Cost of Ebooks, Audiobooks ‘Not a Sustainable Model,’ Library Council Says

Cost of Ebooks, Audiobooks ‘Not a Sustainable Model,’ Library Council Says

The Canadian Press

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EDMONTON – If your holiday plans include downloading an audiobook of Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale” from a public library collection, or unwinding with an electronic copy of Justin Trudeau’s “Common Ground,” you could be out of luck.

Libraries across Canada are running into barriers in accessing both ebooks and digital audiobooks for their patrons.

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Two in Custody Following Armed Robbery of Corydon Avenue Store

Two in Custody Following Armed Robbery of Corydon Avenue Store

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police arrested two people Sunday morning after a convenience store was robbed in the 700 block of Corydon Avenue.

Officers responded at around 12:35 a.m. for a report of a man with a gun and a woman carrying a bag. Both suspects fled the store with cigarettes, lottery tickets, and cash.

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Agency Proposes Air Passenger Payments for Delays, Cancellations, Damaged Bags

Agency Proposes Air Passenger Payments for Delays, Cancellations, Damaged Bags

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Transport Minister Marc Garneau waits to speak about passenger rights during a news conference at the airport in Ottawa, Monday December 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Air passengers who are bumped from overbooked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation — cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons — under proposed regulations for the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights.

The proposed compensation will use a sliding scale, with larger airlines and longer delays requiring bigger compensation payments. Payments to passengers whose flights are delayed will max out at $1,000 and cancellations at $2,400.

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New MRI Scanner in Dauphin Ready to See Patients

New MRI Scanner in Dauphin Ready to See Patients

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Female patient lies and waits for her MRI scan. (STOCK PHOTO)

The dream of a long-overdue MRI scanner in Dauphin is now a reality after the province announced Monday the machine is now in use.

The new MRI machine is expected to perform approximately 3,500 scans per year and reduce the number of inter-facility transfers required for patients who would previously have been transferred to Winnipeg or Brandon for the scans.

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Manitoba Seizes 71,000 Contraband Cigarettes

Manitoba Seizes 71,000 Contraband Cigarettes

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(Cigarettes image via Shutterstock)

The Manitoba government has seized 71,000 cigarettes and charged two Winnipeg men after making the discovery on December 12.

The Manitoba Finance Taxation Special Investigations Unit and RCMP made the seizure, which would have cost the province $20,945 in tax revenue if the cigarettes had been sold.

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CFIA Announces Recall of Some Types of Cauliflower, Lettuce Due to E. Coli Fears

CFIA Announces Recall of Some Types of Cauliflower, Lettuce Due to E. Coli Fears

By The Canadian Press

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination. Romaine lettuce is seen at market in Montreal on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced a recall of certain types of cauliflower and lettuce due to possible E. coli contamination.

In a post on its website, the agency says the products were produced by California-based Adam Bros. Farming Inc., and distributed in at least six provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Scheifele Scores in OT as Jets Top League-Leading Lightning 5-4

Scheifele Scores in OT as Jets Top League-Leading Lightning 5-4

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) looks on as a shot from teammate Mark Scheifele, not shown, gets past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for the game-winning goal during overtime NHL action in Winnipeg on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele was in a joking mood after setting up the tying goal and scoring the winner 4:18 into overtime as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Sunday.

Scheifele was asked how he was feeling about his scoring touch of late, which includes a five-game point streak of five goals and nine assists. He also has three overtime goals this season, two in the past three games, and 21 goals and 46 points in 33 games.

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