Carruthers Advances to Men’s Canada Cup Final; Will Face Team Gushue

Carruthers Advances to Men’s Canada Cup Final; Will Face Team Gushue

By The Canadian Press

BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers is heading to the men’s final at the 2016 Canada Cup.

After giving away a 5-1 lead in Saturday night’s semifinal, Carruthers and his Winnipeg rink managed to edge Toronto’s John Epping 6-5 in a tense extra end.

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Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

Deciphering Fact and Fiction in the Digital Space

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Computer Mouse
(Computer mouse image via Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fake news has been in the news a lot lately, especially in the context of the American presidential election. In recent months, fake news sites, with click-bait headlines, have seen wide-spread sharing on social media platforms. With many people never reading beyond the headline, the reports, which either have no solid grounding in fact or are taken wildly out of context, are believed to have played a strong role in shaping voters’ opinions of the candidates and ultimately, the choices they made in the voting booth.

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Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

Man Killed in St. Andrews Collision

RCMP Logo VehicleA 61-year-old man was killed Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash in the RM of St. Andrews.

Manitoba RCMP say a northbound half-ton truck was travelling on Highway 8 when it struck a semi turning south at the intersection of PR 27 and Highway 8.

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Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

Jones Beats Homan to Secure First Place and Spot in Canada Cup Final

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, looks down the ice during her draw 1 victory over Kelsey Rocque of Edmonton at the Canada Cup of curling in Brandon, Man., Wednesday, Nov.30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns )

BRANDON, Man. – Jennifer Jones is bypassing elimination play and heading straight to the women’s final of the 2016 Canada Cup.

Jones downed defending champion Rachel Homan of Ottawa 8-6 in a showdown for first place Friday night as the seven-team round robin concluded.

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U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

U.S. Senator Urges Canada to Reverse Dairy Pricing Policy

By The Associated Press

Charles Schumer
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visits the Ideal Dairy Farm in Hudson Falls,N.Y. to speak about U.S. and Canadian dairy relations, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.An American senator is lobbying for New York milk producers in a trade spat with Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Steve Jacobs / The Post-Star via AP)

ALBANY, N.Y. – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging Canadian officials to reverse a pricing policy that’s designed to discourage Canadian cheesemakers from using imported, ultra-filtered milk from the U.S. in their products.

Schumer says the new pricing policy essentially sets the price of Canada’s products below that of New York’s ultra-filtered milk imports, and he says that hurts farmers in the Empire State.

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P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

P.E.I. Police Service Apologizes to Nickelback, Takes Down Viral ‘Joke’ Post

By The Canadian Press

Nckelback
Nickelback performs during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray in Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday June 29, 2016. The Kensington Police Service shared a social media post last weekend promising drunk drivers will be listening to one of the Canadian band’s tunes while riding in the back seat of a cruiser if they’re arrested. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken)

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. – A small-town P.E.I. police department has issued a public apology to Nickelback, and taken down a social media post that threatened to force drunk drivers to listen to the Alberta band’s music.

In a heartfelt Facebook post Friday, a Kensington police officer said that after the “joke” post went viral, he began to feel like a bully.

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