Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats say if they were in power, they would set up a new government department — along with a separate minister — for drug addiction and mental health.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew also says he would set up a safe-consumption site in Winnipeg, a detox centre in Brandon and 50 new treatment beds to help battle the growing use of meth and other drugs.

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RCMP Cruisers Smashed in Collision West of Winnipeg

RCMP Cruisers Smashed in Collision West of Winnipeg

Elie RCMP Accident
A vehicle collided with an RCMP cruiser west of Winnipeg on Highway 1 Wednesday evening and rolled. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Elie RCMP Accident
An RCMP cruiser and an SUV were both hit when a vehicle lost control approaching a traffic stop Wednesday night. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Two RCMP vehicles were stuck while conducting a traffic stop west of Winnipeg on Wednesday night.

Officers were responding to a report of an impaired driver on Highway 1 just east of Elie, Manitoba at around 6:25 p.m.

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Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club
Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, 275 Stradbrook Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba government backbencher is once again holding a fundraising event at a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members.

The constituency association for Scott Johnston, a Progressive Conservative, is planning an evening of “whiskey, wine and ale-tasting” next week at the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club.

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Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

By The Canadian Press

McDonald's Toys Lawsuit
Lawyer Joey Zukran is seen in this undated handout photo. A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children. Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Joey Zukran)

MONTREAL – A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children.

Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children.

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Six Charged After Drugs, Weapons Raid in Thompson

Six Charged After Drugs, Weapons Raid in Thompson

Thompson Drug Seizure
Drugs and a firearm seized as part of a search of two homes in Thompson, Manitoba on Monday, November 12, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Six people are in custody facing several drug-related charges and other offences after RCMP in Thompson, Manitoba executed two search warrants on Monday.

Police in the community searched two separate homes throughout the day, seizing drugs and weapons.

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Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Factory Worker

Two Manitoba companies have been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in combined fines due to workplace injuries.

Winkler-based Prinsco Canada Inc. was ordered to pay $54,252 in fines and surcharges after a worker had several fingers amputated. The accident happened on April 12, 2016 when the worker was installing a rubber trim on the sharp edges of a resin mixer.

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Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Canada Post Strike
Striking Canada Post workers keep their hands warm as they picket at the South Central sorting facility in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.

The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.

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