Post Office Restores Normal Delivery Times as Mediated Talks Fail

Post Office Restores Normal Delivery Times as Mediated Talks Fail

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The restoration of delivery service guarantees by Canada Post — three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to work — proves the shipment backlogs Ottawa used to justify legislating an end to rotating walkouts were “fiction,” says the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

The Crown agency announced Tuesday it had caught up on most parcel delivery backlogs that had been created by the sporadic labour disruptions that began Oct. 22.

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Ground Broken on Luxury Apartment Community in Sage Creek

Ground Broken on Luxury Apartment Community in Sage Creek

Latitude 49
An artist’s rendering of the future Latitude 49 luxury apartment community in Sage Creek. (DEVERAUX GROUP OF COMPANIES)
Latitude 49
Latitude 49 is a six-building complex planned for south Winnipeg. (DEVERAUX GROUP OF COMPANIES)

WINNIPEG — Ground has been broken on a new 398-unit apartment community in Winnipeg’s Sage Creek neighbourhood.

Latitude 49 will be a six-building development and include a mix of micro-units, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites located along Sage Creek Boulevard and Burning Glass Road.

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Failure to Use Turn Signal Leads to Meth Seizure, Firearm Charges

Failure to Use Turn Signal Leads to Meth Seizure, Firearm Charges

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A driver that failed to use her turn signal caught the attention of police on Monday and eventually led to the discovery of drugs and weapons.

Police were on patrol on Maryland Street near Portage Avenue at around 1:40 a.m. when a vehicle failed to use its turn signal. Police pulled the vehicle over on Portage Avenue and Langside Street.

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Governments Partner on Creating Illicit Drug Task Force in Manitoba

Governments Partner on Creating Illicit Drug Task Force in Manitoba

Melita Meth Seizure
Meth and other drugs seized in Melita, Manitoba on July 28, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The rapid rise of methamphetamine use and distribution has resulted in an Illicit Drug Task Force being created through a partnership with all three levels of government.

The task force will work to develop solutions to combat the use and distribution of illicit drugs, such as methamphetamine, opioids, cocaine and hallucinogens over the short and long term.

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‘Had Such a Kind Heart:’ Year-Round Spirit of Santa Stand-In Inspires Toy Drive

‘Had Such a Kind Heart:’ Year-Round Spirit of Santa Stand-In Inspires Toy Drive

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Brian Sanderson, as Santa Claus, and his partner Lillian Harris, as Mrs. Claus, are seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toys & Gifts for Santa Brian – In Memory of Santa Brian TOY DRIVE, Facebook)

WINNIPEG – Brian Sanderson’s white beard and jolly demeanor landed him in Santa’s bright-red suit in Winnipeg malls, seniors centres, toy catalogues and as the mythical Christmas figure in more than half a dozen movies.

So when Sanderson, Winnipeg’s most well-known Santa’s helper, died in October at the age of 77, a group of people — his own special elves — stepped up to make sure the Christmas magic he displayed all year would continue.

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Blood Donations Urgently Needed During Holiday Season

Blood Donations Urgently Needed During Holiday Season

Blood Donation
(Blood donation image via Shutterstock)

Canadian Blood Services is in immediate need of blood donations this holiday season and has called for more than 30,000 donors across the country.

CBS is predicting the risk of a low supply of platelets — a vital blood component with a seven-day shelf life — between Christmas and New Year’s.

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