Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

Woman Struck on Winnipeg Transit Bus Trying to Break Up Fight

Winnipeg Transit Suspect
Police are looking for this man after an assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus November 4. (WPS HANDOUT)

A would-be Good Samaritan who tried to intervene during a fight on a Winnipeg Transit bus ended up being the one assaulted.

Police say the 28-year-old woman was on a bus the evening of November 4 in the area of Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street. Two parties began to argue and the victim attempted to calm the situation.

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Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

Lyft Starts Global Expansion with Toronto Service Launch Tuesday

By The Canadian Press

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This Monday, May 16, 2016, file photo shows a smartphone displaying the Lyft app, in Detroit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Paul Sancya, File)

TORONTO – Ride-hailing service Lyft will launch its service in Toronto on Tuesday, marking its first expansion outside the United States.

The addition of Lyft brings increased competition to Uber in Canada’s largest city.

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Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

Federal Government Still Has No Plans for a Netflix Tax: Morneau

By The Canadian Press

Bill Morneau
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau takes questions from reporters before joining provincial and territorial counterparts for dinner in Ottawa, Sunday, December 10, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

OTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit for middle-class Canadians.

Morneau’s remarks about the online streaming giant come a couple of days after Heritage Minister Melanie Joly insisted she never agreed to exempt Netflix from any sales tax as part of a deal that has been a political nightmare in her home province of Quebec.

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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

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WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

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‘Tis the Season for Doorstep Stealing? Shoppers Vent About Delivery Security

‘Tis the Season for Doorstep Stealing? Shoppers Vent About Delivery Security

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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Package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo., on December 16, 2013. Todd Bailey is fed up with delivery companies that drop his online purchases at his door. A few years ago, the Grande Prairie, Alta., resident was at the hospital for the birth of his child when a big-screen TV he had ordered was left on his front stoop. Bailey figures the enormous box, a target for would-be thieves, was there nearly 24 hours. The frequent online shopper has been repeatedly frustrated that expensive purchases have been left unattended rather than transported to a safe location like a post office. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charlie Riedel)

Todd Bailey is fed up with delivery companies that drop his online purchases at his door.

A few years ago, the Grande Prairie, Alta., resident was at the hospital for the birth of his child when a big-screen TV he had ordered was left on his front stoop.

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More Barred Owls Sightings in Vancouver Bad News for Rats and Mice

More Barred Owls Sightings in Vancouver Bad News for Rats and Mice

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

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A spike in owl sightings in downtown Vancouver could be good news for ridding the city of pesky rodents, a wildlife group says, but there’s a downside for the birds. A barred owl is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)

VANCOUVER – A spike in owl sightings in downtown Vancouver could be good news for ridding the city of pesky rodents, a wildlife group says, but there’s a downside for the birds.

Photos of barred owls sitting outside transit stations and on building awnings have been circulating on Twitter in recent weeks.

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Canadian Photographer’s Video of Emaciated Polar Bear on Baffin Island Goes Viral

Canadian Photographer’s Video of Emaciated Polar Bear on Baffin Island Goes Viral

By The Canadian Press

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(PAUL NICKLEN / INSTAGRAM)

BAFFIN ISLAND, Nunavut – A Canadian photographer is calling for action on climate change after his video of an emaciated polar bear on Baffin Island went viral.

National Geographic photojournalist Paul Nicklen wrote in the video’s caption that the bear’s situation isn’t isolated.

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Man Jumps Out of Hotel Window to Escape Brandon Police

Man Jumps Out of Hotel Window to Escape Brandon Police

Brandon Police Service CrestBrandon police were called to a west end hotel on Friday after staff say a man falsely identified himself as working for a national company to obtain a hotel room.

Police arrived and the man jumped out of the hotel room window to try and get away. The canine unit was brought in and tracked the guest to a garden shed in the area.

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