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Some First Responders from Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Get Mental-Health Break

Some First Responders from Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Get Mental-Health Break

By The Canadian Press

Ambulance Humboldt Bus Crash
Emergency crews block the highway near the site of a bus crash near Nipawin, Sask., Friday, April 6, 2018. Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus.”I didn’t register the magnitude of it,” the first responder from Nipawin, Sask., recalled this week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith)

WASKESIU, Sask. – Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus.

“I didn’t register the magnitude of it,” the first responder from Nipawin, Sask., recalled this week.

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Winnipegger Swimming, Cycling, Running to Mark 70th Birthday

Winnipegger Swimming, Cycling, Running to Mark 70th Birthday

John Sawchuk
John Sawchuk is aiming to raise $7,777 for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation through his Purejohn 70 Challenge. (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — John Sawchuk doesn’t celebrate his 70th birthday like the average person his age.

The Winnipegger is swimming, cycling and running to draw attention to both the health and fitness of people, and the health and fitness of Lake Winnipeg.

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Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

Health Canada ‘Concerned’ by Cannabis Companies Sponsoring Music Events

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Flowering marijuana plants are pictured during a tour of Tweed in Smiths Falls, Ontario on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Health Canada said Friday it’s prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events.

The federal department said it’s “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate sponsorships and other promotional activities that go against the Cannabis Act.

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How Lo(cal) Can You Go? Shopping at Home a Big Boost to Small Business

How Lo(cal) Can You Go? Shopping at Home a Big Boost to Small Business

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Open Sign

We all know the importance of small businesses to our economy, but what about the smallest of small? In the season of farmers markets and pop up shops, all of a sudden, we see the talent hiding in plain sight.

The sewing, baking, crafting, painting, pottery, woodworking and anything you can imagine, are all on display. Locally made and locally sold, it’s the epitome of shopping local.

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Highway 59 Northbound Lane Closed Over Red River Floodway

Highway 59 Northbound Lane Closed Over Red River Floodway

Highway 59 Dump Truck Crash
A dump truck didn’t have its bucket fully down when it drove under this bridge on Highway 59 near Springfield Road on Thursday, July 12, 2018. (RCMP / TWITTER)

Damage caused by a dump truck on Thursday has resulted in a lane closure over the Red River Floodway along Highway 59.

A single northbound lane remains open, but the province has closed the other lane as a result of the crash on Oasis Road underneath the bridge.

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Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

Parody Account Targeting Iqra Khalid Closed After MP Complains to Twitter

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Iqra Khalid
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid makes an announcement in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle)

OTTAWA – A Twitter account billing itself as a parody of Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has been closed after she complained about references to her Muslim heritage and claims she supports Sharia law and the Islamic State militant group.

Khalid, who was targeted with hate mail and death threats last year over her controversial motion to condemn Islamophobia and systemic racism, had asked Twitter to investigate the account.

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