Winnipeg in Store for 5-10 Centimetres of Snow on Monday

Winnipeg in Store for 5-10 Centimetres of Snow on Monday

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Snowfall accumulation in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — After a cruel taste of wintry weather on Saturday, a late spring snowstorm is in the cards for Monday.

Environment Canada is calling for 5-10 centimetres of snow for the city and a high of 0°C.

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Opening Shot Coming This Week in Fifth Softwood Lumber War Between Canada-U.S.

Opening Shot Coming This Week in Fifth Softwood Lumber War Between Canada-U.S.

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

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The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WASHINGTON – The opening shot in a fifth softwood-lumber war between the United States and Canada is expected this week, and policy-makers north of the border are preparing to calculate the potential damage of American duties.

The U.S. Commerce Department is likely to announce Tuesday the first of two anticipated duties on Canadian softwood, which would be applied on Canadian imports as they were in disputes in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

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Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

Michelle McHale Abandons Manitoba NDP Leadership Bid; Cites Health Concerns

By The Canadian Press

Michelle McHale
Michelle McHale, who is organizing the first-ever pride march in Steinbach, Manitoba, is photographed on the route in Steinbach Friday, June 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – One of the candidates for the leadership of Manitoba’s New Democratic Party is dropping out of the race.

Michelle McHale says she is no longer running because of personal health concerns, which she did not specify.

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Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Import Fentanyl into U.S.

Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Import Fentanyl into U.S.

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

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Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to attempting to export fentanyl products and other synthetic drugs from China into the United States.

A release from the U.S. Attorney in New York says Karl Morrison, 59, of Kitchener, Ont., faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to US$1 million for attempting to export furanyl fentanyl, along with pentylone — a designer drug that is comparable to ecstasy.

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Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

Winnipeg Blanketed by Mid-April Snow on Saturday

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Snowfall accumulation is expected to be about two centimetres in Winnipeg on Saturday. (JOHN ERWIN / @CANWXCHASER / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Hopefully, you haven’t changed out your winter tires just yet.

Winnipeg woke up on a Saturday in mid-April to falling flakes mixed with rain, which later just turned into a steady stream of snow falling to the ground. Spring, right?

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Miss Vickie’s Recalls Jalapeno-Flavoured Chips Due to Possible Salmonella

Miss Vickie’s Recalls Jalapeno-Flavoured Chips Due to Possible Salmonella

By The Canadian Press

Miss Vickie's JalapenoMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Miss Vickie’s is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured kettle cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in the seasoning used in the product.

The company says the recall is the result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeno powder that could contain salmonella.

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Piece by Piece: Funding Manitoba’s Growing Health Care Needs

Piece by Piece: Funding Manitoba’s Growing Health Care Needs

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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(Hospital bed image via Mary Rice / Shutterstock)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Changes are coming to local health care. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve interviewed representatives from two companies expanding their private home care services into the Neepawa area. Looking at trends, I suspect this is something we are going to see more and more.

The demand for private care is being driven by a number of factors, one of which is the more limited services provided by government funded home care. Provincial home care provides a range of services, including personal care assistance, such as help with bathing or transferring to a wheelchair; home support, such as help with meals and light housekeeping; health care, such as education or nursing care; in-home respite, to provide short-term relief for a family caregiver; supplies and equipment; adult day programs; volunteer services and community housing with support options.

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Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

A new study shows Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport carries a $3.37 billion economic footprint.

The study, conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., says the airport also contributes $1.54 billion in GDP. The figures are based on 2016 business.

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Police Warn of Homeowner Furnace Inspection Scam

Police Warn of Homeowner Furnace Inspection Scam

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Winnipeg police are warning homeowners about aggressive and potentially fraudulent sales practices surrounding furnaces.

Police say fraudsters will knock on doors attempting to gain access to the residence. They may be wearing uniforms with corporate logos and have business identification as they ask to check the operating status of the homeowner’s heating system.

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