Kathy Kennedy Let Go from 680 CJOB

Kathy Kennedy Let Go from 680 CJOB

Kathy Kennedy
Kathy Kennedy in November 2011 (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Veteran Winnipeg broadcaster Kathy Kennedy was let go from 680 CJOB on Wednesday.

Kennedy had been the co-host of “Winnipeg’s Morning News,” alongside news director Richard Cloutier, since spring 2014.

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Husband Thought Storage Locker Where Infant Remains Found Was for Furniture

Husband Thought Storage Locker Where Infant Remains Found Was for Furniture

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

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An evidence photo from April 18, 2016 in Winnipeg, presented by the prosecution in the trial of Andrea Giesbrecht case on Monday July 18, 2016 is shown in this handout photo. Description on photo: 129. (Sentinel Storage Facility/THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

WINNIPEG – The husband of a woman on trial for concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker thought his wife was hoarding furniture.

“I thought it was her father’s, hoarding furniture and stuff,” Jeremy Giesbrecht said Wednesday as the Crown concluded its case against his wife, Andrea Giesbrecht, 42.

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Industrial Milk Price Hike Likely to Be Passed Down to Consumers at Restaurants

Industrial Milk Price Hike Likely to Be Passed Down to Consumers at Restaurants

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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A cow stands in one of the dairy barns on the Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., in this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michael Conroy)

TORONTO – Restaurateurs are crying foul over a second industrial milk price increase this year set to take effect Thursday, which they say will likely lead to higher food prices.

In July, the Canadian Dairy Commission decided to raise the price of industrial milk — which is processed into yogurt, ice cream, cheese and butter — by 2.76 per cent. That’s on top of a 2.2 per cent hike that occurred in February.

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Winnipeg Police Secure Funding for New Air 1 Camera

Winnipeg Police Secure Funding for New Air 1 Camera

By Sarah Klein

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Air 1, the Winnipeg Police Service helicopter (HANDOUT / FILE)

Winnipeg police have locked up funding from the city to cover a shortfall in purchasing a new high-tech camera for Air 1.

The police board approved the additional $100,000 in funding for the police helicopter on Wednesday, re-allocating funds from within the service to cover the additional cost.

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Woman Killed in Head-On Crash with Semi on Highway 7

Woman Killed in Head-On Crash with Semi on Highway 7

RCMP Logo VehicleA two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 Wednesday evening has claimed the life of one woman and sent a man to hospital.

Manitoba RCMP say it happened at around 5:30 p.m. three kilometres north of Highway 67 when a northbound pickup truck veered into the lane of an oncoming semi-trailer truck. The two collided head-on, killing the female driver.

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Gaps Leave Children at Risk of Online Exploitation, Federal Study Warns

Gaps Leave Children at Risk of Online Exploitation, Federal Study Warns

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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There are “serious gaps” in efforts – including resources, training and research – to protect young people from online sexual exploitation, warns a study prepared for the federal government. A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the internet in North Vancouver, B.C., in a December 19, 2012, file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – There are “serious gaps” in efforts — including resources, training and research — to protect young people from online sexual exploitation, warns a study prepared for the federal government.

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Bylaw Forces Business to Build $10K ‘Sidewalk to Nowhere’ in Smithers, B.C.

Bylaw Forces Business to Build $10K ‘Sidewalk to Nowhere’ in Smithers, B.C.

By The Canadian Press

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A sidewalk is shown in Smithers, B.C. in this undated handout image. Smithers council holds a special noon-hour meeting later this week to explain its side of the controversy over a so-called “sidewalk to nowhere.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Trevor Bruintjes)

SMITHERS, B.C. – On a lonely stretch of pavement in Smithers, B.C., a black-and-white sign cautions passersby: “The end is near.”

But rather than warn of impending doomsday, the sign literally refers to the end of the sidewalk, just a 30-metre stroll away.

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