Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

BRANDON, Man. – Jennifer Jones is bypassing elimination play and heading straight to the women’s final of the 2016 Canada Cup.

Jones downed defending champion Rachel Homan of Ottawa 8-6 in a showdown for first place Friday night as the seven-team round robin concluded.

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U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

By The Associated Press

Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visits the Ideal Dairy Farm in Hudson Falls,N.Y. to speak about U.S. and Canadian dairy relations, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.An American senator is lobbying for New York milk producers in a trade spat with Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Steve Jacobs / The Post-Star via AP)

ALBANY, N.Y. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging Canadian officials to reverse a pricing policy that’s designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products.

Schumer says the new pricing policy essentially sets the price of Canada’s products below that of New York’s ultra-filtered milk imports, and he says that hurts farmers in the Empire State.

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P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

By The Canadian Press

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Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday June 29, 2016. The Kensington Police Service shared a social media post last weekend promising drunk drivers will be listening to one of the Canadian band’s tunes while riding in the back seat of a cruiser if they’re arrested. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken)

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. – A small-town P.E.I. police department has issued a public apology to Nickelback, and taken down a social media post that threatened to force drunk drivers to listen to the Alberta band’s music.

In a heartfelt Facebook post Friday, a Kensington police officer said that after the “joke” post went viral, he began to feel like a bully.

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Portage la Prairie Girl Quickly Located After Amber Alert Issued

Portage la Prairie Girl Quickly Located After Amber Alert Issued

Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga - Amber Alert
Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga, 8, and her mother, Colleen Sheryl McIvor, 43. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — RCMP in Manitoba have safely located Luisa Noyemi Alvarenga within an hour of an Amber Alert being issued for the child.

The eight-year-old girl was taken by her biological mother, Colleen Sheryl McIvor, 43, from her Portage la Prairie residence at around 11 a.m. Friday.

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Costco to Be Investigated by Government Over Compliance with Drug-Selling Rules

Costco to Be Investigated by Government Over Compliance with Drug-Selling Rules

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Costco

TORONTO – Costco is being investigated by Ontario’s Ministry of Health for its compliance with the province’s legislation on selling pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs.

The health ministry investigation comes after the Ontario College of Pharmacists announced it would hold disciplinary hearings for two Costco pharmacy directors because of allegations that they accepted kickbacks for stocking certain brands.

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Overdue Winnipeg Hiker Safely Found on Mantario Trail

Overdue Winnipeg Hiker Safely Found on Mantario Trail

RCMP Logo VehicleA 33-year-old Winnipeg woman who was overdue from a hike on the Mantario Trail has been safely located.

RCMP tweeted the woman is suffering from mild hypothermia at around 3 p.m. Friday.

The avid hiker was overdue when she didn’t return by Thursday afternoon. She was scheduled to hike the Mantario Trail to Mantario Lake to camp for the night when she left on Wednesday.

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Air Miles Collectors Stuck with Redeemed Rewards Despite Cancelled Miles Expiry Plans

Air Miles Collectors Stuck with Redeemed Rewards Despite Cancelled Miles Expiry Plans

By The Canadian Press

Air MilesTORONTO – Air Miles Canada says it won’t reimburse collectors who spent their points in anticipation of an expiration policy that will no longer take effect at the end of the year.

The company that runs the Air Miles loyalty points program, LoyaltyOne, announced Thursday it was cancelling plans that would have seen collectors lose miles older than five years.

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CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations

CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations

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(Radio microphone image via Shutterstock)

CBC has well-positioned itself as the reigning leader of Winnipeg radio, both overall and in the morning.

Fall radio ratings released this week show CBC going head-to-head with 680 CJOB to reel in the most listeners in the city.

Numeris measured the audience period from September 5 to October 30, 2016.

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