Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

Border Crossers Shift from Manitoba to Quebec, According to June Stats

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canadian port of entry near Emerson, Manitoba. (CBSA)

OTTAWA – There has been a “pronounced” shift in where the RCMP are arresting people crossing illegally into Canada, new figures released Friday indicate.

The federal government data, including preliminary figures for June, show a drop in the number of people being apprehended in Manitoba, but a major increase in Quebec.

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Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

Manitoba Government Ensures Churchill Won’t Be Left in Cold This Winter

By The Canadian Press

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The flooded-out Hudson Bay Railway is a lifeline for Churchill, Manitoba. (OMNITRAX / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government says the northern port town of Churchill will have enough propane to get it through the winter heating season, but the future of the community and its rail link to the south remains unclear.

Premier Brian Pallister says the province has ordered propane to last through to next June. The fuel is to be sent via ship by the end of September.

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Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Review: ‘The Trump Card’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

By Diana Chabai (@dianachabai)

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The cast of ‘The Trump Card,’ from clockwise, Anjali Sandhu, Julie Lumsden, Elliot Lazar, and Connie Manfredi. (KRISTEN EINARSON PHOTO)

I believe in theatre, and art, as a form of escapism. When I go to the theatre, I want to be entertained. I want to check my troubles at the door and forget about my life for a little while. So why on earth would I choose to go to a show about Donald Trump?

District Theatre Collective. That’s why.

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Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

Back It Up: Winnipeg Pilots Reverse Parking in Exchange District

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Back-in parking on a stretch of Bannatyne Avenue in the Exchange District should be a breeze for motorists in vehicles equipped with backup cameras. (STOCK PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A downtown pilot project aimed at freeing up parking spaces in the Exchange District will have drivers going in reverse.

The city is testing back-in, angled parking stalls on the south side of Bannatyne Avenue between Rorie Street and Waterfront Drive.

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Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Travellers could be in for a headache at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport if workers decide to strike.

The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) has given Winnipeg Airports Authority a 72-hour strike notice.

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Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Begin at 54 Locations Across the Country

Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Begin at 54 Locations Across the Country

By The Canadian Press

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Bargain hunters are seen at the Sears store Friday, July 21, 2017 in St. Eustache, Quebec. Dozens of Sears stores across the country destined for closure will begin liquidation sales today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Shoppers queued up Friday in hopes of finding a deal as Sears Canada Inc. began liquidation sales at 54 locations that will be closed as part of a court-supervised restructuring that began last month.

Large red, black and yellow signs that proclaimed “everything must go” and “nothing held back” greeted bargain hunters who began lining up before the doors opened.

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Mounties Help Livestock Displaced by B.C. Wildfires as Drivers Urged to Look Out

Mounties Help Livestock Displaced by B.C. Wildfires as Drivers Urged to Look Out

By The Canadian Press

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A RCMP police officer is shown with two pigs in this recent handout photo. Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond enclosures. RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. RCMP)

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures.

RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible.

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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