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Salisbury House to Eliminate Plastic Straws from All Restaurants

Salisbury House to Eliminate Plastic Straws from All Restaurants

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Salisbury House plans to eliminate plastic straws from its restaurants and replace them with a bio-degradable alternative as of June 1.

The Winnipeg restaurant chain says the move comes after some municipal governments in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe do away with plastic straws.

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Ottawa Probing Tim Hortons Franchisee Claims RBI Failing to Honour Commitments

Ottawa Probing Tim Hortons Franchisee Claims RBI Failing to Honour Commitments

By Adam Burns and Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

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A Tim Hortons coffee shop in downtown Toronto, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

The federal government is looking into concerns raised by a dissident group of Tim Hortons franchisees about the potential violation of terms Ottawa placed on a deal that saw Canada’s most iconic restaurant chain taken over by a Brazilian firm.

A spokesman for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday the government will investigate allegations that Tims owner Restaurant Brands International has failed to live up to promises made to the federal government under the Investment Canada Act in 2014.

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Winnipeg’s deer + almond, Segovia Named Among 100 Best Restaurants

Winnipeg’s deer + almond, Segovia Named Among 100 Best Restaurants

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deer + almond founder and head chef Mandel Hitzer (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg restaurants deer + almond and Segovia are celebrating coveted spots on a list of the top 100 best restaurants in Canada.

The Princess Street eatery was named 75th by a panel of 97 national judges, including chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, gourmets and industry leaders. The Stradbrook Avenue establishment came in at 46th.

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Richardson Innovation Centre to Fuel Agri-Food Research

Richardson Innovation Centre to Fuel Agri-Food Research

Richardson Innovation Centre
The Richardson Innovation Centre will be located on a parcel of land currently occupied by surface parking lots at the corner of Westbrook Street and Lombard Avenue. (HANDOUT)
Richardson Innovation Centre
The Richardson Innovation Centre is expected to be completed by spring 2020. (HANDOUT)

A $30 million, four-storey building in Winnipeg’s downtown will fuel agri-food research and product development.

Richardson International is funding the project to complement the company’s food and ingredients division.

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Report Finds Canadians Waste a Lot of Food; Calls for Action

Report Finds Canadians Waste a Lot of Food; Calls for Action

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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Beef from the XL Foods cattle processing plant is dumped at a landfill site near Brooks, Alta., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. A report from an international environmental group is calling for action to reduce the large amount of food wasted in Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

An international environmental group suggests that reducing Canada’s colossal food waste would be a smart business move and good for the environment.

“You can make a really strong business case for action,” said David Donaldson of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an environmental watchdog agency set up under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Tim Hortons Brewing Up Renovations for Canadian Restaurants

Tim Hortons Brewing Up Renovations for Canadian Restaurants

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The new design, pictured here, will be rolled out across Tim Hortons stores across the country over the next four years.

Tim Hortons and its franchisees will spend $700 million over the next four years to modernize and refresh the look of most of its restaurants.

The coffee and doughnut chain says the new look will create a more contemporary and open environment for its guests.

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Man Wearing Mask Robs A&W in Steinbach

Man Wearing Mask Robs A&W in Steinbach

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The A&W on Brandt Street in Steinbach was robbed on March 24, 2018. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

RCMP in Steinbach are looking for a masked man who stole cash from an A&W in the city last weekend.

A female employee was closing up on March 24 when a man entered and demanded cash. He made off with an undisclosed amount at around 11:30 p.m.

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Safeway Employees in Manitoba Ratify New Four-Year Agreement

Safeway Employees in Manitoba Ratify New Four-Year Agreement

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A customer leaves a Safeway store in Cupertino, Calif. Feb. 23, 2011. Manitoba Safeway workers voted on Sunday to ratify a four-year collective agreement with Sobeys, avoiding a strike. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sakuma)

Manitoba Safeway workers ratified a new four-year collective agreement with their employer Sunday night.

The UFCW Local 832 members pushed back against major concessions sought by owner Sobeys in an overwhelming vote.

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