Trudeau’s Fashion Missteps Highlight What Not to Wear on Vacation

Trudeau’s Fashion Missteps Highlight What Not to Wear on Vacation

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, their daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, second left, in Mumbai. (SEAN KILPATRICK / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

TORONTO – The traditional garb that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family have adopted in India has raised eyebrows around the world, but travel experts say that shouldn’t dissuade Westerners from trying to honour local norms when they head overseas.

Canada’s first family appeared in relatively demure attire as Trudeau donned a suit to tour one of India’s largest mosques Thursday, with wife Sophie in a yellow floral dress and their kids in matching striped button-downs.

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Accused in Death of Winnipeg Teenage Girl Not Guilty of Murder

Accused in Death of Winnipeg Teenage Girl Not Guilty of Murder

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Raymond Cormier Verdict
From left, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Chief Arlen Dumas, Chief Sheila North, and Chief Kevin Hart speak to media outside the law courts in Winnipeg after the jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the second degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, Thursday, February 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Raymond Joseph Cormier
Raymond Joseph Cormier (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A not-guilty verdict Thursday for a man accused of killing a 15-year-old First Nations girl he met on the streets prompted immediate reaction from Indigenous leaders who criticized the social safety nets that were supposed to keep her safe.

A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of Tina Fontaine after 11 hours of deliberation.

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B.C. Family Says Care Home Switched Their Mom’s Cat with Robotic Version

B.C. Family Says Care Home Switched Their Mom’s Cat with Robotic Version

By The Canadian Press

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DUNCAN, B.C. – The family of a British Columbia woman who has dementia say staff at a care home removed her cat and replaced it with a robotic stuffed animal.

Dawn Douglas has been living at the Sunridge Place care home in Duncan for nearly two years and her family says they’ve been working to reunite their mother with Snoop.

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Winnipeg Seeking First ‘Kid Mayor’

Winnipeg Seeking First ‘Kid Mayor’

Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman is looking for a younger protégé to join him at City Hall. (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Step aside, grown-ups, this one is for the kids.

The City of Winnipeg is looking for its first “kid mayor,” asking children aged eight to 12 to apply for the position.

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PEG Beer Co. Unexpectedly Closes Until Further Notice

PEG Beer Co. Unexpectedly Closes Until Further Notice

Nicole Barry - PEG Beer Co.
Nicole Barry, owner of PEG Beer Co. (GOV.MB.CA)

A popular Winnipeg craft brewery announced Thursday it has closed until further notice.

PEG Beer Co. said in a brief Facebook post, “We are currently closed. Once we are able to provide further info, we will. Thank you for your support and understanding.”

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