Rogers Announces Magazine Overhaul, Will Stop Printing 4 Publications

Rogers Announces Magazine Overhaul, Will Stop Printing 4 Publications

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Rogers Communications has announced an overhaul of its magazines that will see Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves and move to online only.

In addition, magazines including Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will reduce their number of print editions.

The company says the changes will take effect in January.

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Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Polar Bear Brothers Hudson and Humphrey Leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo

Hudson Polar Bear
Hudson playing in the snow at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (HANDOUT)
Humphrey
Humphrey at 15-months-old. (TORONTO ZOO)

WINNIPEG — The city’s beloved polar bear brothers are leaving Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Hudson and Humphrey will be heading back to their birth place at Toronto Zoo on October 11. The pair arrived in Winnipeg separately to take up residency in the Journey to Churchill exhibit. Hudson arrived in January 2013, while Humphrey came to join him in March 2015.

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Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Jazz Winnipeg Executive Producer Stepping Down

Paul Nolin
Paul Nolin (YOUTUBE)

The executive producer of Jazz Winnipeg is leaving the organization after 12 years at the helm.

Paul Nolin will depart from his position effective October 26.

“My time at Jazz Winnipeg is likely to be one of the defining aspects of my career and I’m tremendously grateful for all the opportunities it’s afforded me,” Nolin said.

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Everyone Can Be Duped by Fake News, Experts Say as Satire Sites Multiply

Everyone Can Be Duped by Fake News, Experts Say as Satire Sites Multiply

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

CBC
A man leaves the CBC building in Toronto, April 4, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – When their story about a condo developer who forgot to put bathrooms in a Toronto-area highrise went viral last week, writers at the CBC’s satirical show “This Is That” were faced with an unexpected conundrum: many of the people who heard, read or shared the story online thought it was true.

It wasn’t the first time that readers and listeners had taken the show at face value — the radio program regularly plays voicemail messages from people who mistake it for real news — but enough people flagged it to the CBC this time that the public broadcaster took a drastic step to clear up any possible misunderstanding.

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Clowns Gathering for Montreal Festival Weigh in on Sightings of Creepy Clowns

Clowns Gathering for Montreal Festival Weigh in on Sightings of Creepy Clowns

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

A clown with Khartrum Shriners out of Dryden, Ontario makes his way west on the Trans-Canada Highway towards Winnipeg on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. The Shriners are in the midst of a cross-Canada fundraiser in support of their "Stop Burn Injuries Program." The Shriners are holding their bi-annual convention in Winnipeg this week. The 2011 Midwest Shrine Association Convention will run today until August 6. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
A clown with Khartrum Shriners out of Dryden, Ontario makes his way west on the Trans-Canada Highway towards Winnipeg on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

MONTREAL – Professional clowns say their craft shouldn’t be confused with the sightings of creepy clowns across North America over the past several weeks.

Stacey Laureyssens, interim president of the 150-member Clowns Canada, says the distinction between the fear-sowing tricksters and the real thing should be clear.

“People dressing up like clowns to scare people is just the same as dressing like scarecrows, zombies or vampires to scare people,” said Laureyssens (a.k.a. Empress Cherry Sunday), who is in Montreal this week for a clown festival.

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Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Battle of Hong Kong Coin
2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin — Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Hong Kong (ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

WINNIPEG — A special edition silver coin is marking the 75th anniversary of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 99.99% pure silver Battle of Hong Kong coin on Thursday at the Manitoba legislature.

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Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

Northbound Arlington Bridge Closing for Paving

City of Winnipeg LogoNorthbound lanes of the Arlington Bridge will be temporarily closed from Logan Avenue to Dufferin Avenue beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

The city says the closure is to facilitate asphalt paving of the Arlington/Dufferin intersection. The southbound direction of traffic on the bridge will be maintained while construction is underway.

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Samsung Advises Using Delicate Cycle on Its Washing Machines to Avoid Explosions

Samsung Advises Using Delicate Cycle on Its Washing Machines to Avoid Explosions

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Samsung is warning consumers to take care when using its top-loading washing machines, which can explode during normal use involving large items like bedding.

The company, which is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the safety issues, said certain machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 may be affected.

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