Portage la Prairie Overpass Closed After Semi Truck Crash

Portage la Prairie Overpass Closed After Semi Truck Crash

RCMP Logo VehicleTraffic is being rerouted west of Portage la Prairie after a semi-trailer truck hit the Highway 1A overpass over the weekend.

A westbound semi caused structural damage Friday evening after its load hit the overpass at around 7:30 p.m.

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Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

Bell Media Confirms Round of Layoffs to Local News and Sports Desk Employees

By The Canadian Press

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The logo for Bell Media, owned by BCE Inc., is displayed on a Toronto building in a handout photo. Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada, including “phasing out” certain sportscasts and well-known anchors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Bell Media – Darren Goldstein)

CALGARY – Bell Media is confirming union reports that it is laying off employees at radio and TV stations across Canada.

Spokesman Matthew Garrow says in an email that an unspecified number of employees were told last week their jobs would end due to a reorganization designed in part to address declines in advertising revenue.

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New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

New Brunswick Says It’s the First Province to ‘Fully Secure’ Marijuana Supply

By The Canadian Press

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Marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn.in a June 17, 2015 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jim Mone)

ATHOLVILLE, N.B. – New Brunswick says it has become the first province to fully secure its supply of recreational marijuana.

It announced a memorandum of understanding with Zenabis to provide four million grams of cannabis and derivative products with a retail value of about $40 million.

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Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Fred Penner Lauded at Canadian Folk Music Awards

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Fred Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa on Saturday, November 18, 2017. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg children’s singer-songwriter Fred Penner walked away with some new hardware over the weekend.

Penner won Children’s Album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa.

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New Book Honours Winnipeg’s Architectural Landmarks

New Book Honours Winnipeg’s Architectural Landmarks

Jeffrey Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith
Jeffrey Thorsteinson and Brennan Smith, authors of ‘Green Blankstein Russell and Associates: An Architectural Legacy.’ (HANDOUT)

A new book commissioned by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation is honouring the architectural firm responsible for creating some of the city’s best-known landmarks.

Green Blankstein Russell (GBR) and Associates was founded in 1932 and designed some of Winnipeg’s most iconic structures, such as City Hall and the Winnipeg International Airport.

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Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

Canadians Told to Brace for a ‘Classic’ Canadian Winter with Lots of Snow

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press

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A man shovels snow from around his car following a winter storm in Montreal, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

TORONTO – One of Canada’s high profile weather forecasters is warning Canadians across the country to brace for a whole lot of snow this winter.

Chris Scott, The Weather Network’s chief meteorologist, says the message from his forecast team is “buckle up, because it looks like a stormy winter.”

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