Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

Wire-Bristle Safety Fears Prompt Ottawa to Establish BBQ Brush Safety Standards

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – The Standards Council of Canada says it is developing national guidelines for the manufacture of barbecue brushes after a number of cases in which people accidentally ingested wire bristles.

The Council is currently seeking proposals to establish the new standard, aimed at protecting consumer health and safety, after Health Canada opted last year not to ban wire-bristle brushes outright.

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Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

Letter Warns Christians After Yoga Studio Set to Open in Manitoba Community

By The Canadian Press

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As the first yoga studio prepares to open in a southwestern Manitoba community a letter is spreading warning of its anti-Christian values. Participants strike a pose during a group yoga session at a park in Beijing, Saturday, June 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

BOISSEVAIN, Man. – Lindsay Alvis was excitedly preparing to open up the first yoga studio in the small southwestern Manitoba community she calls home when a letter showed up in the mailboxes of some of her neighbours.

“PLEASE DON’T DO YOGA” the letter began.

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Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Goldeyes Sign Pitchers Charleston, Beardsley

Winnipeg Goldeyes LogoThe Winnipeg Goldeyes have signed right-handed pitchers Jack Charleston and Tyler Beardsley to the team’s 2018 roster.

Charleston pitched at two levels of the Chicago White Sox’ organization in 2017, combining for a 3-2 record, 12 saves, and a 2.42 ERA in 34 relief appearances for the High-A Carolina League’s Winston-Salem Dash and the Double-A Southern League’s Birmingham Barons.

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Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

Hockey Playoff Bet Sees Tourism Winnipeg Take Over Saint Paul Twitter Account

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A friendly wager between Tourism Winnipeg and its Minnesota counterpart saw a Twitter takeover on Wednesday, as followers of @SaintPaul were educated on all the cool ways those living in Minneapolis-St. Paul can experience Winnipeg.

It all began when the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild found themselves facing off in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As you already know, Winnipeg won the series last Friday in a 5-0 shutout at Bell MTS Place.

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Brandon Police Seize Weapons, Drugs from East End Residence

Brandon Police Seize Weapons, Drugs from East End Residence

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Brandon police seized weapons and drugs from a home in the city’s east end on Tuesday. (BPS / TWITTER)

Police in Brandon executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon, seizing several weapons and a number of drugs.

Officers first arrested a man spotted leaving a residence in the 100 block of Frederick Street at around 4:45 p.m. Shortly after, they pulled over and arrested a woman also seen leaving the home.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Calgary Street

By The Canadian Press

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A plane sits on a street after making an emergency landing in Calgary on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Andrew Greig)

CALGARY – A small plane carrying six people made an emergency landing on a Calgary street Wednesday morning.

Police say the twin-engine plane was coming in from the south, heading for a landing at the Calgary airport, when the pilot radioed in that the aircraft was low on fuel.

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Trade-Deadline Additions of Stastny, Morrow Paying Big Dividends for Jets

Trade-Deadline Additions of Stastny, Morrow Paying Big Dividends for Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers (27), right wing Patrik Laine (29), centre Paul Stastny (25) and defenceman Ben Chiarot (7) celebrate Stastny’s goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Being traded to the Winnipeg Jets this season has turned into a highlight for Paul Stastny and Joe Morrow.

While the February moves disrupted their lives, they’ve been able to contribute to the success of a team that’s heading into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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