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Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Recycle Everywhere

During a mayoral forum Tuesday evening at the University of Winnipeg, incumbent Brian Bowman pledged to increase recycling services at city-owned parks.

Out of the 11 large parks owned and managed by the city, only Kildonan Park offers full recycling services, according to the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

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Most Canadians Concerned About Young People Using E-Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Most Canadians Concerned About Young People Using E-Cigarettes, Survey Finds

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A national survey looks at Canadians’ attitudes towards e-cigarette use and the apparent prevalence of vaping among different age groups. An electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago on April 23, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nam Y. Huh)

TORONTO – The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18, a national survey suggests.

The survey by the Angus Reid Institute, released Tuesday, found that support for prohibiting vaping among minors crossed all age and gender demographics, among tobacco smokers and non-smokers alike.

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Winnipeg Man ‘Shocked’ Over $1M Lottery Win

Winnipeg Man ‘Shocked’ Over $1M Lottery Win

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Yew Wing Lam won $1 million in the August 8 Lotto 6/49 draw. (WCLC)

A Winnipeg man was shocked to learn he was the city’s newest millionaire after checking a stack of lottery tickets recently.

Yew Wing Lam won $1 million on the August 8 Lotto 6/49 draw, but waited a few weeks before checking his numbers.

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Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

Seek Compromise with U.S. on Cannabis at Border, Lawyers Urge Ottawa

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

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The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WASHINGTON – Canadians who take part in the legal cannabis industry find themselves facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers who specialize in border issues say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.

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Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

Winnipeg Police CrestA summer crime spree has come to an end for a Winnipeg woman, accused of robbing liquor stores and several other retailers within the past two months.

Between June 15 and August 27, police say the woman was responsible for hitting various Liquor Mart locations in Winnipeg and leaving without paying. Approximately $3,760 in liquor was stolen in 19 incidents.

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CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

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An aerial view of the future Market Lands development in downtown Winnipeg. (CENTREVENTURE)

WINNIPEG — The site of the former Public Safety Building is the subject of an expression of interest for new affordable housing.

CentreVenture Development Corporation is accepting EOIs from non-profit housing developers who wish to build on the future Market Lands site.

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