Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal Manitoba Crash: RCMP

Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal Manitoba Crash: RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleManitoba RCMP say alcohol, speed and lack of seatbelt use were factors in a fatal crash near Sandy Bay First Nation Wednesday night.

Police responded to the single-vehicle crash at around 8:20 p.m. where a 39-year-old area man rolled a minivan with two passengers inside.

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Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

Sobeys Bringing ‘FreshCo’ Discount Grocery Brand to Winnipeg

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Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into FreshCo discount grocery stores. (METROLAND MEDIA)

Sobeys is converting two Winnipeg Safeway locations into new discount stores under the company’s FreshCo brand.

Sobeys says FreshCo will offer Winnipeg shoppers the lowest food prices in the city when it launches in spring 2019.

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Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate after Lowry scored on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract.

The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes.

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Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Cop Cleared in Criminal Code Probe by IIU

Brandon Police Service CrestA Brandon police officer won’t be facing charges after allegations of potential Criminal Code offences.

The Independent Investigation Unit received a complaint July 5, 2017 into alleged distribution of intimate images of a female civilian attempting to secure a job with the Brandon Police Service.

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Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

Baring (and Sharing) Our SOUL: Conference Spotlights the Best of Winnipeg

By Donovan Toews and Christopher Leach

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There’s no question about it — the heartbeat of Winnipeg has been thumping loud and clear and full of pride. While the nation watched, tens of thousands of citizens flocked to fill downtown streets to cheer on our own Winnipeg Jets in their hopeful pursuit of the coveted Stanley Cup. Window after window was covered with “Go Jets Go!” made from ‘borrowed’ office paper. Social media exploded with “We are Winnipeg” and Bhangra-dancing Winnipeg Jets fans. What’s undeniably clear: Winnipeg is at its best right now and only getting better. It’s gritty. It’s authentic. It has soul. This prairie soul will be on full display at the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference from July 19-22 as hundreds of planners, engineers, architects, elected officials, and designers from across the country arrive in Winnipeg to tell stories, share ideas and contemplate their respective roles in the field of city-building.

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New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

New National Campaign Launched to Reduce Household Food Waste

By Magdaline Boutros, The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL – Every day, an estimated 2.4 million Canadian potatoes are thrown in the trash.

That’s along with 1.2 million apples, one million cups of milk, 750,000 loaves of bread and 450,000 eggs tossed every day, for a total of 2.2 million tonnes of edible food waste per year, according to the authors of a new campaign to reduce food waste.

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