Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society is warning the public to stay away from waterways this time of year. (CSBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warmer spring weather and the temptation to venture near open water has prompted a seasonal warning for Manitobans.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society says despite the time of year, the immersion into cold water can be a serious danger.

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Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Quarterback Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers no longer have the element of surprise in the West Division.

In a conference call, Nichols said he expects the Bombers to be marked men in 2018 after compiling a combined 23-13 record over the last two years, reaching the CFL playoffs both times.

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Canadian Airline Profits Will Fall in 2018 on Higher Costs: Conference Board

Canadian Airline Profits Will Fall in 2018 on Higher Costs: Conference Board

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada flight prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Thursday, September 30, 2004. Canadian airline profits expected to fall in 2018 from 20-year peak, because of higher fuel and labour costs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

MONTREAL – Canada’s airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.

Airline pre-tax profits are forecast to drop 27 per cent to $1.32 billion as increasing costs outpace higher revenues that are forecast to approach $32 billion.

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Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

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(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg’s city-wide spring cleanup is set to begin this weekend.

Crews will begin sweeping city streets, including back lanes, on Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. Over the next five to six weeks, work will initially focus on the downtown area, major routes, bridges and overpasses.

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Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

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The Manitoba government is sharing more plans for a future school to be built in southeast Brandon for kindergarten to Grade 8 students.

Premier Brian Pallister was in the Wheat City on Thursday, where he made the announcement at the future site of the school, located at Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street.

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Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

Transit Union Pitches Plan to Finance Electric Winnipeg Bus Fleet

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A battery-electric, heavy-duty Xcelsior bus being tested by Manitoba Hydro employees in May 2014. (BERNICE PONTANILLA PHOTO / FILE)

The union representing Winnipeg Transit employees has a plan to finance additional electric buses in the city’s fleet.

The proposed financing partnership would rely on a pay as you save (PAYS) model, with the province providing the city with an interest-free loan to cover the difference in capital costs of electric buses.

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CBC Says It Will Carry on with Destruction of Broadcast Archives Once Digitized

CBC Says It Will Carry on with Destruction of Broadcast Archives Once Digitized

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.

The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation says the public broadcaster’s English service earlier this month began destroying acetate transcriptions, as well as audio and video recordings that span eight decades, after converting the master copies into a digital format.

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Winnipeg Jets Not Looking to Change Their Game Against Minnesota Wild

Winnipeg Jets Not Looking to Change Their Game Against Minnesota Wild

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Minnesota Wild’s Mikael Granlund, left, of Finland, can only watch from ice level as Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele scores an empty-net goal in the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. The Jets won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

WINNIPEG – Now is not the time for the Winnipeg Jets to change their game.

That’s the message head coach Paul Maurice will deliver to his players as they prepare to possibly clinch their Western Conference opening-round playoff series against the Minnesota Wild at home Friday night.

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