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Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.

“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.

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WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

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A mail box is seen outside a Canada Post office in Halifax on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — The Workers Compensation Board is resuming its use of Canada Post for all mail delivery as the threat of a postal disruption dissipates.

The WCB says mail service will resume for all injured workers’ wage loss, pension, and medical aid cheques and healthcare providers goods and services cheques.

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Winnipeg Firm Behind Women’s Suffrage Centennial Stamp

Winnipeg Firm Behind Women’s Suffrage Centennial Stamp

Women's Suffrage Stamp

A postage stamp reflecting the women’s suffrage movement led by Nellie McClung has the markings of a Winnipeg design firm.

Canada Post has released the stamp with the visual stylings of Tétro Design. The stamp, illustrated in black and gold, comes after creative consultation from veteran stamp designer Robert L. Peters, and direction from Susan Gilson, Canada Post’s manager of design and production of stamp services.

“A crux issue when designing stamps in Canada is the requirement for all text to appear in ‘equal billing’ in both English and French — a real challenge when given such a small piece of real estate,” said Peters.

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Police Destroy Suspicious Package at Canada Post Facility

Police Destroy Suspicious Package at Canada Post Facility

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police safely destroyed a suspicious package found at the Canada Post facility on Wellington Avenue Wednesday night.

Police and the bomb unit responded to the airport area building at around 11:55 p.m.

The package had already been placed in a safe location prior to police arriving on scene.

The major crimes unit is investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff

Red River Valley Ox Cart Part of ‘Haunted Canada’ Stamps

Red River Valley Ox Cart Part of ‘Haunted Canada’ Stamps

By Sarah Klein

Haunted Canada Stamp
The Red River Valley ox cart is featured on a new set of stamps from Canada Post. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A ghostly ox cart that rumbled through the Red River Valley in the early days is featured on a new set of stamps from Canada Post.

Part of the Haunted Canada series, the stamp is an ode to 1903, when soldiers at the Red River Valley’s Fort Garry claimed to have seen phantoms driving a cart pulled by a team of oxen pass through their post at night.

“There is nothing more fun, yet unsettling, as ghost stories, and we have a history filled with these memorable tales,” said Jim Phillips, director of stamp services with Canada Post.

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World’s Largest Mosasaur to Appear on Postage Stamp

World’s Largest Mosasaur to Appear on Postage Stamp

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CFDC executive director Peter Cantelon and the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, responsible for Canada Post pose with the newly unveiled Mosasaur stamp at the Royal Ontario Museum on Thursday, April 9, 2015. (HANDOUT)

The world’s largest mosasaur housed at a museum in Morden, Manitoba is the subject of a new Canada Post-issued stamp.

“Bruce” set a Guinness World earlier this year and will now be featured in the corporations Dino series for letter mail.

“It is really a spectacular and rare thing to have your organization be associated with something as incredible as a stamp from Canada Post,” said Peter Cantelon, executive director of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, where the mosasaur is located.

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More Winnipeg Residents Being Switched to Community Mailboxes

Canada Post Community Mailbox
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Two more Winnipeg neighbourhoods will see community mailboxes in their areas in the fall of 2015 as Canada Post continues with its plans to phase out door-to-door delivery service.

Approximately 14,489 home addresses in central and south St. Vital with postal codes starting with R2M and R2N will be converting to the new system.

The area covers homes between River Road and St. Anne’s Road north of Nova Vista Drive to Carriere Avenue, and homes south of Meadowood Drive in St. Vital south to beyond the Red River Floodway east of the river.

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Canada Post Releases Stamp to Commemorate CMHR

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Stamp
Canada Post’s stamp to commemorate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. (HANDOUT)

A stamp to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been unveiled.

Canada Post is issuing the stamp, featuring the Tower of Hope and the curving glass façade of the 23-storey structure.

“When Canadians use this new stamp on their correspondence, they will help spread awareness of the museum and the importance of human rights across Canada and around the world,” said Stuart Murray, CMHR president and CEO. “As we prepare to welcome our first visitors, we keep in mind that this unique museum is distinctly Canadian, yet truly global, as it reflects the important contributions that individuals and peoples have made to advance the cause of human rights.”

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Canada Post to Unveil CMHR Stamp

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (PCL CONSTRUCTION)

A commemorative stamp will be unveiled Wednesday in honour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Canada Post officials will be in Winnipeg for the big reveal, joining MP Shelly Glover and Stuart Murray, president and CEO of the CMHR.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the west base of the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge on Provencher Boulevard.

The museum is slated to open September 20.

— Staff