Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

Manitoba Considers Cuts to Roadside Rest Stops

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – Finding a place to stop and answer nature’s call along Manitoba’s highways could soon be a bit more challenging.

The provincial government is considering whether to close some highway rest areas where toilets are freely available throughout tourist season. Drivers seeking a restroom, or simply a place to pull off and rest, would have to go to a gas station or other private business.

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Canadian Government Spending Tens of Millions on Facebook Ads, Boosted Posts

Canadian Government Spending Tens of Millions on Facebook Ads, Boosted Posts

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

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In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Noah Berger, File)

OTTAWA – The government of Canada has been increasing its use of paid Facebook advertisements over the last three years, spending tens of millions of dollars on boosted posts, videos and ad campaigns, new figures tabled in Parliament show.

From Jan. 1, 2016 to March 2018, federal government departments and agencies spent more than $24.4 million on Facebook and Instagram ads, promotions and sponsored posts and videos.

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Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

Shear the Beard: Jets Forward Laine to Shave Off Famous Playoff Scruff

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine speaks with the media at a year-end news conference on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (JETS TV)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine will look like a new man by the weekend.

The Winnipeg Jets top goal-scorer has an appointment booked with his hairdresser in Finland to cut his long locks and shave off his scruffy beard, ridding himself of a look that drew teasing from his teammates and jokes from fans.

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Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

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Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A company that announced a surprise bid earlier this month to revive a troubled rail line in northern Manitoba has pulled out.

iChurchill accuses the federal government of not taking its bid seriously and of focusing on a competing bid that includes many of the communities in the region.

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Apartment Building Involved in Massive Brandon Fire Can Hopefully Be Saved

Apartment Building Involved in Massive Brandon Fire Can Hopefully Be Saved

By The Canadian Press

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A fire-damaged unit at Massey Manor apartment complex is shown after a fire that destroyed three nearby buildings in Brandon, Man., over the weekend, in this Monday, May 21, 2018 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Stephanie Lockerby)

BRANDON, Man. – One of the community organizations that manages apartments in a building that was damaged by a massive fire that spread through downtown Brandon, Man., over the weekend says it looks like the building can be fixed.

Stephanie Lockerby, with the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, says she walked through the four-floor Massey Manor on Monday afternoon.

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