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Prison Needle Use Should Be Supervised to Ensure Safety, Guards Say

Prison Needle Use Should Be Supervised to Ensure Safety, Guards Say

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press

Jail Cells
Cells are seen during a media tour of renovations at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Halifax on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

OTTAWA — Setting up supervised injection sites at federal institutions is the way to go if the Correctional Service plans to continue making needles available to drug-using inmates, prison guards say.

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says one such injection site at Drumheller Institution in Alberta is proving a safer alternative to the service’s needle-exchange program, operating at seven federal prisons.

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Longer Jail Sentence for Manitoba Man Convicted in Mother’s Death

Longer Jail Sentence for Manitoba Man Convicted in Mother’s Death

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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People enter the Law Courts in Winnipeg on Monday, February 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Ron Siwicki
Ron Siwicki (FILE)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who left his mother on a floor for weeks until she died has been ordered to spend more time behind bars.

The Manitoba Court of Appeal overturned a 90-day jail sentence given to Ronald Siwicki and replaced it with a two-year term minus three months credit for time served.

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Jets Drop Third Straight Loss to Islanders 3-1

Jets Drop Third Straight Loss to Islanders 3-1

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

New York Islanders - Winnipeg Jets
New York Islanders’ Mathew Barzal (13) and teammates celebrate his goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 17, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Mathew Barzal says he’s still finding his game, but it didn’t look lost on Thursday.

Barzal scored twice as the New York Islanders won their third straight game with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

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Manitoba Government Backs Off Plan to Seek Delay in Wage-Freeze Court Battle

Manitoba Government Backs Off Plan to Seek Delay in Wage-Freeze Court Battle

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The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has backed off a plan to delay a court battle over its public-sector wage freeze.

Unions representing 110,000 workers are asking the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench to strike down the legislated wage freeze as a violation of their right to collective bargaining.

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Man Tried Twice in Case of Murdered Winnipeg Teen Sues for Wrongful Donviction

Man Tried Twice in Case of Murdered Winnipeg Teen Sues for Wrongful Donviction

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Candace Derksen
Candace Derksen

WINNIPEG — A man acquitted of killing a Winnipeg teenager following two trials and more than a decade behind bars is suing the Manitoba government and police for wrongful conviction and imprisonment.

Mark Edward Grant alleges in the lawsuit that he was subjected to a “never-ending nightmare” in prison due to negligence by police and prosecutors in a dogged pursuit for a conviction in the killing of 13-year-old Candace Derksen.

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‘Sky Didn’t Fall:’ Police, Lawyers Still Adjusting After Pot Legalization

‘Sky Didn’t Fall:’ Police, Lawyers Still Adjusting After Pot Legalization

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

Marijuana Cigarette
A man lights a marijuana cigarette at on April 25, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney)

Police, lawyers and advocates say that one year into cannabis legalization, Canada has a long way to go toward stamping out the black market and pot-impaired driving.

“We can’t call it a success at this point,” Chief Const. Mike Serr of the Abbotsford, B.C., police department said of the law change a year ago Thursday.

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Roughly 9,000 Still Without Power After Snowstorm Pummels Manitoba

Roughly 9,000 Still Without Power After Snowstorm Pummels Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Storm
Crews clean up after a snow storm which hit parts of Manitoba Thursday and Friday in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Slogging through drenched fields and exposed to open prairie in near-freezing temperatures, Manitoba Hydro crews continued to restore power Wednesday to homes and businesses hit by last week’s snowstorm.

Even with the help of workers from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Minnesota, many residents could be without electricity for several more days.

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Health Concerns Over Vaping Cast Haze Over Cannabis Market Expansion

Health Concerns Over Vaping Cast Haze Over Cannabis Market Expansion

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A woman takes a puff from a cannabis vape pen in Los Angeles on Dec. 22, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Richard Vogel)

WINNIPEG — Public health concerns over vaping have cast a haze over expansion excitement in the cannabis market.

The production and sale of cannabis derivatives — edibles, extracts, topicals and vape products — become legal Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the legalization of recreational cannabis.

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