to friends and co-workers, but critics say it has turned into a platform for cyberbullying and harassment.

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Fourth Teens Charged in Car-Jacking After Creating Fake Dating Profile

Fourth Teens Charged in Car-Jacking After Creating Fake Dating Profile

Winnipeg Police CrestFour youths have been charged after Winnipeg police say they created a fake online dating profile to lure a victim to their location and rob him.

A 24-year-old man answered the ad on Monday afternoon to meet a female in the 300 block of Boyd Avenue. The female approached his car, while three youths sprayed the man with pepper spray, pulled him from his vehicle and threatened him. All four fled in the car with the victim’s belongings. He wasn’t injured during the assault.

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SkipTheDishes Pilots Beer, Wine Delivery in Winnipeg

SkipTheDishes Pilots Beer, Wine Delivery in Winnipeg

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SkipTheDishes now offers wine and beer delivery in Winnipeg. (SKIPTHEDISHES / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg-based SkipTheDishes is now delivering liquor to whet your whistle.

The online food delivery service is piloting beer, fine wines and spirits to Winnipeggers. De Luca Fine Wines, Fort Garry Brewing Company, Ellement Fine Wines and Spirits are some of the partners already on board.

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New Father Prods East Coast Sobeys About Mothers-Only Parking Spot

New Father Prods East Coast Sobeys About Mothers-Only Parking Spot

By The Canadian Press

Justin Simard
Justin Simard and his nine-month-old son Charles are seen in this undated handout photo in Stratford, P.E.I. A father who miffed at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has successfully prodded Sobeys to change its policy so that new dads are included too. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Justin Simard)

STRATFORD, P.E.I. – A father who was irked at a parking spot for new mothers at a P.E.I. grocery store has seemingly prodded Sobeys to include new dads too.

On Monday, Justin Simard was on his way to drop off his nine-month-old son Charles at his aunt’s when he stopped at the Sobeys in Stratford to pick up some baby food.

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Brazen Bear Punched After Breaking into Home on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

Brazen Bear Punched After Breaking into Home on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast

By The Canadian Press

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A black bear attempts to chew on a patio door as it tries to get into a home in Gibsons, B.C., in this August 19, 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – RCMP)

GIBSONS, B.C. – Police say a black bear has been put down after it broke into a home and terrified a family in Gibsons, B.C.

Sunshine Coast RCMP say Elery Froude was home with her two sons and a family friend on Saturday evening when an adult male bear wandered in through the sliding glass door.

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Ousted Manitoba Backbencher Asks Court to Strike Down Ban on Floor-Crossing

Ousted Manitoba Backbencher Asks Court to Strike Down Ban on Floor-Crossing

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher, then a Conservative MP, holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday March 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician who was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus is asking a judge to strike down the province’s ban on floor-crossing as a violation of his charter rights.

Steven Fletcher is taking the province to court over a 2006 law that prevents him from joining another party and requires him to sit as an Independent until a byelection in his constituency or a general election. Fletcher says the law is the only one of its kind in Canada.

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