New Transitional Housing in Winnipeg’s French Quarter for Francophone Immigrants

New Transitional Housing in Winnipeg’s French Quarter for Francophone Immigrants

By The Canadian Press

Boris Ntambwe
Property manager Boris Ntambwe enjoys welcoming immigrants to their new home in Winnipeg in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abri Marguerite organization)

Winnipeg’s French quarter has a new place for francophone immigrants and refugees to stay while they are getting settled into daily life in Canada.

A historic home with several suites has just opened in the neighbourhood of St. Boniface.

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TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

TSB Says Improved Tankers Involved in Manitoba Derailment That Spilled Crude

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

ST. LAZARE, Man. — Federal investigators say CN rail cars that spilled crude after derailing on farmland in western Manitoba were upgraded tankers.

The Transportation Safety Board says 37 of 110 cars went off the tracks early Saturday near St. Lazare.

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Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

By The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands during question period in the House of Commons in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau call a public inquiry and waive solicitor-client privilege to get to the bottom of allegations that his office pressured the former attorney general not to prosecute a Canadian corporation.

MPs returned to the House of Commons Tuesday morning after a break week that saw the resignation of cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts.

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Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

Louis Riel Day Brings Out Thousands to Festival du Voyageur

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Marc and Aline Rémillard
Marc and Aline Rémillard take in Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

Winnipegger Marc Rémillard remembers attending his very first Festival du Voyageur.

“I was 16-years-old and it was the inaugural event 50 years ago,” he said. “Since then, I have only missed two years of it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else this time of the year.”

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Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

Saying Sorry: CN Apologizes to Manitoba Rancher for Oil Spill After Derailment

By The Canadian Press

CN St-Lazare Derailment
Excavators work at the site of a train derailment ten-kilometres south of St-Lazare, Man. on Saturday, February 16, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell)

ST-LAZARE, Man. — A top CN executive telephoned a Manitoba rancher on Monday to apologize after one of the company’s trains derailed and spilled oil on his land.

“CN executive vice-president Sean Finn spoke directly with Mr. Jayme Corr … to discuss how best to remedy any damages stemming from the derailment and to reassure him that we will be working closely with him and his family in the coming days,” said company spokesman Jonathan Abecassis.

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