Firefighters, Police Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Firefighters, Police Warn to Stay Off Waterways as Temperatures Drop

Thin Ice Sign
Thin ice has prompted a warning from emergency officials to stay off waterways. (UMANITOBA.CA)

WINNIPEG — Emergency officials are warning the public to be cautious of thin ice and to stay off waterways.

Police and firefighters say as temperatures drop, ice surfaces are thin and fragile. Falling into ice-cold water can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

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Family of Manitoba Reservist Killed During Training Says He’d Just Graduated University

Family of Manitoba Reservist Killed During Training Says He’d Just Graduated University

By The Canadian Press

Nolan Caribou
Corporal Nolan Caribou is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Department of National Defence)

CFB SHILO, Man. – The family of a reservist killed during a military training exercise in Manitoba says he’d just graduated from university last month.

Cpl. Nolan Caribou’s family has released a statement through the military after the infantryman died while training at Canadian Forces Base Shilo.

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Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

Consumers with Shared Wireless Accounts Advised to Watch Out for Overage Fees

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Telus
A Telus sign is pictured at company’s annual meeting in Vancouver on May 8, 2014. Telus has joined Rogers in saying it can’t meet a Dec. 1 deadline for completing changes to the way customers are billed for extra data usage and international roaming charges. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – Consumers are being advised to vigilantly check their wireless data consumption and roaming fees, as it looks increasingly unlikely that Canadian telecoms will implement notification methods required under a new wireless code by the December deadline.

The advice comes after Telus Corp. and Rogers Communications Inc. told the CRTC recently that they won’t be able to implement enhanced overage notifications by Dec. 1, because of the technical complexity.

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Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar
Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar, 1-980 St. Anne’s Road (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

We were checking out the newly opened Harth, Mozza & Wine Bar in the south end of the city. The dining room was so elegant, I could not believe we were in a strip mall. The best part (next to the food which was exceptional) was the story that our server told us about Tony. Tony once owned and operated his own hair salon, but sold it and retired a couple of years ago. Since he liked working so much, he is making himself useful at Harth. In fact, I would say his efforts were instrumental as he handmade all of the fresh pasta and cured all the meats served in the restaurant. He also chopped all the wood for the giant pizza oven that dominates the front of the kitchen. The day we were there for lunch, he was doing dishes. “Why?” we asked our server. “Because the dishes needed doing,” he replied. We wondered if Tony cut hair in the kitchen too.

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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 Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Bell Media
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 laying off employees, including prominent on-air personalities, at radio and TV stations across Canada.

However, the company won’t say how many, who or where.

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