BRANDON, Man. – Reid Carruthers had to beat a familiar face to become the men’s 2016 Canada Cup champion.
The 31-year-old Winnipeg skip made a delicate hit-and-stick to score three in the ninth end to defeat the Brad Gushue team from St. John’s, N.L. — skipped by Mark Nichols — 8-5 on Sunday to capture the Canada Cup.
We’ve had it easy for long enough weather-wise and now Mother Nature is ready to pack a wintry punch.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Winnipeg and much of southern and southwestern Manitoba. The swath of snow is part of a low-pressure system moving eastward along the international border in Saskatchewan towards Manitoba.
The system is on track to bring up to 15 to 30 cm of snow into Manitoba beginning on Monday.
A researcher has found that a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store shelves without making grocery bills more affordable.
Tracey Galloway of the University of Toronto, whose findings are to be published in a scientific journal later this month, says the Nutrition North program should be reformed with mandatory price caps on essential food.
NEEPAWA, Man. — Fake news has been in the news a lot lately, especially in the context of the American presidential election. In recent months, fake news sites, with click-bait headlines, have seen wide-spread sharing on social media platforms. With many people never reading beyond the headline, the reports, which either have no solid grounding in fact or are taken wildly out of context, are believed to have played a strong role in shaping voters’ opinions of the candidates and ultimately, the choices they made in the voting booth.