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Manitoba Spending Nearly $10M on Health-Care Facility Upgrades

Manitoba Spending Nearly $10M on Health-Care Facility Upgrades

Cameron Friesen
Minister Cameron Friesen speaks at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government will spend $9.7 million to upgrade a handful of health-care facilities across the province.

The funding targets 13 specific projects surrounding building maintenance and safety.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

Shoppers Drug Mart Gets Medical Pot License from Health Canada

By The Canadian Press

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The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Shoppers Drug Mart is getting Health Canada’s approval to become a licensed medical marijuana producer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients.

This comes after Shoppers in October 2016 applied to Health Canada to become a licensed medical marijuana producer.

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Bumble Creating Buzz in Winnipeg with First Community Event

Bumble Creating Buzz in Winnipeg with First Community Event

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Bumble Meetup
The Sweat Meetup on September 22 is Bumble’s first such event in Winnipeg.

A social networking app, that was once synonymous with dating, wants to show Winnipeggers that it’s much more than a tool for finding romance.

Bumble boasts more than 36 million users, who now use it to network (Bumble Bizz) and find friends (Bumble BFF). And yes, you can still use it to find a date.

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Manitoba Should Focus More on Prevention to Reduce Kids in Care: Report

Manitoba Should Focus More on Prevention to Reduce Kids in Care: Report

By The Canadian Press

Heather Stefanson - Brian Pallister
The Manitoba government is being urged to reduce the number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting parents who struggle with poverty, addiction or housing issues. Then-Justice Minister Heather Stefanson, left, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister react to a question at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A report commissioned by the Manitoba government is recommending the province reduce the nation’s highest number of kids in child welfare by focusing more on supporting troubled families than on taking away their children.

One of the recommendations from a committee appointed by the Progressive Conservative government last December, is to stop the birth-alert system, where social workers warn hospitals of expectant mothers who are considered at-risk. Newborns are seized in Manitoba on average, almost once a day.

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Most Canadians Concerned About Young People Using E-Cigarettes, Survey Finds

Most Canadians Concerned About Young People Using E-Cigarettes, Survey Finds

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

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A national survey looks at Canadians’ attitudes towards e-cigarette use and the apparent prevalence of vaping among different age groups. An electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago on April 23, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nam Y. Huh)

TORONTO – The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18, a national survey suggests.

The survey by the Angus Reid Institute, released Tuesday, found that support for prohibiting vaping among minors crossed all age and gender demographics, among tobacco smokers and non-smokers alike.

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Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Receives Major Donation at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Women’s Cardiovascular Health Research Receives Major Donation at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

Molson Foundation Donation
Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Martine Bouchard, Josée Noiseux, Andrew T. Molson, Mélanie La Couture, Lino A. Saputo Jr., Vince Barletta, Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Marie-Pierre Dubé. (ANTOINE SAITO PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A $2.5 million donation has been gifted to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation.

The donation from the Molson Foundation will fund several major research projects on women’s cardiovascular health.

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Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

Esther the Wonder Pig Now Cancer-Free, Pain-Free and ‘Fabulous,’ Owner Says

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Canadian authors Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter spend time with their pig Esther at their animal sanctuary in Campbellville, Ont., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig’s breast cancer has been fixed through surgery, which occurred last month. Jenkins says Esther was diagnosed with cancer in early August and doctors also found a stomach ulcer that was causing her pain. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon)

A Canadian pig with a huge social media following is out of pain, cancer-free and able to strut around her Ontario home with ease weeks after undergoing surgery.

Owner Steve Jenkins said Esther the Wonder Pig’s “bad year” is now behind her.

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