What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Beer products are on display at a Toronto beer store on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover. Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

OTTAWA – Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover.

Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle.

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2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

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Get rid of your unwanted firearms by calling the police non-emergency number.

Winnipeg Police say they continue to encourage anyone who wishes to safely get rid of a firearm to contact them to do so.

The 2018 Gun Amnesty allows people to voluntarily turn in all types of weapons, including pellet guns and ammunition.

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Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Portage and Main. (DOWNTOWN WPG BIZ)

 

Councillor Jeff Browaty wants to see the question of opening Portage and Main put on this October’s civic election ballot.

The North Kildonan city councillor introduced a motion at city hall Thursday to consider a resolution to place the following question on the Oct. 24, 2018 ballot: “Do you support the opening of Portage & Main to pedestrian crossings? YES/NO.”

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Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Canada's Diversity Gardens
Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $70 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)

 

Canada’s new Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park have received another generous donation.

The Bert & Lee Friesen Foundation announced a $250,000 donation to the Conservancy’s Imagine a Place Campaign Wednesday night.

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$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

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Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

Fan Levelled by B.C. Lions Player Hires Law Firm

By The Canadian Press

B.C. Lions Fan
A security guard runs in after B.C. Lions’ Marcell Young (8) knocked down a spectator that ran onto the field of play during the first half of a CFL football game against the Montreal Alouettes in Vancouver, on Saturday June 16, 2018. A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – A partially clothed fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a law firm.

In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.”

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Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Drugs, Cash Seized During Dauphin Traffic Stop

Dauphin Drugs Cash Seizure
Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop by RCMP in Dauphin on June 5, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two people from out-of-province have been charged after RCMP seized 190 grams of cocaine earlier this month.

Mounties conducted a traffic stop on the afternoon of June 5 in Dauphin, where they also located a large sum of Canadian currency and various drug paraphernalia.

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Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

Feds Will Make Marijuana Legal in Canada on Oct. 17, Trudeau Says

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reflected in a TV screen as he speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 — one month longer than expected — before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question period in the House of Commons before MPs departed for a three-month summer break.

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