Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

Kookies for Khloe: Manitoba Cookie Company Gets Custom Kardashian Order

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Kardashian Cookies
Cookies depicting Khloe Kardashian and her daughter True, made by Scientific Sweets are seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Scientific Sweets)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba cookie company is receiving praise from Khloe Kardashian for custom creations featuring her daughter True.

The famous Kardashian posted a photo of the custom-order cookies made by Winnipeg’s Scientific Sweets on Instagram.

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Opening Portage and Main Not a Priority for Mayoral Candidate

Opening Portage and Main Not a Priority for Mayoral Candidate

By Brian Schultz

Jenny Motkaluk
Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The latest candidate to put her name forward into Winnipeg’s mayoral race says most citizens don’t want to see Portage and Main opened to pedestrian traffic.

Jenny Motkaluk launched her mayoral campaign on Monday in St. Boniface, saying her priorities include fixing infrastructure, preventing crime and growing the economy.

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Man Leaves Bag of Drugs in Back of Taxicab: Police

Man Leaves Bag of Drugs in Back of Taxicab: Police

Winnipeg Police CrestA man is facing drug possession charges after Winnipeg police say he left a bag of items in the back of a taxicab.

Officers spotted the suspect, who was wanted on a drug warrant, leave an address in the 500 block of Redwood Avenue on Saturday. He was arrested and found with approximately $1,200 in cash.

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Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

Ethics Watchdog Says Bill Morneau Didn’t Break Law with Pension Bill

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrives for a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 4, 2018. The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year. Morneau found himself in hot water when he introduced pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not violate any conflict of interest laws in sponsoring a pension bill last year, the federal ethics commissioner said Monday.

Morneau found himself in political hot water when he introduced the pension-reform legislation, which critics insisted would benefit Morneau Shepell, his family company. The finance minister rejected the allegations, which were among a series of ethical questions he faced late last year.

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Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Province to Cost-Share $540M Outlet Channels for Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin

Lake St. Martin Emergency Channel
Provincial crews open the Lake St. Martin emergency channel during the 2014 flood. (GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA)

The Manitoba government is cost-sharing $540 million for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin outlet channels with the federal government.

The deal, announced Monday in St. Laurent, will mitigate flood risk and high-water levels on Lake Manitoba, which were seen in 2011 and 2014. The new outlet channel will carry water directly from Lake Manitoba to Lake St. Martin.

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Man Alleged to Have Traded Drugs for Sex with Youth: RCMP

Man Alleged to Have Traded Drugs for Sex with Youth: RCMP

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Needles seized during a traffic stop in The Pas on June 12, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 64-year-old Alberta man is in police custody after RCMP say he traded drugs in exchange for sex with a male youth.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation RCMP and The Pas RCMP began their investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine. That led to a traffic stop on the suspect June 12, where methamphetamine was located.

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Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fires Estimated to Have Caused $25M in Damage

Brandon Fire
Firefighters work to extinguish fires in downtown buildings in Brandon, Manitoba Saturday, May 19, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A damage estimate is in for the multiple fires that destroyed several buildings in downtown Brandon last month.

Brandon police say $25 million worth of damage was caused on May 19 when a structural fire began at Christie’s Office Plus on Pacific Avenue. The winds sent the flames and embers to spread to neighbouring buildings, including Collyer’s Sales and Service, Brandon Boxing Club and Kazic Kontracting. The Massey Manor apartment complex across the street, a beer store and adjoining vacant structure located at 5th Street and Rosser Avenue were also damaged.

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Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

Blue Bombers Add Quarterback Mitchell Gale to Practice Roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed international quarterback Mitchell Gale to the team’s practice roster.

The Oklahoma native played five seasons in the CFL, throwing for 1,050 yards and four touchdowns on 158 passing attempts. Gale spent his four-year college career with the Abilene Christian Wildcats, throwing for 97 touchdowns and over 12,000 passing yards. Gale has spent time with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions.

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50 Dogs Saved from Korean Meat Farm Are Recovering Quickly in Montreal Shelter

50 Dogs Saved from Korean Meat Farm Are Recovering Quickly in Montreal Shelter

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press

Meagan Duhamel
Canadian Olympic gold medalist Meagan Duhamel meets with Saffie, a dog rescued from a meat farm in South Korea, currently being cared for in Montreal, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The 50 terrified dogs and puppies rescued from crammed cages on a South Korean dog meat farm are well on their way to becoming pets in Canada, Humane Society International said. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sidhartha Banerjee)

MONTREAL – The 50 terrified dogs and puppies rescued from crammed cages on a South Korean dog meat farm are well on their way to becoming pets in Canada, Humane Society International said.

The dogs — which include terrier crosses, Jindo mixes and Labrador mixes — were recovered with the help of animal advocates in Korea and transported to a Montreal emergency shelter last week.

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