Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

Premier Pallister Hospitalized After Hiking Fall in New Mexico

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is shown at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister was hospitalized overnight in Silver City, New Mexico after taking a spill while hiking.

The province says Pallister was with his wife, Esther, in the Gila Wilderness when he had a “serious fall” and injured himself. Pallister suffered numerous cuts and bruises and compound fractures in his left arm.

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HSC Foundation Awarding $347K in Research Grants

HSC Foundation Awarding $347K in Research Grants

WINNIPEG — The Health Sciences Centre Foundation is awarding more than $347,000 in grants to researchers tackling a myriad of health issues.

“This year’s projects focus on many key areas of care at HSC, including mental health, rehabilitation, chronic pain, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis,” said Paul Wiebe, director of research administration at HSC Winnipeg.

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Ottawa Says Fairfax Financial Holdings Interested in Broken Churchill Rail Line

Ottawa Says Fairfax Financial Holdings Interested in Broken Churchill Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

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A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

OTTAWA – The federal government says a Toronto-based holding company is interested in becoming a new partner in a possible deal for a takeover of the broken rail line that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc. has expressed interest in the Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets.

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Little Scores Shootout Winner as Jets Rally from Two-Goal Deficit to Beat Flyers

Little Scores Shootout Winner as Jets Rally from Two-Goal Deficit to Beat Flyers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) stops Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux (28) during shootout NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, November 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck didn’t let an early two-goal deficit rattle him. It was just the opposite.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltender buckled down until his teammates fought back, with Bryan Little scoring the deciding goal in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

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CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

CBC ‘Comfortable’ with Ratings for Revamped ‘The National’ Despite Post-Debut Dip

By Bill Brioux, The Canadian Press

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New CBC The National news anchors Ian Hanomansing, left, and Adrienne Arsenault rehearse a news cast in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

The CBC says it’s “comfortable” with the early buzz for its revamped “The National,” even though the debut newscast’s ratings were only on par with the kind of numbers Peter Mansbridge used to draw.

And they’ve slipped since last Monday’s first broadcast.

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Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

Governments, Consumers Dangerously Exposed as Data Becomes New Currency

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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A photograph of the security feature on a smart phone is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. From insurance companies wanting to track your heart beat, to criminals hacking your most intimate details, the insatiable appetite for data is getting harder to ignore. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

CALGARY – Would you sign on to a Wi-Fi service that promised to maliciously steal your data?

That’s what dozens of people at an Ottawa communications conference unwittingly agreed to this week when they signed a free Wi-Fi waiver, with the alarming clause inserted to emphasize the importance of consciously reviewing terms of service.

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