Two Killed in Crash on Highway 3 Southwest of Winnipeg

Two Killed in Crash on Highway 3 Southwest of Winnipeg

Highway 3 Crash
Two people have died following a head-on crash on Highway 3 just northeast of Sperling, Manitoba on Monday, May 22, 2017. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

RCMP Logo VehicleA two-vehicle collision Monday evening just east of Carman, Manitoba killed two men and injured several other people.

The crash happened on Highway 3 about one kilometre northeast of Sperling at around 7:20 p.m.

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Canadian Actor Adam Beach Walks a Fine Line as an Ambassador for Canada 150

Canadian Actor Adam Beach Walks a Fine Line as an Ambassador for Canada 150

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Adam Beach
Actor Adam Beach holds an oar engraved with a declaration opposing a crude oil pipeline and tanker expansion as he stands by a map showing First Nations land and proposed pieplines during a signing ceremony in Vancouver, B.C., on December 1, 2011.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Beach, who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Flags of Our Fathers,” feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of his films, as well as his film school for indigenous students in Winnipeg.

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Man Dies After Hit and Run on Cumberland Avenue

Man Dies After Hit and Run on Cumberland Avenue

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A 30-year-old man died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Cumberland Avenue.

Police say the man was walking in the area when a vehicle travelling eastbound on Cumberland hit him at around 3:15 a.m. The driver took off in a grey or silver vehicle with front-end damage.

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Grand Chief’s 120-Km Walk to Counter Canada 150 Festivities, Honour Resilience

Grand Chief’s 120-Km Walk to Counter Canada 150 Festivities, Honour Resilience

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Derek Nepinak
Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs discusses the ongoing rejection of Canada’s Bill C-33, the “First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act” during a news conference in Ottawa on April 28, 2014. A Manitoba indigenous leader plans to walk 120 kilometres next month in a decidedly different commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his Walk to Remember is to celebrate the resilience of indigenous people in the face of what has happened to them since Confederation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba indigenous leader plans to walk 120 kilometres next month in a decidedly different commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his Walk to Remember is to celebrate the resilience of indigenous people in the face of what has happened to them since Confederation.

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Winnipeg’s Seasonal Bike Routes Now in Effect

Winnipeg’s Seasonal Bike Routes Now in Effect

By David Klassen

Sunset
A man is silhouetted while riding a bike at Garry Point Park at sunset in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

The annual Sunday/holiday bike routes are now in effect throughout Winnipeg.

From May 21 to October 9, four streets in the city will be designated as bicycle routes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motor vehicle traffic is restricted on these routes for no more than one block.

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Federal Benefits Workers Told to Stay Offline When Vetting Applications

Federal Benefits Workers Told to Stay Offline When Vetting Applications

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Social Media
(Social media image via Shutterstock)

OTTAWA – Federal workers whose job it is to determine whether someone is eligible for employment, disability or seniors’ benefits have been told to stop being amateur sleuths by searching the Facebook profiles of applicants.

The order came after senior officials learned that staff were logging on to social media websites to check on any suspicions they had with someone’s application for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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Technology and the Cost of Doing Business: Jackman-Atkinson

Technology and the Cost of Doing Business: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Woman Computer

NEEPAWA, Man. — Often times, what’s old is new and in many ways, today’s businesses are returning to the tactics used by their predecessors over a century ago. The technology may have changed, but businesses are once again realizing that they need to take an active role in engaging with their customers, instead of just waiting for them to show up.

Catalogues were a staple of 19th and early 20th century retailing — Eaton’s was just one of the many businesses that built a cross-Canadian empire through mail order. The model took them right into their customers’ homes, loudly proclaiming who they were and what they sold. Then, transportation got faster, easier and cheaper and businesses realized that they didn’t have to get into their customers’ homes, the customers would come to them. But things have changed once more.

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