Plan Underway to Supply Churchill with Ice Road as Rail Remains Knocked Out

Plan Underway to Supply Churchill with Ice Road as Rail Remains Knocked Out

By The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
Churchill, Manitoba (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

WINNIPEG – Plans are underway to supply Churchill, Man., with an ice road as the rail link that normally provides a lifeline to the community remains out of commission.

Mark Kohaykewych, president of Polar Industries, said Friday the company has partnered with the Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill-based Remote Area Services to carve out an ice road along the 300 kilometres of wilderness between the end of the working rail line at Gillam, Man., and Churchill.

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Mother of Missing Woman Says Police Said Daughter Was Probably Drinking

Mother of Missing Woman Says Police Said Daughter Was Probably Drinking

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Bernice Catcheway
Bernice Catcheway, right, carries a picture of her daughter, Jennifer Catcheway, into a hearing of the national inquiry into missing and murdered women in Winnipeg on Friday Oct. 20, 2017. Jennifer Catcheway disappeared in 2008 and her family says they feel abandoned by police and other authorities as they continue to search for her. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – Feeling abandoned by police, the family of a Manitoba Indigenous woman who disappeared in 2008, has been digging through fields, ditches and garbage dumps for any sign of her.

The effort has put Jennifer Catcheway’s relatives on an emotional roller-coaster and taken a toll on their health, they told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women on Friday.

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Shoppers Find Deals at Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Underwhelming

Shoppers Find Deals at Sears Canada Liquidation Sales Underwhelming

By Armina Ligaya and Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press

Sears
Shoppers enter and leave a Sears retail store in Toronto on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The company begins its liquidation sales at its stores across the country as it prepares to shut its doors for good after 65 years. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – Sears Canada began its liquidation sales at its remaining stores across the country Thursday, but many shoppers found the deals to be underwhelming.

While signs suggested discounts of 20 to 50 per cent off — with a note that exceptions apply — relatively few items at a Toronto store appeared to be offered at half off. Some big ticket items such as snowblowers and treadmills were only 10 per cent off.

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Canadian Planet Hunter Seeking Alien Life: ‘The Shifting Line of What is Crazy’

Canadian Planet Hunter Seeking Alien Life: ‘The Shifting Line of What is Crazy’

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

Sara Seager
Toronto-born MIT professor Sara Seager is shown in an undated handout image. Seager has pledged to spend the rest of her life searching for another Earth among the billions of stars that inhabit our night sky. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MIT-Justin Knight)

HALIFAX – Sara Seager has pledged to spend the rest of her life searching for another Earth among the billions of stars that inhabit our night sky.

“That’s our goal: to find life out there,” the Toronto-born astrophysicist says in a distinctly assured monotone, as if describing a walk to the local mall.

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Amazon HQ2 Would ‘Fundamentally Alter’ Potential Canadian City Candidates

Amazon HQ2 Would ‘Fundamentally Alter’ Potential Canadian City Candidates

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Amazon Echo Dot
An Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Seattle. It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show. Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Elaine Thompson)

VANCOUVER – It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show.

Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. The ideal match will tick off most of a wide-ranging list of requirements that covers practical matters, like available buildings and green space, as well as a certain ‘je ne said quoi’ that, for example, helps it attract tech talent.

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Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg VR

Imagine setting foot inside Investors Group Field without having to deal with parking chaos?

Winnipeg is stepping into the virtual reality realm with the launch of a new smartphone app, meant to take users beyond the borders of brick and mortar and into the digital world.

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