Humane Society Serving Grass-Fed Beef at Upcoming Gala

Humane Society Serving Grass-Fed Beef at Upcoming Gala

BeefThe Winnipeg Humane Society is going green to serve grass-fed, humanely raised beef at its upcoming Bow Wow Ball gala.

It’s the first time in the gala’s 23-year history The WHS “will set a new standard for food sourcing,” according to the organization.

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Ottawa Gives Conditional Approval to Giant LNG Project for B.C. Coast

Ottawa Gives Conditional Approval to Giant LNG Project for B.C. Coast

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

Catherine McKenna
Catherine McKenna, centre, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, steps to the microphone to take questions while flanked by Jim Carr, left, Minister of Natural Resources, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Dominic LeBlanc, back right, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the federal government announced approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, at the Sea Island Coast Guard Base, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday September 27, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

RICHMOND, B.C. – The federal government gave conditional approval Tuesday to the massive Pacific NorthWest LNG project planned for British Columbia’s northwest coast.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc travelled to Richmond, B.C., to announce their government’s acceptance of what is expected to be one of the largest infrastructure investments in Canadian history.

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Winnipeg Councillor Flying the Idea of Drone Bylaw

Winnipeg Councillor Flying the Idea of Drone Bylaw

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The DJI Inspire Raw drone helicopter is on display at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Locher)

A Winnipeg city councillor wants to know if the municipal government should regulate and oversee the use of drones.

Councillor Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston) will introduce a motion on Wednesday to see if the city can adopt a bylaw for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones.

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One Streaming Service Down, Another ‘Continues to Grow:’ Bell CEO

One Streaming Service Down, Another ‘Continues to Grow:’ Bell CEO

By The Canadian Press

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A person uses Netflix in Palo Alto, Calif in this July 20, 2010 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Sakuma)

WINNIPEG – The president and CEO of Bell Canada is expressing confidence in his company’s streaming video service even as a competitor in the Netflix-dominated field prepares to shut down.

“There’s no change in the status of CraveTV,” George Cope said in an interview Tuesday with The Canadian Press.

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Bell MTS Promises Gigabit Fibe Internet for Winnipeg

Bell MTS Promises Gigabit Fibe Internet for Winnipeg

MTSSilicon Valley has had it for years, making Gigabit Fibe Internet a thing of envy for cities like Winnipeg. But it may soon be on its way here.

As part of Bell’s takeover of MTS, the two companies will bring the ultra-fast Internet to Innovation Alley as the first location in the city.

Bell is also promising to have its high-speed LTE-advanced wireless technology in Winnipeg once regulators approve the deal between the two companies.

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Class Action Lawsuit Proposed on Air Canada and WestJet Baggage Fees

Class Action Lawsuit Proposed on Air Canada and WestJet Baggage Fees

By The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada passenger jet takes off from Halifax on January 21, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CALGARY – Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart.

The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process.

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Low Survival Rate for Puffin Chicks on New Brunswick Island This Year

Low Survival Rate for Puffin Chicks on New Brunswick Island This Year

By The Canadian Press

Atlantic Puffins
Atlantic puffins are seen on Machias Seal Island on Friday, June 24, 2016. Only 12 per cent of puffin chicks born on Machias Seal Island this year survived – leaving scientists to question whether climate change may be to blame. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

MACHIAS SEAL ISLAND, N.B. – Only 12 per cent of puffin chicks born on Machias Seal Island this year survived — leaving scientists to question whether climate change may be to blame.

University of New Brunswick researcher Tony Diamond says the survival rate for the chicks on the tiny island, off the coasts of New Brunswick and Maine, has averaged 59 per cent over the last 22 years, but this year was the lowest on record.

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City Park Renamed After Former St. Vital Councillor

City Park Renamed After Former St. Vital Councillor

Florence Pierce Park
Harry Paul Park is now known as Florence Pierce Park at the corner of Fermor Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — A park in St. Vital was renamed on Tuesday after a former St. Vital councillor.

Harry Paul Park is now known as Florence Pierce Park at the southwest corner of Fermor Avenue and St Mary’s Road.

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