Survey Finds Two High Arctic Polar Bear Populations Larger Than Expected

Survey Finds Two High Arctic Polar Bear Populations Larger Than Expected

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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Pixel the polar bear swims at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, Engl., Wednesday March 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Lynne Cameron/PA)

Polar bears in two High Arctic populations seem to be doing better than scientists had thought.

The first major study of the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin populations in about 20 years has found more bears than population models predicted.

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Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

Carbon Tax Revenue Could Fund More Electric Vehicles: NDP

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NDP environment critic Rob Altemeyer (centre) with electric car owners Bill Rossington (left) and Ross Redman (right) and their cars at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Friday, February 24, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP wants the province to use new carbon tax revenues to put more electric buses and cars on the roads.

NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer, critic for the environment and green jobs, says owners of such vehicles would see savings over the long run after their initial upfront investment.

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True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

True North Undertaking $12M in Upgrades to MTS Centre

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An artist’s rendering of the new food court arena on the MTS Centre concourse. (TNSE / HANDOUT)

The home of the Winnipeg Jets will see $12 million in improvements this year as True North Sports + Entertainment installs a swath of upgrades at MTS Centre.

New lighting, flooring, ceiling and signage are part of the renovations planned. Work will shift this week from the arena bowl to concourse levels, meant to improve the overall experience for visitors of the downtown arena.

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Man Sprays Unknown Substance on Teen Girl at St. Vital Centre

Man Sprays Unknown Substance on Teen Girl at St. Vital Centre

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St. Vital Centre (MALL-EXPRESS.COM)

Winnipeg police are looking for a suspicious man that followed a group of girls at St. Vital Centre and sprayed an unknown substance on one of their sweaters.

The incident happened the afternoon of February 19 when the girls noticed an unknown man following them. Hoping to evade him, they entered a store within the mall. That’s when the suspect sprayed or deposited a substance on the clothing of one of the girls.

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$105 Million to Repair Winnipeg Streets This Year

$105 Million to Repair Winnipeg Streets This Year

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WINNIPEG — Three levels of government re-announced Friday a $105 million combined investment for infrastructure projects in the city this year.

Standing outside of the Belgian Club on Provencher Boulevard, MPs, MLAs and councillors reiterated the importance of the more than 150 roadway construction projects set to get underway over the next 10 months.

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