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Only Two Cautions Issued to Manitoba Retailers Since Cannabis Legalized

Only Two Cautions Issued to Manitoba Retailers Since Cannabis Legalized

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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People check out the sample counter at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Man., on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s cannabis regulator says stores in the province are following the rules of legalized recreational marijuana.

The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba says no retailers have been fined and only two cautions have been issued since sales were legalized in October.

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From Mechanical Engineer to UFC Fighter, Winnipeg’s Brad Katona Living the Dream

From Mechanical Engineer to UFC Fighter, Winnipeg’s Brad Katona Living the Dream

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press

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Brad Katona reacts after finishing three rounds against Kyler Phillips during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated on February 9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

TORONTO – If fighting doesn’t pay off, Brad (Superman) Katona has a degree in mechanical engineering in his back pocket.

But so far so good for the 26-year-old from Winnipeg.

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Manitoba to Consult Industry on Mandatory Training for New Truck Drivers

Manitoba to Consult Industry on Mandatory Training for New Truck Drivers

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government plans to hold meetings next month to find out what industry thinks about the idea of requiring new truck drivers to receive training.

The province says it began looking at mandatory entry-level training for truck drivers in April — the same month of the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.

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A New East Coast Tradition: Towering Christmas Trees Made of Lobster Traps

A New East Coast Tradition: Towering Christmas Trees Made of Lobster Traps

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

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Christmas tree made of lobster traps is seen on Cape Sable Island, on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, on December 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – They first started appearing along Canada’s East Coast about 10 years ago: towering Christmas trees fashioned out of carefully stacked lobster traps.

Adorned with colourful buoys, twinkling lights and evergreen boughs, they are becoming regular fixtures in fishing communities across Atlantic Canada.

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Privacy Watchdog Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect Canadians’ Digital Privacy

Privacy Watchdog Calls for Stronger Laws to Protect Canadians’ Digital Privacy

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA – Canada’s privacy watchdog says he’s worried that privacy rights in Canada are being cast aside as both public and private entities rush to mine and harvest digital data.

In a letter to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien says the government must take stronger actions to protect Canadians’ digital privacy in the face of the lightning-fast evolution of ways to collect deeply private information about citizens and customers.

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Packaged Kale Salad Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Packaged Kale Salad Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

By The Canadian Press

Kale Salad Recall
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Eat Smart’s brand of Salad Shake Ups, as shown in this handout image, have been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The agency says the 156-gram packages of Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale, which have been distributed nationally, should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says one of Eat Smart’s packaged salads has been recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

The agency says the 156-gram packages of Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale, with best before date of Dec. 3, should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

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Cows Can Be Pessimistic and It Affects Their Ability to Cope with Stress: Study

Cows Can Be Pessimistic and It Affects Their Ability to Cope with Stress: Study

By The Canadian Press

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Dairy cows walk in a pasture at Nicomekl Farms, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, August 30, 2018. New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – New research from the University of British Columbia suggests dairy cows show personality traits like pessimism and optimism from a young age and their inherent outlook can predict their ability to cope with stress.

Benjamin Lecorps, a PhD student in the animal welfare program, says the study has implications for animal welfare and suggests some commonalities between the human and animal worlds.

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