Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

Tech Giants Called to Testify in Ottawa in International Probe of Fake News

By The Canadian Press

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Andrew Harnik)

OTTAWA — An international committee of legislators wants executives from some of the world’s largest digital and social-media firms to testify on disinformation and “fake news” when it meets in Ottawa this May.

The “grand committee” of elected politicians from nine countries, including the U.K. and Canada, has already been stymied in its efforts to hear from some of them at earlier meetings in London.

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New Winnipeg Non-Profit Hoping to Make Waves to Prevent Drowning

New Winnipeg Non-Profit Hoping to Make Waves to Prevent Drowning

Child Swimming

A new non-profit foundation in Winnipeg is aiming to provide swimming lessons to at-risk children and youth, including newcomers to Canada, who are among the most vulnerable to drowning.

Ready, Set, Swim! hopes to reduce the risk of drownings in Winnipeg’s pools and rivers, and in Manitoba’s lakes.

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Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

Jennifer Jones, Robyn Silvernagle Record Much-Needed Wins at Scotties

By The Canadian Press

Jennifer Jones
Canada skip Jennifer Jones delivers a stone against the United States during the semifinal at the World Women’s Curling Championship in North Bay, Ont., Saturday, March 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

SYDNEY, N.S. — Saskatchewan’s Robyn Silvernagle and Team Canada’s Jennifer Jones posted big wins on Wednesday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Silvernagle beat Yukon’s Nicole Baldwin 6-4, while Jones’s Manitoba rink topped Kelli Sharpe of Newfoundland and Labrador 8-4 at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

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Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

Two Manitobans Face Charges: Illegal Cigarettes Found by Ontario Police

By The Canadian Press

Smoking
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit)

WINNIPEG — Two Manitobans are facing charges of trafficking and possession after Ontario Provincial Police seized 21 cases of illegal tobacco products.

The province says officers on patrol in the Rossport, Ont., area stopped a car on Sunday and found 21 cases with about 200,000 unmarked cigarettes and cigars.

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Province Protecting 614-Hectare Conservation Area Near Arborg

Province Protecting 614-Hectare Conservation Area Near Arborg

Forest

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is protecting 614 hectares of forest and wetland near Arborg with the designation of the Skylake Wildlife Management Area.

The forest is located in the south-central Interlake and includes low-lying land with islands of tamarack–black spruce forest, trembling aspen, white spruce, wetlands bounded by cattails, sedges and willows, as well as pools fed by artesian springs.

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New Transitional Housing in Winnipeg’s French Quarter for Francophone Immigrants

New Transitional Housing in Winnipeg’s French Quarter for Francophone Immigrants

By The Canadian Press

Boris Ntambwe
Property manager Boris Ntambwe enjoys welcoming immigrants to their new home in Winnipeg in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abri Marguerite organization)

Winnipeg’s French quarter has a new place for francophone immigrants and refugees to stay while they are getting settled into daily life in Canada.

A historic home with several suites has just opened in the neighbourhood of St. Boniface.

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TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

ST. LAZARE, Man. — Federal investigators say CN rail cars that spilled crude after derailing on farmland in western Manitoba were upgraded tankers.

The Transportation Safety Board says 37 of 110 cars went off the tracks early Saturday near St. Lazare.

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