Quebec Teen Says Smartphone Rules Are Too Tough in Letter to School Board

Quebec Teen Says Smartphone Rules Are Too Tough in Letter to School Board

By The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the security feature on a smart phone is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

SAGUENAY, Que. – A Quebec teen thinks his school’s policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.

Vincent Duguay, 15, challenged his school’s cellphone policy with a cease-and-desist letter sent to the local school board this week.

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HMS Erebus Model from Franklin Expedition Coming to Manitoba Museum

HMS Erebus Model from Franklin Expedition Coming to Manitoba Museum

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A 1:40 scale model of the HMS Erebus will be on display at the Manitoba Museum January 26 to March 21, 2018. (HANDOUT)
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Marc-André Bernier setting a marine biology sampling quadrant on the port side of the HMS Erebus hull. (PARKS CANADA)

WINNIPEG — A scale model of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus will soon be on display at the Manitoba Museum.

The 1:40 scale model tells the story of Sir John Franklin‘s journey once he set sail from England in 1845 with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic.

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Long-Term Solution Needed for Neepawa Housing Shortage

Long-Term Solution Needed for Neepawa Housing Shortage

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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A new housing development on Hillcrest Drive in Neepawa, Manitoba. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Neepawa is in an enviable position, it has been experiencing a housing shortage for much of the last decade. While this shortage has added value to the town’s housing stock, it has also created challenges, as new residents struggle to find places to live.

When I moved to the Neepawa area in 2006, it wasn’t unusual to find single family homes for sale around $60,000. Those sorts of prices don’t exist anymore and good luck finding a detached home for less than twice that price.

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Rise in Duty-Free Allowance Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

Rise in Duty-Free Allowance Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

By The Canadian Press

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Canadian border guards are silhouetted as they replace each other at an inspection booth at the Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday August 20, 2009. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CALGARY – A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy.

The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers push for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance from $20 to $800 as part of ongoing NAFTA talks.

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Canadian Travellers Urged to ‘Exercise a High Degree of Caution’ in Jamaica

Canadian Travellers Urged to ‘Exercise a High Degree of Caution’ in Jamaica

By The Canadian Press

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In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, sunbathers walk along resort-lined crescent beach in Negril in western Jamaica. Canadian sun seekers in Jamaica are being urged to “exercise a high degree of caution” following a spate of violent crime in the popular winter getaway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David McFadden)

Canadian sun seekers in Jamaica are being urged to “exercise a high degree of caution” following a spate of violent crime in the popular winter getaway.

The Canadian government has issued a travel warning in the wake of a military lockdown in St. James Parish, which includes the popular tourist destination Montego Bay.

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Goldeyes Re-Sign Pitcher Charle Rosario

Goldeyes Re-Sign Pitcher Charle Rosario

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Winnipeg Goldeyes pitcher Charle Rosario (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes have re-signed right-handed pitcher Charle Rosario to the 2018 roster.

The 29-year-old veteran ranked prominently on the American Association leaderboards in 2017, finishing tied for fourth in wins (11), tied for seventh in ERA (3.06), second in innings pitched (158.2), and second in strikeouts (132).

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Blue Bombers Sign Cornerback Chris Randle to Two-Year Contract

Blue Bombers Sign Cornerback Chris Randle to Two-Year Contract

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Chris Randle, bottom, tackles Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed cornerback Chris Randle to a two-year contract, the CFL team said Friday in a release.

Randle, who was scheduled to be a free agent next month, will enter his fifth season with Winnipeg in 2018.

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