Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

Manitoba NDP Leadership Candidate Wab Kinew Addresses More Brushes with Law

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Wab Kinew appears at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this week.

Wab Kinew says he wants to address what he says are lies and half-truths in the email that said he has been convicted of several crimes not previously reported.

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Goldeyes Sign Former Gator Casey Turgeon

Goldeyes Sign Former Gator Casey Turgeon

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed utility player Casey Turgeon to their roster.

The Florida native has played in 90 games earlier this season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization, splitting time between the High-A Florida State League’s Palm Beach Cardinals and the Double-A Texas League’s Springfield Cardinals.

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Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

Group of Sears Canada Creditors Wants to Sue Executives and Board

By The Canadian Press

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Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Dozens of Sears stores across the country destined for closure will begin liquidation sales today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – A group of Sears Canada creditors wants to sue the company’s executive officers and directors, alleging negligent misrepresentation and oppression.

The retailer’s court-appointed monitor says the group wants an Ontario judge’s permission to launch their case against the company, which is currently protected under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

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Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

Officials Talk Canada-U.S. Trade at Emerson Border

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

WINNIPEG — Officials and trade stakeholders on both sides of the border are meeting in Emerson, Manitoba today to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements to the Emerson-Pembina border crossing.

About $20 billion in goods and services cross the Manitoba-North Dakota annually, making it the fifth-largest land port for trade between Canada and the United States.

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Demand Eclipses Supply for Protective Glasses for Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

Demand Eclipses Supply for Protective Glasses for Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

By Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press

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A man models a pair of eclipse viewing glasses for a photograph, in Toronto on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Demand seems to be eclipsing supply for the specialized glasses eclipse viewers will use to observe Monday’s solar eclipse event. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini)

TORONTO – Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family’s eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply.

She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn’t have arrived in time.

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Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Manitoba Museum Throwing Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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Herman Wong, a University of Toronto engineering and photonics Phd. student, tests eclipse glasses with an ellipsometer at the University of Toronto on Thursday, August 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lucas Timmons)

The rare celestial event, known as the solar eclipse, will align in the daytime sky on Monday, August 21 and the Manitoba Museum wants to make sure you don’t miss it.

The museum is hosting a free eclipse viewing party from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., where the public can come and see the sun and the moon align on the museum’s plaza.

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Blue Bombers Beat Eskimos 33-26, Hand Edmonton First Loss of Season

Blue Bombers Beat Eskimos 33-26, Hand Edmonton First Loss of Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Edmonton Eskimos’ Kenny Ladler (37), Mercy Maston (29) and Chris Edwards (26) can’t bring down Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Timothy Flanders (20) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg, Thursday, August 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris accomplished something he had never done before in his professional career on Thursday.

The Blue Bombers running back chalked up more than 100 yards in both rushing and receiving as Winnipeg won its fourth straight game and handed the Edmonton Eskimos their first loss of the season with a 33-26 victory.

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Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

Canadian Schools Reluctant to Embrace Later Bell Times Despite Mounting Research

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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Matt Reid is the Chair of the Thames Valley District School Board, is considering adopting later start times for the benefit of its high school students, in London, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

TORONTO – A wave of international research suggesting delaying high school start times would have health and academic benefits for students has not yet crested in Canada.

Several individual boards and schools have embraced the growing number of global studies suggesting that early start times are at odds with adolescents’ natural sleep patterns and can hamper both their academic progress and mental health.

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Drunk Driving to Blame in Fatal Crash on Manitoba Highway: Police

Drunk Driving to Blame in Fatal Crash on Manitoba Highway: Police

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP say the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop at an intersection was impaired when she crashed into another vehicle, killing a 31-year-old woman from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation.

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 45 at the intersection of Road 122 West, approximately five kilometres east of Elphinstone, Manitoba.

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