True North Square Reaches Construction Milestone

True North Square Reaches Construction Milestone

WINNIPEG — The developers of True North Square are marking a construction milestone as the downtown Winnipeg building reaches new heights.

True North Sports + Entertainment says 242 Hargrave Street has “topped off,” meaning the mixed-use retail and office tower has reached its top level.

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Tentative Deal Reached in Case of Canadian Firm That Sold Cancer Drug Online

Tentative Deal Reached in Case of Canadian Firm That Sold Cancer Drug Online

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Robert Fraser
A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States. CanadaDrugs.com Director of Pharmacy Robert Fraser, left, takes then-Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty, second from left, on a tour of the internet pharmacy, in Winnipeg on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ruth Bonneville)

WINNIPEG – A tentative plea agreement has been reached that would see a Winnipeg-based online pharmacy and two affiliated businesses fined millions of dollars for selling misbranded and counterfeit drugs in the United States.

The agreement, which still has to be approved by a U.S. district court in Montana, would see Canada Drugs and two subsidiaries plead guilty, pay a US$5 million fine and forfeit US$29 million.

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Trudeaus, Mulroneys, Erdem? Canadians Who Could Snag a Royal Wedding Invite

Trudeaus, Mulroneys, Erdem? Canadians Who Could Snag a Royal Wedding Invite

By The Canadian Press

Meghan Markle - Prince Harry
Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at Nottingham Academy in Nottingham, England on Dec. 1, 2017. Save the date: Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen May 19 as their wedding date. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Augstein)

Save the date. Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen May 19 as their wedding date.

When Harry’s older brother William married Kate Middleton in 2011, former governor general David Johnston and his wife Sharon were in attendance. Then-prime minister Stephen Harper sent his regrets, given the wedding came just days before a federal election. Toronto-born David Furnish and his husband Elton John also attended the wedding watched around the world.

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Trio of Snowmobiles Stolen from Gimli Sport Shop

Trio of Snowmobiles Stolen from Gimli Sport Shop

Snowmobile Thefts
One of three suspects caught on surveillance video during a snowmobile theft in Gimli on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Snowmobile Thefts
RCMP in Gimli are looking for three suspects seen stealing multiple snowmobiles on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP are investigating the theft of three Polaris snowmobiles from a Gimli business on Wednesday.

Police were notified at around 1:35 a.m. that a theft was in progress.

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Manitoba Sweeping to Create International Curling Centre of Excellence

Manitoba Sweeping to Create International Curling Centre of Excellence

Jennifer Jones
Team Jones skip Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg will sit on a committee tasked with recommending how Manitoba should establish an International Curling Centre of Excellence. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Michael Burns)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government glided closer Friday in hammering home the idea of developing an International Curling Centre of Excellence (ICCE).

During a news conference at the Granite Curling Club, Premier Brian Pallister announced the creation of a committee to make recommendations to the province on how best to establish a centre in Winnipeg.

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Flu Season Prompts Visitor Restrictions at HSC Children’s Hospital

Flu Season Prompts Visitor Restrictions at HSC Children’s Hospital

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A flu vaccine is injected in Montreal, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has put visitor restrictions in place in the neonatal intensive care units at HSC Winnipeg to prevent the spread of influenza.

Flu season is well underway, despite the warmer than normal winter temperatures, affecting babies with severe respiratory infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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Electric Cars Will Be Cheaper Than Gas Models But Canada Lags in EV Policy

Electric Cars Will Be Cheaper Than Gas Models But Canada Lags in EV Policy

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo a car is connected to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. A Canadian energy think tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional gas-powered vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, File)

OTTAWA – A Canadian energy think tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional gas-powered vehicles.

But in a report released Thursday, Clean Energy Canada says this country is lagging on the government polices that elsewhere are helping spur consumers to adopt the new technology despite reservations about everything from price to reliability to the distance they can travel on a single charge.

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8 Food Trends to Make Your Mouth Water in 2018

8 Food Trends to Make Your Mouth Water in 2018

Food - Table(NC) — This past year has been a big one on the Canadian food scene as we’ve seen trends like alternative proteins, accessible vegan, clean eating, simple ingredients and global-Canadian fusion come to life. And charcoal, lots of charcoal. After meeting with a council of Canada’s top chefs, academics and food writers, Mark Russell, executive chef for Loblaws, shares a taste of a few trends that will be big in 2018.

Zero food waste. “This trend kicked off in restaurants in 2017, but you can expect it to go mainstream in the New Year as consumers try to further reduce household food waste,” says Russell.

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