Canadian Ship Involved in Massive Cocaine Bust in International Waters

Canadian Ship Involved in Massive Cocaine Bust in International Waters

By The Canadian Press

Cocaine Seizure
U.S. Coast Guard personnel prepare to offload cocaine from the Coast Guard Cutter James, Tuesday, March 28, 2016, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The drugs were seized along Central and South America by the U.S. Coast Guard and the HMCS Saskatoon, which joined the operation in February. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard, with the help of a Canadian navy vessel, says it has made a massive cocaine bust in international waters.

The American agency says it has seized about 14.5 tonnes of cocaine.

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PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

PM Promoting Money for Parks, Conservation Areas, Canada Trail

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks with Sheldon Lambert, Conservation manager with Parks Canada at the Landon bay in the Thousand Island National park in Gananoque, Ont., on Tuesday March 28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

GANANOQUE, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising government money for parks, conservation areas and the completion of the Trans Canada trail.

He’s in Thousand Islands National Park promoting measures outlined in last week’s budget.

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Manitoba Government Takes Scissors to Ambulance Fees

Manitoba Government Takes Scissors to Ambulance Fees

WINNIPEG — The province is further trimming ambulance fees as of April 1.

An ambulance ride will be reduced to either $425 or the pre-existing base fee established by the service provider, whichever is lower. The government reduced ambulance fees earlier this year, which now brings the total decrease to $50.

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Man Stabbed by Two Attackers in Norway House

Man Stabbed by Two Attackers in Norway House

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo men are in custody after a 20-year-old Norway House man was stabbed several times last Thursday.

Manitoba RCMP were called to a residence in Norway House at around 7 a.m. on March 23, where they found the man with serious injuries. He was taken to the local hospital and later flown to Winnipeg in serious condition.

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Manitoba Companies Make the Cut for Diversified Workplaces

Manitoba Companies Make the Cut for Diversified Workplaces

Women - Office - Computer

WINNIPEG — A handful of Manitoba organizations have made the list to be Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

The annual list, now in its 10th year, recognizes leaders that create workplaces for employees from five diverse groups: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) peoples.

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Man Flummoxed by Letter from Canada Revenue Agency Declaring Him Dead

Man Flummoxed by Letter from Canada Revenue Agency Declaring Him Dead

By The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
(Canada Revenue Agency image via Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com

CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, N.B. – A 64-year-old New Brunswick man says he is very much alive, despite being declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Peter Harwerth of Campobello Island said he was stunned to receive a letter from the agency a few days ago that was addressed to the “estate of the late Peter Harwerth.”

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Food Musings: Olympia Diner

Food Musings: Olympia Diner

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Olympia Diner
Olympia Diner, 3253 Portage Avenue

WINNIPEG — We introduced our children to restaurant dining at an early age and now we enjoy doing the same with our grandchildren. Generally, family restaurants do the best job with accommodating kids. With research, I knew the Spiridakos family-owned Olympia Diner (3253 Portage Avenue) so I thought we had gone to the right place.

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