Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

Accused Tells Winnipeg Letter-Bomb Trial He Knows Nothing About Explosives

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A man accused of sending letter bombs to two law offices and his ex-wife has suggested that she is the real culprit and went so far as to send a bomb to herself.

Guido Amsel, being tried on five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges, pointed the finger at his former wife, Iris, as he told court Wednesday that he is innocent.

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Surveillance Photos Show Suspects Robbing Manitoba Gas Bar

Surveillance Photos Show Suspects Robbing Manitoba Gas Bar

Gas Bar Robbery
RCMP have released this surveillance photo of a suspect accused of breaking into an Elm Creek, Manitoba gas bar on November 24, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP are looking for two men believed to be responsible for multiple gas bar robberies within the past month.

The first happened in Elm Creek on November 24, where numerous items, including cigarettes, were stolen from the business.

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Meal-Kit Trend Grows into $120M Industry in Canada

Meal-Kit Trend Grows into $120M Industry in Canada

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press

Jayne Zhu
Jayne Zhu lays out ingredients along side an instruction card before preparing a Hello Fresh cajun fish tacos meal kit, at her home in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday December 6, 2017. Home-delivered meal kits have quickly grown into a $120-million industry in Canada, according to analysts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Matthew Richardson decided it was finally time to change his cooking habits.

After moving in with his girlfriend this past summer, Richardson, 36, figured they should put a stop to their frequent eating out and make a real effort to prepare their own meals at home.

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Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Duck Pond Skating Rink Opens at Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
The Assiniboine Park duck pond skating rink is now open for the season. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The duck pond skating rink is now open at Assiniboine Park.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says the adjacent duck pond shelter is also operational and includes accessible washrooms, picnic tables, rubber mats and a toasty fireplace. The shelter is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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What Canadians Were Curious About: Google Searches Suggest 2017 a Tough Year

What Canadians Were Curious About: Google Searches Suggest 2017 a Tough Year

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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A Google sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot. Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alan Diaz)

If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot.

Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics for Canucks in 2017 ranged from devastating hurricanes to deceased rock icons to the continuing political circus south of the border.

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UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

UFC Fighters Kick Back at Downtown Winnipeg Gym

Oluwale Bamgbose
Oluwale Bamgbose takes advantage of a kickboxing program at a Winnipeg Snap Fitness location on Tuesday. (HANDOUT)

UFC fighters are keeping in shape at a downtown Winnipeg gym before their big fight at Bell MTS Place on Saturday.

Ryan Sourriseau, owner of Snap Fitness at 323 Portage Avenue, says a number of the fighters have been coming from across the street to train and relax at his facility.

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Indigenous Leaders Sounding Alarm Over Implications of Legal Pot Regime

Indigenous Leaders Sounding Alarm Over Implications of Legal Pot Regime

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

Isidore Day
Ontario Regional Chief Isidore Day waits to appear at the Commons Aboriginal affairs committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Day says he and Quebec Regional Chief Ghislain Picard are leading discussions on how First Nations communities will address the impacts of pot legalization. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized marijuana in Canada say they don’t see a route to riches, but rather a serious risk that the black market in pot will set its sights on their vulnerable communities.

Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Tuesday he fears for Indigenous community safety because the federal government is moving too quickly with its plans to legalize pot by July 2018.

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All-Weather Road Connecting Two Manitoba First Nations to Provincial Highways Completed

All-Weather Road Connecting Two Manitoba First Nations to Provincial Highways Completed

By The Canadian Press

Berens River
Crews work on an all-weather road connecting Berens River, Manitoba with the Bloodvein First Nation. (JARROD BOSCOW PHOTO)

BERENS RIVER, Man. – An all-weather road linking two Manitoba First Nations and the provincial highway network is now complete.

The 70-kilometre road connects Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and includes three bridges.

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