U.S. Metallica Fan Who Lost Car in Toronto After Concert Says It Has Been Found

U.S. Metallica Fan Who Lost Car in Toronto After Concert Says It Has Been Found

By The Canadian Press

High-Level Lab in Winnipeg for Studying Dangerous Pathogens to Be Beefed Up

High-Level Lab in Winnipeg for Studying Dangerous Pathogens to Be Beefed Up

By The Canadian Press

National Microbiology Laboratory
The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg is shown in a Tuesday, May 19, 2009 photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

TORONTO – The federal government is expanding the capacity of Canada’s level-4 containment labs in Winnipeg, which are used to research some of the world’s most dangerous human and animal diseases.

Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the $5-million lab expansion today in Winnipeg, saying the enhancements are critical for strengthening Canada’s ability to respond to both global and domestic public health threats.

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Review: Theatre by the River’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: Theatre by the River’s ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

Elizabeth Whitbread
Elizabeth Whitbread in ‘4.48 Psychosis,’ on now at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (GIOVANNI NAVARRO PHOTO)

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is the best time of the year. For $20, anyone can get dinner and a show. Or two shows. Or just dinner, and hang around The Cube and catch the “free” (please donate to the performers) entertainment. No matter what you choose to see, please go. Enjoy and support local theatre.

To kick off my Fringe season, I saw Theatre by the River’s production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis – potentially the show with one of, if not the, heaviest subject matters of the festival. At 10 p.m. Sounds like a good time to me.

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Two Winnipeg Men Charged with Child Porn Offences

Two Winnipeg Men Charged with Child Porn Offences

Cyber Crime
(Cyber crime image via Shutterstock)

Two Winnipeg men have been charged in separate incidents involving uploading and sharing child pornography online.

Police arrested Matthieu Gauthier, 32, on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation surrounding child sexual abuse imagery than had been uploading from a chat room.

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Suspects Sought in Winnipeg Convenience Store Robbery

Suspects Sought in Winnipeg Convenience Store Robbery

Robbery Suspects
Two suspects are wanted by police after a convenience store robbery on Hamilton Avenue June 18. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are looking for two men after a convenience store was robbed in the 500 block of Hamilton Avenue on June 18.

The suspects entered the store at around 8 p.m. and demanded money.

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District at Centre of B.C. Firefight Says At Least 41 More Homes Lost

District at Centre of B.C. Firefight Says At Least 41 More Homes Lost

By The Canadian Press

B.C. Wildfire
The area of Boston Flats, B.C. is pictured Tuesday, July 11, 2017 after a wildfire ripped through the area earlier in the week. The new British Columbia government is extending the state of emergency for another two weeks as wildfires continue to sweep across the province’s Interior. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

VANCOUVER – Officials in one of the regions hardest-hit by British Columbia’s wildfires provided a grim update Wednesday on the number homes lost, and say the tally is expected to grow.

The Cariboo Regional District said 41 homes have been destroyed and more than 35,000 residents on about 13,000 parcels of land are under either evacuation orders or alerts.

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Veteran Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer Friendly, Advocates Warn

Veteran Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer Friendly, Advocates Warn

By The Canadian Press

Jean-Pierre Blais
Outgoing CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais holds a news conference to announce a decision on basic telecommunications service in Canada, Wednesday December 21, 2016 in Gatineau, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

GATINEAU, Que. – The appointment of telecom industry insider Ian Scott as the next chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has sparked both concerns that the regulator could soon be taken in a less consumer friendly direction and hope for a new direction.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced Scott’s appointment Tuesday, while also naming Caroline Simard as the CRTC’s vice-chairwoman, saying the two have a “deep understanding of what Canadians expect in their telecommunications and broadcasting systems.”

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Expands Yogurt Recall to Yoplait and Liberte

By The Canadian Press

Yogurt Recall
Four yogurt products, including Yoplait Minigo, have been recalled due to concerns some may contain pieces of plastic. (YOPLAIT.CA)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.

The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products includes some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram pouches, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.

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