Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

Man Claims GPS Led Him into Toronto Transit Tunnel Where Car Got Stuck: TTC

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press

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TTC workers try to free a car stuck in a streetcar tunnel in Toronto on Thursday, February 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Transit Commission)

TORONTO – A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck.

Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city’s main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.

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Cooler Temperatures for Second Weekend of Festival du Voyageur

Cooler Temperatures for Second Weekend of Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur Melting
Snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur were melting and creating puddles on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The second weekend of Festival du Voyageur gets underway tonight, which promises to be cooler weather-wise than the slush and mud that greeted visitors during the first week of events.

“Festival du Voyageur would like to reassure festivalgoers that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our festival grounds are safe”, said executive director Ginette Lavack Walters.

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Suspect Breaks into True North Offices, Steals Signed Jets Clothing

Suspect Breaks into True North Offices, Steals Signed Jets Clothing

True North Robbery
Winnipeg police are looking for a man who broke into the True North offices on Graham Avenue on February 21, making off with several signed Winnipeg Jets items. (WPS / HANDOUT)
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A signed No. 33 Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic jersey and signed (right sleeve) Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets Heritage Classic jacket were among the items taken. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police are looking for a man who stole a number of items from the True North offices on Graham Avenue, including a signed No. 33 Dustin Byfuglien Heritage Classic game jersey.

The male suspect broke into the building on Monday afternoon and also made off with a signed Dale Hawerchuk Heritage Classic jacket, a laptop computer, a tablet, and a number of unactivated iPhones.

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Bisons Recruit Oak Park Defensive Tackle Cole Adamson

Bisons Recruit Oak Park Defensive Tackle Cole Adamson

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Manitoba Bisons newly-recruited defensive tackle Cole Adamson with head coach Brian Dobie (second), new offensive coordinator Blair Atkinson and new special teams coordinator Ryan Karhut, on Thursday, February 23, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Cole Adamson visited four universities before deciding to stay in Winnipeg and call the University of Manitoba home.

The newly-recruited student-athlete is the Manitoba Bisons latest defensive tackle to suit up in the brown and gold.

Adamson, 17, played for the Oak Park Raiders (2013-2016) and was the defensive player of the year in 2016 in Manitoba.

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Pallister Urges Ottawa to Stop Talking and Move on Asylum-Seekers Jumping Border

Pallister Urges Ottawa to Stop Talking and Move on Asylum-Seekers Jumping Border

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, centre, meets Rita Chahal, left, Executive Director of Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC), and Ruth Magnuson, Chair of MIIC, at Welcome Place, a refugee support organization in Winnipeg, to announce emergency support for refugee claimants crossing the Manitoba border from the United States, Thursday, February 23, 2017. Pallister announced Manitoba’s emergency support consisting of 14 housing units and $180,000 in funding to claimant supporting organizations. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s premier says the federal government needs to stop talking and take action on an influx of people who have jumped the border from the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada.

“I don’t want this to be taken as a criticism of the federal government. I see an opportunity here for the federal government that they are not yet pursing to improve the way we do things and help make sure we are addressing a situation that some would fear is getting somewhat out of hand,” Brian Pallister said Thursday.

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Police Arrest 18 People in Cross-Border Drugs and Guns Investigation

Police Arrest 18 People in Cross-Border Drugs and Guns Investigation

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

Ontario Drug Raid
Police officers are shown at a staging area as they prepare for a raid in this undated police handout photo. Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl. The 18-month investigation — known as Project Silkstone — involved OPP, the RCMP, Quebec provincial police, Montreal police, the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Ontario Provincial Police)

VAUGHAN, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say 18 people have been charged in a cross-border investigation into illegal guns and drugs, including the deadly opioid fentanyl.

The investigation began by targeting multiple criminal groups trafficking firearms and drugs along the Highway 401 corridor between the Greater Toronto Area through to Montreal, and revealed drug trafficking to the U.S. as well, said OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum.

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Manitoba Providing Emergency Housing, Resettlement Funds for Refugee Asylum-Seekers

Manitoba Providing Emergency Housing, Resettlement Funds for Refugee Asylum-Seekers

Emerson Refugees
Fadel Alshawwa, Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, brings blankets into a community hall for refugees that may walk across the border in Emerson, Man. Thursday, February 9, 2016. Refugees have been crossing into Canada at Emerson and authorities had a town hall meeting in Emerson to discuss their options. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is coming forward with new supports to address the ongoing refugee crisis in southern Manitoba.

The province is immediately providing 14 units of emergency housing for temporary shelter for refugee claimants through the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (Welcome Place), with $110,000 to the organizations for support services for refugee claimants including paralegal services and safe transportation from Emerson to Winnipeg.

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