Manitoba Takes Steps to Address Workplace Harassment with ‘No Wrong Door’ Policy

Manitoba Takes Steps to Address Workplace Harassment with ‘No Wrong Door’ Policy

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a news conference at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — In the wake of several former government employees coming forward with stories of inappropriate touching and behaviour in the workplace, the province is taking steps to ensure a safe work environment for staff moving forward.

During a news conference Thursday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister outlined five measures the province is rolling out for a harassment-free workplace.

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Lemoine Appointed Winnipeg City Clerk

Lemoine Appointed Winnipeg City Clerk

Marc Lemoine
Marc Lemoine (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

The City of Winnipeg has appointed Marc Lemoine as the new city clerk.

The city says 61 applicants applied, both internally and externally. Lemoine was previously the deputy city clerk, and is also the senior election official for the City of Winnipeg and the city’s six school divisions.

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Sweet Tooth? Kids May Choose Snacks Based on Genetics Behind Taste Buds: Study

Sweet Tooth? Kids May Choose Snacks Based on Genetics Behind Taste Buds: Study

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Elie Chamoun
Elie Chamoun, a PhD candidate in the department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, poses in this recent handout photo. Whether a pre-schooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest. A study by University of Guelph researchers found that almost 80 per cent of a group of 47 children aged 18 months to five years old carried at least one of three genetic variants related to taste receptor cells in taste buds, which could predispose them to poor snacking habits. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – University of Guelph)

TORONTO – Whether a pre-schooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest.

A study by University of Guelph researchers found almost 80 per cent of a group of 47 children aged 18 months to five years old carried at least one of three genetic variants related to taste receptor cells in taste buds, which could predispose them to poor snacking habits.

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Suspect Wanted for Neglecting Manitoba Dogs

Suspect Wanted for Neglecting Manitoba Dogs

Rescued Dog
A female dog and her two puppies were rescued after being locked in a dark bedroom without access to food and water for several weeks in Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba. (HANDOUT)
John Gerald Glen Linklater
John Gerald Glen Linklater, 46, is wanted by Manitoba RCMP. (RCMP HANDOUT)

UPDATE: Thursday, February 22 — Linklater turned himself into RCMP in Leaf Rapids, Manitoba on Wednesday evening and was arrested.

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Manitoba RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted for neglecting a female dog and her pups.

John Gerald Glen Linklater, 46, of Black Sturgeon Falls First Nation, Manitoba is accused of leaving the dogs in a home’s bedroom in the community for about three weeks.

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Ice Castles Preparing to Wind Down as Temperatures Rise

Ice Castles Preparing to Wind Down as Temperatures Rise

Ice Castles
Ice Castles is preparing to close in early March after a roughly two-month run at The Forks. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — As winter weather starts to come to an end in the next weeks, so does Ice Castles at The Forks.

The popular icy attraction put on by the Utah-based company opened January 5 and has seen tens of thousands of Winnipeggers come through its gates since then.

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Nova Scotia Eatery’s Enormous Six-Pound Donair Eluding Extreme Eaters

Nova Scotia Eatery’s Enormous Six-Pound Donair Eluding Extreme Eaters

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Donair
A six-pound donair is shown at Alexandra’s Pizza in Sydney, N.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Justin Ayre)

It’s six pounds of roasted meat, tomatoes, onions and sweet garlic sauce atop a pizza-sized pita — and so far no one has been able to eat it all.

Alexandra’s Pizza in Sydney, N.S., has been challenging people to devour its massive donair, but no one has finished it after 17 attempts in the last five months.

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Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

By The Canadian Press

Bell
Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – A consumer watchdog group says Canada’s telecom regulator is abdicating its responsibility by refusing to launch a public inquiry into the sales practices of the country’s major telecommunications service providers.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre called for the inquiry early last month to investigate media reports about high-pressure sales tactics used by at least one major company.

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