Feds Set New Limits on Pilot Flight Times to Curb Crew Fatigue

Feds Set New Limits on Pilot Flight Times to Curb Crew Fatigue

By The Canadian Press

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The federal government is enacting strict new measures to address mounting concerns about tired flight crews on commercial planes — big and small.

New regulations will set lower limits for the number of hours pilots can be in the air and on the job before having to take a break, taking into account the times of day they fly and how often they take off and land.

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Medical Residency Program Expanding to Manitoba’s Interlake

Medical Residency Program Expanding to Manitoba’s Interlake

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The province is setting up a new family medicine residency program in the Interlake to enable medical residents to learn more about rural medicine and treat patients in the region.

The program will see residents in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine work in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority. The goal is to retain a number of the physicians in the region once they graduate and become doctors.

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Six Arrested in Norway House as RCMP Seize Cocaine, Cash

Six Arrested in Norway House as RCMP Seize Cocaine, Cash

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Drugs and cash were found during the execution of two search warrants in Norway House, Manitoba within the past week. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Norway House Seizure
Cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cell phones and cash were also seized in a separate bust. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested six people after two search warrants in the community of Norway House turned up drugs and cash.

Police searched a home December 7 on Rowdens Bay, where they located 85 grams of cocaine, a large sum of Canadian currency, numerous cell phones, and drug paraphernalia.

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Online Sales, Interactive Displays as Lottery Agencies Vie for Customers

Online Sales, Interactive Displays as Lottery Agencies Vie for Customers

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Lotto 649 tickets are shown in Toronto in on December 2, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume)

WINNIPEG – Like many millennials, Sarah Rogalsky doesn’t go out of her way to buy lottery tickets.

The 32-year-old is part of an office pool and chips in $2 a week at her Winnipeg workplace, primarily for the social aspect of playing with others.

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Winnipeg Woman Guilty of Hiding Infant Remains May Have Wanted to Visit: Defence

Winnipeg Woman Guilty of Hiding Infant Remains May Have Wanted to Visit: Defence

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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An evidence photo from April 18, 2016 in Winnipeg, presented by the prosecution in the trial of Andrea Giesbrecht case on Monday July 18, 2016 is shown in this handout photo. An appeal hearing is being held today for a Winnipeg woman who was convicted of hiding the remains of six babies in a rented storage locker. Andrea Giesbrecht was sentenced in July to 8 1/2 years in prison for concealing the remains. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

WINNIPEG – A Crown attorney says a Winnipeg woman who was convicted of concealing the remains of six babies made “extensive efforts” to hide them and cover up any smell of decomposition.

Jennifer Mann spoke at the appeal of Andrea Giesbrecht, who was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after the remains were found in a U-haul storage locker she had rented.

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