Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

By The Canadian Press

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Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – A consumer watchdog group says Canada’s telecom regulator is abdicating its responsibility by refusing to launch a public inquiry into the sales practices of the country’s major telecommunications service providers.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre called for the inquiry early last month to investigate media reports about high-pressure sales tactics used by at least one major company.

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Windsor Park Library on the Move to New Location

Windsor Park Library on the Move to New Location

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The future site of the Windsor Park Library, 1195 Archibald Street. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — The Windsor Park Library is packing up and moving to its new location this weekend.

The existing building at 955 Cottonwood Road will permanently close Saturday at 5 p.m. and move collections and services to 1195 Archibald Street. The new library is expected to open in mid-March.

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Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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A airplane flying over Norfolk, Va., is silhouetted by the full moon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A national pilots associaiton is raising alarm bells over new accident numbers showing a year-over-year jump in incidents involving commercial airliners. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

OTTAWA – The number of incidents involving commercial aircraft flew above the average last year, raising calls from an airline pilots association for the Liberals to boost spending on safety oversight.

Figures released Tuesday from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79 incidents.

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Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) reaches to stop a Winnipeg Jets’ shot with Kings’ Nate Thompson (44) and Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) in front of the net during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – John Stevens is getting more evidence that Dion Phaneuf is fitting in nicely with the Los Angeles Kings.

Phaneuf scored on the power play on Tuesday for his third goal in four games since being traded to the Kings from Ottawa last week, helping Los Angeles beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.

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Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

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Raymond Joseph Cormier (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A defence lawyer is arguing that justice for a 15-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a Winnipeg river shouldn’t mean injustice for the man charged with murder in her death.

Tony Kavanagh says there is no DNA evidence linking 56-year-old Raymond Cormier to Tina Fontaine or the duvet cover her body was concealed in when it was found in August 2014.

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