Missing Man Bryan Balong Found Deceased in West Kildonan

Missing Man Bryan Balong Found Deceased in West Kildonan

Bryan Balong
Bryan Balong (WPS / HANDOUT)

A man reported missing on November 22 has been located deceased.

Bryan Balong, 31, was last seen in the North End of Winnipeg, triggering a city-wide search by concerned family and friends.

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Federal Subsidy Failing to Keep Northern Food Healthy, Affordable: Study

Federal Subsidy Failing to Keep Northern Food Healthy, Affordable: Study

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Milk
A price tag lists the price and subsidy of a 4 L jug of milk at a grocery store in Iqaluit, Nunavut on December 8, 2014. A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable. Tracey Galloway of the University of Toronto, whose findings are to be published in a scientific journal later this month, says the Nutrition North program should be reformed with mandatory price caps on essential food. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable.

Tracey Galloway of the University of Toronto, whose findings are to be published in a scientific journal later this month, says the Nutrition North program should be reformed with mandatory price caps on essential food.

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Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Computer Mouse
(Computer mouse image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fake news has been in the news a lot lately, especially in the context of the American presidential election. In recent months, fake news sites, with click-bait headlines, have seen wide-spread sharing on social media platforms. With many people never reading beyond the headline, the reports, which either have no solid grounding in fact or are taken wildly out of context, are believed to have played a strong role in shaping voters’ opinions of the candidates and ultimately, the choices they made in the voting booth.

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Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

RCMP Logo VehicleA 61-year-old man was killed Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash in the RM of St. Andrews.

Manitoba RCMP say a northbound half-ton truck was travelling on Highway 8 when it struck a semi turning south at the intersection of PR 27 and Highway 8.

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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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