Hollywood Director James Cameron Invests in Saskatchewan Pea-Processing Plant

Hollywood Director James Cameron Invests in Saskatchewan Pea-Processing Plant

By The Canadian Press

James Cameron
Film director James Cameron, left, and his wife Suzy speak during a funding announcement at Verdient Foods Inc. in Vanscoy, Sask., Monday, September 18, 2017. Verdient Foods will open a new pulse food processing facility with an investment from the Camerons. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

VANSCOY, Sask. – Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron have announced they are investing in an organic pea-processing plant in Saskatchewan.

The Oscar-winning Cameron appeared today in Vanscoy, a village southwest of Saskatoon, to say the couple have formed Verdient Foods to handle 160,000 tonnes of organic pea protein.

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Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Renovations at Bell MTS Place Completed for Hockey Season

Bell MTS Place
The renovated concourse inside Bell MTS Place. (TNSE / HANDOUT)
Bell MTS Place
(TNSE / HANDOUT)

As the Winnipeg Jets host the visiting rival Minnesota Wild Monday night in their first pre-season game of the year, Bell MTS Place is ready to shine after an extensive renovation.

True North Sports + Entertainment raced through eight months of construction after three years of planning to spruce up the home of the Jets.

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Winnipeggers Crown City’s Le Burger Week Winners

Winnipeggers Crown City’s Le Burger Week Winners

By Sarah Klein

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Brazen Hall’s winning burger for Le Burger Week. (HANDOUT)

It’s never hard to convince a hungry Winnipegger to chow down on a burger, especially when that juicy creation comes from one of several local establishments competing in Le Burger Week.

The annual competition earlier this month has crowned its winners after a series of online voting.

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Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

Canada Won’t Do Business with Boeing While It’s ‘Busy Trying to Sue Us’: PM

By The Canadian Press

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A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won’t do business with a company that he’s accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work.

The comments represent the strongest yet against the U.S. aerospace giant since Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.

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RCMP Says Charges to Be Laid in Canada Involving Fentanyl Shipments from China

RCMP Says Charges to Be Laid in Canada Involving Fentanyl Shipments from China

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

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An OPP officer displays bags containing fentanyl as Ontario Provincial Police host a news conference in Vaughan, Ont., on February 23, 2017. The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force’s director of serious organized crime says. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

VANCOUVER – The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force’s director of serious organized crime says.

“Most intercepts are done here in Canada,” Sgt. Yves Goupil said, adding arrests have been made and charges will be laid.

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WiFi Coming to Winnipeg Buses: Mayor Bowman

WiFi Coming to Winnipeg Buses: Mayor Bowman

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WINNIPEG — Mayor Brian Bowman wants to see the city implement free WiFi on all transit buses by next year.

“We need to continue looking at ways to apply innovative solutions not only within transit, but also across all areas of the civic service,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

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New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Musician and writer Dave Bidini, centre, poses with staff members (left to right)Jalani Morgan, Janet Morassutti, Susan Grimbly, Melanie Morassutti and Robyn Colangelo in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Bidini is launching a monthly newspaper, the non-profit West End Phoenix, that is focussed on a downtown Toronto area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – Dave Bidini asks “what if” a lot.

As in, what if the mainstream press didn’t care about George Clooney building a house on Lake Cuomo? Maybe, just maybe, he says as he sprinkles in a few profanities, communities would be better off.

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