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Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak That May Be Linked to Cucumbers

Health Officials Investigate Salmonella Outbreak That May Be Linked to Cucumbers

By The Canadian Press

Cucumbers

VANCOUVER – The Public Health Agency of Canada says an investigation is underway into an outbreak of salmonella infections involving five provinces, mostly in western Canada.

The agency says on its website that the source of the outbreak has not been identified yet, although many of the people who became sick reported eating cucumbers.

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Laurent Brossoit Makes 40 Saves as Winnipeg Jets Top Arizona Coyotes 5-3

Laurent Brossoit Makes 40 Saves as Winnipeg Jets Top Arizona Coyotes 5-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Copp - Winnipeg Jets
Arizona Coyotes’ Jason Demers (55) can’t get his stick on the puck as Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp (9) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Jacob Trouba was glad to see some different names on the scoresheet Saturday.

Tyler Myers, Josh Morrissey and Mathieu Perreault each recorded their first goals of the season as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-3. Adam Lowry put in his fourth of the season and Blake Wheeler added an empty-netter.

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No Winning Ticket for Friday Night’s $60 Million Lotto Max Jackpot

No Winning Ticket for Friday Night’s $60 Million Lotto Max Jackpot

Lotto Max

Once again this week, no winning ticket was sold for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. But that doesn’t mean Manitobans didn’t strike it lucky.

Of the 53 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each, two Winnipeggers both had winning tickets among the 23 that were won. Those prizes will be shared among 39 winning ticket holders across the country, including one more Winnipegger and another ticket purchased somewhere in Manitoba.

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Test Case Challenges a Politician’s Right to Block People from Twitter Account

Test Case Challenges a Politician’s Right to Block People from Twitter Account

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Toronto Mayor John Tory are seen during a news conference at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities meetings in Ottawa on January 20, 2017. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is the target of test legal case that could prompt politicians all across the country to reconsider their use of social media. Three city residents are seeking a court order declaring that Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them from his Twitter feed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is the target of a test legal case that could prompt politicians all across the country to reconsider their use of social media.

Three city residents are seeking a court order declaring that Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them from his Twitter feed.

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Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

Call for Better-Trained Social Workers in Report on Dead Manitoba Teen

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Daphne Penrose
Manitoba Advocate For Children And Youth Daphne Penrose addresses a news conference in Winnipeg, Friday, Oct.19, 2018. Penrose says an Indigenous teenager who died after struggling with addiction did not get the help he needed. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – An Indigenous teen who struggled with addiction and died in 2016 did not get the help he needed from social workers, school officials and others, Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth said Friday.

The 17-year-old, who is not identified in Daphne Penrose’s 104-page report, was repeatedly let down in efforts to curb his drinking and drug use, and was left in unsafe homes by social workers who should have known better, she said.

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Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

Manitoba Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Death of His Young Daughter

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba man has been sentenced to eight years for the death of his 21-month-old daughter after failing to report abuse the judge called horrific and noticeable.

A jury found Daniel Williams, 37, guilty of manslaughter in February in the 2014 death of Kierra Elektra Starr Williams from the Peguis First Nation.

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Study of U.S. Hospital Figures Links Pot Use with Increased Risk of Stroke

Study of U.S. Hospital Figures Links Pot Use with Increased Risk of Stroke

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana 4-20
A cloud of smoke hangs over the crowd as thousands of people smoke marijuana during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

MONTREAL – New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.

The study, being outlined at the World Stroke Congress, looked at five years of hospital statistics from the United States.

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