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RRC Named One of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers

Red River CollegeRed River College has been named one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for the fifth year in a row.

The designation was made in Mediacorp’s latest year-end rankings, singling out the best workplaces in the province.

“What an honour to once again be recognized as one of Manitoba’s Top Employers,” said David Rew, interim president and CEO of Red River College. “The college is an employer of choice in our province and this ongoing recognition is the result of the more than 2,500 dedicated people who work at Red River College.”

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Six Charged After Drug Bust on Ebb and Flow First Nation

Ebb and Flow First Nation Seizure
Drugs, cash and paraphernalia seized on Ebb and Flow First Nation on Friday, November 21, 2014. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested six men after raiding a home on Ebb and Flow First Nation, Manitoba on Friday and seizing a quantity of drugs.

Police located approximately 16 grams of marijuana, one gram of cocaine, and more than $6,000 in cash along with drug paraphernalia.

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Manitoba to Reduce Class Sizes for K-3 Students

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(Students in class image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP government on Monday introduced a new bill that would reduce class sizes for kindergarten to Grade 3 students.

Focusing on more one-on-one time with teachers, the bill is meant to help students succeed in the early years of their education.

“We want our kids to get the strongest start possible so they have opportunities to go on to post-secondary education and good jobs,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister Peter Bjornson.

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New Smoothie Bar, Cafe Open at University of Winnipeg

By Tyler Sutherland

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Smoothie Bar at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre. (HANDOUT)

Two new healthy-eating options at the University of Winnipeg are being made available to students and the university community.

Smoothie Bar is now open and Cafe Bodhi and will be open for business within a week.

The smoothies are made with all natural ingredients and no added sugar, along with fresh squeezed vegetable juices.

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‘Fouling’ Closes Pool at Cindy Klassen Rec Complex

Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex
Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, 999 Sargent Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The pool at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex is out of commission this week due to a “fouling.”

The City of Winnipeg says the complex at 999 Sargent Avenue will be closed until Friday, November 28.

Due to public health rules, the facility needs to be closed a minimum of 72 hours for safe water testing.

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Manitoba to Eliminate Interest on Student Loans

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba has become the first province in Western Canada to eliminate interest on student loans for post-secondary education.

The province first announced its intentions in last Thursday’s throne speech, lessening the burden to students in repaying high-interest loans once they have completed their education.

“Over the past year, students in Manitoba have been calling for this change and are very pleased we were heard by this government. This will be a timely hand-up to middle and working-class learners,” said Rorie Mcleod Arnould, president of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association.

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Ottawa Bolsters U of M’s Book Publishing Arm

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba (UMANITOBA.CA)

The University of Manitoba Press is receiving $43,862 in support from the federal government.

The funding, announced Monday by Winnipeg South MP Rod Bruinooge, comes from the $39.1 million Canada Book Fund.

The investment will allow U of M Press, founded in 1967, to offer more of its rich selection of Canadian-authored books to readers everywhere, in both digital and print formats.

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Mondetta Opens First MPG Store at U of W

MPG on Campus
MPG on Campus (HANDOUT)

A clothing company originally founded at the University of Winnipeg is opening up its first shop on campus nearly 30 years later.

Mondetta Clothing/Mondetta Performance Gear held a soft opening Monday on the second floor of the Duckworth Centre within the United Health and RecPlex.

Mondetta Clothing was founded at UWinnipeg while all four original founders were students in 1986. The 600 sq. ft. MPG on Campus store will be staffed by UWinnipeg students in partnership with the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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