Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

By The Canadian Press

Cocktails
This March 23, 2015 photo shows mixed cocktails, from left, an old fashioned, a vodka gimlet, a Bull Shot, a dry martini and a bloody mary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matthew Mead)

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has uncorked consultations on whether to redefine the clear, neutral spirit and open interprovincial trade for craft distillers who want to try something new.

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Police Charge Suspect After Man Dies in Shooting with Homemade Gun

Police Charge Suspect After Man Dies in Shooting with Homemade Gun

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police have upgraded charges against a Winnipeg man after a homemade gun was fired at a Burrows Avenue home on January 7.

Police say the victim suffered a serious gunshot wound to the upper body and was taken to hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday and has been identified as Dexter Cortavista Dejarisco, 31.

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Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

Winnipeg’s River Skating Trail Extends to 6.3 Kilometres

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The Red River Mutual Trail now extends 6.3 km for skaters to enjoy. (@RRMTRAIL / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Cold weather conditions have once again allowed for the extension of the Red River Mutual Trail.

Officials with The Forks say the trail now reaches Churchill Drive on the Red River, and to Hugo Docks on the Assiniboine River, making it 6.3 kilometres long.

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Sports Highlights

Blue Bombers Release Veteran Linebacker Ian Wild

Blue Bombers Release Veteran Linebacker Ian Wild

Ian Wild
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Ian Wild (38) runs in a blocked kick for the touchdown during the second half of CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Winnipeg Friday, July 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have parted ways with linebacker Ian Wild.

Wild has spent the past six seasons with Winnipeg, playing in 67 career games and recording 245 defensive tackles, 60 special teams tackles, eight sacks, one interception and eight forced fumbles.

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Netflix Rejects Request to Remove Lac-Megantic Images from ‘Bird Box’

Netflix Rejects Request to Remove Lac-Megantic Images from ‘Bird Box’

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press

Lac-Megantic, Quebec
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., Saturday, July 6, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL — Netflix is refusing to remove from its hit movie “Bird Box” footage of the rail explosion that killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, despite an appeal from the town’s mayor.

But the streaming company has said it will ensure no future productions on its platform use images of the disaster for entertainment, according to Lac-Megantic Mayor Julie Morin, who spoke to a Netflix representative Thursday.

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