Ontario Minor Hockey Makes Transgender Training Mandatory for Coaches

Ontario Minor Hockey Makes Transgender Training Mandatory for Coaches

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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Jesse Thompson, 17, poses for a photograph in his room in Oshawa, Ont., on Monday, Sept.15, 2014. Education on transgender athletes is mandatory for all of Ontario’s minor hockey coaches, trainers and managers this season, the latest step in a series of changes stemming from a human rights complaint filed by a transgender teen in 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Education on transgender athletes is mandatory for all of Ontario’s minor hockey coaches, trainers and managers this season, the latest step in a series of changes stemming from a human rights complaint filed by a transgender teen in 2013.

A pair of online training modules must be completed by Sunday, or within a month of the person being assigned to a team. Non-compliance means the coach, manager or trainer will not be registered by their minor hockey association.

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Swiss Authorities Tip Off Winnipeg Police to Child Porn Activity

Swiss Authorities Tip Off Winnipeg Police to Child Porn Activity

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A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the Internet in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, December, 19, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

An investigation by police in Switzerland has resulted in a Winnipeg man facing child pornography charges.

Winnipeg police say authorities with the Cantonal Police of Aargau notified them on June 27, 2017 that a Winnipeg IP address had been captured on their end.

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Manitoba Makes Bold Investment in Local Software Company

Manitoba Makes Bold Investment in Local Software Company

Bold Commerce
The provincial funding provided to Bold Commerce will support skills training in the digital media sector. (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg software company Bold Commerce will benefit from $270,000 in government funding for skills training in the digital media sector.

The province is providing the investment to support the hiring and training of 81 new employees and 10 existing employees over the next two years.

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Roadways Closing Around Waverley Underpass Project

Roadways Closing Around Waverley Underpass Project

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The ongoing construction of the Waverley underpass project will force a detour beginning this weekend.

The city says Waverley Street at Taylor Avenue will be closed from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29 to Monday, October 2 at 6 a.m.

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Canadians Favour Marijuana Legalization, Curious About Weed Edibles: Survey

Canadians Favour Marijuana Legalization, Curious About Weed Edibles: Survey

By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press

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Edible marijuana products are displayed for sale at a Weeds Glass & Gifts medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver on May 1, 2015. A new survey suggests a large majority of Canadians support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, with many expressing a cautious willingness to try eating pot-infused munchies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

HALIFAX – Canadians appear to have an appetite for marijuana-infused munchies, according to a new survey that found a healthy majority both supported the legalization of recreational pot use but had clear concerns about children’s access to edible products containing cannabis.

The poll by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax found that about 68 per cent of people across the country favour the impending legalization of pot, with the bulk of that support in B.C. and Ontario.

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Families Walk Highway of Tears Before Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Hearing

Families Walk Highway of Tears Before Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Hearing

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

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Driving a car covered with photos of missing women, Gladys Radek, left, is overcome with emotion as she leads a group of family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls upon arrival in Smithers, B.C., after walking along the so-called Highway of Tears, on Monday September 25, 2017. Radek organized the walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 where dozens have disappeared or been killed in honour of the 12th anniversary of the disappearance of her niece, Tamara Lynn Chipman. The walk began in Prince Rupert and ended in Smithers where the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings beginning Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

SMITHERS, B.C. – Gladys Radek raised a fist in the air and wept as she reached the end of her 350-kilometre journey along British Columbia’s Highway of Tears.

The Indigenous grandmother finished her walk along the notorious stretch of Highway 16 for the seventh and final time on Monday. It is the same highway where her beloved niece Tamara Lynn Chipman disappeared.

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Food Musings: Brazen Hall

Food Musings: Brazen Hall

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

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Brazen Hall’s temporary ‘Farmer Jon’ burger during Le Burger Week this year. (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

A trifecta has been completed with a recent visit to Brazen Hall at 800 Pembina Highway. The Kitchen & Brewery takes its place with One Great City and Peg Beer Company as Winnipeg’s newly instituted brewpubs. Under this special license, Brazen Hall brews their own beer as well as concocting some interesting culinary fare.

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