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Under the M: Mounties Want Kids to Help Name Latest Batch of Canine Recruits

Under the M: Mounties Want Kids to Help Name Latest Batch of Canine Recruits

By The Canadian Press

German Shepherd Puppies
The RCMP is looking for help to name the next generation of police dogs. The chosen names will be given to 13 German Shepherd puppies, three of which are shown in a handout photo, born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP)

INNISFAIL, Alta. — The RCMP is looking for kids who have great ideas for names starting with an M.

The latest 13 German shepherd puppies born at the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta., need names worthy of the next generation of canine officers.

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Mark Scheifele with Three Points, Jets Hold on to Beat Rangers 4-3

Mark Scheifele with Three Points, Jets Hold on to Beat Rangers 4-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele - Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates with right wing Blake Wheeler (26) after scoring on New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — Mark Scheifele was feeling lucky Tuesday night, but his Winnipeg Jets teammates see his hard work paying off.

The top-line centre scored twice and added one assist as the Jets held off the New York Rangers for a 4-3 victory.

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RCMP Says Dismantled Network Laundered Tens of Millions in Drug Money

RCMP Says Dismantled Network Laundered Tens of Millions in Drug Money

By The Canadian Press

Money Laundering Suspect
RCMP officers escort a suspect arrested in a money laundering network off an airplane in St-Hubert, Que. on Monday, February 11, 2019. The RCMP and other police forces arrested 15 people Monday in a series of raids in Montreal and Toronto targeting what investigators say is an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL — Authorities have laid charges against 17 people allegedly involved in an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime.

At a news conference today, the RCMP said the network had cells in Montreal and Toronto that collected and laundered money from Montreal criminal groups.

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Smaller Companies Fear They’ll Be Unable to Pass on Carbon Tax Costs: Poll

Smaller Companies Fear They’ll Be Unable to Pass on Carbon Tax Costs: Poll

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

Steel Mills
The steel mills in the Hamilton waterfront harbour are shown in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA — A large proportion of small- and medium-sized businesses soon to be subjected to Ottawa’s carbon tax worry they’ll be unable to pass along the bulk of the extra costs to their customers, suggests a new survey being released Tuesday.

The online survey was completed by 3,527 members of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in the four provinces — Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick — that will have to follow the Trudeau government’s carbon-pricing system as of April 1.

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Privacy Commissioner Finds Doctors Snooped in Humboldt Broncos Patient Records

Privacy Commissioner Finds Doctors Snooped in Humboldt Broncos Patient Records

By The Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos Crash
Hockey sticks to remember members of the Humboldt Broncos are silhouetted against the morning sun along a stretch of highway 6 in Saskatchewan, Friday, April 13, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has found eight people inappropriately gained access to the electronic health records of 10 Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in the crash between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-trailer at a rural Saskatchewan intersection.

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Social Media Sites Like Facebook Take in Lion’s Share of Federal Ad Dollars

Social Media Sites Like Facebook Take in Lion’s Share of Federal Ad Dollars

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press

Facebook Logo
In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Richard Drew)

OTTAWA — Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter now take in the lion’s share of federal advertising dollars, thanks to an ongoing increase in the use of digital advertising by government departments and agencies, new figures show.

Of the $39.2 million spent on government advertisements last year, federal departments spent almost $18.2 million on digital ads — roughly 46 per cent of the total budget, which doesn’t include production costs.

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Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

By The Canadian Press

A&W Fire
Smoke billows from an A&W restaurant in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sunday, February 10, 2019. (ROB SWYSTUN / TWITTER)

Winnipeg firefighters were served up heavy smoke, intense heat and other dangerous conditions as they battled a blaze that eventually destroyed a fast-food restaurant.

Flames were licking through the roof of an A&W outlet on Main St. when crews arrived at the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

Manitoba Premier Down South While His Social Media Marvels at Winnipeg Snow

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister Snow
A photo of a snowy day in Winnipeg, posted on Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s Instagram account, is shown in this recent handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Instagram, premierbrianpallister)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appeared to marvel on social media in recent days at Winnipeg’s wintry weather, but in reality he was at his vacation home in tropical Costa Rica, his office has confirmed.

Pallister’s Twitter and Instagram accounts put up a few pictures last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as daytime temperatures hovered around -20 C.

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