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Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Christmas Trees
In this November 2018 photo, Christmas trees sit in a dirt lot at Silver Bells Tree Farm in Silverton, Ore., before being loaded onto a semi-truck headed for a Los Angeles tree lot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Canada’s Christmas tree farms produce over three million pine, spruce and fir trees each year — and most of them are simply abandoned at the curb soon after Santa makes his annual visit.

Now, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is suggesting that people should instead haul their tree to the backyard, to help nature and learn a bit about ecology.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from ChrisD.ca

Merry ChristmasFrom the ChrisD.ca digital news team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best of the holiday season. No matter how you celebrate, take time to catch up with family and friends, overindulge in delicious food and make the very best of this special time of year.

As we approach 12 years in business, our readers have continued to make ChrisD.ca their #1 choice for independent, reliable online news coverage in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. Thank you!

A special thank you to our advertising partners — both locally and nationally. It was a pleasure working with you in 2018.

Winnipeg Guaranteed a White Christmas, But Most Canadians Won’t, Weather Network Forecasts

Winnipeg Guaranteed a White Christmas, But Most Canadians Won’t, Weather Network Forecasts

By Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press

Quebec City
People walk under the Christmas lights on Petit-Champlain street in the old historic area of Quebec City, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

Most Canadians won’t be getting a white Christmas this year, The Weather Network forecasts.

“For Christmas Eve specifically, the weather is really quiet across the country — unusually quiet. Typically this time of year we’re talking about somebody getting clobbered with a storm,” said the network’s chief meteorologist, Chris Scott.

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Friday is the Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

Friday is the Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

Christmas Shopping

WINNIPEG — With Christmas just a few days away, Winnipeg shoppers will be hitting the malls Friday to check off those last-minute gifts from their list.

Record-setting sales are predicted today, as the Friday before Christmas is generally the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s also typically too late to order gifts online to receive them in time before Christmas Day.

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What’s Open and Closed Over the Holidays in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed Over the Holidays in Winnipeg

Christmas Gift

The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and friends and celebrate the spirit of the season. As many take time off from work, school and their everyday schedules, many city services are also taking a break.

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating with reduced hours in Winnipeg on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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Canada Post Declares Its Operations Back to Normal Just Days Before Christmas

Canada Post Declares Its Operations Back to Normal Just Days Before Christmas

By The Canadian Press

Canada Post
The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Canada Post says its operations are back to normal across the country, less than four weeks after its striking employees were forced back to work by federal legislation.

The Crown corporation says it is restoring its delivery service guarantees across the country, now that its Vancouver operations have caught up on a backlog of parcels that it said had built up at its main western sorting plant.

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