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Fisheries Department Says More Staff on Waters to Protect Canada’s Whales

Fisheries Department Says More Staff on Waters to Protect Canada’s Whales

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press

Orca Whale
New rules to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises have come into effect in Canada, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it is in the process of ensuring more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce them. A female resident orca whale breaches while swimming in Puget Sound near Bainbridge Island as seen from a federally permitted research vessel Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Elaine Thompson)

VANCOUVER – New regulations to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises are in effect for all coasts in Canada as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans works to ensure more officers and patrol vessels are available to enforce the rules.

Adam Burns, director general of fisheries resource management, said the number of officers deployed to keep people and boats away from the marine mammals has yet to be determined.

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Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Fred Penner
Fred Penner receives a Juno Award for children’s album of the year during a gala in Vancouver on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (JUNOAWARDS.CA)

Manitoba artists won two Juno Awards Saturday night during a gala event in Vancouver.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner took home the award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Hear the Music. The award is Penner’s fourth Juno, including a win for his last release in 2015.

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How to Register to Receive $25 Loblaw Card After Bread Price Fixing Arrangement Admission

How to Register to Receive $25 Loblaw Card After Bread Price Fixing Arrangement Admission

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Bread
Various brands of bread sit on shelves in a grocery store in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

VANCOUVER — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.

“This conduct should never have happened,” said Galen G. Weston, CEO, during a conference call with analysts Tuesday.

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Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

By The Canadian Press

Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte
Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte (HANDOUT)

VANCOUVER – It may be pumpkin spice season, but Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour — Buffalo Sauce, in the latest move by restaurants to create buzz-worthy concoctions.

The company says two Buffalo, N.Y.-based restaurants will serve the latte, made with a bold Buffalo sauce flavour and finished off with whipped topping and dusted with zesty Buffalo seasoning.

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Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

Longboard Rider Faces Legal Battle After $598 Ticket for Using Electric Board

By Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press

Boosted Board

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver man has pulled the plug on his electric skateboard after receiving a $598 ticket the first time he took it out on the street.

Daniel Dahlberg said he was riding the longboard, marketed as a Boosted Board, on Friday down a hill in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood when he was pulled over by police.

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Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

Reeling in Canada’s Hot Real Estate Market

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

For Sale
A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

NEEPAWA, Man. — Like an impending disaster, the housing market in two of Canada’s largest cities is hard to take your eyes off of. While we may be watching from a safe distance, one way or another, it’s going to have an impact across the country.

A decade ago, our decision to move back to Manitoba was prompted in part by the high housing prices in Vancouver. Over the last 10 years, prices have only climbed higher. In January 2016, the average price for detached houses in the Lower Mainland (which includes more than just the city of Vancouver), hit a high of $1.83 million, well beyond the reach of most average homeowners.

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Fentanyl Trafficking Presents New Challenges for Police, Experts Say

Fentanyl Trafficking Presents New Challenges for Police, Experts Say

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press

Fentanyl Art
A man walks past a mural by street artist Smokey D. about the fentanyl and opioid overdose crisis, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday December 22, 2016. Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – Illicit drugs have always been a problem in port cities, but experts say the emergence of highly potent synthetic opioids that are fuelling British Columbia’s overdose crisis are slipping through borders in new ways, presenting challenges for law enforcement.

International regulations, online ordering and the potency of the drug are among the factors making it difficult to prevent the drug from slipping through Canada’s borders.

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Raptors Lock Arms During Anthems Ahead of Pre-Season Game Against Warriors

Raptors Lock Arms During Anthems Ahead of Pre-Season Game Against Warriors

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors players lock arms during the singing of the national anthems before a pre-season NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday October 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – True to their word, the Toronto Raptors took a stand on Saturday by locking arms during the national anthems prior to a pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors.

Players and staff stood arm in arm during both the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “O Canada” at Rogers Arena, with some bowing their heads.

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