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Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

Thompson Teen Threatens School on Social Media: RCMP

RCMP Logo VehicleA 15-year-old Thompson boy was arrested Saturday for allegedly making serious threats towards RD Parker Collegiate over social media.

Manitoba RCMP were made aware of the threats at around 5:40 p.m. and identified the suspect later in the evening. He was arrested for uttering threats and released on a promise to appear.

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RRC Students Entering Battery-Electric Vehicle into International Race

RRC Students Entering Battery-Electric Vehicle into International Race

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SpaRRCky, Red River College’s battery-electric vehicle. (RRC.CA)
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A team member works on Red River College’s battery-electric vehicle. (RRC.CA)

Mechanical engineering students at Red River College are off to the races in a battery-electric vehicle they designed and constructed.

The students are revving up for the 2018 Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge Americas in Sonoma, California this April, where they will race “SpaRRCky” against more than 1,000 student-made cars from other high schools, colleges, and universities.

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Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

Points of Reference: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

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Steve Kirby (UMANITOBA.CA)

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” seems to be the take away from a Manitoba story that recently broke. The story sheds some light on the pitfalls of reference checks, from all sides of the employment relationship.

This week, CBC Manitoba reported on a story coming out of the University of Manitoba. This summer, Steve Kirby, a jazz musician and professor at the university’s music school retired. However, his retirement came after a six-month leave, which followed a complaint of sexual harassment filed by multiple students in February. CBC received a copy of the University’s report, which was dated June 12, 2017 and concluded that the allegations had merit and that Kirby’s conduct with one female student, in particular, constituted “sexual harassment.” It also concluded that his behaviour would have created a work or learning environment that was “intimidating, humiliating or offensive” for female students. Kirby denied the charges.

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Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives Honorary Degree from University of Winnipeg

Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Carol Colorado, chair of the board of directors of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. (UWINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall received an honorary doctor of laws degree Friday from the University of Winnipeg.

Holding her favourite stuffed chimpanzee during the ceremony, Goodall was acknowledged for her lifetime of work dedicated to conservation.

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RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

RRC’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute Celebrates Five Years, Receives LEED Status

Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District. (JANESRESTAURANT.CA)

WINNIPEG — A downtown skyscraper, known for housing some of the province’s most talented culinary students, marked its five-year anniversary on Friday.

Red River College’s Paterson GlobalFoods Institute in the Exchange District celebrated the occasion with a pretzel bake-off featuring Mayor Brian Bowman and the college’s president and CEO, Paul Vogt. Under the watchful eye of Suzanne Gessler, owner of The Pennyloaf Bakery and an alumnus of the program, the two traded their suits for aprons and baker’s hats.

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Amber Trails Community School to See Eight New Classrooms

Amber Trails Community School to See Eight New Classrooms

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An artist’s rendering of the future planned classroom expansion to Amber Trails Community School. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Eight new classrooms are on the way to Amber Trails Community School.

Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced the addition Tuesday to help the growing demand for educational space within the Seven Oaks School Division.

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Drivers Not Getting the Message of School Zone Safety: CAA

Drivers Not Getting the Message of School Zone Safety: CAA

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A school patrol monitors traffic during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. (@CAAMANITOBA / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Drivers in three city school zones failed the test of knowing the rules of the road Tuesday during an annual assessment by CAA Manitoba.

The automobile club partnered with Winnipeg police and local schools to conduct a school zone safety test.

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University of Winnipeg Turns 50

University of Winnipeg Turns 50

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Dr. Annette Trimbee, president and vice-chancellor, and mascot Wes Lee hold the original Charter signed by Premier Duff Roblin on September 15, 1967. (UWINNIPEG / HANDOUT)

The University of Winnipeg has turned the big 5-0.

Premier Duff Roblin signed the University Charter on September 15, 1967 — the day UWinnipeg became a university. At that time, the student population was only 3,008 and tuition for a full course load in arts or science was $407.

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Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement in Manitoba School Zones

Cliff Cullen
Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen announces renewed funding through Manitoba Public Insurance for enhanced speed enforcement in school zones on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Police agencies across the province are beefing up speed enforcement in school zones throughout Manitoba.

As kids head back to the classroom, seven police agencies will be increasing patrols during the month of September through renewed funding from Manitoba Public Insurance.

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Red River College Students Among First Returning to School Monday

Red River College Students Among First Returning to School Monday

Red River College’s Exchange District campus. FILE PHOTO

As August draws to a close, Red River College (RRC) students are among the first heading back to school in Manitoba.

Thousands of students returned to RRC campuses across the province Monday. The college couldn’t confirm enrolment numbers before its first day. Last year, it welcomed more than 22,000 students.

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