Red River Ex Attracts 195,000 Visitors

Red River Ex Attracts 195,000 Visitors

Red River Ex
The Red River Ex attracted more than 195,000 visitors this year. (HANDOUT)

This year’s Red River Ex drew in more than 195,000 people to the midway and other site attractions.

“Wow, was it a scorcher! Snow cone sales hit record levels,” said Garth Rogerson, CEO, Red River Exhibition Association.

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Pigs Make Surprise Appearance During Yoga Session in B.C.

Pigs Make Surprise Appearance During Yoga Session in B.C.

By The Canadian Press

Yoga Pigs
Tammy Ennis, right, and her daughter Karilee Ennis, second right, laugh while participating in a yoga session with pigs during a charity fundraiser at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Sunday June 24, 2018. The not for profit sanctuary held three yoga classes with four pigs on Sunday to raise money to help cover veterinarian costs. The pigs were born at the sanctuary when one of two neglected pot-bellied pigs seized by the SPCA unexpectedly gave birth to a litter of five after being taken in. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

ALDERGROVE, B.C. – Yoga practitioners in Aldergrove, B.C., had some unlikely company during a string of sessions on Sunday.

Five pigs, a chihuahua and turkey wandered between mats, with one pig taking a bite out of a mat and others flopping down for some belly rubs.

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Two People Killed in Separate Crashes on Manitoba Highways

Two People Killed in Separate Crashes on Manitoba Highways

RCMP Logo VehicleTwo people were killed in separate crashes on Manitoba highways over the weekend.

A 25-year-old Sagkeeng woman was initially struck by a vehicle on Highway 11 in the Sagkeeng First Nation community on Saturday morning. A 48-year-old Rosenort man came upon the scene at around 3:55 a.m. and also hit the same pedestrian, who was lying on the highway. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Food Musings: Kevin’s Bistro

Food Musings: Kevin’s Bistro

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Kevin's Bistro
Kevin’s Bistro, known for hearty servings of mac and cheese, has many other delicacies on its menu. (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

Confession time — I recently got to suggest a place for my girlfriends and I to dine out. Since the occasion for our get-together was to celebrate my birthday, I got to pick. When I went online to see that Kevin’s Bistro only serves mac and cheese, I thought perhaps I had made a dining mistake. Was Kevin’s going to be too casual for our get-together? Was everyone going to be able to find something to eat? Would we all go into a carbohydrate coma?

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Nearly Half of Youth Incarcerated Are Indigenous: Statistics Canada

Nearly Half of Youth Incarcerated Are Indigenous: Statistics Canada

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Michael Redhead Champagne
Michael Redhead Champagne, a community organizer in Winnipeg, talks about his hopes for the Canadian justice system, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Nearly half of all youth admitted to correctional services across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows the unacceptable and systemic racism facing kids. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Nearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic racism.

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

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Grave Mistakes: Tax Agency Cuts Number of Fatal File Errors

Grave Mistakes: Tax Agency Cuts Number of Fatal File Errors

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Canada Revenue Agency
Figures recently tabled in Parliament show that 319 people were erroneously declared deceased by the Canada Revenue Agency between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2017, which actually marked a 39 per cent decline from the preceding two-year period. The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is shown on Friday, November 4, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – The federal tax collector is less and less seeing dead people where there aren’t any.

Figures recently tabled in Parliament show that 319 people were erroneously declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017, which actually marked a 39 per cent decline from the preceding two-year period.

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