Winnipeg Man ‘Shocked’ Over $1M Lottery Win

Winnipeg Man ‘Shocked’ Over $1M Lottery Win

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Yew Wing Lam won $1 million in the August 8 Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC)

A Winnipeg man was shocked to learn he was the city’s newest millionaire after checking a stack of lottery tickets recently.

Yew Wing Lam won $1 million on the August 8 Lotto 6/49 draw, but waited a few weeks before checking his numbers.

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Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

U.S. Border
The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WASHINGTON – Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry find themselves facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.

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Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestA summer crime spree has come to an end for a Winnipeg woman, accused of robbing liquor stores and several other retailers within the past two months.

Between June 15 and August 27, police say the woman was responsible for hitting various Liquor Mart locations in Winnipeg and leaving without paying. Approximately $3,760 in liquor was stolen in 19 incidents.

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CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

Market Lands
An aerial view of the future Market Lands development in downtown Winnipeg. (CENTREVENTURE)

WINNIPEG — The site of the former Public Safety Building is the subject of an expression of interest for new affordable housing.

CentreVenture Development Corporation is accepting EOIs from non-profit housing developers who wish to build on the future Market Lands site.

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Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Receives Major Donation at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Receives Major Donation at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Molson Foundation Donation
Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Martine Bouchard, Josée Noiseux, Andrew T. Molson, Mélanie La Couture, Lino A. Saputo Jr., Vince Barletta, Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé. (ANTOINE SAITO PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A $2.5 million donation has been gifted to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation.

The donation from the Molson Foundation will fund several major research projects on women’s cardiovascular health.

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Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

Esther - Wonder Pig
Canadian authors Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter spend time with their pig Esther at their animal sanctuary in Campbellville, Ont., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig’s breast cancer has been fixed through surgery, which occurred last month. Jenkins says Esther was diagnosed with cancer in early August and doctors also found a stomach ulcer that was causing her pain. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon)

A Canadian pig with a huge social media following is out of pain, cancer-free and able to strut around her Ontario home with ease weeks after undergoing surgery.

Owner Steve Jenkins said Esther the Wonder Pig’s “bad year” is now behind her.

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