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5 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending

5 Tips for Recovering from Holiday Spending

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(NC) Post-holiday credit card statement time isn’t exactly the most wonderful time of the year, so check out these tips to help your wallet recover faster.

1. Experiment in the kitchen. Save on fancy dinners out and eat healthier after a season of indulging by heading back into your own kitchen. Make things exciting by looking up new recipe ideas online and trying out new foods and flavours. Involve kids in the planning or have them help out with age-appropriate tasks.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Now Open

Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Now Open

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WINNIPEG — The city’s Let’s Chip In Depots open today for Christmas tree recycling.

All plastic tree bags, tinsel, lights, decorations and tree stands must be removed before leaving a tree at a depot.

Trees placed at the curb or next to recycling or garbage carts won’t be collected.

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Merry Christmas from ChrisD.ca

Merry Christmas from ChrisD.ca

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From the ChrisD.ca digital news team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best of the holiday season.

Thank you for another tremendous year in making us your choice for independent online news coverage in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba.

A special thank you to our advertising partners, sponsors and business partners. It was a pleasure working with you in 2016.

Tracking Santa Claus on His Journey Around the Globe

Tracking Santa Claus on His Journey Around the Globe

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NORAD Santa Pilots
In anticipation of Santa’s travels on Christmas Eve, members of 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Squadron’s Delta Flight, from 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, review Santa’s possible course into Canadian air space using a NORAD radar coverage chart. This year’s “Santa Trackers” include Captain Jim Mersereau, mission crew commander (left), Lieutenant-Colonel (USAF) Michael Harmon, commander of Detachment 2, First Air Force (centre), and Master Corporal Christian Turcotte, identification supervisor. (MASTER CORPORAL ALLAN SILK PHOTO)

The Big Guy is already on his journey as Santa Claus rips around the globe to deliver presents to those on the ‘nice’ list.

The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is tracking Santa’s annual journey and escorting him to make sure he and his reindeer travel through the air safely. It’s the 61st anniversary NORAD is tracking the yuletide journey.

“The responsibility of keeping watchful eyes over North American airspace 24/7 rests with our men and women of the Canadian NORAD Region. It is a duty and honour we hold dearly; to ensure Santa’s safe passage through North America so he can deliver joy and goodwill this holiday season,” said Major-General Christian Drouin, Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region.

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Done with Christmas? Tree Recycling Depots Open on Dec. 27

Done with Christmas? Tree Recycling Depots Open on Dec. 27

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A goat picks away at a Christmas tree at the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge in Dunrobin, Ont. on Sunday, January 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Once you’ve had enough of Christmas and all its cheer, it’s time to throw away the ol’ Christmas tree.

The city’s Let’s Chip In Depots open on December 27 and will remain at your disposal until January 20, 2017.

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What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over the Holidays

What’s Open and Closed in Winnipeg Over the Holidays

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Christmas decorations adorn a tree in Ottawa in a Dec. 14, 2014 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule during the Christmas holidays. Something we missed? Tweet to @ChrisDca or email us.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place
Christmas Eve — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Day — Closed
Boxing Day — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Regular mall hours resume December 27 (Monday — Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
New Year’s Eve — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day — Closed

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Southern Manitoba Looks to Have a White Christmas

Southern Manitoba Looks to Have a White Christmas

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Cars are parked on a snow-covered street in North Vancouver, Monday, Dec.19, 2016. Environment Canada is calling for several centimetres of snow for southern Manitoba heading into Christmas weekend. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — A weather system tracking to pick up steam on Christmas Day means the southern portion of the province could be in store for a white Christmas.

While we’ve already had our share of pre-winter precipitation (winter officially arrived today), Environment Canada says Winnipeg could see between 5-10 cm of snow on Sunday and about 15 cm on Boxing Day next Monday.

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Winnipeg Police Association Drops Off Toy Donation to Salvation Army

Winnipeg Police Association Drops Off Toy Donation to Salvation Army

Toy Mountain Donation
Ward Gordon and Moe Sabourin of the Winnipeg Police Association present 150 toys to Mark Young, executive director of the Salvation Army Toy Mountain campaign. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Salvation Army has received a donation of 150 toys for its Toy Mountain campaign this year.

The Winnipeg Police Association made the donation on Monday at the Salvation Army Weetamah Centre on Logan Avenue.

“We have started a tradition whereby each year, toys are gathered at the Winnipeg Police Association Christmas party and then donated to a worthwhile toy drive,” said WPA president Maurice Sabourin.

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