‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

Forrest Gump
“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

Canada Revenue Agency
(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

Steve Vogelsang
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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Sports Highlights

What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

What Makes a Beer a Beer? Feds Brew Changes to National Beer Standards

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Beer products are on display at a Toronto beer store on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover. Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

OTTAWA – Your beer is about to undergo a government makeover.

Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle.

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2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

2018 Gun Amnesty Underway, Says Winnipeg Police

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Get rid of your unwanted firearms by calling the police non-emergency number.

Winnipeg Police say they continue to encourage anyone who wishes to safely get rid of a firearm to contact them to do so.

The 2018 Gun Amnesty allows people to voluntarily turn in all types of weapons, including pellet guns and ammunition.

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Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Browaty Calls for Portage and Main Question on Ballot

Portage and Main. (DOWNTOWN WPG BIZ)

 

Councillor Jeff Browaty wants to see the question of opening Portage and Main put on this October’s civic election ballot.

The North Kildonan city councillor introduced a motion at city hall Thursday to consider a resolution to place the following question on the Oct. 24, 2018 ballot: “Do you support the opening of Portage & Main to pedestrian crossings? YES/NO.”

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Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

Canada's Diversity Gardens
Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $70 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)

 

Canada’s new Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park have received another generous donation.

The Bert & Lee Friesen Foundation announced a $250,000 donation to the Conservancy’s Imagine a Place Campaign Wednesday night.

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$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

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