Asleep at the Wheel: MPI Says Some Motorists Driving While Drowsy

Asleep at the Wheel: MPI Says Some Motorists Driving While Drowsy

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WINNIPEG — Summer road trip season has prompted a warning from Manitoba Public Insurance: wake up behind the wheel.

A recent MPI poll found nearly half of 800 people surveyed admitted to driving while drowsy at least once, including feeling drowsy while driving on a long trip, during the day or at night.

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Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

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Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into FreshCo discount grocery stores. (METROLAND MEDIA)

Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into new discount stores under the company’s FreshCo brand.

Sobeys says FreshCo will offer Winnipeg shoppers the lowest food prices in the city when it launches in spring 2019.

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University of Winnipeg Puts Call Out for Indigenous Artist to Create Podium

University of Winnipeg Puts Call Out for Indigenous Artist to Create Podium

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The University of Winnipeg has put out a call for an Indigenous artist to create a podium for special events such as convocation.

The university has $15,000 to spend on a piece that reflects the location of the university on Treaty 1 territory and on the homeland of the Métis.

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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon police officer won’t be facing charges after allegations of potential Criminal Code offences.

The Independent Investigation Unit received a complaint July 5, 2017 into alleged distribution of intimate images of a female civilian attempting to secure a job with the Brandon Police Service.

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Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

By Donovan Toews and Christopher Leach

Winnipeg Skyline

There’s no question about it — the heartbeat of Winnipeg has been thumping loud and clear and full of pride. While the nation watched, tens of thousands of citizens flocked to fill downtown streets to cheer on our own Winnipeg Jets in their hopeful pursuit of the coveted Stanley Cup. Window after window was covered with “Go Jets Go!” made from ‘borrowed’ office paper. Social media exploded with “We are Winnipeg” and Bhangra-dancing Winnipeg Jets fans. What’s undeniably clear: Winnipeg is at its best right now and only getting better. It’s gritty. It’s authentic. It has soul. This prairie soul will be on full display at the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference from July 19-22 as hundreds of planners, engineers, architects, elected officials, and designers from across the country arrive in Winnipeg to tell stories, share ideas and contemplate their respective roles in the field of city-building.

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New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

By Magdaline Boutros, The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL – Every day, an estimated 2.4 million Canadian potatoes are thrown in the trash.

That’s along with 1.2 million apples, one million cups of milk, 750,000 loaves of bread and 450,000 eggs tossed every day, for a total of 2.2 million tonnes of edible food waste per year, according to the authors of a new campaign to reduce food waste.

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Cannabis Sales in Manitoba Will Be Subject to Government Fee and Markup

Cannabis Sales in Manitoba Will Be Subject to Government Fee and Markup

By The Canadian Press

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

WINNIPEG – When recreational cannabis is legalized later this year, it will be subject to a government fee and a wholesale markup in Manitoba.

The provincial government says a “social responsibility fee” of six per cent will be applied to a cannabis retailer’s total annual revenues.

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