Man Killed When Van Collides with Building, Catches Fire on Notre Dame

Man Killed When Van Collides with Building, Catches Fire on Notre Dame

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One man was killed when his vehicle collided into the side of the Nygard International Building on Notre Dame Avenue, Friday, April 20, 2018. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — One man was killed early Friday when the vehicle he was driving collided into the side of the Nygard International building on Notre Dame Avenue.

Police were called to the scene at around 5:40 a.m., where a van had crashed into the side wall of the building at the intersection of Notre Dame and Weston Street.

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Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

Marijuana Sector Firms Get Marketing Pushback as Legalization Looms

By The Canadian Press

Lift & Co
A man wears a virtual reality headset at the Lift Cannabis Expo in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Lift.co, which hosts industry events and provides education, has seen its Facebook ad account deactivated and their YouTube channel shut down. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as the legalization of recreational pot looms.

Lift & Co, which hosts industry events and offers cannabis education, this month had its YouTube account suspended and Facebook ad account deactivated, with both companies citing a policy violation.

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Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Invite Owner of Drugs to Claim Them

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police have an offer for the owner of drugs that were turned into them: come have a talk with an officer!

The enticing invitation comes after someone turned in a lost suitcase to police on Thursday that was found in the 200 block 18th Street North. Police say the person told them the luggage appeared to have fallen out of the back of someone’s vehicle.

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Montreal Couple Hoping City Lets Them Keep Beloved Pet Pig Named Babe

Montreal Couple Hoping City Lets Them Keep Beloved Pet Pig Named Babe

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

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Mario Ramos and his daughter Rose-Elisabeth are seen in the family apartment with their pet pig Babe Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Montreal. An anonymous complaint has been made to the Montreal borough and the family is being forced to rehome her potbelly pig within the next fifteen days. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL – Babe the pig spends his days sleeping, going for walks on a leash or lounging around the Montreal condo he shares with his owners, their baby and three cats.

His owners, Mario Ramos and Sara-Maude Ravenelle, say he’s clean, intelligent and affectionate.

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Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

Lifesaving Society Warns of Dangers Surrounding Cold, Open Water

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The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society is warning the public to stay away from waterways this time of year. (CSBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — Warmer spring weather and the temptation to venture near open water has prompted a seasonal warning for Manitobans.

The Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving Society says despite the time of year, the immersion into cold water can be a serious danger.

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Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

Nichols, Blue Bombers No Longer Have Element of Surprise in West Division

By The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols - Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Quarterback Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers no longer have the element of surprise in the West Division.

In a conference call, Nichols said he expects the Bombers to be marked men in 2018 after compiling a combined 23-13 record over the last two years, reaching the CFL playoffs both times.

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Canadian Airline Profits Will Fall in 2018 on Higher Costs: Conference Board

Canadian Airline Profits Will Fall in 2018 on Higher Costs: Conference Board

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Air Canada
An Air Canada flight prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Thursday, September 30, 2004. Canadian airline profits expected to fall in 2018 from 20-year peak, because of higher fuel and labour costs. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

MONTREAL – Canada’s airline profitability, which reached a 20-year high last year, is expected to soften due to higher fuel and labour costs, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.

Airline pre-tax profits are forecast to drop 27 per cent to $1.32 billion as increasing costs outpace higher revenues that are forecast to approach $32 billion.

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Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Commencing Sunday Night

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(Street sweeper image via Shutterstock)

Winnipeg’s city-wide spring cleanup is set to begin this weekend.

Crews will begin sweeping city streets, including back lanes, on Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. Over the next five to six weeks, work will initially focus on the downtown area, major routes, bridges and overpasses.

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