Family of Indigenous Woman Who Was Decapitated Say Killers Walk Free

Family of Indigenous Woman Who Was Decapitated Say Killers Walk Free

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Commissioner Michelle Audette listens to family testimony at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Monday, October 16, 2017. Just one of the many cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women has left a Manitoba community divided, a family struggling with grief and a mistrust of the justice system, a national inquiry was told Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Roberta McIvor
Roberta McIvor (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG – Just one of the many cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women has left a Manitoba community divided, a family struggling with grief and a mistrust of the justice system, a national inquiry was told Tuesday.

On its second day of hearings in Winnipeg, the inquiry heard about the ripple effects from the killing of Roberta McIvor — a 32-year-old woman who was decapitated on the Sandy Bay Ojibwa reserve northwest of Winnipeg on July 30, 2011.

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Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

Hot Wheels: MPI Opens New Automotive Research and Training Centre

MPI Repair Training Facility
Manitoba Public Insurance’s J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A new automotive research and training centre will allow Manitoba Public Insurance to collaborate with the auto repair industry to adopt new methods of vehicle restoration when collisions occur.

The J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre on Plessis Road is a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will act as a training hub for new and emerging vehicle repair technologies.

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Kenaston to Close Between Sterling Lyon and McGillivray This Weekend

Kenaston to Close Between Sterling Lyon and McGillivray This Weekend

Kenaston Boulevard Railway Crossing
The railway crossing on Kenaston Boulevard just north Lindenwood Drive will be repaired. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The railway crossing that forces drivers in south Winnipeg to hit their brakes and swerve is scheduled for repair.

The city will close Kenaston Boulevard between Sterling Lyon Parkway and McGillivray Boulevard on Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. to accommodate the work.

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Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

Study Ranks Victoria Best Canadian City to Be a Woman; Windsor, Ont., Ranked Worst

By The Canadian Press

Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, B.C. (HELLOBC.COM)

OTTAWA – A new study suggests Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, despite the wage gap between men and women there worsening slightly in recent years.

The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men’s and women’s access to economic and personal security, education, health and positions of leadership in Canada’s 25 biggest cities.

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Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Tears, Sorrow as Families Speak of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Joan Winning
Joan Winning weeps as she speaks of her murdered niece Nicole Daniels to commissioner Michelle Audette at the opening day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Winnipeg, Monday, October 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women sobbed, fought back tears and expressed anger Monday as they recounted what happened to their loved ones.

They also recalled running up against what they said was indifference from police and people in general.

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John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

John Dunsworth, Known as Jim Lahey on the ‘Trailer Park Boys,’ Dies

By The Canadian Press

John Dunsworth
Actor John Dunsworth listens to a speaker at a news conference in Halifax on April 12, 2005. Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died. His daughter Sarah Dunsworth confirmed the news in a statement posted to her Twitter feed Monday evening. She says Dunsworth died “peacefully after short and unexpected illness.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

HALIFAX – Actor John Dunsworth, best known for playing Jim Lahey in the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys,” has died.

The news was confirmed in a statement posted on his Twitter feed Monday evening.

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Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

Regulators Set Rules for Cross-Border Pot Listings, Opens Flood Gates

The Canadian Press

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Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

TORONTO – The Canadian Securities Administrators set out “specific disclosure expectations” for marijuana industry firms with investments in the U.S., offering much-anticipated clarity for companies that operate on both sides of the border.

The umbrella organization for Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators put out a staff notice, saying that cannabis companies must tell investors about certain risks when they invest south of the border — where growing and selling marijuana remains illegal under federal laws.

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