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CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

CONTEST: Win a Vehicle Pass to Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland is November 30 to January 5, 2019.

Lighten up the holiday season with Canad Inns Winter Wonderland! Cruise 2.5 kilometres through Red River Exhibition Park to view 26 brightly-lit holiday-themed displays.

ChrisD.ca has 20 vehicle passes up for grabs to the Christmas spectacle, running November 30 to January 5, 2019 (closed Christmas Day).

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Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

Manitoba NDP Calling for Safe-Injection Site, Department for Addictions

By The Canadian Press

Wab Kinew
Leader of the Opposition in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Wab Kinew scrums at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats say if they were in power, they would set up a new government department — along with a separate minister — for drug addiction and mental health.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew also says he would set up a safe-consumption site in Winnipeg, a detox centre in Brandon and 50 new treatment beds to help battle the growing use of meth and other drugs.

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Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

Manitoba Tory Backbencher Holds Another Fundraiser at Men-Only Squash Club

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club
Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club, 275 Stradbrook Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba government backbencher is once again holding a fundraising event at a squash club that doesn’t allow women to become members.

The constituency association for Scott Johnston, a Progressive Conservative, is planning an evening of “whiskey, wine and ale-tasting” next week at the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club.

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Sports Highlights

Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Two Manitoba Companies Fined for Workplace Injuries

Factory Worker

Two Manitoba companies have been ordered to pay more than $100,000 in combined fines due to workplace injuries.

Winkler-based Prinsco Canada Inc. was ordered to pay $54,252 in fines and surcharges after a worker had several fingers amputated. The accident happened on April 12, 2016 when the worker was installing a rubber trim on the sharp edges of a resin mixer.

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University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

University of Manitoba Coach Serves as Backup Goalie for Washington Capitals

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

T.J. Oshie - Gavin McHale
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) scores on his goaltender Gavin McHale (41) during the warm-up period prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. McHale is a women’s goalie coach at the University of Manitoba and was filling in when Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) was pulled from the game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ian and Val McHale got a call from their son Gavin just hours before the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

The excited 31-year-old told his mom to put the phone on speaker so they could hear his news together — he was going to be the emergency backup goaltender for the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.

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‘He’s Got a Hold of Me:’ Woman Says She Was Groped by Manitoba Politician

‘He’s Got a Hold of Me:’ Woman Says She Was Groped by Manitoba Politician

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Cliff Graydon
Cliff Graydon, Manitoba MLA for Emerson who was kicked out of the Manitoba PC government’s caucus for inappropriate comments to staff, speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba Thursday, November 8, 2018. Graydon spoke about his political future, legislative issues and priorities moving forward. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A longtime Manitoba Progressive Conservative party member and volunteer says she was groped by a legislature member ousted from government caucus last month over inappropriate remarks to female staff.

The woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears coming forward might hurt her career, said she was at a party function at Tavern United, which has a rooftop bar in downtown Winnipeg, in September 2017 when she saw Cliff Graydon and stopped to say hello.

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One Year After Hiking Injury: Manitoba Premier Returns to the Wilderness

One Year After Hiking Injury: Manitoba Premier Returns to the Wilderness

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media at an embargoed press conference before the provincial throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A year after he was seriously injured on a wilderness hike in New Mexico, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has apparently conquered the same trail.

Pallister’s press secretary says the premier and his wife, Esther, completed the Rain Creek-Mogollon Trail on Tuesday and also thanked first responders and hospital staff who helped him last year.

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