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

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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

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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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Memorial Project Begins at Kapyong Park to Honour Soldiers

Memorial Project Begins at Kapyong Park to Honour Soldiers

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Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry returning from patrol in Korea, 1951 (LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA/PA-128073)

WINNIPEG — Ground was broken Saturday on a memorial project to honour 700 soldiers of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI) who fought in the Battle of Kapyong.

The Kapyong Park improvement project, located at 340 Amherst Street, will include the installation of unique decorative wood fencing, a paving stone plaza, memorial boulders, concrete seating blocks and walkways, benches, trees, and rubberized surfacing.

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Facebook Launches Messenger Kids in Canada, Despite Controversy in U.S.

Facebook Launches Messenger Kids in Canada, Despite Controversy in U.S.

By The Canadian Press

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Guest are welcomed by people in Facebook shirts as they arrive at a Facebook Canadian Summit in Toronto on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

Facebook says it has launched its messenger app for kids in Canada.

Messenger Kids is an app that allows kids to video call and message friends and family using a smartphone or tablet.

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Farmers Miss Opportunity to Voice Feedback on Upcoming Provincial Changes

Farmers Miss Opportunity to Voice Feedback on Upcoming Provincial Changes

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

Farmer Grain

NEEPAWA, Man. — The 2016 Canadian Census of Agriculture recorded 20,140 farm operators and 14,791 census farms in Manitoba. Only 37 of them provided input into the upcoming changes the province’s Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) program, which took place earlier this year.

Manitoba Agriculture released the report, compiling stakeholders’ feedback, earlier this month.

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Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

Pukatawagan Woman Drowns in Local Lake

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RCMP are investigating after a woman apparently drowned in a local lake.

Pukatawagan RCMP said they were called to Pukatawagan Lake at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. There, they found that community members had pulled the remains of a woman from the water.

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Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

Attendance Steady, Budget Balanced for 2017 Manitoba Museum Season

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The Manitoba Museum’s Nonsuch gallery will be the first to be renewed as part of a capital campaign. (TOURISM WINNIPEG)

The Manitoba Museum celebrated another year of solid attendance and excellent financial health Thursday night.

At the museum’s AGM, outgoing Board Chair Scott Craig highlighted the year’s successes, including the Canada 150 exhibition, the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, World’s Giant Dinosaurs exceeding attendance targets and their outreach project, called Spirit Lines, winning the Governor General’s History Award.

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