Former Canadian Sailor Launches Military Abuse Class-Action Lawsuit

Former Canadian Sailor Launches Military Abuse Class-Action Lawsuit

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

Nicola Peffers
Former Canadian Navy Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers pictured on the television, listens in during a phone call as personal injury lawyers Natalie Foley and Rajinder Sahota with law firm Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota, file a proposed class action lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment of female and LGBTQ members of the Canadian Armed Forces during a press conference in Victoria B.C., Monday, December 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

VICTORIA – A former sailor says she is launching a proposed class-action lawsuit to change the culture of harassment and abuse in the Canadian Armed Forces after the military rejected her complaints of unwanted sexual advances by a superior.

Nicola Peffers said in a statement of claim that female and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the Canadian Forces are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse.

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Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale
Sabrina Carnevale (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Sabrina Carnevale is making the leap across town to be the eyes and ears on the streets for CBC Radio listeners.

Carnevale is leaving her role as a traffic reporter for 99.9 BOB FM and TSN 1290 to join the gang at CBC/Radio-Canada in the afternoons. When not inside the traffic cruiser, she will also report on community events.

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Winnipeg Braces for First Major Snowfall of the Season

Winnipeg Braces for First Major Snowfall of the Season

Sanding Truck
A sanding truck is filled up at the City of Winnipeg’s Public Works yard on Monday, December 5, 2016. The first major snowstorm of the season is expected to arrive this evening. (CHRISD.CA)
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Ken Allen, City of Winnipeg Public Works spokesperson, speaks with the media Monday afternoon. (CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg’s arsenal of snow-fighting equipment is standing by to deal with potentially 15 to 30 cm of snow over the next few days.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba.

Ken Allen with the city’s public works department says crews are ready to tackle the system headed our way later tonight.

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Food Musings: Captain’s Table Fish and Chips

Food Musings: Captain’s Table Fish and Chips

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Captain’s Table Fish and Chips
Captain’s Table Fish and Chips, 1823 Portage Avenue (KATHRYNE GRISIM)

How do you feel when you walk into an empty restaurant? Are you excited that you get your pick of tables or skeptical about what is coming out of the kitchen? I was pleasantly surprised by the fare at the Captain’s Table Fish and Chips, 1823 Portage Avenue, in spite of the restaurant being completely empty on a Monday evening. The helpful server told me that they are very busy at lunch and later in the week so keep this in mind if you plan to visit.

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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Playing Club Regent

Iliza Shlesinger
Iliza Shlesinger

The youngest female comedian to ever hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” is coming to Winnipeg.
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Iliza Shlesinger plays the Club Regent Event Centre on Friday, March 31, 2017.

Shlesinger’s stand-up credentials also includes headlining the coveted Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and The New York Comedy Festival. As a national headliner, Iliza tours year-round selling out hundreds of clubs and colleges throughout the world.

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Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Loblaw Stores Helping Winnipeg Harvest Fill Holiday Food Banks

Winnipeg HarvestShoppers to Real Canadian Superstore are lending a hand this holiday season to fill the many food hampers at Winnipeg Harvest.

Food bank usage in Manitoba has increased 53 percent in the past eight years, prompting Loblaw stores to collect donations for the food bank.

“Donations from local stores and food drives are so critical at this time of year,” said David Northcott with Winnipeg Harvest.

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Guns, Clothing and a Historical Lock of Hair in St. Boniface Museum

Guns, Clothing and a Historical Lock of Hair in St. Boniface Museum

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

St. Boniface Museum
Artifacts at the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg are shown on July 25, 2016. A 19th-century lock of hair from one of Canada’s most controversial figures, which sits next to a pistol, is undoubtedly the most startling artifact in the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – A 19th-century lock of hair from one of Canada’s most controversial figures, which sits next to a pistol, is undoubtedly the most startling artifact in the St. Boniface Museum in Winnipeg.

The hair was taken from Louis Riel’s beard, shortly after he was convicted of treason and hanged, and now has a place of prominence in a museum that takes visitors back in time to the days of fur traders, missionaries and the development of the Prairies.

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Copycat Terrorists Could Use Drone to Attack Plane, Intelligence Report Warns

Copycat Terrorists Could Use Drone to Attack Plane, Intelligence Report Warns

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Drone
A drone hovers over the course during the Montreal drone expo, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

OTTAWA – Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report warns.

The Transport Canada report obtained by The Canadian Press also suggests small unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, could easily be used for advance surveillance of targets.

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Premiering in Winnipeg in June

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ Premiering in Winnipeg in June

Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities comes to Winnipeg in June 2017. (MARIN GIRARD / SHOOTSTUDIO.CA)
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities

An iconic blue and yellow big top will signal where to find Cirque du Soleil‘s latest show this spring.

Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities premieres on June 2, 2017 at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard.

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