Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

Liquor Marts Increasing Security Measures After Spike in Thefts

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Bottle locks will be placed over high-value items in Liquor Mart stores to combat theft. (CHRISD.CA)

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is undertaking new security measures in its Liquor Mart stores to combat a recent increase in theft.

Brazen robberies, where suspects fill up a cart or basket with alcohol and then casually walk out, have been on the rise at stores across Winnipeg. In some cases, customers have found themselves confronting thieves and putting themselves in danger.

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‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the truck that collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team arrives with his lawyers Mark Brayford, left, and Glen Luther, right, for closing arguments at his sentencing hearing Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Melfort, Sask. Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Matechuk’s 19-year-old son Layne of Colonsay, Sask., is still coping with a brain injury he suffered in the collision last April. The young man’s recovery is expected to be a long one.

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Border Agency Watchdog Will ‘Fill Gap’ for Disgruntled Travellers, Goodale Says

Border Agency Watchdog Will ‘Fill Gap’ for Disgruntled Travellers, Goodale Says

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Border Services agent stands watch at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Travellers, immigration detainees and others who feel they were mistreated by Canada’s border agency would be able to complain to an independent body under a new measure included in the federal budget. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

OTTAWA — Travellers, immigration detainees and others who feel mistreated by Canada’s border agency will be able to complain to an independent body under a new measure included in the federal budget.

Border officers can stop travellers for questioning, take blood and breath samples, and search, detain and arrest people without warrants. Some encounters at the border have left travellers frustrated and angry.

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Winnipeg Labour Leader Quits; Cites Sexist Comments, Treatment by Men

Winnipeg Labour Leader Quits; Cites Sexist Comments, Treatment by Men

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Basia Sokal (LEADERSHIPCANADA.CA)

WINNIPEG — A labour leader in Manitoba has resigned from her job over what she says have been sexist remarks and dismissive treatment by some of her male colleagues in the labour movement.

Basia Sokal surprised about 50 people at a Winnipeg Labour Council meeting Tuesday night when she announced she was resigning as president after two years on the job. The council is an advocate on municipal labour issues in the city and is part of the Canadian Labour Congress.

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City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

City Warns Winnipeggers to Stay Off the Ice

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Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

Rising spring temperatures, melting snow and deteriorating ice conditions has Winnipeg first responders urging people to stay away from waterways.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says ice surfaces are thin and fragile at this time of year, and falling into ice-cold water can be deadly.

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