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Rogers, Shaw Apologize for Cutting Away from David Letterman’s Final Goodbye

By Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press

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In this image released by CBS, David Letterman appears during a taping of his final “Late Show with David Letterman,” Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Rogers and Shaw say they’re sorry after cutting away from David Letterman’s final show as he bid farewell last week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS)

TORONTO – Rogers and Shaw say they’re sorry for cutting away early from David Letterman’s last show, preventing some viewers from seeing the late-night host’s final sign-off after more than three decades on the air.

The CRTC sent letters to both companies this week seeking answers after it received viewer complaints about the May 20 finale on CBS.

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Shuttle Buses, Extra Transit to Transport FIFA Fans in Winnipeg

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015When the world visits Winnipeg in the coming weeks for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, the city will be ready.

The transportation plan for the month-long soccer tournament is out, and while Winnipeg will only host four days of matches, it hasn’t scaled back the amount of planning to get thousands of fans to and from Investors Group Field.

Winnipeg Transit will have several regular routes that will operate to and from the University of Manitoba before and after the matches, including extra buses on Route 160. Free post-match service will also be available.

Specially marked buses (operated by Greyhound Canada and Beaver Bus Lines) will provide non?stop hotel shuttle service between downtown and the stadium starting two hours prior to afternoon kick-off for $5 per person.

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Winnipeg Police Enforcing Sunday Cruise Night

By Sarah Klein

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Winnipeg police are stepping up enforcement when it comes to Sunday cruise night.

Police say numerous complaints have been received from across the city regarding racing, dangerous driving and noisy operation of motor vehicles.

Members of central traffic unit will be on hand at various locations to address such issues and ensure motorists are abiding by the Highway Traffic Act.

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‘CarFit’ to Keep Mature Drivers on the Road

An event put on by CAA Manitoba on Sunday will aim to keep maturing drivers behind the wheel, while keeping safety in mind.

The auto club has teamed up with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist for the first-ever CarFit.

“It is important to older adults to maintain their independence, and driving is a big part of that,” said Angèle Young, public and government affairs specialist for CAA Manitoba. “Cars are not one-size-fits-all. There is a lot you can do to adapt a vehicle to compensate for physical and cognitive changes as you age.”

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Manitoba Payday Lender Fined $25K

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A payday lender in Manitoba has been fined by the province for failing to comply with regulations.

3928366 MB Ltd. (operating as The Fast Cash Company, City Cash Co., and Fast Cash Dauphin) operates locations in Brandon, Steinbach and Dauphin.

Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection has assessed the company penalties totalling $25,000 for failing to maintain complete and accurate collections records, failing to include the prescribed statement in advertising related to payday loans, and accepting a cheque from a borrower that is not payable to the payday lender, as required by the regulations.

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Two Manitoba Businesses Fined for Workplace Incidents

By Tyler Sutherland

Manitoba LogoTwo Manitoba workplaces have been prosecuted and fined for incidents dating back nearly five years.

A worker at Carte International Inc. suffered injuries on December 9, 2011 to two fingers on his right hand. The province says the worker was operating a coil-winding machine when his fingers came in contact with a pinch point. On April 7, 2015, the employer pleaded guilty under section 4(1)(a) of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act to the charge of allowing a worker to operate a foil/wire winding machine without sufficient safeguards in place to protect workers from contact with moving parts. The company was ordered to pay $25,050 in fines and surcharges.

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Two New Harbour Seals Arrive to Winnipeg Zoo

WINNIPEG — Two 10-month-old harbour seals are now calling Assiniboine Park Zoo home.

The seals — from Germany — join Neptune, another harbour seal, in the underwater tunnels at Journey to Churchill’s Gateway to the Arctic building.

“All of us at the Assiniboine Park Zoo are thrilled to welcome Anton and Emil and we can’t wait to have the community come and visit them,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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Winnipeg Police Go Hog Wild to Catch Loose Pig

Loose Pig
Winnipeg police made a makeshift leash to catch a loose pig on the west Perimeter Highway on Friday, May 29, 2015. (103.1 VIRGIN RADIO / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A pig’s freedom was short-lived when the law eventually caught up to it.

The loose pig was spotted in a grassy cloverleaf in the area of the Perimeter Highway and Portage Avenue at around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Photos on social media were tracking the pig’s adventures as motorists pulled over to snap selfies with the animal.

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Folk Festival’s Day Lineup Nothing to Pass Over

Winnipeg Folk FestivalThe Winnipeg Folk Festival has revealed its much-anticipated day schedule for this year’s summer festival at Birds Hill Park.

From July 9-12, 40 workshops and 68 concerts will take place on nine daytime stages.

“We are one of the few festivals in North America that offers these kinds of workshops,” said artistic director Chris Frayer. “Artists from around the world join together on one stage to share their stories and songs, offering audiences truly unique and magical musical experiences.”

Highlights of the day entertainment include the Baroque Folk British and Celtic workshop on Friday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps on Saturday and the the gospel workshop on Big Bluestem on Sunday.

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Justice Minister Peter MacKay to Announce He’s Leaving Federal Politics

By The Canadian Press

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Justice Minister Peter MacKay appears at Commons committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 27, 2015. Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay will announce later today that he is leaving federal politics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay will announce later today that he is leaving federal politics, sources have confirmed to The Canadian Press.

MacKay is set to make the announcement with Prime Minister Stephen Harper by his side in a town in Nova Scotia.

While it’s expected he’ll remain in cabinet for now, he won’t be running for re-election.

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