Road Closures in Effect for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament

Road Closures in Effect for Play On! Ball Hockey Tournament

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A two-day street hockey tournament will close a portion of Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba beginning today.

The Play On! tourney is May 27-28 and will have 320 teams taking part — the largest turnout since 2014.

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Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

Steven Fletcher Criticizes His Own Government’s Bill in Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who is now a government backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Former federal cabinet minister Steven Fletcher, now a Progressive Conservative backbencher in Manitoba, may be in hot water after criticizing his own government’s bill.

Fletcher has been speaking out against a proposed law that would create a new Crown agency to promote energy efficiency, and has tied up two legislature committee meetings in recent weeks by asking questions for hours, late into the night.

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‘Bittersweet’ Day for Ex-RCMP Women as Sex-Harassment Lawsuit Nears End

‘Bittersweet’ Day for Ex-RCMP Women as Sex-Harassment Lawsuit Nears End

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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Retired RCMP officers Linda Davidson (left) and Janet Merlo share a laugh outside Federal Court in Toronto on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Davidson and Merlo were representative plaintiffs in a class-action suit against the RCMP on behalf of sexually harassed female employees. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

TORONTO – Two women who endured years of sexual harassment as RCMP employees expressed mixed emotions as a landmark class-action suit against the force edged Wednesday toward final court approval.

Speaking after a settlement hearing, the women expressed hope their long battle would pave the way for a more hospitable RCMP workplace.

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New App Allows for Virtual Dig at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

New App Allows for Virtual Dig at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

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The new Fossil Discovery Adventure app accompanies visitors to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)

A new augmented reality smartphone app is adding another layer of interactivity for those who visit the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden.

The “Fossil Discovery Adventure” app is the first-of-its-kind for a Canadian museum, allowing visitors to collect AR fossils throughout CFDC by finding 12 digital dig sites and applying their knowledge of the exhibits to the app’s built-in trivia game.

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Winnipeg Man Charged After Woman Stabbed, Suspect Flees in Stolen Vehicle

Winnipeg Man Charged After Woman Stabbed, Suspect Flees in Stolen Vehicle

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 20-year-old woman is in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed on Tuesday morning.

Winnipeg police were called to the 900 block of Dominion Street at around 2:35 a.m., where a passerby attempted to help the female victim, but was chased off. Police say the suspect, who was armed with a knife, then stolen the passerby’s vehicle and took off.

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RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

By The Canadian Press

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau smiles during the Harry Jerome Awards held in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government.

RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge.

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Food Musings: The Diner’s Grill

Food Musings: The Diner’s Grill

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

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The crispy chicken sandwich at The Diner’s Grill. (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

In North America, a diner is typically a small roadside restaurant with a long counter and booths. The Diner’s Grill (405 Turenne Street) has neither a long counter nor booths, but it does serve up authentic diner-style, from scratch, comfort food and it does so very, very well.

Located in the middle of the St. Boniface industrial area, it took Siri to help us successfully navigate to the spot. Since my daughter-in-law and I had a three-year-old and a one-year-old with us, our server (who I assumed was Josh, one of the owners) immediately gave us a children’s menu to order for the little ones.

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Winnipeg Welding Company Supplying 300 Trailers to Canadian Military

Winnipeg Welding Company Supplying 300 Trailers to Canadian Military

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Load handling system trailer built for the Department of National Defence of Canada by Arne’s Welding Ltd. in Winnipeg. (ARNE’S WELDING LTD.)

A Winnipeg-based manufacturer has won a $20 million contract to produce 300 trailers for the Department of National Defence of Canada.

Arne’s Welding Ltd. will produce the load handling system trailers and provide spare parts for up to 30 years. The contract also includes an option for an additional 270 trailer units, potentially bringing the contract up to $38 million.

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