Passenger Rights Advocate Launches Complaint Against New Low-Cost Airline

Passenger Rights Advocate Launches Complaint Against New Low-Cost Airline

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press

Swoop Airlines
A Swoop Airlines Boeing 737-800 is on display during a media event, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.

In a complaint to the Canadian Transportation Agency, Gabor Lukacs says the commercial carrier is flouting Canadian law by failing to offer passengers a basic fare that includes a carry-on and a checked bag.

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Two Quarterbacks with Something to Prove Will Face Off When Bombers Host Alouettes

Two Quarterbacks with Something to Prove Will Face Off When Bombers Host Alouettes

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Johnny Manziel
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel throws a pass during the warm-ups prior to first half CFL football action against the BC Lions in Montreal, Friday, September 14, 2018. Johnny Manziel will be back under centre for Montreal when the Alouettes visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner missed the last four games after being placed in the CFL’s concussion protocol. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

WINNIPEG – Quarterbacks Matt Nichols and Johnny Manziel have a lot to prove tonight.

Nichols wants to help end the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ four-game losing skid with a victory over Manziel and his Montreal Alouettes, and ensure he doesn’t get pulled at halftime like he did in a 32-27 loss to Saskatchewan on Sept. 8.

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Bumble Creating Buzz in Winnipeg with First Community Event

Bumble Creating Buzz in Winnipeg with First Community Event

Bumble App

Bumble Meetup
The Sweat Meetup on September 22 is Bumble’s first such event in Winnipeg.

A social networking app, that was once synonymous with dating, wants to show Winnipeggers that it’s much more than a tool for finding romance.

Bumble boasts more than 36 million users, who now use it to network (Bumble Bizz) and find friends (Bumble BFF). And yes, you can still use it to find a date.

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Four Winners Crowned in Great Manitoba Food Fight

Four Winners Crowned in Great Manitoba Food Fight

Great Manitoba Food FightFour Manitoba entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry have received a boost after competing in the 12th annual Great Manitoba Food Fight.

The annual competition is sponsored by the province in partnership with De Luca’s Specialty Food Store and Food and Beverage Manitoba. It supports small and medium-sized agri-processors in Manitoba and helps to accelerate the rate of commercialization and growth in the food and beverage sector.

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Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

By The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec moves to make a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles. Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Danny Moloshok, File)

Ondrej Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday.

The 31-year-old from Kladno, Czech Republic, made the announcement in a statement through his agent, Allan Walsh. He had a record of 156-167-48 and a goals-against average of 2.88 over 11 NHL seasons.

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Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

Rural Canada Post Carriers Could See 25% Pay Hike, Says Spokesman

By The Canadian Press

Canada Post
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post that gives rural carriers a hefty pay increase.

A spokesman for the Crown agency says a preliminary review of the ruling indicates rural and suburban postal workers, known as RSMCs, could see a 25-per-cent hike in their wages, plus increases in other benefits.

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