Jordin Tootoo, First Inuk Player in NHL, Retires After 13 seasons

Jordin Tootoo, First Inuk Player in NHL, Retires After 13 seasons

By The Canadian Press

Jordin Tootoo
Jordin Tootoo (NHL.COM)

BRANDON, Man. – Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk player in the history of the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league after 13 seasons.

Tootoo made history when he was selected by Nashville in the fourth round, 98th overall, of the 2001 NHL draft.

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Section of Garbage Hill Closed for Waste Cover-Up

Section of Garbage Hill Closed for Waste Cover-Up

Garbage Hill
Someone placed a homemade sign on Garbage Hill in September 2018, which garnered city-wide attention on social media and beyond. The sign was promptly removed by city workers the same day. A portion of the hill is being closed for repairs over the next week to cover up existing garbage underneath its surface. (IVY INFORTUNO / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A small area of Westview Park, better known as Garbage Hill, is being closed next week because of waste exposure.

The city says the steep hill on the south side of the park is frequently used by people for exercising and has worn down over time, exposing some previous garbage.

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Winnipeg Voters Set Records for Advance Turnout

Winnipeg Voters Set Records for Advance Turnout

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Advance voter turnout is setting records in Winnipeg’s municipal election, thanks in part to an easier voting process.

Numbers released Friday by the City of Winnipeg report an estimated 39,500 people have taken part in advance polls to elect mayor, council and school board trustees.

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Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Daphne Penrose
Manitoba Advocate For Children And Youth Daphne Penrose addresses a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.19, 2018. Penrose says an Indigenous teenager who died after struggling with addiction did not get the help he needed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – An Indigenous teen who struggled with addiction and died in 2016 did not get the help he needed from social workers, school officials and others, Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth said Friday.

The 17-year-old, who is not identified in Daphne Penrose’s 104-page report, was repeatedly let down in efforts to curb his drinking and drug use, and was left in unsafe homes by social workers who should have known better, she said.

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Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba man has been sentenced to eight years for the death of his 21-month-old daughter after failing to report abuse the judge called horrific and noticeable.

A jury found Daniel Williams, 37, guilty of manslaughter in February in the 2014 death of Kierra Elektra Starr Williams from the Peguis First Nation.

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Study of U.S. Hospital Figures Links Pot Use with Increased Risk of Stroke

Study of U.S. Hospital Figures Links Pot Use with Increased Risk of Stroke

By The Canadian Press

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A cloud of smoke hangs over the crowd as thousands of people smoke marijuana during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

MONTREAL – New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.

The study, being outlined at the World Stroke Congress, looked at five years of hospital statistics from the United States.

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RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

RCMP Raid Two Pot Shops, Seize Product and Issue Tickets on Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana Raid
Cannabis Care, an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in St. John’s N.L. was raided by the RNC and inspectors from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The downtown store which opened earlier this year was not approved to legally sell cannabis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly)

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country.

The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences.

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