Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

Perreault Scores Two, Jets Halt Losing Slide with Win Over Canucks

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Mathieu Perreault scored two goals and added one assist to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

The win was the Jets’ seventh straight victory at home. They have points in their last 11 games (10-0-1) at Bell MTS Place.

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Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The northern Manitoba town known as the polar bear capital of the world may be remote, but it’s dealing with the same issue as many of the province’s municipalities — whether cannabis should be sold in the community once recreational use is legalized in July.

Town council has called a public forum for Tuesday to allow Churchill’s 900 residents living on the shores of Hudson Bay to weigh in.

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Winnipeg Proposes 3-Cent Safety Surcharge to Ride Uber, Lyft

Winnipeg Proposes 3-Cent Safety Surcharge to Ride Uber, Lyft

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The building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco is shown on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Eric Risberg)

WINNIPEG — The city is proposing to charge Uber and Lyft riders a $0.03 surcharge per trip to be used to promote and market safety measures and requirements while using a ride-share service.

Changes on Monday to the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw say the surcharge would also fund promotion of passenger rights and the complaint process.

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RCMP Seek Stabbing Suspect in Portage la Prairie

RCMP Seek Stabbing Suspect in Portage la Prairie

Joey Pashe
Joey Pashe, 28, is wanted for a stabbing in Portage la Prairie. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A manhunt is on for a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Portage la Prairie on Sunday.

Just before 6:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man arrived to the local hospital with a stab wound. RCMP say he was at a home on Tupper Street North when an altercation broke out.

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Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

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Police are looking for this man after an assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus November 4. (WPS HANDOUT)

A would-be Good Samaritan who tried to intervene during a fight on a Winnipeg Transit bus ended up being the one assaulted.

Police say the 28-year-old woman was on a bus the evening of November 4 in the area of Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street. Two parties began to argue and the victim attempted to calm the situation.

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Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

By The Canadian Press

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This Monday, May 16, 2016, file photo shows a smartphone displaying the Lyft app, in Detroit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Sancya, File)

TORONTO – Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States.

The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada’s largest city.

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Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes questions from reporters before joining provincial and territorial counterparts for dinner in Ottawa, Sunday, December 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit for middle-class Canadians.

Morneau’s remarks about the online streaming giant come a couple of days after Heritage Minister Melanie Joly insisted she never agreed to exempt Netflix from any sales tax as part of a deal that has been a political nightmare in her home province of Quebec.

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