Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash West of Headingley

Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash West of Headingley

RCMP Logo VehicleA man was killed Friday morning when his SUV rolled on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Headingley, Manitoba.

Emergency crews responded to the scene one kilometre west of Provincial Road 424 in the RM of Cartier at around 9:05 a.m.

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Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man trying to sell his cell phone that he had listed online was robbed of his property at knifepoint on Thursday afternoon.

Winnipeg police say the victim contacted them to report he was in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue to meet a potential buyer who had entered his vehicle. The suspect took out a machete-style knife and demanded property from the victim, who complied and then fled his own vehicle. The victim wasn’t injured.

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Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

TORONTO – The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations, the company announced Friday.

“The future success of Sobeys, and our continued service to over 900 communities across the country, depends on our steadfast commitment to transform our business,” said Michael Medline, who is chief executive of Sobeys and its parent company, Empire Co. Ltd.

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Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

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Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.

Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.

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Flin Flon Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 10

Flin Flon Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 10

RCMP Logo VehicleA woman from Flin Flon, Manitoba was killed Thursday when her vehicle slammed into a rock face on Highway 10.

Police say the 39-year-old driver was travelling eastbound on Highway 10A when her vehicle sped through a stop sign and collided with the rock at the intersection of Highway 10.

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Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Shoppers rush to grab electric griddles and slow cookers on sale for $8 shortly after the doors opened at a J.C. Penney story in Las Vegas on November 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Julie Jacobson)

VANCOUVER – Chaotic images of people clamouring to be the first through the doors to get their hands on hot deals have become synonymous with Black Friday in recent years.

However, the one-day shopping frenzy at malls and stores following American Thanksgiving may be on the decline as some consumers and retailers start to shun the tradition by either opting out entirely or turning to internet shopping instead.

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Winnipeg Man Charged with Immigration Fraud

Winnipeg Man Charged with Immigration Fraud

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A Canadian Border Services agent stands watch at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

A Winnipeg man has been charged after border officials say he acted as an unauthorized immigration consultant.

Alfredo (Fred) Arrojado, 66, faces three charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for misrepresenting himself in order to induce immigration in Manitoba.

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Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions from the audience following his Symons Lecture speech at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on Thursday, Nov 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Rochford)

OTTAWA – Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection.

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