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Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Hedley
Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway. Members of the band Hedley pose on the red carpet during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

TORONTO – Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll — but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway.

As the explosive #metoo movement is upending patriarchy in Hollywood and politics, the music industry, too, has been awakening to deeply ingrained gender inequities and increasing pressure to change its ways, said Melissa Auf der Maur.

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Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

By The Canadian Press

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A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to restore prices to where they were when the rail line was washed out last year.

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Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

By The Canadian Press

Samuel Girard
Samuel Girard, of Canada, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in men’s 1000 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julie Jacobson)

GANGENUNG, South Korea – Canada’s Samuel Girard has won gold in men’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., native finished in one minute 24.650 seconds in his Olympic debut.

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‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

‘No Transparency:’ Manitoba Survivors Opting Out of ’60s Scoop Settlement

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Priscilla Meeches
Priscilla Meeches, who was taken from her family in 1969 in Portage La Prairie, Man., and adopted to a Manitoba Mennonite family, listens as spokesperson of the Manitoba 60s Scoop Survivors Group Colleen Rajotte speaks at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, Friday, February 16, 2018. The group met to discuss why they should opt out of the proposed 60 Scoops settlement agreement and are seeking 2000 people to reject the agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Some Manitoba survivors of the ’60s Scoop are encouraging others to opt out of a settlement with the federal government.

They say they were not consulted in the agreement meant to resolve several class-action lawsuits and suggest lawyers will walk away with more money than the Indigenous people who were affected by the adoptions.

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Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

Tim Hortons Confirms Some Cups Misprinted in Roll Up the Rim Contest

By The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons
A photograph of a Tim Hortons cup in Toronto on Thursday, February 3, 2017. Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners — there’s no message at all under the rim.

The popular coffee chain has confirmed a “small batch” of misprinted extra large-size cups were distributed in Atlantic Canada and Alberta for the annual contest.

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Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

Manitoba NDP Says Women Will Lead Commission to Develop Safe Workplace Plan

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew speaks to media after the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on May 16, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba NDP says it will appoint two women to lead a commission that will help develop a safe workplace policy for the party.

The move comes a few days after NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked former premier Greg Selinger to resign his legislature seat over allegations that a former cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.

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Blue Bombers to Try and Bring Linebacker Henoc Muamba Back to Their Team

Blue Bombers to Try and Bring Linebacker Henoc Muamba Back to Their Team

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Henoc Muamba
Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Henoc Muamba (10) celebrates a big hit in CFL action at Investors Group Field on November 2, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG – Kyle Walters is going to take a shot at bringing Henoc Muamba back to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The general manager met with the media Thursday to talk about the team’s moves since CFL free agency began on Tuesday, but questions quickly turned to Muamba’s release by the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Wednesday.

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Manitoba Inquest Questions Seizure of Clothing from Man Who Died in Custody

Manitoba Inquest Questions Seizure of Clothing from Man Who Died in Custody

By The Canadian Press

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(Jail cell image via Shutterstock)

WINNIPEG – An inquest report is questioning whether Winnipeg police should have taken the clothing of a man who died after being taken into custody for spitting on a liquor store employee.

The report into the death of Christopher Chastellaine says he was arrested after he was caught on camera spitting on the worker in 2014.

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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650.

The Calgary-based company says about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing over an 18-month period as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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