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TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

TappCar Plans to Operate Ride-Sharing in Winnipeg

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TappCar says it will begin operating in Winnipeg this spring. (FACEBOOK)

A new player has emerged on Winnipeg’s so far non-existent ride-sharing scene.

TappCar, an Edmonton-based company, plans to launch service in Winnipeg on March 2.

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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Voluntary Buyouts, One-Quarter of Workforce

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

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A Shaw Communications sign at the company’s headquarters in Calgary, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

TORONTO – Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650.

The Calgary-based company says about one-quarter of its workforce will be departing over an 18-month period as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

Banff Grapples with Unique Challenges Before Cannabis Legalization

By The Canadian Press

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A view of Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Travel Alberta)

BANFF, Alta. – The Town of Banff is grappling with some unique challenges before this year’s legalization of cannabis.

With a reputation as a place to get a “Rocky Mountain high” and a large international tourist base, the small mountain town is on the radar for retailers looking to set up shop.

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Olympic Skiing at Lake Louise in Banff Park a ‘Bad Idea:’ Conservationist

Olympic Skiing at Lake Louise in Banff Park a ‘Bad Idea:’ Conservationist

By The Canadian Press

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Skiers leave the resort after a power failure shut down all operations at the women’s World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alta., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. A well-known Alberta conservationist says there doesn’t need to be a discussion about holding alpine skiing at Lake Louise ski resort in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

BANFF, Alta. – A well-known Alberta conservationist says the idea of holding alpine skiing in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary Olympic bid is bad and shouldn’t even be discussed.

“This is not a debate. This is a bad idea,” said Harvey Locke, a Banff resident who is an expert on national parks, wilderness and wildlife. “The very idea that someone could provoke a conversation about an inappropriate activity in a national park — and then say we have to debate it — is wrong.

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Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

Bisons Basketball Teams Enter Weekend Playoffs

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Manitoba Bisons guard Nicole Konieczny dribbles up the court in a game against the Victoria Vikes on January 13, 2018. (JEFF & TARA MILLER / BISON SPORTS)
WINNIPEG, MB – WBB vs Victoria Vikes January 13: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Bison Sports

WINNIPEG — The playoff drought for the Manitoba Bisons is officially over as the women’s basketball squad suits up for the post-season this weekend for the first time in eight years.

It’s the first time the Herd will have played in the playoffs since head coach Michele Sung (Hynes) took over from Pam Danis in 2014. Before then, Sung would have been a player on the team herself when Manitoba qualified for a playoff spot.

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WestJet Airlines Says Low Cost Swoop Attracting a New Breed of Infrequent Flyers

WestJet Airlines Says Low Cost Swoop Attracting a New Breed of Infrequent Flyers

By Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

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Swoop enters the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier market. (WESTJET)

CALGARY — Nearly a week after launching ticket sales for its ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop, WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it hasn’t lost business at its main airline, suggesting it has found a new market of infrequent flyers.

“Clearly what we’re seeing is that Canadians like low fares,” Ed Sims, executive vice-president, commercial, told a conference call with financial analysts Tuesday to discuss the airline’s fourth-quarter results.

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Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

Any Steak Specials? RCMP Dashcam Catches Cougar in Front of Banff Grocery Store

By The Canadian Press

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A cougar walks across the street as an RCMP officer attends to a traffic stop in Banff, Alta. in this handout image taken from an RCMP dash camera video. An RCMP officer on a traffic stop in Banff caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera. The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar dashing by a couple of metres away, in front of a grocery store. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP)

BANFF, Alta. – An RCMP officer on a routine traffic stop in Banff, Alta., caught more than he expected on his car’s dash camera.

The video, which shows the constable talking to a motorist, captured a cougar sneaking by a couple of metres away — in front of a grocery store. It shows the officer briefly turning his head to look at the big cat.

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Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

Manitoba RCMP Dogs Join Canine Colleagues to Sniff Out Human Remains

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The first four RCMP dog teams to be trained to detect human remains. From left to right: Corporal Andrew Tarala with Genie from Brandon, MB; Constable Brian Veniot with Doc from Halifax, NS; Corporal Jesse Gawne with Ejay from Lethbridge, AB; Staff Sergeant Joel Leblanc with Henny from Surrey, BC. (CNW GROUP / RCMP)

RCMP canines from Manitoba are part of a group training with others in central Alberta to sniff out human remains.

Four provincial police agencies are taking part this week, including officers from the Brandon detachment.

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