Waverley Underpass Contract for $44.7M Awarded to Winnipeg Company

Waverley Underpass Contract for $44.7M Awarded to Winnipeg Company

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Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A Winnipeg company has been awarded a contract for the remainder of work on the Waverley Underpass project.

Maple Leaf Construction was chosen on April 20 as the successful bidder at $44.7 million and will handle work of the temporary traffic detour roadway, the underpass bridge structure, significant road improvements in the area, and land drainage work including a pump station.

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Winnipeg Firefighters Set for Wage Increase in New Deal with City

Winnipeg Firefighters Set for Wage Increase in New Deal with City

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Alex Forrest, president of United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Local 867 (centre) speaks to reporters about the new agreement alongside Mayor Brian Bowman (second from left) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (@UFFW867 / TWITTER)

Winnipeg firefighters are in line to receive a 1.8 percent wage increase this year and an additional two percent hike over the next three years.

That’s just one part of a new contract between the City of Winnipeg and the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg Local 867 (UFFW).

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Military Training Accident in Alberta Kills One, Injures Three Others

Military Training Accident in Alberta Kills One, Injures Three Others

By The Canadian Press

Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz
Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Department of National Defence)

WAINWRIGHT, Alta. – One soldier has been killed and three others have been injured in a training accident at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in east-central Alberta.

The military says in a release that the soldier killed is Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based at CFB Petawawa in Ontario.

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Sorry Mexico, Step Aside China; It’s Canada’s Turn to Get Blasted by Trump

Sorry Mexico, Step Aside China; It’s Canada’s Turn to Get Blasted by Trump

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, during the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Days of Remembrance ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON – Step aside, China and Mexico: Canada is now U.S. President Donald Trump’s whipping-boy-du-jour on trade, something he made abundantly clear Tuesday with a tweet, a tax, a threat, a scolding and a familiar faux-compliment he used to lavish on others.

A preferred Trump tactic is to compliment sly foreigners for outfoxing his supposedly dim-witted presidential predecessors in trade deals. In the 1990s, he said it about Japan. More recently, it was China and Mexico.

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First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park Backcountry in 140 Years

First Bison Calves Born in Banff National Park Backcountry in 140 Years

By The Canadian Press

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This bison calf’s first steps in Banff’s backcountry are part of a larger project to reintroduce wild bison to Canada’s first national park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO-Parks Canada-Adam Zier-Vogel)

BANFF, Alta. – For the first time in more than 140 years, bison calves have been born in Banff National Park’s backcountry.

Parks Canada says the first calf was born on Saturday in the Panther Valley area and two more have since made their debut.

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Former Winnipegger Notches Victory for Computer Buyers After Battery Didn’t Match Promise

Former Winnipegger Notches Victory for Computer Buyers After Battery Didn’t Match Promise

By Rob Roberts, The Canadian Press

Gabor Lukacs
Gabor Lukacs is seen at home in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – A young Halifax man famous for repeatedly taking on the big airlines has won a victory against a new multinational corporate foe: Dell computers.

Gabor Lukacs won just a small amount — $1,889.32 — but it could feel like a major achievement for anyone who was been unhappy with a consumer product, or who has been unwilling to sign a confidentiality agreement after being compensated for a disappointing purchase.

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Ex-Cabinet Minister Vic Toews, Now Judge, Subject of Judicial Council Complaint

Ex-Cabinet Minister Vic Toews, Now Judge, Subject of Judicial Council Complaint

By The Canadian Press

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Public Safety Minister Vic Toews listens to a speaker during a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly after leaving politics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – A review by the Canadian Judicial Council into the actions of former public safety minister Vic Toews may not take too long.

Toews, who is now a judge in Manitoba, is being investigated after the federal ethics commissioner ruled he violated conflict-of-interest rules shortly after leaving politics.

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