Commons Committee Calls on Liberals to Tax E-Commerce Services Like Netflix

Commons Committee Calls on Liberals to Tax E-Commerce Services Like Netflix

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee is calling on the Trudeau government to make Internet giants like Netflix collect and remit sales taxes on their services. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky)

OTTAWA – A Liberal-dominated House of Commons committee is calling on the Trudeau government to make internet giants like Netflix collect and remit sales taxes on as part of a series of recommendations to help Canada’s small businesses compete online.

The international trade committee’s report on e-commerce issues recommended the government apply sales taxes “on tangible and intangible products” sold through online platforms, and tax the profits from those sales.

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Astronomers Discover 14 Galaxies Poised to Collide and Form Colossal Cluster

Astronomers Discover 14 Galaxies Poised to Collide and Form Colossal Cluster

By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press

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An Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) image of 14 galaxies forming a protocluster known as SPT2349-56 is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – NRAO, AUI, NSF – B. Saxton/ALMA)

HALIFAX – Astronomers have discovered the beginnings of a gigantic “cosmic pileup” in the far reaches of the universe that has never been seen before and could form one of the largest structures in the cosmos.

The team of Canadian and international scientists used a powerful telescope in Chile to make the startling finding that involves the “impending collision of 14 young, starbursting galaxies” that will become a massive galaxy cluster.

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Organizers Wonder How Big Crowds Will Get for Winnipeg Jets Street Party

Organizers Wonder How Big Crowds Will Get for Winnipeg Jets Street Party

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jet fans celebrate at Portage an Main in downtown Winnipeg after the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Minnesota Wild in game five NHL playoff action to win the first round 4-1 in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – At first, it was just a few thousand people braving the cold to cheer on the Winnipeg Jets in a street party.

Then the numbers grew. And, with each game, the crowd got bigger.

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Manitoba Nurses Union Concerned Staffing Levels Could Be Reduced

Manitoba Nurses Union Concerned Staffing Levels Could Be Reduced

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WINNIPEG — A new report from the Manitoba Nurses Union says the province isn’t doing enough to ensure staffing levels are maintained in personal care homes.

The report, entitled The Future of Long-Term Care is Now, recommends the province amend existing staffing guidelines to ensure every licensed personal care home provides a minimum of 4.1 direct care hours per resident per day.

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Two Injured When Car and Dump Truck Collide in Winnipeg

Two Injured When Car and Dump Truck Collide in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestTwo people were sent to hospital early Thursday when a sedan and a dump truck collided at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Elmhurst Road.

Winnipeg police say the crash happened at around 12:35 a.m., sending a man and his female passenger to hospital. One person was originally listed in critical condition, while the other was said to be unstable. Police say both have since been upgraded to stable condition.

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Two Charged in Thompson Drug Seizure

Two Charged in Thompson Drug Seizure

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo people have been charged after RCMP in northern Manitoba seized drugs and associated drug paraphernalia on Tuesday.

Officers executed a search warrant at home on Ospwagon Drive in Thompson, where they located 207 grams of crack cocaine, 100 grams of marijuana, and a large sum of Canadian currency.

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Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

Winnipeg Flies Plan to Relocate Heliport to Make Way for Bus Rapid Transit

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Ken Nawolsky, superintendent of insect control, at the City of Winnipeg’s heliport on Grey Street, Monday, May 1, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The city is mulling over the idea of relocating its heliport, used by the Insect Control Branch, to make way for the future expansion of bus rapid transit, ChrisD.ca has learned.

The heliport on Grey Street currently serves as the launching pad for the City of Winnipeg‘s airborne mosquito larviciding operations. Winnipeg police and STARS air ambulance also occasionally use the site.

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Little Says Jets Are Slight Underdogs in Anticipated Series with Predators

Little Says Jets Are Slight Underdogs in Anticipated Series with Predators

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), Bryan Little (18), Mark Scheifele (55) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate defeating the Minnesota Wild in game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. Jets forward Little says his team is the underdog in its upcoming second-round series with Nashville because the Predators finished the regular season at the top of the NHL standings and made it to the Stanley Cup final last year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Bryan Little believes the Winnipeg Jets are hungry underdogs heading into their highly anticipated second-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators.

The veteran forward agrees the teams almost mirror each other in statistics, but he tilted the scales a little bit toward Nashville for a couple of reasons.

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