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PUB approves MPI rates panned by Uber and Lyft

UBER

Uber and Lyft might not be rolling into Winnipeg, for now. The Public Utilities Board has approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s rates for companies like Uber and Lyft. The model will see ride sharing drivers pay an add on to their insurance based on how many time bands they select during the day. READ MORE: ‘Find the road to yes’: Bowman calling on MPI to help pave the way for ride sharing MPI has said this system is flexible and prevents other vehicle classes from subsidizing ride sharing vehicles. Uber hasRead More


Chris Brown’s pet capuchin monkey seized

Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES — California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown’s pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that investigators determined the singer didn’t have a permit for the capuchin monkey, named Fiji. The singer posted an Instagram video last month showing his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the monkey. Foy says that prompted a half-dozen calls to the wildlife department from concerned people. Foy says Brown agreed to co-operate. Agents served a search warrant Jan. 2 at his home. Foy says Brown wasn’tRead More


Transport Canada lifts temporary speed limit after no whales spotted in Gulf

Right whales

OTTAWA – A temporary speed limit imposed on ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been lifted. The speed limit was imposed in August in an effort to help North Atlantic right whales avoid being fatally struck by ships. Seventeen of the highly endangered whales died off the east coasts of Canada and the United States last year, 12 of them in the Gulf. Transport Minister Marc Garneau says no whales have been spotted in recent weeks, so the speed restriction is being lifted to help ships navigate safelyRead More


Three houses hit in Manor Park shooting

Ottawa Police

Ottawa Police are investigating after shots were fired on Claremont Drive, just off of St. Laurent Boulevard, Wednesday evening. Police say three houses in the 30 block were struck just after 7:00 pm. Two of them were occupied at the time, but no one was injured. Police haven’t made any arrests. This is the fifth shooting investigation in Ottawa so far this year. It comes just one day after a a fatal shooting in Ottawa’s south end, which was the city’s first homicide of 2018. Claremont Drive was the siteRead More


Young B.C. girl dies after being hit by transit bus

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Free national parks program soon to end, but kids will still get in free in 2018

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 4:32PM EST OTTAWA — The party is nearly over: the free admission to national parks and heritage sites that accompanied Canada’s 150th birthday bash will come to an end Dec. 31. Earlier this year, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was considering whether to extend the free admission to parks and heritage sites because the program had proven so popular. But McKenna now says the admission fees will return for adults as of Jan. 1, although she is following through onRead More


Thousands flee Bali volcano but some stay put or run to it

Stephen Wright, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:20AM EST KARANGASEM, Indonesia — When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Probably. But apparently not always. The compelling impulse to see an aggressive and majestic show of nature, and to record an uncontrollable force, is motivating some visitors to the tropical island of Bali to stick around for a while rather than just head for the nearest airport. Take Mark Levitin. He’s not going anywhere. The activityRead More


Offers of help pour in after vandals smash up tiny N.B. church

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, November 27, 2017 6:01PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 27, 2017 6:25PM EST Just a month before Christmas, vandals have attacked a tiny New Brunswick church, breaking windows, damaging furniture and trampling on bread meant for communion. They even smashed its piano. Minister David Haddon says the damage to his church in St. George, N.B., has left many people feeling “a little bit riled up,” but he is choosing to focus on the good that he believes might come out of the heartbreak. Some good hasRead More


Gov’t reaches agreement in principle with LGBT group

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:43AM EST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 11:44AM EST OTTAWA — A lawyer says a group of people seeking to sue the government over alleged state-sanctioned persecution for their sexual orientation have reached an agreement in principle. Doug Elliott says details of the agreement will be released on Tuesday to coincide with the apology. The agreement comes ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised apology, which will acknowledge how members of the military, RCMP and civil service were discriminated against onRead More


Grey Cup weekend in Ottawa

Grey Cup weekend is here. If you’re looking to enjoy some festivities, here is a full breakdown. EVENTS Saturday only The Grey Cup Festival HQ (presented by Shaw): 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Park; free Family Fun Zone (presented by Canada 150): 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Landsdowne Park skate court, basketball court, and Great Lawn; free Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at TD Place Arena; free Nissan Titan StreetRead More