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New Advisory Board to Help RCMP Modernize Amid History of Bullying, Harassment

New Advisory Board to Help RCMP Modernize Amid History of Bullying, Harassment

By The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — The federal government is creating an external board of civilian advisers to help the RCMP modernize after years of grappling with internal bullying and harassment.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki announced the plan for a management advisory board today at a news conference in Ottawa.

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Brossoit Sets Franchise Record to Help Jets Past Golden Knights 4-1

Brossoit Sets Franchise Record to Help Jets Past Golden Knights 4-1

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates after scoring on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG — Laurent Brossoit didn’t mind facing a barrage of pucks. He quite enjoyed it, actually.

The Jets backup goalie stopped a franchise-record 26 shots in the second period and made a season-high 43 saves in Winnipeg’s 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

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Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

Manitoba Credit for Film, TV Touted as Among Most Generous in Canada

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is making its tax credit for film and video productions permanent and hinting at more help for the industry despite a consultant’s report that called for a reduction.

The tax credit, touted by the province as one of the biggest in Canada, was to expire at the end of this year. But it has proven effective in attracting projects and jobs, Culture Minister Cathy Cox said Tuesday.

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China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

By The Canadian Press

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In this image taken from video footage run by China’s CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (CCTV via AP)

BEIJING — China shot back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with his criticism of a death sentence handed down to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler, while also cautioning its citizens about travelling to Canada.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible remarks.”

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Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an animation of himself as he speaks with actor Brent Butt in this undated handout photo. Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.” The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Robert de Lint, Vérité Films)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.”

The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network.

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Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

Wild Goose Chase: Bird Spending Winter at Winnipeg Car Wash Evades Capture

By The Canadian Press

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A Canada Goose has taken up residence outside a Winnipeg gas station car wash Monday, January 14, 2019. The goose should have flown south to enjoy warmer weather but residents are feeding it, and it has gone viral on social media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A wildlife group isn’t giving up on a real-life wild goose chase.

Staff and volunteers with the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg have been trying for weeks to catch a Canada goose that has made a car wash its home for the winter.

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