Contraband Cigarettes Seized from Three Winnipeg Retailers

Contraband Cigarettes Seized from Three Winnipeg Retailers

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(Cigarettes image via Shutterstock)

Manitoba Finance has seized 45,117 contraband cigarettes plus 3,600 stolen cigarettes from three Winnipeg retailers.

The province says its investigators also seized $10,506 in cash and that all three locations are owned and operated by the same people.

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Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands during question period in the House of Commons in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau call a public inquiry and waive solicitor-client privilege to get to the bottom of allegations that his office pressured the former attorney general not to prosecute a Canadian corporation.

MPs returned to the House of Commons Tuesday morning after a break week that saw the resignation of cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts.

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Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Marc and Aline Rémillard take in Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipegger Marc Rémillard remembers attending his very first Festival du Voyageur.

“I was 16-years-old and it was the inaugural event 50 years ago,” he said. “Since then, I have only missed two years of it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else this time of the year.”

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Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

By The Canadian Press

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Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — A top CN executive telephoned a Manitoba rancher on Monday to apologize after one of the company’s trains derailed and spilled oil on his land.

“CN executive vice-president Sean Finn spoke directly with Mr. Jayme Corr … to discuss how best to remedy any damages stemming from the derailment and to reassure him that we will be working closely with him and his family in the coming days,” said company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis.

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Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

Groovin’ to the Beat: Festival du Voyageur’s ‘Silent Disco’ Proves Wildly Popular

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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DJ A-Luck says people had no problem getting into the concept of Silent Disco at The Dome Sunday night. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s a little strange when you swing open the door to “The Dome” tent at Festival du Voyageur to take in a nighttime dance party where the crowd is moving in response to music… yet there is no music blasting in the room.

That’s because they’re all dancing to what they hear streaming through brightly lit wireless headphones.

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Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves his office with his principal secretary Gerald Butts to attend an emergency cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Butts has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.

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