False Killer Whale is Latest Cetacean to Die at Vancouver Aquarium

False Killer Whale is Latest Cetacean to Die at Vancouver Aquarium

By The Canadian Press

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A false killer whale named Chester has died at the Vancouver Aquarium. The young whale is shown being rescued by members of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre from a beach near Tofino, B.C., on July 10, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre)

VANCOUVER – A false killer whale has died at the Vancouver Aquarium, becoming the fourth cetacean to die at the facility in the past year.

The aquarium said in a statement that Chester’s behaviour changed Wednesday and despite intensive veterinary care, he died on Friday morning.

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Major Addition Slated for Miles Macdonell Collegiate

Major Addition Slated for Miles Macdonell Collegiate

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WINNIPEG — Six new classrooms and a gymnasium are planned for Miles Macdonell Collegiate after the province announced a major investment in the French immersion high school on Friday.

The school’s existing gym will be renovated into four new classrooms, while a 13,000-sq.-ft. gym addition will replace it.

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Online Cannabis Dispensaries Join in On Black Friday Sales

Online Cannabis Dispensaries Join in On Black Friday Sales

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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Cannabis seedlings at the new Aurora Cannabis facilty Friday, November 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Online cannabis dispensaries are the latest to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy, with some offering dramatic markdowns or novelty products as the season known for consumer spending gets underway.

Several online cannabis stores are holding Black Friday sales for the first time this year in an effort to stay competitive and draw new customers in what they call an increasingly competitive market.

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Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Man Robbed at Knifepoint Trying to Sell Phone Online

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — A man trying to sell his cell phone that he had listed online was robbed of his property at knifepoint on Thursday afternoon.

Winnipeg police say the victim contacted them to report he was in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue to meet a potential buyer who had entered his vehicle. The suspect took out a machete-style knife and demanded property from the victim, who complied and then fled his own vehicle. The victim wasn’t injured.

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Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

TORONTO – The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations, the company announced Friday.

“The future success of Sobeys, and our continued service to over 900 communities across the country, depends on our steadfast commitment to transform our business,” said Michael Medline, who is chief executive of Sobeys and its parent company, Empire Co. Ltd.

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Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

Winnipeg Transit Begins Testing Safety Shields for Drivers

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Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.

Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.

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Flin Flon Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 10

Flin Flon Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 10

RCMP Logo VehicleA woman from Flin Flon, Manitoba was killed Thursday when her vehicle slammed into a rock face on Highway 10.

Police say the 39-year-old driver was travelling eastbound on Highway 10A when her vehicle sped through a stop sign and collided with the rock at the intersection of Highway 10.

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Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Shoppers rush to grab electric griddles and slow cookers on sale for $8 shortly after the doors opened at a J.C. Penney story in Las Vegas on November 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Julie Jacobson)

VANCOUVER – Chaotic images of people clamouring to be the first through the doors to get their hands on hot deals have become synonymous with Black Friday in recent years.

However, the one-day shopping frenzy at malls and stores following American Thanksgiving may be on the decline as some consumers and retailers start to shun the tradition by either opting out entirely or turning to internet shopping instead.

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