Teen Raises $30K Worth of Baby Formula for Winnipeg Harvest

Teen Raises $30K Worth of Baby Formula for Winnipeg Harvest

Atticus McIlraith
Keren Taylor-Hughes, Winnipeg Harvest’s executive director, Atticus McIlraith and Allan Asplin, president, Judy Lindsay Realty. (WINNIPEG HARVEST / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg teen set a goal and stuck to it in an effort to raise much-needed funding and baby supplies for Winnipeg Harvest.

Atticus McIlraith is no stranger to doing good deeds for the local food bank. The 14-year-old has raised just over $70,000 to help babies in Manitoba since 2013.

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Manitoba Premier Mum in Debate Over Men’s Club Where Tory MLA Held Fundraiser

Manitoba Premier Mum in Debate Over Men’s Club Where Tory MLA Held Fundraiser

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 says he won’t weigh into a debate over a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members and where one of his backbenchers held a fundraiser.

“I do respect it’s a private organization. Private organizations have to make their own rules. They’ll have to decide, I suppose, on this issue like they have to decide on others,” Pallister said Wednesday.

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Loblaw, CRA Face Off in Court in Dispute That Could Cost Grocery Giant $404M

Loblaw, CRA Face Off in Court in Dispute That Could Cost Grocery Giant $404M

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Loblaws
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. Loblaw is planning to build dozens of new stores and renovate more than 100 others this year, creating thousands of retail and construction jobs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd. and the Canada Revenue Agency faced off in a Toronto court Wednesday in a $404-million dispute involving allegations that the grocery giant’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was misused for tax avoidance.

The Tax Court of Canada hearing focused on Barbados-based Glenhuron Bank Ltd. was largely procedural ahead of a trial due to start on April 23.

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Fans’ Frustration Grows as Celine Dion Cancels Another Two Vegas Concerts

Fans’ Frustration Grows as Celine Dion Cancels Another Two Vegas Concerts

By The Canadian Press

Celine Dion
Celine Dion is shown performing on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Clement Allard)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Celine Dion has pulled out of another two concerts in Las Vegas, making it five shows she’s had to cancel this month due to illness.

A statement on Dion’s Facebook page says concerts scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday were cancelled because she “has been suffering for the past week from congestion and irritation of the vocal chords due to a lingering cold.”

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Winnipeg Clothing Company Closing Amid Name Dispute

Winnipeg Clothing Company Closing Amid Name Dispute

Oak + Oar
Oak + Oar will cease operations on January 31 amid a fight to trademark its name. (FACEBOOK)

A popular Winnipeg clothing retailer is closing up shop at the end of the month amid a dispute surrounding its name.

Oak + Oar posted to its Facebook page that it has been in the process of trying to trademark its name since 2014. A Canadian retailer and designer in Vancouver with a similar name opposed their trademark application and the two have been in a standoff ever since.

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Manitoba Improving Support for Sexual Violence Survivors

Manitoba Improving Support for Sexual Violence Survivors

Sexual Violence
(Sexual violence image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is moving to create new initiatives to foster better support for survivors of sexual violence.

Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced Wednesday more than $147,000 from the federal Justice Canada’s Victims Fund to be used for training, information and education related to sexual violence.

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Atlantic Canada’s Biggest City to Look at Banning Plastic Shopping Bags

Atlantic Canada’s Biggest City to Look at Banning Plastic Shopping Bags

By The Canadian Press

Plastic Bags
A shopper leaves a grocery store carrying his groceries in plastic bags Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Brossard, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

HALIFAX – As the fight against the ubiquitous plastic shopping bag ratchets up around the world, Atlantic Canada’s biggest municipality is looking to join the growing ranks of cities and countries banning, restricting or taxing single-use plastic bags.

Halifax council has asked city staff to examine a plastic bag ban, a move that would follow the lead of Montreal, where single-use plastic bags were banned at the start of the year, and Victoria, where a ban takes effect July 1.

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Beer Canada Calls on Feds to Axe Increasing Beer Tax as Consumption Trends Down

Beer Canada Calls on Feds to Axe Increasing Beer Tax as Consumption Trends Down

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Beer
A Toronto beer store is pictured on Thursday, April 16, 2015. A trade association for Canada’s beer industry wants the federal government to stop its plan to annually increase a tax on the drink. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

With Canadian beer consumption falling and taxes on the alcoholic beverage set to rise, the industry is calling on the federal government to scrap a plan to tie annual tax hikes to inflation.

Beer Canada, a trade association for the country’s major brewers, has launched a campaign asking suds-loving Canadians to sign a petition requesting that Finance Minister Bill Morneau axe the escalating beer tax. The association argues that further hikes will result in more expensive prices and less industry investment.

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