Cara Operations Opts to Buy The Keg for $200M

Cara Operations Opts to Buy The Keg for $200M

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

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Bill Gregson, President and CEO of Cara Operations, left, and David Aisenstat, President and CEO of Keg Restaurants Ltd., speak during a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

TORONTO – Cara Operations Ltd. is beefing up its already large presence in the Canadian restaurant business with a $200-million acquisition of Keg Restaurants Ltd., a move that could help take a bigger bite out of the U.S. market.

The acquisition announced Tuesday adds 106 steakhouses to the Vaughan, Ont. company’s empire of 1,259 restaurants, which are mostly in Canada.

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The Forks River Skating Trail Extends to 7.5 Kilometres

The Forks River Skating Trail Extends to 7.5 Kilometres

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The ribbon is cut to officially open the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s been in the works for weeks, but the Red River Mutual Trail now extends 7.5 kilometres.

Skaters can glide from The Forks to Churchill Drive on the Red River and to Arlington Street on the Assiniboine River.

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Feds Clarify LGBTQ and Abortions Rights Attestation for Summer Jobs Funding

Feds Clarify LGBTQ and Abortions Rights Attestation for Summer Jobs Funding

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press

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Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu speaks to reporters during a weekend meeting of the national caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Liberal government has clarified what it would mean for organizations seeking youth summer job funding to prove they respect reproductive and other rights, but is standing firm on its decision to deny grants to groups advocating against abortion. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – The Liberal government has clarified what it would mean for organizations seeking youth summer job funding to prove they respect reproductive and other rights, but is standing firm on its decision to deny grants to groups advocating against abortion.

“I have reached out to many of the religious leaders across the country . . . to let them know that this is about the activities of the organization and the job description,” Employment Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday in Toronto.

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Bell Canada Alert Prompts RCMP, Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Data Breach

Bell Canada Alert Prompts RCMP, Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Data Breach

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. Police are investigating a new data breach at Bell Canada, which says hackers have illegally obtained customer information, primarily subscriber names and e-mail addresses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The RCMP has launched an investigation into a data breach at Bell Canada that appears to have compromised customer names and email addresses, but no credit card or banking information.

Bell Canada spokesman Nathan Gibson told The Canadian Press that “fewer than 100,00 customers were affected.”

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Winnipeg Funding Over $193K for Downtown Safety, Cleanliness Initiatives

Winnipeg Funding Over $193K for Downtown Safety, Cleanliness Initiatives

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The Bear Clan Patrol is one of several recipients to receive new funding from the City of Winnipeg. (TWITTER)

New funding announced by the City of Winnipeg on Tuesday will enhance foot patrol programs to increase safety in the core, while also tackling litter and graffiti removal.

The city is investing $30,000 in each of the foot patrol programs operated by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the West End BIZ, and the Exchange District BIZ. An additional $90,000 will go to Take Pride Winnipeg to support litter cessation, graffiti control and their mural program.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

Assiniboine Park Zoo Needs Help Naming Orphaned Polar Bear Cubs

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An orphaned female polar bear cub in need of a name at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)
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An online vote will decide the name for both the female and male cub (shown) at Assiniboine Park Zoo. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two orphaned polar bear cubs at Assiniboine Park Zoo are in need of a couple names.

The cubs — one male and one female — arrived in separate circumstances at the zoo in December. Since then, they have been housed in the Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

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Manitoba Dog Rescue Receives $20K for Spay and Neuter Efforts on First Nation

Manitoba Dog Rescue Receives $20K for Spay and Neuter Efforts on First Nation

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Asha, an injured German shepherd pup, is one of the animals previously cared for by the charity. (MANITOBA UNDERDOGS RESCUE / HANDOUT)

An organization who rescues, rehabilitates and cares for dogs in the province has received a $20,000 grant to perform spay and neuter procedures in central Manitoba.

The grant to Manitoba Underdogs Rescue from PetSmart Charities of Canada will see surgeries made possible in Chemawawin Cree Nation near Easterville.

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Woman Who Robbed Brandon Store Surrenders After Dropping Her ID

Woman Who Robbed Brandon Store Surrenders After Dropping Her ID

Brandon Police Service CrestA woman accused of stealing $100 worth of merchandise from a Brandon business might have remained under the radar had she not dropped her own wallet on the way out of the store.

Police say the robbery occurred November 3, 2017 in the 900 block of 18th Street North. The woman loaded up on goods, but dropped her identification while leaving.

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