Teen Charged with Inciting Bomb Scare at Winnipeg High School

Teen Charged with Inciting Bomb Scare at Winnipeg High School

Winnipeg Police CrestA 14-year-old Winnipeg boy was arrested Wednesday for making a bomb threat at Churchill High School.

Police were called to the Hay Street school at around 10 a.m. after staff reported a threatening note. The school of approximately 500 students was evacuated.

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Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

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Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)
The province has opened two more Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine clinics in Manitoba to help people suffering from addictions.

The RAAM clinics are located in Brandon on 7th Street and Thompson at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba’s Eaglewood site.

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Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

Manitoba NDP Calls for Inquest into Indigenous Man’s Death on a Bus

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. The leader of the Manitoba’s Opposition is calling for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died on a bus travelling to Winnipeg for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey, who was 58, was travelling from Thompson for a follow-up appointment after a recent heart surgery. He died on October 3rd during a 10-hour bus trip. NDP Leader Wab Kinew says both Manitoba Health and the federal government’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch didn’t offer to pay for a flight and refused to cover expenses for a family member to go with Donkey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – The leader of Manitoba’s Opposition has called for an inquest into the death of an Indigenous man who died during a 10-hour bus trip for a medical appointment.

Abraham Donkey of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a followup appointment after a recent heart surgery.

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Biggest Canadian Lottery Jackpot in History on Friday

Biggest Canadian Lottery Jackpot in History on Friday

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The biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian history is being drawn on Friday, setting a new high for the number of big prizes up for grabs.

The Lotto Max draw includes $113 million in total jackpots. The main jackpot of $60 million is the big draw, with an estimated 53 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each.

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‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

‘Flying Off the Shelves:’ Winnipeg Cannabis Store Tries to Keep Up with Demand

By The Canadian Press

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People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Marijuana is now legal in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg cannabis store has been struggling to keep up with demand on the first day of legalized recreational use.

Gary Symons, with Delta 9, said 100 orders were processed in the first minute or so when the company’s online store went live at midnight.

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Man Charged in Road Rage Assault on Corydon Avenue

Man Charged in Road Rage Assault on Corydon Avenue

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have charged the driver of a vehicle accused of assaulting a fellow motorist driving in front of him.

Police say the 49-year-old victim was driving in the area of Corydon Avenue and Wentworth Street on the evening of October 13 when the assaut occurred. Several people nearby witnessed the incident and contacted police.

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New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

New Era Dawns as Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

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A depiction of a cannabis bud drops from the ceiling at Leafly’s countdown party in Toronto on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, as midnight passes and marks the first day legalization of Cannabis across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Canadians openly rolled, smoked and vaped legally bought weed for the first time Wednesday as a seismic cultural shift ushered in a new era of how cannabis — and cannabis users — are regarded across the country.

The pungent smell of marijuana hung over dozens of people gathered along Montreal’s boutique-lined Ste Catherine Street, where hundreds would-be patrons stretched around the block in front of a government-sanctioned pot shop and cheered when doors opened.

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