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

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

By The Canadian Press

Guido Amsel
Guido Amsel (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A man accused of sending letter bombs to his ex-wife and two Winnipeg law offices says he did not send the packages and has no experience with explosives.

Guido Amsel is testifying at his trial where he faces five counts of attempted murder and several explosives-related charges.

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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 to 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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Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Zebra Mussels
Diesel and Handler Heather McCubbin inspect a boat for invasive species in this undated handout image. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The discovery of potential invasive zebra mussels has closed Whirlpool Lake and the campground area in Riding Mountain National Park until further notice.

Parks Canada says water samples taken this summer and fall tested positive for potential environmental DNA (eDNA) evidence of zebra mussels.

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Review of Scientific Studies Suggests ‘Man Flu’ May Be More Intense: Researcher

Review of Scientific Studies Suggests ‘Man Flu’ May Be More Intense: Researcher

By The Canadian Press

Flu Shot
A nurse working for Vancouver Island Vaccine loads a syringe with flu vaccine for injection at the Victoria Clipper Terminal in Victoria Saturday Oct. 23, 2004. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody)

A review of scientific literature suggests those who believe “man flu” is more intense than the female version have some evidence to back up their views.

An article published by a Canadian physician in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal reviews medical studies going back to the 17th century on the role of gender in influenza.

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