Politician in Court to Overturn Law That Prevents Floor Crossing in Manitoba

Politician in Court to Overturn Law That Prevents Floor Crossing in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday March 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician is in court fighting to overturn a law that forbids him from joining another party’s caucus.

Steven Fletcher was kicked out of the governing Progressive Conservative caucus last summer after criticizing the government’s plans to establish a Crown agency to promote energy efficiency.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Closing for One Week

Assiniboine Park Zoo Closing for One Week

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A gibbon has a snack in its enclosure at Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday, June 2, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — If a trip to Assiniboine Park Zoo is in your plans for mid-January, you’ll need to alter your schedule.

The zoo is closing for “major maintenance” January 15-21 to conduct a thorough cleaning, and building refreshes throughout the property.

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CN Embarking on Manitoba Hiring Spree

CN Embarking on Manitoba Hiring Spree

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CN’s training campus in Transcona (TWITTER)

CN is going on a shopping spree for qualified talent to begin 2018.

The railway company aims to hire nearly 80 conductors in Manitoba in the first quarter of next year. CN is also looking for heavy duty and diesel mechanics and mechanical supervisors in Winnipeg.

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The Demise of Sears Canada Voted Canadian Press’s Business Story of the Year

The Demise of Sears Canada Voted Canadian Press’s Business Story of the Year

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Shoppers enter and leave a Sears retail store in Toronto on Thursday, October 19, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

A smattering of retail chains closed their doors in another tough year for the industry in 2017, but the demise of Sears Canada seemed to resonate most with Canadians, many of whom grew up devouring its annual holiday wish book and shopping at the department store.

The high-profile closure and ensuing controversies helped make Sears Canada’s demise the 2017 Business News Story of the Year. It received 47 per cent of the votes from journalists in an annual poll of the country’s newsrooms conducted by The Canadian Press.

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Canadian Grocers Make $3M Per Year from Penny-Rounding: UBC Study

Canadian Grocers Make $3M Per Year from Penny-Rounding: UBC Study

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

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A woman leaves a grocery store Friday, May 15, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VANCOUVER – Grocery stores across the country are cashing in on the demise of the penny, according to a young researcher at the University of British Columbia.

Third-year economics and mathematics student Christina Cheung has written a paper that says Canadian grocers are making $3.27 million per year from penny-rounding.

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Connor Hellebuyck with 24 Saves, Jets Blank Blues to Split Home-and-Home Set

Connor Hellebuyck with 24 Saves, Jets Blank Blues to Split Home-and-Home Set

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) screens St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, December 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was happy to have a hand in some payback.

Less than 24 hours after Winnipeg was shut out 2-0 in St. Louis, Hellebuyck made 24 saves as the Jets ended a two-game losing skid with a 4-0 win over the Blues on Sunday.

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‘Avery Keeps Me Going:’ Survivor Recalls 10 Freezing Hours with Young Daughter

‘Avery Keeps Me Going:’ Survivor Recalls 10 Freezing Hours with Young Daughter

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Kristen Hiebert
Kristen Hiebert, who almost died in a car crash in January, 2016 is photographed in her home in Boissevain, Manitoba, Thursday, November 16, 2017. Almost two years after the crash, the 28-year-old continues to adapt to life without her lower legs – amputated due to frostbite – and continues to work to build a better life for herself and her daughter Avery, now 6. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

BOISSEVAIN, Man. – Kristen Hiebert has a tattoo on her arm, written in Arabic, that sums up her outlook since the night she and her young daughter almost froze to death on the side of a rural Manitoba highway.

“I lived. I suffered. I changed,” she says, reading it to a visitor.

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Rafael dos Anjos Beats Robbie Lawler by Unanimous Decision at UFC Winnipeg

Rafael dos Anjos Beats Robbie Lawler by Unanimous Decision at UFC Winnipeg

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Rafael Dos Anjos, left, battles against Robbie Lawler in main event action at the UFC Fight Night – Lawler vs Dos Anjos event in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Rafael dos Anjos limped up to the stage and had a line of blood trickling down his neck. And he was the winner.

Dos Anjos claimed his third straight victory as a welterweight with a unanimous decision over Ruthless Robbie Lawler in the headliner UFC Fight Night card in Winnipeg Saturday.

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