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Mounties Make Deal to Transfer Louis Riel Items to Future Metis Facility

Mounties Make Deal to Transfer Louis Riel Items to Future Metis Facility

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Louis Riel
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, seated left to right, Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand and Metis National Council President Clement Chartier take part in a signing ceremony at the Manitoba Metis Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Winnipeg in this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 handout photo. Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel and which have been held by the RCMP for decades will soon return to Metis possession. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred to a Metis heritage centre in Winnipeg, once it is built. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – RCMP)

WINNIPEG – Three items, including a crucifix, that belonged to North-West Rebellion leader Louis Riel, which have been held by the RCMP for decades, will soon return to Metis possession.

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau and Manitoba Metis Federation president David Chartrand signed a memorandum of understanding on Saturday that will see the items transferred to a Metis heritage centre in Winnipeg, once it is built.

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Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

Prince Harry Tours Mental Health Facility in Lead-Up to Invictus Games

By The Canadian Press

Prince Harry
Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – The founder of the Invictus Games spent the hours leading up to the opening ceremonies visiting one of Canada’s top mental health facilities.

Prince Harry toured the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on Saturday morning, participating in research roundtables and discussing treatment for youth.

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Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

Blue Bombers Beat Redblacks 29-9 for Fifth Straight Home Win

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Maurice Leggett
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols knew rainy weather called for extra concentration handling a slippery football.

The quarterback didn’t have too much of a problem, throwing for 319 yards and two touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-9 on Friday.

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Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

Tim Hortons Franchisee Association Accused of Leaking Information

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

VANCOUVER – The board members of a group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees have been accused by the restaurant’s parent company of helping leak confidential information, says The Great White North Franchisee Association, and will seek legal action against the company next week.

It’s the latest development in an ongoing battle between Restaurant Brands International and the GWNFA as they disagree over the company’s direction and management since RBI acquired the coffee-and-doughnut chain in 2014.

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Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

Prince Harry in Toronto Setting Stage for Invictus Games

By Shetu Modi, The Canadian Press

Prince Harry
Prince Harry talks with Bronwen Evans and Leah Cuffe, right, during a reception before the True Patriot Love Symposium, in Toronto on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Dozens of onlookers gathered outside a building in Toronto’s financial district Friday morning hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry as the royal founder of the Invictus Games set the stage for the multi-sport competition that gets underway in the city this weekend.

The royal, however, appeared determined to keep the focus on the Games, and didn’t stop to interact with fans who cheered and called out to him.

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Manitoba Among Provinces Challenging Trudeau Over Contentious Tax Proposals

Manitoba Among Provinces Challenging Trudeau Over Contentious Tax Proposals

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau drives a tractor at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Walton, Ont., on Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

OTTAWA – Provincial pressure is intensifying against the Trudeau government’s controversial tax-reform proposals, which have angered business owners, doctors and farmers across Canada.

On Friday, provincial leaders representing different political stripes — Liberals, New Democrats and Conservatives — spoke out about tax reforms recommended by Ottawa’s Liberal government.

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Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

Bombers Defence Expecting to Be Tested Third-String Redblacks QB

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Ryan Lindley
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Ryan Lindley throws a pass during first half CFL pre-season football action against the Montreal Alouettes in Montreal, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Quarterback Lindley is making his first CFL start for the Redblacks Friday, but Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea cautioned his team is competing against the visitors’ offensive system, not just one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Maurice Leggett and Jackson Jeffcoat aren’t salivating at the thought of going up against a third-string quarterback on Friday.

The Blue Bombers are hosting an Ottawa Redblacks squad that’s expected to be led by pivot Ryan Lindley, who would be making his first CFL start.

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Severe Weather Has Become Key Safety Concern for Marathon Organizers

Severe Weather Has Become Key Safety Concern for Marathon Organizers

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press

Woman Running

Krista DuChene was only 12 kilometres into the 2013 world championship marathon in Moscow, when her legs gave way.

One of the country’s most finely tuned runners was succumbing to heat exhaustion. While she recalls insisting to Canadian team coaches she was good to keep running, she’d already fallen to the pavement and was having trouble even standing up straight.

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Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

Consumer Agencies Warn About Flood-Damaged Cars from U.S. Hitting Canadian Market

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Tropical Storm Harvey
In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, cars are flooded near the Addicks Reservoir as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston, Texas. Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David J. Phillip)

TORONTO – Consumer protection agencies are warning those shopping for used cars to stay alert as some vehicles damaged in the recent floods south of the border may appear on the Canadian market.

The agencies say vehicles caught up in hurricane Harvey and other disasters will likely be disposed of by insurers but some may be imported into Canada and sold to unsuspecting drivers.

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Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

Newly-Elected Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew Names Critics, Caucus Roles

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew, Manitoba NDP candidate for Fort Rouge, listens at a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, March 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has announced the party’s critics and caucus roles.

Kinew, who was elected leader on the weekend by party members, will be critic for intergovernmental affairs and international relations, Francophone affairs and municipal relations.

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