Facebook Launches Messenger Kids in Canada, Despite Controversy in U.S.

Facebook Launches Messenger Kids in Canada, Despite Controversy in U.S.

By The Canadian Press

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Guest are welcomed by people in Facebook shirts as they arrive at a Facebook Canadian Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

Facebook says it has launched its messenger app for kids in Canada.

Messenger Kids is an app that allows kids to video call and message friends and family using a smartphone or tablet.

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Farmers Miss Opportunity to Voice Feedback on Upcoming Provincial Changes

Farmers Miss Opportunity to Voice Feedback on Upcoming Provincial Changes

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — The 2016 Canadian Census of Agriculture recorded 20,140 farm operators and 14,791 census farms in Manitoba. Only 37 of them provided input into the upcoming changes the province’s Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) program, which took place earlier this year.

Manitoba Agriculture released the report, compiling stakeholders’ feedback, earlier this month.

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Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

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RCMP are investigating after a woman apparently drowned in a local lake.

Pukatawagan RCMP said they were called to Pukatawagan Lake at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. There, they found that community members had pulled the remains of a woman from the water.

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Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

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The Manitoba Museum’s Nonsuch gallery will be the first to be renewed as part of a capital campaign. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

The Manitoba Museum celebrated another year of solid attendance and excellent financial health Thursday night.

At the museum’s AGM, outgoing Board Chair Scott Craig highlighted the year’s successes, including the Canada 150 exhibition, the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, World’s Giant Dinosaurs exceeding attendance targets and their outreach project, called Spirit Lines, winning the Governor General’s History Award.

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$116 M Road-Renewal Season Kicks Off in Winnipeg

$116 M Road-Renewal Season Kicks Off in Winnipeg

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More than 200 construction projects are planned for Winnipeg this year, including local and regional streets, back lanes and sidewalks.

Mayor Brian Bowman said Friday that about 150 kilometres of improvements are scheduled for this year, including continuing work on the Southwest Rapid Transit corridor and the Waverley Underpass project.

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‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

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“Forrest Gump” is one of four Tom Hanks films being screened as part of Cineplex’s Hanksfest this summer. (HANDOUT)

Fans of actor Tom Hanks will get their fill this summer at a movie theatre event dedicated entirely to the legendary actor.

Hanksfest is hitting Cineplex theatres nationwide beginning July 6, showcasing a month of Hanks’ most iconic films on the big screen.

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Fake Police Arrest and Force Woman to Deposit Cash in Latest Canada Revenue Scam

Fake Police Arrest and Force Woman to Deposit Cash in Latest Canada Revenue Scam

By The Canadian Press

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(Canada Revenue Agency image via Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com

VANCOUVER – Vancouver police say there’s a new twist on a Canada Revenue Agency scam they’ve been warning the public about and the swindle involves being arrested.

Police say a 58-year-old woman received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from someone claiming to be from the agency, who said she owed $6,000 in taxes and there was a warrant for her arrest.

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Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

Lawyer for Former TV Journalist Steve Vogelsang Seeking Mental Tests

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Steve Vogelsang (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – The lawyer for a former TV journalist accused in several bank robberies says he plans to speak to the Crown about arranging for psychiatric tests to determine his client’s mental state.

Stephen Vogelsang is charged with robbing two banks in Medicine Hat, Alta., three in Regina and one in Saskatoon last year.

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Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

Winnipeg Jets Will Start 2018-2019 Schedule on the Road

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during second period NHL game one playoff action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Jets will start their next season on the road.

The Jets’ opening game will start on October 4 against the St. Louis Blues, followed by another game away against the Dallas Stars on October 6.

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