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Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

Quebec Judge Says Class Action Lawsuit Over McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Can Go Ahead

By The Canadian Press

McDonald's Toys Lawsuit
Lawyer Joey Zukran is seen in this undated handout photo. A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children. Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Joey Zukran)

MONTREAL – A judge has authorized a lawsuit to proceed against McDonald’s Canada over the marketing of Happy Meals to Quebec children.

Montreal lawyer Joey Zukran sought authorization for a class action lawsuit, arguing promotion of the popular meals constitutes illegal advertising to children.

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Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

Canada Post Strike
Striking Canada Post workers keep their hands warm as they picket at the South Central sorting facility in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.

The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.

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Harassment Allegations at Restaurant Chain Stella’s Trigger Bosses’ Leave

Harassment Allegations at Restaurant Chain Stella’s Trigger Bosses’ Leave

By The Canadian Press

Stella's
Stella’s, 116 Sherbrook Street (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – Two top executives with the popular Winnipeg-based restaurant chain Stella’s are taking an indefinite leave of absence following allegations by former staff of hostile working conditions and harassment.

Stella’s said in a statement issued Monday that effective immediately, Grant Anderson, vice-president of operations, and Brad Burrows, regional manager, were taking leave to ensure the integrity of an independent investigation process.

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What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

What’s Open and Closed on Remembrance Day in Winnipeg

Remembrance Day
Cadets stand vigil during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the Cenotaph in Lakefield, Ont., on November 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill)

Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg as Canada pauses to remember our veterans on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. To find a service near you, visit veterans.gc.ca.

Shopping Centres
Kildonan Place — 1-6 p.m.
Grant Park — 1-5 p.m.
Outlet Collection — 1-6 p.m.
Cadillac Fairview (Polo Park) — 1-6 p.m.
St. Vital Centre — 1-6 p.m.

Manitoba Liquor Marts
Most Winnipeg Liquor Mart locations will be open on Remembrance Day from 1-6 p.m., except for cityplace and Jefferson Express, which will remain closed. For a complete list of hours, visit LiquorMarts.ca/hours.

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Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detector
Manitoba Hydro’s rebate on carbon monoxide detectors runs until November 30. (HOMEDEPOT.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is offering an instant $10 rebate for anyone who purchases an approved carbon monoxide detector from participating retailers.

The rebate program, running until November 30, coincides with National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, aimed at telling homeowners and businesses about what they can do to keep loved ones and employees safe from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

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Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

Seeing Green: Black Market Cannabis Will Flourish Until Legal Prices Lowered

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

Marijuana
Cannabis harvested at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., is photographed on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A Manitoba community that only allowed bars in 2011 has voted no to letting pot stores open up shop. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Fencing and feed for livestock are exempt from provincial sales tax (RST). Also exempt are protective bike helmets, artificial limbs, and children’s safety equipment. Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis.

When the provincial government announced earlier this year what taxes would be applied to recreational cannabis sold in the province, RST wasn’t on that list. Sales of the drug are subject to levies applied by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, which include markups of $0.75 per gram, plus an additional nine percent. Retailers also have to pay a “social responsibility fee,” amounting to six percent of their revenues. There is also a federal tax, which will be split between the provincial and federal governments.

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IKEA Makes Major Change to Canadian Return Policy

IKEA Makes Major Change to Canadian Return Policy

IKEA
Eager shoppers prepare to camp out overnight at the new IKEA store in Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

IKEA Canada is extending the time customers have to return an item to its stores from 45 days to 365 days.

Customers will now have an entire year to bring back unused products after purchase, including assembled furniture and unexpired food (hot dogs not included).

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Janes Chicken Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Janes Chicken Burgers Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

By The Canadian Press

Janes Chicken Burgers
Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers (800g) have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. (CFIA)

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says Sofina Foods Inc. is recalling Janes brand Pub Style Chicken Burgers from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The agency says the uncooked breaded chicken burgers were sold across the country in 800-gram packages with a best before date of May 14, 2019 (UPC code 0 69299 12491 0).

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