Tim Cook Makes 1st Visit to Canada as Apple CEO, Visits Toronto Students

Tim Cook Makes 1st Visit to Canada as Apple CEO, Visits Toronto Students

By Josh McConnell, The Canadian Press

Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook, shows new Apple Watch Series 3 product at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple chief executive Tim Cook is visiting Canada for the first time, making a surprise drop-in for Toronto students to promote the company’s initiative to focus on coding education. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TORONTO – Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook visited Canada for the first time as CEO Monday, surprising students at a downtown Toronto Apple store to highlight the importance of learning to code, and dropping in on a group of developers to thank them for their contributions to the tech giant’s app store.

The unannounced visit by Cook, who as Apple’s chief executive since 2011 has overseen the rollout of the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch, was the first time an Apple CEO has visited Canada since Steve Jobs made the trek north in the late 1980s.

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Three Winnipeggers Named to Order of Canada

Three Winnipeggers Named to Order of Canada

By Sarah Klein

Paul Albrechtsen
Paul Albrechtsen, president and CEO of Paul’s Hauling. (SAINTBONIFACE.CA)

Three Winnipeggers will be invested into the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Paul Albrechtsen, Judith Bartlett and Tracy Dahl will attend Rideau Hall to be recognized for their accomplishments by Governor General Julie Payette.

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Fatal Collisions Down in 2017 on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Fatal Collisions Down in 2017 on Manitoba Roads: MPI

Trans-Canada Highway 5 Crash
Two people were sent to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada at the intersection of Highway 5 in this April 2017 file photo. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Last year was one of the safest on Manitoba roads since 1982, new figures released by Manitoba Public Insurance show.

The auto insurer says 73 deaths in 65 fatal collisions in 2017 is only second to 2014, when 68 fatalities were reported.

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Guilty Plea: Court Told Man Left Mother on Floor for Days Before She Died

Guilty Plea: Court Told Man Left Mother on Floor for Days Before She Died

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Mike Cook
Defence lawyer Mike Cook speaks to reporters outside the Winnipeg courthouse after his client Ron Siwicki, pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death on Monday Jan. 22, 2018. Court heard Siwicki left his injured mother to die on the floor of the home they shared. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg man has admitted to leaving his 89-year-old mother, covered in her own feces and urine, lying on the floor of the home they shared for several days until she died.

Ron Siwicki, 65, pleaded guilty Monday to criminal negligence causing death, which carries a maximum life sentence. The musician is to face a sentencing hearing on June 26.

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RCMP Make Arrest in Morris Break and Enters

RCMP Make Arrest in Morris Break and Enters

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP in Morris, Manitoba have charged a woman after she was found walking down a back lane carrying several stolen items.

Officers came across the woman January 14 and questioned her about the items but released her without arrest. The woman provided officer’s a false name before she was let go.

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Boy Who Endured Three Years as ISIL Captive Asks for Meeting with Justin Trudeau

Boy Who Endured Three Years as ISIL Captive Asks for Meeting with Justin Trudeau

By The Canadian Press

Emad Mishko Tamo
Emad Mishko Tamo, 12-year-old , centre, stands with uncle Hadji Tamo and his mother Nofa Mihlo Rafo as he’s reunited with friends and family at Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Thursday, August 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants before being reunited with his family in Winnipeg last year is requesting a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In a video posted to Facebook by the Yazidi Association of Manitoba, 13-year-old Emad Mishko Tamo holds up a sign thanking Canada for helping him, followed by another sign stating that he wants to share his story and be a voice for other Yazidi children still in captivity.

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Manitoba Army Reservists Take Part in Lake of the Woods Exercise

Manitoba Army Reservists Take Part in Lake of the Woods Exercise

Armed Forces Training - Kenora
The ice of Lake of the Woods provided solid training ground for Canadian Armed Forces soldiers taking part in Exercise FIRST RUN held January 17 – 26, 2018.
(CPL NATASHA TERSIGNI, 38 CANADIAN BRIGADE GROUP PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

Army reservists from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario hit the ground over the weekend for Arctic training.

Standing in for the sub-zero temperatures was Kenora, Ontario, acting as the base for 70 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participating in Exercise FIRST RUN.

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Hellebuyck with 29 saves, Laine Scores Only Goal as Jets Blank Canucks 1-0

Hellebuyck with 29 saves, Laine Scores Only Goal as Jets Blank Canucks 1-0

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates his first period goal against the Vancouver Canucks with teammates at the bench at the Bell MTS Place on January 21, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck believes he’s calm in the crease.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltender had to be that as he held off the Vancouver Canucks to ensure Patrik Laine’s first-period goal was the only one needed in a 1-0 victory on Sunday.

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Hot Summer Ticket: $130K Could Get You On a Dive to the Titanic Off Newfoundland

Hot Summer Ticket: $130K Could Get You On a Dive to the Titanic Off Newfoundland

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press

OceanGate Cyclops 2
OceanGate’s Cyclops 2 submersible is shown in this undated handout image. Are you a risk-taking adventurer with $130,000 to spare? The first manned survey of the rusting RMS Titanic in 13 years will depart in June from St. John’s, N.L. and they’re still taking applications. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OceanGate)

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Are you a risk-taking adventurer with $130,000 to spare?

The first manned survey of the rusting RMS Titanic in 13 years will depart in June from St. John’s, N.L. — and they’re still taking applications.

“It’s not for somebody who’s frail but it’s not as strenuous as, say, climbing a major mountain or going on a one-week bike trip through the Alps which some of our participants have done,” said expedition leader Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Inc., a private company based in Everett, Wash.

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