‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

‘The Queen is in Good Company:’ New $10 Bill with Civil Rights Advocate Launched

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Wanda Robson
Clutching some $10 banknotes Wanda Robson, Viola Desmond’s sister, the first Canadian woman on a banknote, shows her sister’s portrait on Canada’s new $10 banknote at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Robson, officially launched the unique, vertically oriented purple bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one.

The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front.

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Star Linebacker Adam Bighill Putting Family First as Free Agency Looms

Star Linebacker Adam Bighill Putting Family First as Free Agency Looms

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Adam Bighill
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Adam Bighill, wife Kristina, son AJ and daughter Leah are shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Adam Bighill)

WINNIPEG – Adam Bighill says he will put his family first when deciding his football future.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ most outstanding player and top defensive player is one of a number of the team’s upcoming free agents.

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Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

Bombers Coach O’Shea Brushes Off Controversial Comments from Dickenson

By The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea - Chris Randle
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea, left, consoles Chris Randle, in the last seconds of the CFL West Final football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea isn’t losing any sleep after seemingly being the target of some controversial comments from Calgary Stampedes counterpart Dave Dickenson.

In Sunday’s CFL West final, television cameras caught an emotional Dickens on hollering at the officials about some calls, questioning why they were taking place in front of O’Shea and then saying “(expletive) Canadian.”

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New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

New $10 Bill Featuring Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond, CMHR Goes into Circulation

Canada $10 Banknote - Viola Desmond
The front of Canada’s newest $10 banknote features late civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Canada’s newest $10 banknote officially went into circulation Monday, featuring late Nova Scotia civil rights pioneer and businesswoman Viola Desmond.

During a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is prominently featured on the reverse side of the bill, Desmond’s sister, Wanda Robson, was joined by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and CMHR president and CEO John Young to make the first purchase with the banknote.

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