Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Ultra-low-cost airline Swoop has added new routes between Winnipeg and Kelowna, B.C. as part of its summer schedule.

The WestJet-affiliated airline will offer service between Manitoba’s capital and the Okanagan three times per week for $119. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford, B.C. and Winnipeg four times per week for $129.

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Family Fight Sends Woman to Hospital with Stab Wounds

Family Fight Sends Woman to Hospital with Stab Wounds

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say a physical dispute between a man and his two sisters led to one of the women being stabbed twice in the upper body.

Officers were called Monday night to a residential complex in the 100 block of Tuxedo Avenue where they found the injured victim. The woman, in her 30s, was listed in critical condition and remains in hospital.

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CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

CONTEST: Win Passes to Festival du Voyageur

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Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24. (HANDOUT)
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Léo La Tuque, Festival du Voyageur’s mascot

Western Canada’s largest French-Canadian winter festival is turning 50 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you there!

Festival du Voyageur is February 15-24, making for 10 days of fun at venues across the city, bringing you music, food, culture and plenty of outdoor winter activities at Voyageur Park in St. Boniface.

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Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

Huawei Not Only Firm That Could Build Canada’s Eventual 5G Networks: Liberals

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — Chinese telecom giant Huawei isn’t the only company that can build Canada’s next-generation wireless networks, the Trudeau government said Monday as China muted its threat to retaliate if Canada bans the company.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains offered a sharp retort to China’s ambassador to Canada, who warned last week of repercussions if the federal government bars Huawei from supplying equipment for faster, more resilient communications systems than cellphone users have now.

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Crown Opens Case Against Accused: Winnipeg Bus Driver Was Stabbed Multiple Times

Crown Opens Case Against Accused: Winnipeg Bus Driver Was Stabbed Multiple Times

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Transit Fatal Stabbing
Police search for evidence at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a bus driver at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg bus driver was killed on the job by an angry passenger who refused to leave the vehicle at the end of a run, a Crown attorney said at the opening of a two-week second-degree murder trial.

Irvine Jubal Fraser, a 58-year-old driver working the late shift, was spat on and repeatedly stabbed after forcibly removing Brian Kyle Thomas from the bus, Crown attorney Keith Eyrikson told the jury Monday in his opening statements.

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Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Rain, Wind and Cold to Eastern, Central Canada

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Ottawa Snow
A pedestrian walks past a snowbank on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, January 20, 2019. A powerful winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow to much of Eastern and Central Canada has closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and is forcing school buses to stay off the roads in Toronto today as temperatures plummet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

A powerful storm brought heavy snow and rain and bitter temperatures to much of Eastern and Central Canada, reminding Canadians of the many ways an unforgiving climate can disrupt their lives.

The widespread storm closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures began to plummet.

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