Police Warn P.E.I. Drivers to Stop Being So Nice After Series of Accidents

Police Warn P.E.I. Drivers to Stop Being So Nice After Series of Accidents

By The Canadian Press

(MARC EVANS / CHRISD.CA FILE)

CHARLOTTETOWN – Police in Prince Edward Island are warning drivers to stop being so nice to each other, after a number of accidents caused by motorists trying to be kind.

Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith says there have been at least two accidents on the city’s busy University Avenue in the past week caused by one driver stopping and waving another in.

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Winnipeg Website Allows Renters to Rate Properties, Landlords

Winnipeg Website Allows Renters to Rate Properties, Landlords

RentItOrNot.com
(RENTITORNOT.COM)

A new Winnipeg-based website developed by two brothers and their business partner is allowing tenants to rate rental properties and their landlords.

Called RentItOrNot.com, the website is built around reviews for renters of properties and landlords, including whether the property has bed bugs, how clean it is, if it’s regularly maintained and the level of noise (if at all).

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St. Norbert’s Parker Commits to Wesmen

St. Norbert’s Parker Commits to Wesmen

Emma Parker
Emma Parker (UWINNIPEG WESMEN / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Playing volleyball just runs in the family for Emma Parker.

The St. Norbert Collegiate student just completed her final season with the Celtics Varsity Girls’ team, finishing third at Provincials.

Parker has since joined the University of Winnipeg Wesmen program for the 2017-18 Canada West season in September.

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Manitoba Premier Wants Fewer Bargaining Units, Labour Says Benefits at Risk

Manitoba Premier Wants Fewer Bargaining Units, Labour Says Benefits at Risk

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in a May 31, 2016 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called on public-sector union leaders Thursday to agree to reduce the number of bargaining units across the province — the latest in a series of demands Pallister has made of labour since winning the provincial election in April.

In his first state of the province speech, the Progressive Conservative premier said there are 169 bargaining units in the health-care system alone, and a lot of time is spent at the negotiating table.

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Canadian Urban Business Leaders Push Ottawa to Improve Airport Policies

Canadian Urban Business Leaders Push Ottawa to Improve Airport Policies

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Border Services agent stands watch at gate at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s largest cities is putting pressure on Ottawa to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs to bolster a prime engine of the country’s economy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

MONTREAL – A coalition of business leaders in Canada’s eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures are needed to bolster the economy.

In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is pushing to make airports more internationally competitive in order to attract more tourists, enhance economic activity and improve the travelling experience.

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‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

‘1867: Rebellion & Confederation’ CMHR’s Newest Exhibit

1867: Rebellion & Confederation
1867: Rebellion & Confederation runs December 13 through May 7, 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (CMHR / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights reveals the struggle for democracy and responsible government in the 30-year period before Canada became a nation.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation highlights a range of human rights issues that arose during this period, including abuse of state power, threats to personal liberty and freedom of the press, and challenges to linguistic, religious and voting rights. It also examines how Indigenous peoples were excluded from the still-unfinished process of Confederation, which for them marked a new period of dispossession and loss.

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Viola Desmond Chosen as First Canadian Woman to Grace Banknote’s Face

Viola Desmond Chosen as First Canadian Woman to Grace Banknote’s Face

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press

Viola Desmond
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, left, Minister of Status of Women Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, right, and Wanda Robson unveil an image of Viola Desmond who will be featured on the new Canadian ten dollar bill during a ceremony in Gatineau, Que. Thursday December 8, 2016. Robson is Viola Desmond’s sister. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Viola Desmond
Viola Desmond

GATINEAU, Que. – Viola Desmond, often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of her country’s currency.

Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau told a news conference Thursday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.

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Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Before the Manitoba Bisons kick up their feet for the holiday break, some unfinished business against their crosstown rivals needs to be settled.

The Bison volleyball teams host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen tonight in the final portion of the annual Duckworth Challenge. It’s also the end of the first half of the 2016-17 conference season.

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