Oaths on Eagle Feathers to Be Allowed in Manitoba RCMP Detachments

Oaths on Eagle Feathers to Be Allowed in Manitoba RCMP Detachments

By Kelly Geraldine Malone The Canadian Press

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Eagle feathers are shown during an RCMP press conference in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Malone)

WINNIPEG — The head of the RCMP in Manitoba says providing an eagle feather to people swearing oaths is a positive step toward reconciliation with Indigenous communities.

Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody says officers work closely with Indigenous people every day and he hopes providing an eagle feather will show mutual respect and trust.

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Two Youths Arrested After Threats Towards Winnipeg Schools

Two Youths Arrested After Threats Towards Winnipeg Schools

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police have arrested two youths who allegedly made threats to two city schools late last week.

One youth has been arrested for threats made towards École Van Belleghem, while the other allegedly made threats towards Arthur Day Middle School and John W. Gunn Middle School.

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New Canada Food Guide Nixes Portion Sizes, Promotes Plant-Based Proteins

New Canada Food Guide Nixes Portion Sizes, Promotes Plant-Based Proteins

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, right, and nutritionist Jessica Cole look over samples of some of the food groups at the unveiling of Canada’s new Food Guide, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA — Drink more water and eat more plants, Canada’s new food guide says, doing away with the traditional food groups and serving counts familiar to generations of students in health classes across the land.

The food-guide facelift unveiled Tuesday, the first in 12 years, reflects a new approach by Health Canada aimed at promoting healthier eating and lifestyle choices, rather than emphasizing serving sizes and specific foods.

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Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Ultra-low-cost airline Swoop has added new routes between Winnipeg and Kelowna, B.C. as part of its summer schedule.

The WestJet-affiliated airline will offer service between Manitoba’s capital and the Okanagan three times per week for $119. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford, B.C. and Winnipeg four times per week for $129.

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Family Fight Sends Woman to Hospital with Stab Wounds

Family Fight Sends Woman to Hospital with Stab Wounds

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say a physical dispute between a man and his two sisters led to one of the women being stabbed twice in the upper body.

Officers were called Monday night to a residential complex in the 100 block of Tuxedo Avenue where they found the injured victim. The woman, in her 30s, was listed in critical condition and remains in hospital.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

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Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24. (HANDOUT)
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Léo La Tuque, Festival du Voyageur’s mascot

Western Canada’s largest French-Canadian winter festival is turning 50 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you there!

Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24, making for 10 days of fun at venues across the city, bringing you music, food, culture and plenty of outdoor winter activities at Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

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Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — Chinese telecom giant Huawei isn’t the only company that can build Canada’s next-generation wireless networks, the Trudeau government said Monday as China muted its threat to retaliate if Canada bans the company.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains offered a sharp retort to China’s ambassador to Canada, who warned last week of repercussions if the federal government bars Huawei from supplying equipment for faster, more resilient communications systems than cellphone users have now.

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