With thousands of athletes and visitors descending on Winnipeg in the coming days for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, traffic volumes are expected to peak in the city. Several street closures are in effect for planned events, such as the Torch Relay on Wednesday.
From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m., northbound Edmonton Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue will be closed to traffic.
MONTREAL – The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Canada actually has an opportunity like no other country where it can displace large amounts of fuel and reduce large amounts of carbon,” Mena Salib, Air Canada’s manager of aircraft noise and emissions, said Tuesday after speaking to a global biotech conference.
WINNIPEG — Some could say it takes a village to get the 2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village ready in time, but with just days before the first competitors arrive, the finishing touches are nearing completion.
The University of Manitoba is offering up three of its student residences to house athletes from across Canada, ranging in age from 11 to 21. Arthur V. Mauro, Pembina Hall and Mary Speechly Hall will all act as hubs for athletes during their downtime.
MONTREAL – An official with a large Canadian producer of medical cannabis is confident consumers will be adequately supplied come next July, but says production will need to be increased.
“Right now, the existing capacity and what is already envisioned will not be sufficient to meet the needs of the adult consumer market,” Cam Battley, executive vice-president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., said in an interview Monday.
DIEPPE, N.B. – It was officially code-named Operation Jubilee and the allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. But 75 years later, a battle is brewing over just what to call the bloody assault that claimed the lives of nearly a thousand Canadian soldiers.
The Royal Canadian Mint issued a collector coin in May commemorating the Battle of Dieppe, prompting outcry from a New Brunswick veterans’ group that says the attack is called the Dieppe Raid.