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Christmas Presents, Jewellery Stolen in Winnipeg Break-In

Christmas Presents, Jewellery Stolen in Winnipeg Break-In

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice have caught up to two suspects they say are responsible for a rash of residential break-ins in Winnipeg dating back to April.

The latest theft happened December 6 when wrapped Christmas presents and jewellery were stolen from a home in the first 100 block of Blenheim Avenue.

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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

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WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

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‘Tis the Season for Doorstep Stealing? Shoppers Vent About Delivery Security

‘Tis the Season for Doorstep Stealing? Shoppers Vent About Delivery Security

By Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press

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Package handler Chris Addison arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City, Mo., on December 16, 2013. Todd Bailey is fed up with delivery companies that drop his online purchases at his door. A few years ago, the Grande Prairie, Alta., resident was at the hospital for the birth of his child when a big-screen TV he had ordered was left on his front stoop. Bailey figures the enormous box, a target for would-be thieves, was there nearly 24 hours. The frequent online shopper has been repeatedly frustrated that expensive purchases have been left unattended rather than transported to a safe location like a post office. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Charlie Riedel)

Todd Bailey is fed up with delivery companies that drop his online purchases at his door.

A few years ago, the Grande Prairie, Alta., resident was at the hospital for the birth of his child when a big-screen TV he had ordered was left on his front stoop.

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Manitoba Metis Federation Drawing Support to Nominate Cheer Board Boss for Order of Manitoba

Manitoba Metis Federation Drawing Support to Nominate Cheer Board Boss for Order of Manitoba

Kai Madsen
Kai Madsen speaks with ChrisD.ca during an interview on Tuesday, November 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Metis Federation is throwing its support behind the executive director of the Christmas Cheer Board to be nominated for the Order of Manitoba.

Kai Madsen has tirelessly worked with the charity for nearly 50 years, which delivers food and gift hampers to families and individuals in need every Christmas season. Deliveries of some of this year’s estimated 18,000 hampers will begin going out on Saturday.

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Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

Christmas Trees Offered to Get Rid of Invasive Spruce Trees in 2 Provinces

By The Canadian Press

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People tie up a free Christmas tree that they cut down in a handout photo from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The trees aren’t native to the area where they are growing. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Nature Conservancy of Canada)

EDMONTON – Christmas trees are available for free in Saskatchewan or by donation in Alberta this weekend — and it’s for a good cause.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting tree harvesting events on Saturday in central Alberta and near Saskatoon in an attempt to get rid of invasive spruce trees.

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21 Drivers Charged During First Week of RCMP Checkstop Program

21 Drivers Charged During First Week of RCMP Checkstop Program

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A driver is handed a ticket at a RCMP Checkstop in December 2016. (RCMP / TWITTER FILE)

RCMP in Manitoba have charged 21 people with impaired driving during the first weekend of its 2017 Holiday Checkstop program.

The Mounties say between December 1-3, the drivers were caught drunk behind the wheel, while six alcohol-related suspensions were issued.

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How You Can Help the Christmas Cheer Board This Holiday Season

How You Can Help the Christmas Cheer Board This Holiday Season

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Members of the media pack hampers at the Christmas Cheer Board on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Hampers filled with food and gifts began going out from the Christmas Cheer Board on Thursday, as families and individuals in need lined up at the St. James warehouse to collect their holiday goodies, including fresh turkeys.

About 18,000 hampers are being prepared this season, with deliveries set to begin on Saturday.

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Christmas Cheer Board in Overdrive to Fill 18,000 Hampers

Christmas Cheer Board in Overdrive to Fill 18,000 Hampers

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Kai Madsen, executive director of the Christmas Cheer Board, provides an update on this year’s operations during a media event on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Kai Madsen isn’t feeling nervous about how many hampers have yet to be filled at the Christmas Cheer Board before they start going out to deserving families later this week.

The annual operation to pack nearly 18,000 hampers for families and individuals in need is in overdrive as the first packages of food, gifts and turkeys prepare to leave the Cheer Board’s St. James warehouse.

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Take Your Wallet for a Shopping Trip to River Heights This Holiday Season

Take Your Wallet for a Shopping Trip to River Heights This Holiday Season

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Diamond Gallery owners Allan, Lisa and Anita Malbranck. The Corydon Avenue jewellery store is one of a handful of local businesses targeting customers with special promotions on select Thursday evenings in December. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
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Katie James, owner of As Time Goes By (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Thursday nights are alright for finding the perfect Christmas gift and the owners of several local businesses in River Heights have launched a campaign to woo shoppers looking to satisfy their gift buying needs.

Owners of 19 unique storefronts along Academy Road, Grant Avenue and Corydon Avenue that offer everything from beauty and wellness products to diamonds are part of the inaugural Shop River Heights Thursday Nights.

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