Judges on Twitter? Ethical Guidance for Those on the Bench Under Review

Judges on Twitter? Ethical Guidance for Those on the Bench Under Review

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — Whether Canadian judges should be active on Twitter, Facebook or other social media and what involvement they should have in community life are among issues under a review that aims to modernize ethical guidance for those on the bench.

As part of the first such update in 20 years, the body that regulates judicial conduct has launched consultations as a way to gauge public sentiment on acceptable conduct for federally appointed judges as it seeks to update and streamline its guide: “Ethical Principles for Judges.”

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Bowman Travelling to Taiwan to Tout Winnipeg’s Advantages to Sister City

Bowman Travelling to Taiwan to Tout Winnipeg’s Advantages to Sister City

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mayor Brian Bowman is departing Winnipeg today for Taiwan to meet with officials in Taichung, our sister city.

The trip is part of the 2019 Smart City Summit and Expo next week to promote Winnipeg’s many business advantages.

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Connor with Hat Trick, Jets Beat Predators to Clinch Playoff Spot

Connor with Hat Trick, Jets Beat Predators to Clinch Playoff Spot

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) scores his second goal of the game against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) as Predators’ Matt Irwin (52) looks on during third-period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor’s new linemates were teasing the Winnipeg Jets forward about helping him score a third goal against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Then they made it a reality.

Connor recorded his first career hat trick with nine seconds remaining in the third period as the Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Predators. He also added one assist.

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Monster Energy Drink Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

Monster Energy Drink Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments

By The Canadian Press

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The Caffe Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink has been recalled. (CFIA)

OTTAWA — Monster Energy Canada Ltd. is recalling one of its drinks from the marketplace.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the Caffe Monster Salted Caramel Energy Drink could contain glass fragments.

The 405 ml drinks have best before dates of Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, 2020 (UPC code 0 70847 03184 0) and were sold at stores across the country.

There have been no reported illnesses linked to the product, and consumers who have the drinks are urged to return them to the store where they were purchased or throw them out.

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Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

Manitoba’s Special Olympics Athletes Return from World Games with Hardware Loot

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Team Canada won 155 medals at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. (SPECIAL OLYMPICS CANADA)

Special Olympics athletes are returning to Winnipeg with a hefty medal haul from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Members of Team Canada will land in the city tonight from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE, where the athletes racked up 155 medals: 90 gold, 37 silver, and 28 bronze.

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Truck Driver in Fatal Humboldt Broncos Crash Gets 8-Year Sentence

Truck Driver in Fatal Humboldt Broncos Crash Gets 8-Year Sentence

By Bill Graveland and Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press

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Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrives for his sentencing hearing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March, 22, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis)

MELFORT, Sask. — A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary had pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. He stood quietly and looked ahead at the judge as he was sentenced Friday.

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Woman Escapes from Man After Abduction in Portage la Prairie

Woman Escapes from Man After Abduction in Portage la Prairie

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A 29-year-old woman was able to escape from a man who allegedly abducted her and safely contact RCMP in Portage la Prairie last week.

Police say the woman was walking along Crescent Avenue West on March 15 when a vehicle pulled up next to her. A man, appearing to be in his 50s, asked for directions and then forced her into the front passenger seat.

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