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Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

Manitoba Premier Says No to Side Deal on Health Care Funding with Ottawa

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks during the closing news conference at the First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Friday December 9, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will not sign a bilateral deal with the federal government on health-care funding.

Pallister says it is not useful to agree to extra money for services such as mental health at the expense of most other areas of the health system.

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Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Businesses Race to Reduce Energy Consumption

Manitoba Race to Reduce
Manitoba businesses launch the Manitoba Race to Reduce campaign in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (FACEBOOK)

It’s not quite a race to the finish, but a group of Manitoba businesses are all striving to come out on top in the name of energy reduction.

The Manitoba Race to Reduce got underway Wednesday, made up of the owners and tenants in some of the largest commercial office spaces in the province.

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Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons' Den

Aspiring entrepreneurs with the next million-dollar idea will have the opportunity to make their pitch to producers of “Dragons’ Den” this spring.

Open auditions for the 12th season of the CBC show will land in Winnipeg on March 25.

The multi-city tour will take the search for the country’s best businesses across Canada beginning February 11 in Toronto.

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Wood Carving Challenge Coming to Festival du Voyageur

Wood Carving Challenge Coming to Festival du Voyageur

Wood Carving - Festival du Voyageur
New this year to Festival du Voyageur is the first Wood Carving Challenge inside Voyageur Park. (CHRISD.CA)
Ginette Lavack Walters
Ginette Lavack Walters, executive director of Festival du Voyageur, unveils this year’s programming on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — This year’s Festival du Voyageur will help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with plenty to keep you busy over its 10-day span.

The 48th annual French-Canadian festival is February 17-26, featuring a lineup of more than 150 musical acts, the snow sculpting symposium, canoe races, traditional food, an ice bar, an outdoor disco, singles night and the first-ever wood-carving challenge.

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New Web Crawler Being Used to Scrub Child Pornography

New Web Crawler Being Used to Scrub Child Pornography

Lianna McDonald
Lianna McDonald, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, introduces Project Arachnid during a news conference in Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (CANADIAN CENTRE FOR CHILD PROTECTION / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new online tool is being used to detect and remove child pornography and sexual abuse material from the Internet.

Project Arachnid is a tool being used by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to detect images and video based on confirmed digital fingerprints of illegal content.

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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Travellers flying to Hamilton, Ontario from Winnipeg and vice versa can now do so directly on WestJet.

The airline launched its non-stop service between the two cities on Tuesday with a departing flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“These routes mean lower fares and reduced travel times for Hamiltonians visiting friends and family in Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg and vice versa,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning.

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Victoria General Hospital Considers Scrapping Visiting Hours for Families

Victoria General Hospital Considers Scrapping Visiting Hours for Families

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Victoria General Hospital is considering doing away with set hours families can visit loved ones and opening up visits 24/7.

A 2015 study by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) found that fewer than one in three Canadian hospitals had accommodating visiting policies, and even less offered 24/7 access to designated family members.

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Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Oak Bluff Man Wins $1M on Lotto Max Ticket

Michael Sparks
Michael Sparks of Oak Bluff, Manitoba won $1 million in the December 30 Lotto Max draw. (WCLC / HANDOUT)

An Oak Bluff man ended 2016 on a high note, winning $1 million on a Lotto Max ticket in the December 30 draw.

“I always try to pick up a Lotto Max ticket when the jackpot is high. And especially when there are Maxmillions draws,” said winner Michael Sparks. “I like having the extra chances to win.”

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Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

Bisons Volleyball Recruits Five for 2017-18

University of Manitoba Volleyball Recruits
Five high recruits committed to the 2017-18 Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team on Monday, January 16, 2017. (BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — Five recruits have committed to the Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball team for 2017-18.

The Herd introduced the group on Monday, comprised of outside/middle hitter Laura Hill (St. Mary’s Academy), setter Kelsey Jordan (Vincent Massey), left side hitter Sydney Kurth (Glenlawn Collegiate), libero Sydney Michalyshen (Oak Park High School) and outside hitter Ayiya Ottogo.

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