All-Weather Road Connecting Two Manitoba First Nations to Provincial Highways Completed

All-Weather Road Connecting Two Manitoba First Nations to Provincial Highways Completed

By The Canadian Press

Berens River
Crews work on an all-weather road connecting Berens River, Manitoba with the Bloodvein First Nation. (JARROD BOSCOW PHOTO)

BERENS RIVER, Man. – An all-weather road linking two Manitoba First Nations and the provincial highway network is now complete.

The 70-kilometre road connects Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and includes three bridges.

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Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Potential Zebra Mussels Close Lake in Riding Mountain National Park

Zebra Mussels
Diesel and Handler Heather McCubbin inspect a boat for invasive species in this undated handout image. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The discovery of potential invasive zebra mussels has closed Whirlpool Lake and the campground area in Riding Mountain National Park until further notice.

Parks Canada says water samples taken this summer and fall tested positive for potential environmental DNA (eDNA) evidence of zebra mussels.

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Review of Scientific Studies Suggests ‘Man Flu’ May Be More Intense: Researcher

Review of Scientific Studies Suggests ‘Man Flu’ May Be More Intense: Researcher

By The Canadian Press

Flu Shot
A nurse working for Vancouver Island Vaccine loads a syringe with flu vaccine for injection at the Victoria Clipper Terminal in Victoria Saturday Oct. 23, 2004. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody)

A review of scientific literature suggests those who believe “man flu” is more intense than the female version have some evidence to back up their views.

An article published by a Canadian physician in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal reviews medical studies going back to the 17th century on the role of gender in influenza.

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Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques to Head to Space Station in 2018

Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques to Head to Space Station in 2018

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press

David Saint-Jacques
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques discusses his upcoming mission to the International Space Station at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in Saint Hubert, Que. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

MONTREAL – The coming year is promising to be a busier one than usual for the Canadian Space Agency.

After a five-year lull, a Canadian astronaut will finally head back into space, with David Saint-Jacques scheduled to blast off for a long-term visit to the International Space Station in November 2018.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Reward Offensive Lineman Stanley Bryant with Two-Year Deal

By The Canadian Press

Stanley Bryant
Stanley Bryant (66) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the game against the Toronto Argonauts at Investors Group field in Winnipeg on Friday, August 14, 2015 (JOHANY JUTRAS / CFL)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a new two-year contract with acclaimed offensive lineman Stanley Bryant.

Bryant is coming off a career season in which he was named the league’s outstanding lineman and a CFL all-star.

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Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

Peppers & Pennies: Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti

WINNIPEG, Man. — There is a reason that cookie exchanges and swaps are so intertwined with the holiday season! Not only do you leave delicious cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve and munch on cookies at holiday parties, but they also make a great gift! Last year, I baked a bunch of these Chocolate Candy Cane Biscotti and other cookies. I then packaged and wrapped them up in a simple, yet festive way. I included a handwritten card and the written recipe to one of the cookies, so they could replicate them if they ever wanted. While this was a cheap gift, it wasn’t cheap in the bad sense. You see, while my friends unboxed a tin of delicious biscotti and then returned home to eat them, the thought of me and the time that went into baking and writing a heartfelt note. Isn’t that more meaningful than getting them that gadget or gift card they wanted?

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