Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher Wants to Be Conservative MP Again

Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher Wants to Be Conservative MP Again

By The Canadian Press

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Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday, March 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A former federal Conservative MP who now sits as an Independent member of the Manitoba legislature says he’s making another run for federal politics.

Steven Fletcher announced Monday on Facebook that he will seek the Conservative nomination in the federal consistency of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley.

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Sunny Skies and Family Fun Featured at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day

Sunny Skies and Family Fun Featured at Festival du Voyageur on Louis Riel Day

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Christian and Kristen Clavelle and their children, Kadence, 4, and Caleb, 2, enjoy Louis Riel Day at Festival du Voyageur on Monday, February 19, 2018. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Stefan Riel fondly remembers when his parents and siblings were the official voyageur family of Winnipeg’s Festival du Voyageur “at some point in the early 90’s.”

“That was a lot of fun and the cabane à sucre was always one of my favourite stops during festival,” Riel said, as he held his two-year-old son Everett who was having his inaugural lick of snow maple taffy while inside the popular sugar shack.

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Rosengart Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

Rosengart Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

RCMP Logo VehicleAlcohol is being considered a factor in a crash that killed a 19-year-old man from Rosengart, Manitoba early Monday.

Morden RCMP responded to the single-vehicle collision on Highway 32, half a kilometre west of Road 21 West in the RM of Stanley at around 12:20 a.m.

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CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly speaks to reporters after leaving a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. A warning from Canada???s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

TORONTO – A warning from Canada’s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause.

Midway through a 30-day public consultation that is open until March 1, more than 5,440 responses have been posted with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission — predominantly focused on one issue.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Second Olympic Ice Dance Gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Second Olympic Ice Dance Gold

By The Canadian Press

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada react following the ice dance figure skating free dance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Canadian figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won their second Olympic ice dancing title.

In what was likely their final competitive performance, Virtue and Moir captured a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games after scoring 122.40 points in Tuesday’s free skate for a world-best combined score of 206.07.

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#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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Registered psychotherapist Ayan Mukherjee poses in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct as the #metoo and #timesup movements continue unabated.

Experts say these social media campaigns of outing males for alleged wrongdoing have created a climate of mistrust between the sexes and left many ordinary guys feeling confused, fearful and wondering whether any of their past actions towards women will somehow come back to haunt them.

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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

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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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