Family Doctors Call for Canadian Prisons, Jails to End Solitary Confinement

Family Doctors Call for Canadian Prisons, Jails to End Solitary Confinement

By The Canadian Press

Jail Cell
(Jail cell image via Shutterstock)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The group that regulates family doctors in Canada is calling for an end to solitary confinement in correctional facilities.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada says in a statement that the practice should be abolished for inmates with medical conditions or mental illness, and should be prohibited as a form of discipline.

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Flooding Risk Remains High in Southern Manitoba Despite Mild Spell

Flooding Risk Remains High in Southern Manitoba Despite Mild Spell

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Flood Forecaster
Flood forecaster Fisaha Unduche, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen, and assistant deputy minister of water management and structures division, Doug McMahon, released the first flood outlook of the season on Monday, February 27, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG – There is a significant risk of flooding in southern Manitoba this spring, although the rising water may only cover some farmland and spare major roads and communities, the provincial government said Monday.

Soil moisture remains very high following a wet fall, and river and lake levels are above normal in some areas, the government said in its first flood outlook of the year.

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Goldeyes Sign Outfielder Stefan Sabol

Goldeyes Sign Outfielder Stefan Sabol

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have added outfielder Stefan Sabol to their 2017 roster.

The Aliso Viejo, California native played in the New York Mets’ organization last season for the Double-A Eastern League’s Binghamton Mets. He batted .229 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 24 RBI, and 27 walks in 72 games played.

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Food Musings: Saddlery on Market

Food Musings: Saddlery on Market

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Saddlery on Market
Saddlery on Market, 112 Market Avenue

Saddlery on Market is located on the main floor of the Great West Saddlery Warehouse building, erected in 1898. A little bit of Winnipeg trivia: the saddlery company became the world’s largest manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of harnesses and saddles. The restobar has been inspired by Winnipeg’s past and serves homey, comfort food.

I was excited to meet up with an old friend. Her arrival was delayed as she could not find a parking spot in the area, either in a lot or on the street. This must be a real challenge for the restaurant.

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Officers Wrestle with Bat-Wielding Suspect, Nearly Tased

Officers Wrestle with Bat-Wielding Suspect, Nearly Tased

Winnipeg Police CrestA man wielding a bat nearly Tasered a Winnipeg police officer with his own weapon during a struggle Sunday afternoon.

Police were patrolling the area of Boyd Avenue and Powers Street at around 2:30 p.m. when they noticed an injured man staggering towards them. The victim had been assaulted in the upper body by another man in the area.

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Fort McMurray, Alta., Homeowners to Be Compensated for Hiked Drywall Duties

Fort McMurray, Alta., Homeowners to Be Compensated for Hiked Drywall Duties

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Drywall
Construction workers move sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., on December 30, 2016. Families forced to rebuild their homes after wildfires devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., last spring will be compensated for having to pay duties on drywall coming into Canada from the United States. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was expected to make the announcement Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA – Canada will slash anti-dumping duties on U.S. drywall imports after a trade panel ruled that maintaining levies imposed last fall would harm consumers and businesses, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Monday.

At the same time, the roughly $12 million collected since the duties were imposed in September will go toward a compensation package for residents of Fort McMurray forced to rebuild their homes after wildfires tore through the community, Morneau said as he visited a residential neighbourhood in the northern Alberta city.

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