WestJet Surprises Travellers in Winnipeg with Christmas Miracle

WestJet Surprises Travellers in Winnipeg with Christmas Miracle

WINNIPEG — Unsuspecting airline passengers were surprised Tuesday with a Christmas miracle at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

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WestJet transformed the arrivals hall for an impromptu abbreviated performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker.

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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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Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

By The Canadian Press

Loblaws
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau has completed an investigation into Loblaw and says it has concluded that no further action is warranted under the civil provisions of the Competition Act.

It investigated allegations that Loblaw had influenced its suppliers’ dealings with other customers by seeking compensation when other retailers sold their products at lower prices.

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Family of Manitoba Reservist Killed During Training Says He’d Just Graduated University

Family of Manitoba Reservist Killed During Training Says He’d Just Graduated University

By The Canadian Press

Nolan Caribou
Corporal Nolan Caribou is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Department of National Defence)

CFB SHILO, Man. – The family of a reservist killed during a military training exercise in Manitoba says he’d just graduated from university last month.

Cpl. Nolan Caribou’s family has released a statement through the military after the infantryman died while training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo.

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Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Telus
A Telus sign is pictured at company’s annual meeting in Vancouver on May 8, 2014. Telus has joined Rogers in saying it can’t meet a Dec. 1 deadline for completing changes to the way customers are billed for extra data usage and international roaming charges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Consumers are being advised to vigilantly check their wireless data consumption and roaming fees, as it looks increasingly unlikely that Canadian telecoms will implement notification methods required under a new wireless code by the December deadline.

The advice comes after Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. told the CRTC recently that they won’t be able to implement enhanced overage notifications by Dec. 1, because of the technical complexity.

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Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar
Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar, 1-980 St. Anne’s Road (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

We were checking out the newly opened Harth, Mozza & Wine Bar in the south end of the city. The dining room was so elegant, I could not believe we were in a strip mall. The best part (next to the food which was exceptional) was the story that our server told us about Tony. Tony once owned and operated his own hair salon, but sold it and retired a couple of years ago. Since he liked working so much, he is making himself useful at Harth. In fact, I would say his efforts were instrumental as he handmade all of the fresh pasta and cured all the meats served in the restaurant. He also chopped all the wood for the giant pizza oven that dominates the front of the kitchen. The day we were there for lunch, he was doing dishes. “Why?” we asked our server. “Because the dishes needed doing,” he replied. We wondered if Tony cut hair in the kitchen too.

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