Serious Crashes Close Two Manitoba Highways

Serious Crashes Close Two Manitoba Highways

RCMP Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP were on scene Sunday of two serious collisions that closed two highways.

The first involved a single-vehicle crashing into a hydro pole on Highway 7 between Road 105 and Road 106.

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Police Arrest Man After Osborne Village Robbery

Police Arrest Man After Osborne Village Robbery

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested a man after a robbery and attempted robbery in Osborne Village on Friday afternoon.

At around 3:30 p.m., the suspect entered Shoppers Drug Mart while concealing his face and armed with a blunt object. Police say he failed to make off with any goods.

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Via Figuring Out How to Retrieve Train from Churchill Cut Off by Rail Closure

Via Figuring Out How to Retrieve Train from Churchill Cut Off by Rail Closure

By The Canadian Press

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A VIA Rail train sits idle at the train station in Churchill, Man., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex de Vries)

CHURCHILL, Man. – Most of the talk since rail service to Churchill in northern Manitoba was indefinitely interrupted by washouts and other track damage last month has focused on how to get goods and tourists in to the remote Hudson Bay community.

Via Rail has a different problem — how to get one of its trains out.

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One Last Bowl: Academy Lanes Closing in July

One Last Bowl: Academy Lanes Closing in July

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Academy Lanes, 394 Academy Road (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A popular Winnipeg bowling alley will close its lanes next month after 35 years.

The management of Academy Lanes tells ChrisD.ca their property’s landlord rejected their lease offer and wants to take the building in a different direction. They will close their doors as of July 18.

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Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

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Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski in Churchill, Manitoba for Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. Since its inception in 2014, the Sea Walls program has created nearly 300 murals in over 12 countries with 200+ artists from 25 different nationalities. (HANDOUT)

Celebrated Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski has assembled a team in Churchill, Manitoba to turn 16 blank canvases into large-scale public murals.

Barteski is the Churchill curator of Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, which has invited artists from around the world to the northern Manitoba community for the 10-day experience in polar bear country.

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Beyond Pink and Blue Collar: Jackman-Atkinson

Beyond Pink and Blue Collar: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Construction Worker

NEEPAWA, Man. — This month, many young men and women will be graduating from high school and many more will be planning their future careers. These are uneasy times, the last few decades have seen a huge shift in the types of work people do, the jobs that are growing and the jobs that are dwindling.

Twenty years ago, mostly men, but some women too, found a well-worn path to the middle class through jobs in factories, plants and mines. Today, automation has meant that many of these jobs have ceased to exist and those that remain aren’t nearly so lucrative as they once were.

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Experts Offer Advice for Mitigating Health Risks of Legalized Marijuana

Experts Offer Advice for Mitigating Health Risks of Legalized Marijuana

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Dr. Benedikt Fischer
Dr. Benedikt Fischer, right, speaks in Ottawa on Friday, June 23, 2017. He is joined by an international team of experts as they release guidelines aimed at lowering the health risks of cannabis use. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Six of the country’s leading health organizations endorse 10 new cannabis recommendations designed to help reduce the risks associated with Canadians using marijuana — which is set to become legal in a year.

The guidelines, published Friday in the American Journal of Public Health, include recommendations for people to avoid cannabis if they are pregnant or at risk of mental health problems, as well as delaying marijuana use until later in life and limiting consumption.

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MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

MPI Campaign Reminds Motorists to Leave Space for Cyclists

By Sarah Klein

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Cyclists at The Forks demonstrate how much distance vehicles should leave them during the launch of the ‘Please Leave Space to Breathe’ campaign on Friday, June 23, 2017. (@WPGPOLICE / TWITTER)

A new Manitoba Public Insurance campaign wants to get the message out to motorists to leave a safe distance when passing cyclists.

The “Please Leave Space to Breathe” campaign suggests a distance of one metre between a vehicle and cyclist on the road.

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