Titanic Celine Dion Megahit Becomes Part of Winning Tradition for Winnipeg Jets

Titanic Celine Dion Megahit Becomes Part of Winning Tradition for Winnipeg Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85), Joel Armia (40), Matt Hendricks (15) and Dmitry Kulikov (5) celebrate after Perreault scored during third period NHL hockey action against the Vancouver Canucks, in Winnipeg, Monday, December 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – It was a song request Mathieu Perreault had no problem accommodating in the Winnipeg Jets’ locker room.

The Drummondville, Que., native controls the room’s music and recalled someone asked him to put on Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” a few days after the team saw her perform in Las Vegas last month.

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Salisbury House Changes Hands: Barish Family Passes Baton of Iconic Winnipeg Establishment

Salisbury House Changes Hands: Barish Family Passes Baton of Iconic Winnipeg Establishment

Earl Barish - Noel Bernier
Earl Barish, outgoing president and CEO of Salisbury House, with restaurateur Noel Bernier. (MIKE SUDOMA PHOTO)

Salisbury House

An iconic Winnipeg restaurant is changing owners after more than 86 years.

Earl and Cheryl Barish, the majority owners of Salisbury House, have sold their shares in the restaurant chain.

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Toy Makers Turn to YouTube Influencers to Advertise Ahead of Holidays

Toy Makers Turn to YouTube Influencers to Advertise Ahead of Holidays

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Wowee creative director Benny Dongarra, right, and mechanical engineer Anthony Lemire hold Fingerlings in Montreal, Thursday, December 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

VANCOUVER – Like many kids, Ryan spends his time playing with toys. But, unlike most of his peers, millions of people watch the six-year-old boy open and test toys — a performance that has earned him millions of dollars.

Ryan ToysReview is one of several YouTube channels devoted to unboxing and reviewing toys that has caught the attention of manufacturers. Toy companies that once targeted children watching TV after school have started collaborating with so-called social media influencers, like Ryan, to advertise their products.

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Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

Manitoba Premier Says Some Rural Hospitals to Close, Be Converted to Care Homes

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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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 – Premier Brian Pallister says some hospitals in rural Manitoba will be closed or converted into personal care homes as part of the Progressive Conservative government’s plan to reform health care.

The province is dealing with an aging population, some rural communities are shrinking, and people who could be in a personal care home are instead in hospital in some cases, Pallister said in a year-end news conference Thursday.

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Manitoba Falling Behind Nationally in Kidney Donations

Manitoba Falling Behind Nationally in Kidney Donations

Organ DonationWINNIPEG — Manitoba and Saskatchewan are lagging behind in kidney donations compared to the rest of Canada, but the number of kidneys from deceased donors is on the rise.

Data released Thursday by Canadian Blood Services and the Canadian Institute for Health Information show the donation rate for the two prairie provinces was 13.4 donors per million people last year, up from 7.4 in 2015.

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Police Seize Gun, Drugs on Waterfront Drive

Police Seize Gun, Drugs on Waterfront Drive

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police rounded up a haul of illegal items Wednesday while executing a search warrant in the 500 block of Waterfront Drive.

Officers came across a .308 rifle, 30.24 grams of cocaine with a street value of $1,500, approximately 50 kg of cocaine cutting agent, and a small amount of money.

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Two Hurt in Shooting on Hargrave Street

Two Hurt in Shooting on Hargrave Street

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Two people were injured in a shooting early Thursday in the 100 block of Hargrave Street.

Police found a man in his 20s suffering from a lower-body gunshot wound at around 2:15 a.m. Officers provided first aid and applied a tourniquet to the victim, who was taken to hospital in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to stable.

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