No Injuries in Stella Avenue House Fire

No Injuries in Stella Avenue House Fire

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Winnipeg firefighters tackled a blaze at a home in the 700 block of Stella Avenue on Friday night, but had to vacate due to unsafe conditions.

The one and a half storey residence was empty at the time and crews launched a defensive attack using an aerial ladder.

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Former Winnipeg Broadcaster, Suspect in Multiple Bank Robberies to Get Mental Assessment

Former Winnipeg Broadcaster, Suspect in Multiple Bank Robberies to Get Mental Assessment

By The Canadian Press

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Steve Vogelsang (MEDICINE HAT POLICE SERVICE)

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A former Winnipeg broadcaster and journalism instructor accused of several bank robberies in Saskatchewan and Alberta is to undergo a psychiatric assessment.

A Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat, Alta., granted a defence application for the mental review.

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Ready or Not: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Winding Down Over Next Decade

Ready or Not: Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Winding Down Over Next Decade

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Over the next decade, it’s estimated that about $1.5 trillion worth of business assets will change hands in Canada. The success or failure of this transfer will have a huge impact on Canada’s economy and I’m not convinced we’ve done all we can to prepare.

We knew the day would come when Canada’s ageing baby boomer entrepreneurs would look towards transitioning out of their businesses and towards retirement. According to data from 2014, about half of both small and medium-sized business owners were between 50 and 64 years of age. When you add the 12 percent of small business owners and 14 percent of medium business owners who are over 65 years of age, it’s easy to see why 72 percent of Canadian business owners plan to exit their companies in the next decade.

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Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

Winnipeg Gets an Extra Seat, Rural Areas Lose One for Next Manitoba Election

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – Boundaries for the next Manitoba election have been set and Winnipeg will get an extra legislature seat at the expense of rural areas.

The independent commission that reviews electoral boundaries every 10 years says the Winnipeg region’s population is growing quickly, and the city — along with two bedroom communities — will have 32 of the 57 seats in the legislature.

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