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Brandon Police Seize 220,000 Contraband Cigarettes, Calgary Man Charged

Brandon Police Seize 220,000 Contraband Cigarettes, Calgary Man Charged

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(Cigarettes image via Shutterstock)

Brandon police arrested a man Sunday morning after finding 22 boxes of unmarked cigarettes in his vehicle.

Police stopped the vehicle at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and 18th Street North. The driver told them he had a suspended driver’s licence and was arrested.

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Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

Man Sends Email to 246 Women, Hoping One of Them is the Nicole He Met the Night Before

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

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A bevy of women named Nicole at the University of Calgary have united thanks to a mass email from a young man on a quest to locate his missed connection.

The Friday morning email came from Carlos Zetina, who wrote that a woman named Nicole gave him the wrong phone number after he took her and her friend home on Thursday night.

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New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

New Concussion Guidelines for Children Could Change Practices Around the World

By The Canadian Press

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Safety helmets are seen in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma on Aug. 12, 2014. A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the U.S. will change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries. The guidelines were initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They include 19 sets of recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Sue Ogrocki)

CALGARY – A University of Calgary researcher says new concussion guidelines in the United States could change care for all children with mild traumatic brain injuries.

The guidelines, initiated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released Tuesday, include recommendations on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mild concussions in children.

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Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Boy, 15, Killed in Hit and Run While Riding Bike

Highway 9 Hit and Run
A truck sits in a ditch off of Highway 9 and Donald Road after being two cyclists were hit Friday night. (BRENT POLSON / FACEBOOK)

UPDATE: Sunday, August 12 — Justin Joseph Little, 29, has been charged with 14 offences, including six counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order. He remains in custody.

A 15-year-old RM of St. Andrews boy has died and another 15-year-old boy is in hospital after both were hit by a truck while riding their bikes on Friday night.

The crash happened at around 11:45 p.m. on Donald Road just off of Highway 9.

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Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

Winnipeg Lotto 649 Tickets Match for $1M, $100K Prizes

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Richard Plume)

There wasn’t a winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9 million Lotto 649 draw, but it isn’t all bad news.

A guaranteed $1 million prize was won by someone in Winnipeg. Lucky ticket holders in Winnipeg and Calgary also matched their numbers correctly for a $100,000 Extra prize each.

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Indian Village at Calgary Stampede Will Change Name to Elbow River Camp

Indian Village at Calgary Stampede Will Change Name to Elbow River Camp

By The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampede
A visitor slides down a zip line during the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back over 100 years will no longer be called Indian Village. On Sunday, the final day of the 2018 Calgary Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be called Elbow River Camp. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampede says its annual display of Indigenous culture that goes back more than 100 years will no longer be called “Indian Village.”

On Sunday, the final day of this year’s Stampede, officials announced the village of more than two dozen teepees will be renamed Elbow River Camp.

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Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Gun Call Leads to $92K Marijuana Seizure in Brandon

Brandon Marijuana Seizure
Brandon police seized 20.5 pounds of marijuana valued at $92,000 from a suspect’s vehicle on July 3. (BPS / TWITTER)

A gun call on July 3 led to the discovery of $92,000 worth of marijuana at a Brandon motel.

Police responded to the 1800 block of 1st Street, but didn’t locate any firearms. However, officers came across 20.5 pounds of marijuana inside a large duffle bag in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

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Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

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Francine Hochereau, vice-president, marketing and communications at the Royal Canadian Mint and Greg Royer, chief operating officer at the Calgary Zoo unveil the fine silver coin: The Peaceful Panda: a Gift of Friendship. (CNW GROUP / ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a “lucky” $8 silver coin to celebrate a new family of giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

The coin was unveiled Saturday at the zoo’s new Panda Passage exhibit, which will be home to the pandas for the next five years.

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