‘I Knew I Was Bleeding:’ Lawyer Who Lost Hand in Letter-Bomb Blast Testifies

‘I Knew I Was Bleeding:’ Lawyer Who Lost Hand in Letter-Bomb Blast Testifies

By The Canadian Press

Maria Mitousis
Lawyer Maria Mitousis, who was injured in an office bombing on July 3, speaks to media during a press conference in Winnipeg, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A lawyer whose hand was blown apart by a letter bomb says she was stunned by the explosion and remembers feeling dizzy and off balance.

Maria Mitousis told an attempted murder trial in Winnipeg that she found a package on her office desk when she arrived at work on July 3, 2015.

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HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

By The Canadian Press

Hudson's Bay
A women leaves the Hudson Bay Company store in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has cost it more than US$425,000 so far to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has spent more than US$425,000 to date to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices.

The retailer says in a filing with the Competition Tribunal that it has invested more than 6,500 person-hours to produce 37,000 documents in response to the Competition Bureau’s complaint made last February.

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Ex-Wife of Winnipeg Man Accused of Sending Letter Bombs Denies Sending It Herself

Ex-Wife of Winnipeg Man Accused of Sending Letter Bombs Denies Sending It Herself

By James Turner, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – The ex-wife of a man accused in a mail bomb attack that left a Winnipeg lawyer severely injured has denied sending the explosive device herself to get back at him for accusing her of stealing from a business they once co-owned.

“No,” Iris Amsel testified Tuesday while being cross-examined by defence lawyer Saheel Zaman. “That is not correct.”

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Manitoba Premier Opens Up About Getting Lost, Injured in New Mexico Desert

Manitoba Premier Opens Up About Getting Lost, Injured in New Mexico Desert

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister choked up Tuesday as he recounted a harrowing night in the New Mexico desert that left him lost, wandering and with a broken arm.

“I am so happy to be alive. I am so thankful for the people down there,” said Pallister, who paused briefly to collect himself as he gave his first comments to media since an ill-fated hike Nov. 13.

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Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Government Lays Out Agenda for Coming Year

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Government Lays Out Agenda for Coming Year

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announces the Manitoba plan for cannabis retail and distribution at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is eyeing more job cuts in the public sector and more involvement of the private sector as it continues to wrestle with the deficit.

The Progressive Conservative government talks about several cost-cutting moves in its annual throne speech, which lays out the provincial agenda for the coming year.

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Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Emergency Officials Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Red River Thin Ice
Exposed water on the Red River across from St. Boniface on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials are warning the public to be cautious of thin ice and to stay off waterways.

Polic, firefighters and paramedics say as temperatures drop, ice surfaces are thin and fragile. Falling into ice-cold water can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

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